Lego Club on Saturday, June 15th

Calling all Lego lovers!  Mrs. Armstrong is holding Lego Club on the third Saturday of each month.  The next club meeting will be held on Saturday, June 15th, at 1:30 p.m.  We have had a large donation of new Legos that can be used to create some really fantastic structures.  Anyone from age 7 to 14 is welcome to join the building fun.  Your creations will be displayed in the lobby for everyone to enjoy.  Please join us!  See you then!

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Support the library whenever you shop online.  When you shop at AmazonSmile instead of Amazon, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to The Deposit Free Library Association.  The site looks and navigates just like the regular Amazon site.  Help the library and get a great deal at the same time!  Use this link to support the library today!

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National Library Week April 7-13

Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes National Library Week!  We are celebrating with special visits from our school friends and the return of weekly Toddler Time programs.  If you are a regular library patron, stop by to look over our new books and movies.  If you’ve never been to our library, come in and see what we have to offer.  Large print books, audiobooks, movies, magazines, a book sale room, a computer station, and a children’s room full of favorite stories.  It’s all there at the Deposit Free Library!  We hope to sign up many new patrons this month.  Will you be one of them?

Family Game Day on February 2

Saturday, February 2nd is Take Your Child to the Library Day.  We hope to see many of our young friends this Saturday.  Bring your children to check out a book (or several).  To help celebrate this special day, we are also making it fine-free!  If you have outstanding fines or overdue books, this would be the day to have your debts forgiven.  Please note that this offer only applies to fines for our library.  Fines owed to other libraries or charges for lost items will not be forgiven.

We are also holding a Family Game Day from 1:00-3:00.  Unplug your family for the afternoon and enjoy some old-fashioned board games.  We have many, but you are welcome to bring along a favorite of yours as well.  Hope to see you on Saturday!

Holiday Happenings at the Library

December is a busy month at the library.  All of our holiday books and DVDs are out on display for easy access.  Come in and choose one to put you in the holiday spirit.  We also have two special events planned for families.  On Saturday, December 8th, there will be a Christmas Craft Day, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Children and their parents can make a variety of crafts and/or Christmas cards.  There will also be an opportunity to write letters to Santa.

On Friday, December 14th, the library hosts a very important guest.  Santa will pay us a visit to read stories and talk with children.  The jolly old elf makes time in his busy schedule every year to stop by the library.  Don’t miss him!  Kids can wear their pajamas if they like.  There will a chance to take photos following the story time.  Hope we see YOU in the library this month!

Summer Wrap-Up

Another year…another successful Summer Reading Program!  We had a wonderful time with all of the kids and adults who took advantage of our special programming.  Why do we say it was a big success?  Here are some stats:  36 children and teens completed the Summer Reading Challenge.  They recorded a whopping 1,201 books read.  16 adults also took the challenge and recorded 218 books.  That’s a lot of reading!

Our summer dance camp offered 11 free classes with a total attendance of 209 people.   Story Times and Monday Club were well-attended.  Lego Club was expanded to two times amonth for the summer.  And we finished the summer with a lively performance by Jim Cruise the Spoon Man, attended by 88 people.  Whew!  We’re tired!  But we certainly proved that our library ROCKED this summer!