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Foreword: January 15, 2018

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Good news! Our rearranging project is complete (for now!) Here is where to find items that have been moved:

· Adult fiction audiobooks are now on the paperback shelf in the center of the library.

· Adult non-fiction audiobooks are now shelved with the adult non-fiction books.

· Young-adult audiobooks are now shelved with YA fiction.

· New non-fiction audiobooks are now displayed on the New Arrivals shelves in the center of the library.

· TV series are now on the opposite wall of the media area – where audiobooks used to be.

· Paperbacks are in the same spot they always were, but are now consolidated. Larger print paperbacks are now combined with regular print paperbacks instead of being shelved in the Large-Print section.

Our favorite giraffe, Twiga, is back from vacation. She is feeling very well-rested and got a lot of reading done during her time off. Find her in her latest hiding spot to get a prize! As always, there is a clue at the circulation desk.

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library have released their January raffle basket! This basket has something for everyone in the family – toys, hand-made creations, (including a crocheted embellished kitchen towel, and a knit bag,) fleece gloves, snacks, treats, hot chocolate to keep you warm, two $5 gift certificates, and all kinds of other goodies. The proceeds from these baskets help to support the library and we appreciate all of the time, thought, and money the Friends of the Black Creek Village Library put into them, as well as all of you for buying raffle tickets!

The Milwaukee Bucks reading challenge has come to the Black Creek Village Library! Anyone in grades 1-8 can participate, and you’ll get one point for every page you read. 250 points will get you a free ticket to a Milwaukee Bucks home game as well as an opportunity to shoot a post-game free-throw on the court. Participants who earn over 500 points will also have their names entered into a drawing to win official Milwaukee Bucks items, a chance to participate in the Bucks Ball Exchange, and be recognized on court before each game. Final scores need to be turned in before Monday, February 5th to qualify for prizes.

There is no school on Friday, February 9th, so instead of our usual Flash Friday, we are making sun catchers and weather vanes in the community room! Plan on being here between 2-4 pm if you want to join in on the fun.

We also want to remind everyone that when the Seymour Area School District schools are closed due to weather, we are also closed, so please make sure to call before you make the trip if you’re not sure. All items will be backdated to our last open day when we check them in, so items will not be late.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  •  Thursday, Jan. 18th @ 6:00 PM – Knitting
  • Thursday, Jan. 18th @ 6:30 PM – Friends of the Black Creek Library Meeting
  • Friday, Jan. 19th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, Jan. 19th @ 10:30 AM - Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, Jan. 19th @ 3:15 PM – FLASH Friday – Free Lego Build

Library Hours:

Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: January 8, 2018

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With the holidays behind us, we can now begin to focus on other important things, like Summer Reading!  This year’s theme is Libraries Rock (which we all know is true!)  We have already started planning some great events and activities that we know you’ll love.

We have also lined up several great adult programs for 2018.  With spring on the way (okay, not quite yet – although it feels like it after all the cold,) we have asked gardening expert Megan Cain to join us this April to talk about how our gardens can feed us all year long.  We also have extreme couponer Dannelle Gay from operation40k.com, coming in May to share the story of how she managed to save 40 thousand dollars in one year!  She will also share some great money-saving tips so that others can do the same.  Last but not least, we have Chad Lewis joining us again this September to discuss the Bizarre History of Wisconsin.

As always, we welcome suggestions about what kinds of programs you would be interested in attending.

We have already started our rearranging project, so look for non-fiction audiobooks in our non-fiction section, and YA audiobooks in the YA section.   This is all to make more room for DVDs in the media area.  Our DVD collection is growing rapidly - partly due to the many great donations we’ve received!  Fiction audiobooks will eventually be moved to the paperback area in the center of the library.

Don’t forget to make a self-portrait while you’re here for our January hallway project and to check out our Kid Reader of the Month.  Our feature this month is “I can’t remember the title, but the cover was blue!”  We have a great selection of blue books displayed across from the circulation desk.  Maybe you’ll be reunited with one of your old favorites!

We also want to remind everyone that when the Seymour Area School District schools are closed due to weather, we are also closed, so please make sure to call before you make the trip if you’re not sure.  All items will be backdated to our last open day when we check them in, so items will not be late.

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, Jan. 11th @ 6:00 PM - Knitting
  • Friday, Jan. 12th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, Jan. 12th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, Jan. 12th @ 3:15 PM – FLASH Friday – Crafts

Library Hours:

Mon - Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: January 1, 2018

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Thank you to all of our patrons and friends for making this a great year at the Black Creek Village Library.  We are on track to exceed our circulation numbers from 2016, thanks to all of you!  The higher our circulation numbers, the more money we are allotted to purchase new materials for everyone to enjoy - so keep up the good work!  We also had over 26 thousand visits to our library this year, and almost 4 thousand attendees to our programs.

Coming in 2018, we are planning to do some rearranging to make better use of our space.  One of the more immediate changes will be moving the adult audiobooks to our current paperback section in the middle of the library to give us more room for DVDs in the media area.  Our DVD collection is growing rapidly, partly due to the many great donations we’ve received.  Teen audiobooks will be shelved with the teen books, and all non-fiction audiobooks will eventually be filed in our non-fiction section.

