By Debby Farmer
The Blaine Library is open again and with the new Horizon system software in place.
The staff is once more ready to provide the community with its usual high level of service, albeit a little more slowly as it becomes familiar with the new software. We appreciate your patience!
Please be aware that library materials that were returned between August 25 and September 1, although checked in, may not be shelved until after September 15. We also request that you keep library materials (other than interlibrary loan items) until September 15, unless otherwise indicated on the date due slip.
Toddler Time at the Blaine Library will begin again September 14, at 10:30 a.m. To help us gauge the level of interest, please sign up at the library, indicating the number and age of your children.
Depending on the response, we may add an additional toddler/ preschool storytime during the week. Along that note, if you have storytelling skills, a love for working with this age group, and time to volunteer once or twice a month, we invite you to contact us. Training is provided, and the reward - immeasurable!
Summer Reading Club members – please come in by the end of the week with your reading logs. Those who have reached your goal, be sure to pick up your certificate, coloring poster and book bag! Total count of books read at this point – 3,913!
This year, the Blaine Library, along with many of the 16,000 other public libraries nationwide, will be taking part in the September Project.
In an effort to provide a place to share and discuss ideas about democracy, citizenship, and patriotism, the large meeting room will be open throughout the week of September 6. Displays will be on hand, focusing on the various wars fought by the United States, including some of its heroes and casualties.
We invite you to stop by, and take a few moments to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made, and at what price we enjoy the liberties of today.