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Spring Is In the Air

Yes Spring is finally here. Visit the Baldwin Boettcher Library and fill our "communitree" with a butterfly to celebrate the season.  Just come by the circulation desk at the front of the library and make a donation.  A butterfly with your name and/or words of choice will be placed upon the tree for all to see. Just like our wonderful patrons, donations are always welcome no matter what the season.  So we look forward to seeing you soon.  Don't forget to stop by the front desk and see our "communitree".

We Received a Grant








Starting March 8th at 2 pm, the Baldwin Boettcher Library will be presenting the DIA Family Book Club.

This program will consist of 6 story times presented twice monthly.   DIA stands for Diversity in Action.
This program will help the children with reading comprehension, understanding that different is not bad and educate the parents on how to help their children read for better understanding.
The Grant has been sponsored by ALA (American Library Association) and the Dollar General Stores.  We have two of the Dollar General Stores in our area.
The $2000 grant will be spent mostly (over $1900) on books to add to our collection and yours.  Please attend the March 8th program at 2 pm to learn how you and your family may benefit from this opportunity.

Fishy Stuff

There is something fishy going on at Baldwin Boettcher.  It's our newest members of the Library.  We would like you to welcome Beetlejuice, Gizmo, and Bubbles.  Our new pet fish.  They were named by our wonderful patrons who gave their votes and awesome ideas on a name for each one.

They are swimming right by the front circulation desk.  So next time you come in, stop by take a look and say "hello".  Beetlejuice, Gizmo, Bubbles, and all the Baldwin Boettcher staff look forward to see you soon.

A Picture is worth a Thousand Words

Hey all you artists out there, showcase your talent for storytelling and art in our Page Contest!

Draw a visual story on a page that is created by you.  The contest is for ages 10-17 years.  Submission deadline will be March 1st.  Good luck everyone and don't forget to have fun!

Please Help Us Welcome Our New Children's Librarian: Margo!

Margo came to us from Florida.  She has worked as an educator for the FL public schools and has a masters degree in Library and Informational Studies from USF.  Margo is looking forward to working with children and their families in the Baldwin Boettcher Library.  Stop by and say hi!

Art Contest

Hey all you artists out there!  Baldwin Boettcher Library has an ART CONTEST open to artists of ALL AGES!  Just design an ORIGINAL Manga character.  It can be done in any size as long as it can be displayed in our library.  You can submit up to 3 entries.  The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS OCTOBER 31ST.  All art must be original, and signed on the back with age, and contact information.  It will be put on display and the public will have a chance to vote on their favorite work.  Winners will be announced November 15th at 5 pm.  So don't miss out, bring in your entries today!

Halloween Party

Say "trick or treat!"  It's a party and there will be games and sweets!  Come join the fun at Baldwin Boettcher Library on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st from 4:30 to 5:30.  Costumes are required.  Hope to see you here!












New Things in Store

The Baldwin Boettcher Library has been making many changes over the last year to create an environment that is pleasant, organized, and technologically friendly.  The latest change we are making is we will no longer offer Family Storytime on Wednesday evenings.  Instead we will be providing a more diverse array of programs for the whole community to enjoy.  Such as more food programs and art classes that the public has shown a great interest in.  Don't worry folks we still have our other story times available for the kids to enjoy.  Lapsit Storytime on Tuesdays at 10 am, Toddler Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 am, and Preschool Storytime on Tuesdays at 11 am.  So come back to see and experience what is new at Baldwin Boettcher Library!

School's Back in Session

Hey all you students out there don't forget about Baldwin Boettcher when getting back into your school studies.  The library is an awesome place to prepare, and get extra help for your class reports.  We have power point on our computers, internet access for additional information needed, and don't forget about the wonderful selection of books available at your fingertips.  So remember your local library when working on those school projects.  We can help make your school year go "A"mazing!

Summer Readers You Still Have Time

The early bird gets the worm, but it's not too late for the book worm to get the prize.  The Summer Reading Program is ending August 10th.  There is still time for all you book worms out there to sign up.  You have 10 days left and until the 17th to receive your prizes.  So don't give up or miss out folks. Read, log in and come into the library for your winnings.  We hope to see you soon!

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