Baldwin Boettcher Receives Literacy Grant

 

Baldwin Boettcher is thrilled to be one of 70 public libraries in 21 states recently selected by the American Library Association to receive a $5,000 grant as part of "The American Dream Starts @ your library" initiative.  This initiative is funded by Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Grant recipients include libraries in large cities and rural towns throughout Dollar General's market area.  Grant funds will be used by the libraries to build innovative literacy services for adult English language learners living and working in their communities.

S.I.D. Camp is a success.

Baldwin Boettcher had a successful showing at our S.I.D. Camp.  We used our Science to Investigate, Explore and Discover.  Twenty children who were 4 and 5 years old came to the library to help Ms Nancy and Ms Bonnie with our science camp.  We used our sense of smell to help us discover different smells.  Next the wind came to the library so we could determine what the wind means to me.  Finally on the last day of camp we explored our investigation tool, the magnifying glass.  With our magnifying glass we investigated bugs, ears and our hands.  The children discovered that the magnifying glass makes things bigger. 

We are crafting at Baldwin Boettcher

I just love doing crafts, it really relaxes me. On Tuesday June22, 2010 we are going to make Brazilian tote bags at Baldwin Boettcher, come and join us and utilize your creativity. This program is for adults 18 of age and up Registration is online or you can call 281-821-1320. Just remember the date: Tuesday, June 22 at 5:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room. See you then!

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

The Body in the LibraryTitle to be discussed: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie. Date of meeting: Monday, July 12, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Miss Marple investigates the death of a stylish blonde who is found murdered in front of a library hearth at Grossington Hall.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Persuasion

Title to be discussed: Persuasion, by Jane Austen. Date of meeting: Monday, June 7, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Persuasion celebrates romantic constancy in an era of turbulent change. Written as the Napoleonic Wars were ending, the novel examines how a woman can at once remain faithful to her past and still move forward into the future. Anne Elliot seems to have given up on present happiness and has resigned herself to living off her memories.