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National Healthy Skin Month is November 1st through November 30th

Did you know that November is National Healthy Skin Month?  Today we gave away small bars of Ivory soap.

Why Ivory soap?  During Toddler Time, the kids found out that Ivory soap is the only soap that floats.  Ivory soap is so "pure it floats" because of air bubbles.  Every child who attended story time received a sample.

The leftovers were then given to our other customers.  Try it out.  Another way to use Ivory soap is to make bath crayons.  Grab a grater, a bar of ivory soap, some food coloring, and a little water, and go!  These are fun and easy + fun -- and no strange chemicals, either!

So visiting the library is not just about reading, e-books and computers.  You are able to learn many interesting things as well.  So stop by the Aldine library and see what is happening.  

Did I say anything about our caterpillars and butterflies?  That is coming up next.


Come look at our bulletin board about Kevin Henkes.  We are all looking forward to his new book, "Waiting".


The owl, the pig, the bear, the puppy and the rabbit are all waiting for different things.  

What can it be?  Put this book on hold so you will be one of the first people to read it and find out.  While waiting, come explore our display of other books he has already written.  Kevin Henkes is not only an author but an award winning illustrator.  His book titled, "Kitten's First Full Moon", won the Caldecott award.

Meet Heidi - the employee of the month

                                                                     Employee of the Month

Come in and meet Heidi our employee of the month.  Her official title is Circulation Assistant.

She handles many items that come in missing, some of the damaged items, delivery and uses her talents in many areas.

To earn this honor Heidi had to demonstrate her excellent customer service skills.  

Please come in and say, "Hi".  Check out some books and attend some of our programs.

Teen Hangs starts again

Yes, Maggie has moved to the state of Washington.  However her teen hangs is still going to happen in the fall.  So on the first day of school, August 24th come join us in the meeting room.  The staff at Aldine Library will try to carry on using the same style and traditions that Maggie created.  See you there!

Citizenship Classes coming to Aldine Library!

 Citizenship Classes


September 14th
Class begin at 6 pm
Attendance limited

Sign up now

General Eligibility Requirements:

Needle and Thread Club time change

The Needle and Thread Club will be starting one half-hour earlier at 1:30 to allow mom's to be able to pick up their children at school.  Bring your project to work on.  May it be crochet, knitting, cross stitch, embroidery or hand sewing to share thoughts, skills and ideas with others who like to still do craft work.

National Chocolate Month coming to a close.

National Chocolate Month is coming to a close.  The 1st week brought us 151 customers who enjoyed chocolate candy bars.  During week 2, 206 customers enjoyed Hersey's Hugs and Kisses to celebrate Valentine's day and National Chocolate Month.  This week 155 customers enjoyed brownies to celebrate their birthdays, unbirthdays and National Chocolate Month.  So join us next week to celebrate National Chocolate Month with tootsie rolls.

See you next week.  Which day?  Maybe you will have to come in every day and see us to find out.

It's Coming together or should I say apart?

Have you seen the latest?  We have completed step 3 in the new arrangement of the library.  We have a huge children's area for everyone to enjoy.  Tables and chairs are placed farther apart and we are anxious to have our first Summer Reading Program where everyone may sit and enjoy the show.  There is still more work to be done so pardon our mess and come in to enjoy our library.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free to let us know.  Look at the bulletin boards, no, they are not new just in a different place for all to enjoy.

February is National Chocolate Month

Attention all you chocolate lovers!   February is National Chocolate Month.  So watch for the special items 

that will be given out during the month.  Surprise, all of the special items will include something chocolate.

 Once a week  we will be giving out something chocolate.  Can not tell you what item or which day so that 

you will come see us often in the month of February.   

Romance is in the air!

Yes, romance is in the air!  We have moved the romance paperbacks to a new location and you are going to love it!

Now the paperback romance books are on an outside aisle.  The lighting is better and the books are easier to find.

We are in the process of pulling more of the romance paperbacks we did not have room for in this section so they will be easier to find.

Come check out the movement of our books and give us your comments.  We are always looking for ways to improve.

Bonnie and the Aldine Staff

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