Come one, come all for the Boscobel Public Library's Holiday Open House, from 10 am - 5 pm Friday, December 7th. Join us as we say thanks to our community for another wonderful year and preview the great library events and services we're planning for 2013. Try out a Playaway pocket audiobook or Nook e-book reader and learn about getting free Overdrive and Leap e-book downloads at the library. Bring the kids to explore our many, many new childrens' books, AWE learning stations and our just arrived Easy Reader books collection for kids who are new to reading or who need extra help to unlock the magic of words and stories.
Enter your name in our Open House random prize drawing for a chance to win a new book or movie!. Take a library tour and don't forget to ask our friendly staff about the dozens of no-cost, web-based library services now available from any Internet connected computer. These resources include A to Z World Travel Planner, Cypress Resume Builder, Mango Foreign Language Classrooms, full-access Consumer Reports and Automotive Repair Reference Centers, Learning Express Career Library, Searchasaurus homework helper for kids, History and Genealogy Research portals and so much more- a universe of practical and trustworthy information resources at your fingertips.
2013 is the library's 100th Anniversary as an official institution of the City of Boscobel. Learn more about how we'll be celebrating our birthday with events and contests that demonstrate how far you little library has come from our humble beginnings as a reading room in Doc Randall's old office above the Parker-Hildebrand Store. Started in 1906 by Womens' Club volunteers with donated books and shelving, the library was adopted by the city in 1913. In 1925- after a generous bequest by Boscobel businessman George Hildebrand to construct a fitting library and city hall-- our library moved into the spectacular Claude and Stark designed Carnegie style building it currently occupies. After 87 years, you may notice that we're again beginning to get a bit crowded for space; join us to help envision the future of our library and discuss some of the exciting possibilities for the continued growth our wonderful facility.
Holiday Movie Night, Thursday Dec. 6th, 6:30 PM
Just in time to kick off the holidays, join us for family movie night at the library on Thursday, Dec 6th. Our featured film will be Tim Allen's hilarious smash hit where he inherits and "grows into" the role of Santa Claus (licensing restrictions prevent us from mentioning the actual name of the movie). Bring the kids for an relaxing evening of laughs and fun. Reindeer chow served! . Movie nights will continue on the first Thursday of each month thru April and feature family, documentary and popular movies. Join us for an enjoyable movie, snack and discussion in the comfort of the library's downstairs clubroom. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend the show. These programs are presented as part of you library's ongoing "Your library. Your community. Friends for life" outreach.