We will also be adding a new children’s librarian to our staff in 2018.  While no decision has yet been made, the deadline for applications has passed, so hopefully we can all look forward to a new face in the near future.

Don’t forget to make a self-portrait while you’re here for our January hallway project and to check out our Kid Reader of the Month.  Our feature this month is “I can’t remember the title, but the cover was blue!”  We have a great selection of blue books displayed across from the circulation desk.  Maybe you’ll be reunited with one of your old favorites!

We also want to remind everyone that when the Seymour Area School District schools are closed due to weather, we are also closed, so please make sure to call before you make the trip if you’re not sure.  All items will be backdated to our last open day when we check them in, so items will not be late.

Have a great week, everyone, and a happy New Year!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 1st – Library Closed
  • Thursday, Jan. 4th @ 6:00 PM - Knitting
  • Friday, Jan. 5th @ 10:15 AM – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, Jan. 5th @ 10:30 AM -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, Jan. 5th @ 3:15 PM – FLASH Friday – Free Lego Build

Library Hours:

Monday – Closed

Tues. – Thurs. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Foreword: December 25, 2017

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Merry Christmas! We hope you are having a lovely Christmas day. We are very excited for this week! We have so many activities this week for the kids they will surely not get bored! We are closed today (Monday December 25th) but we will be open tomorrow our regular hours and ready to go with our first program of the week!

Tuesday (12/26) starting at 2:00PM we will be enjoying some hot cocoa while we color at the library! We have some great coloring pages for you to do, or you can bring your own. Wednesday (12/27) we will be having our sign up program paint a piggy bank. If you had signed up for the program we will see you at 1:00PM. If you did not sign up for paint a piggy bank you can still call and see if we had any cancelations. Thursday (12/28) we will be doing one of everyone favorite events button making! Stop by anytime between 2:00PM and 4:00 and make some pin back buttons. We have magazines for you to cut your images out of or you can design your own on one of our provided pin blanks. That brings us to our biggest event on Friday. We have a super special guest coming on Friday (12/29). Elsa from the movie Frozen will be here to read to the preschool storytime kids at 10:30AM. Everyone is welcome to attend, but remember it will be geared for younger kids. Elsa will be doing a meet and greet after storytime for everyone around 11:10AM. At noon we will be watching the sing along edition of the movie Frozen! So if you love the movie and singing all the great songs this movie is just for you! Come and sing your heart out with us!  We hope you can come to all our events this week!

This Week’s Schedule:
Tuesday, December 26. Coloring and Hot Cocoa 2:00PM – 4:00PM.
Wednesday, December 27. Design a Piggy Bank (sign-up required) 1:00PM – 3:00PM.
Thursday, December 28. Button Making 2:00PM – 4:00PM.
Thursday, December 28. Knitting 6:00PM.
Friday, December29. Storytime with Elsa 10:30AM – 11:00AM.
Friday, December 29. Meet and Greet with Frozen’s Elsa 11:10AM.
Friday, December 29. Frozen Movie Sing Along 12:00PM.

Library Hours:

Monday: Closed for Christmas
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed
 

Foreword: December 18, 2017

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This week’s Friday events of storytime and FLASH Friday are canceled. But don’t forget to join us next week, we have a week filled with super fun activities each day! Including a special guest for storytime.

We know this is a busy week; right before Christmas! Don’t forget to take some time for yourself with a good book or movie. We have many great holiday titles here at the library for you to enjoy! Stop by sometime this week and pick up something to read or watch this Christmas. We have a great display filled with titles right in the library!

Next week we are having our big Christmas Break celebration at the library! Starting Tuesday - each day will have a great fun activity here at the library for the kids to enjoy! We will be Coloring and enjoying hot Cocoa on Tuesday (12/26) from 2PM – 4PM. On Wednesday (12/27) we will be having our paint a piggy bank from 1PM – 3PM. This is a sign-up event; however, all the banks have been chosen, but you can still call and see if we have had any cancelations.  We will be making pin-back buttons on Thursday (12/28) from 2PM – 4PM. On Friday we are super excited because Elsa from Frozen will be at the library to read during storytime at 10:30AM, and afterward she will be having a meet and greet where you can have your photo taken with her! Then we will be watching the Frozen sing along edition starting at noon.

The Black Creek Village library is hiring! We are looking for a Youth Services Specialist.  If you like working with kids and have an interest in programming and library events, this might just be the opportunity for you. You can pick up an application at the library or download one from our website blackcreeklibrary.org. Applications are due by 4:00PM on December 20.

Please note that we are closed on Saturday, December 23rd for the Christmas holiday. We will be back open on Tuesday December 26th at our normal business hours.

This Week’s Schedule:

Thursday, December 21. Friends of the library meeting 6:30PM.
Friday, December 22. Toddler Storytime Canceled.
Friday, December 22. Preschool Storytime Canceled.
Friday, December 22. FLASH Friday Canceled.

Library Hours:

Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: Closed for Christmas Holiday
Sunday: Closed
 

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