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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Leaves are Falling, Books are Calling!

After a busy, bustling summer- where did it go?- -at the Boscobel Library, we're settling in to provide our community with lots to do this Fall and Winter. Planned activities including monthly movie nights, adult book club, weekend arts and crafts club for ages 10-100 and Fall Storytime programs for preschool age children and their families. Check back here for exact dates and times as events are scheduled.

September is National Library Card Sign-Up  Month! If you don't have a card you're missing out on a world of services and materials that today's library can supply. First cards are provided free of charge to all members of our community. Card expired? Not sure if your old account is still kicking? Give us a call and we'll be happy to help you get your account up and running again.

School's started and your library is ready to provide resources for homework and reading help for students of all ages. We're partnering with Boscobel Elementary School  this year to enhance our support of after school learning and classroom projects. We're also focussing on helping parents connect with the right books and other resources to assist their school age children with homework and learning skills. We've been adding new titles to our grade-leveled Easy Reader collection all summer. The books are now on display in our children's room, stop by with your beginning reader and take a look. 

Also available for students, the library's two AWE Literacy and Learning computers make learning and skill building fun. These non-Internet touch screen computers provide grade-leveled educational games by subject for children from toddlers through 8th grade. Language skills, math, science, history, geography, the arts and more are available for kids to  explore and build skills while they're enjoying themselves.
Coming in October, Fall storytime for preschool children begins Wednesday, October 17th at 10 AM and continues every Wednesday morning through December 17th. All parents and caregivers are invited to bring children for a story, interactive play and learning time, activity sheets and take home crafts. Each week's storytime has a different theme and a special shelf of books related to the theme will be available to checkout and take home for reading and remembering with the kids.

The Library's adult book club meets this coming Tuesday evening, September 18th at 7PM in the library's basement clubroom. Our September book is "The Postmistress" by Sarah Blake, a look throught the eyes of three very different women at the years just prior to WWII and how they, and the people around them react- and fail to react -- to the news coming from overseas as it slowly drags them all into the conflict. Copies of the book can be ordered thrught the library and everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, whether you want to participate or just to listen.

Ahoy Mateys! Sept 17th through 22nd is "Talk Like a Pirate" week at your library. Stop by and have your picture taken with our life-size Captain Jack, loaned to us by devoted Jack Sparrow fan Cathy Bahr . Learn some pirate lingo on Mango Languages, the library's online language learning and tutorial program, (In addition to Pirate, Mango features 29 traditional languages like German, Russian and Spanish). Discover reading treasures on our Pirate's Booty Bookshelf that you can sail away with and enrich your imagination.

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