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Dr. Seuss Storytimes

Cat in the HatIn honor of the new PBS series, Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, the storytimes September 1st and 2nd will have a Dr. Seuss theme.  Join us for the fun!  Babytime Wednesday at 10am; Toddler Time Wednesday at 11am and Thursday at 10am; and Preschool Time Thursday at 11am.

Self-Check Machines

We have three new self-check machines that give customers the option to check out their own materials.  It is now even faster to pick up items on the hold shelf, check out and be on the way.  We thank the Villages for their help with this purchase.

Summer Reading Program Success

The Summer Reading Program that ended on August 7th had a total of 308 branch participants.  These individuals signed up, read or listened to books and recorded them online.  There were 234 children, 22 teens and 52 adults who registered.   If you missed the chance this summer be watching next summer when we will do it again.  This program gives you a chance to record titles, rate the books and even write your opinions.  Even a chance to win a prize!

Story Times

The year around storytimes are always a favorite.  With four story times each week there is an age appropriate time for all the little ones and their caregivers.  The times are as follows: Babytime, Wednesday, 10am; Toddlers, Wednesday 11am and Thursday 10am; and Preschool, Thursday 11am.  If you haven't been to one of Miss Maggie's storytimes, you have missed a treat.

              

Summer Reading Ends Soon

The Summer Reading Program ends Saturday, August 7th.  If adults have signed up online and recorded at least 4 books this summer their name will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon gift card.  Children who have recorded at least 10 books and teens who have recorded at least 5 books should visit the library to by August 7th to receive a prize of a free book.

Mad Science

Mad Science, When Thursday, August 5.  Time: 3pm and repeated at 4pm.  Fun filled science experiments you don't want to miss!  Come and be wowed!!  Tickets will be available 30 minutes before each program.  All children must be able to sit through the program without a parent present.

Spring Branch-Memorial--The Page Turners

The Elephant Keeper, Christopher NicholsonTitle to be discussed: The Elephant Keeper. by Christopher Nicholson.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, August 10, 6:30pm.  Summary: In 18th century England, a young Tom Page begins to care for a pair of elephants.  Through the years he continues his devotion to the animals as they move from master to master.

Barmollys Snake Show

This was your chance to learn all about snakes in this safe, hands-on demonstration.  Date of program:  Thursday, July 29, 3pm and repeated at 4pm.  Upcoming: Mad Science, Thursday, August 5, 3pm and repeated at 4pm.

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