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Foreword: January 16

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Are you going on a road trip soon? Maybe your commute just got longer, or you are simply sick of listening to the radio. We have some great new audiobooks for you to check out! Audiobooks have the same lending period as print books: 28 days. We collect a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction titles. We also have an ever-expanding collection of juvenile audiobooks that the whole family can listen to. No more fighting over the radio!

According to recent studies, listening to an audiobook can improve focus and attention span. Listening, rather than reading, can also help improve pronunciation and reading accuracy. Audiobooks are also a great alternative to anyone with visual impairment or reading disorders, such as dyslexia.

“Cabin fever” can be especially daunting with young children in the house. Come on by the library on Friday mornings for our weekly storytime and craft. We love to see all ages at the library!

Fact of the Week:

Sales of audiobook titles more than doubled within the last decade, with the industry recording over 2 billion dollars in revenues for the 2016 fiscal year!

Next Week at the Library:

  • Fri. Jan. 24 - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Jan. 24 - 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: January 9, 2020

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Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get involved in a book club? You are in luck! We are reviving our book club for 2020! The first pick is The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth. You can read the book through the month of February, and we will be discussing either in person-on February 26th-or through our online Page Turners Facebook group. You can add your comments and thoughts anytime! We have plenty of copies for you to pick up at the library, just ask!

The table topic this month is WILD! We want to know what wild animal you would want to tame and keep as a pet. Get creative and get a prize for sharing! We will post your answers on the Table Topic window.

We certainly hope winter will be quick and calm this year, we deserve one! In case it is not; however, just a reminder that the library will be closed if Seymour Area School District closes or ends their day early due to inclement weather. If this happens, we will backdate all items to our last open day so that late fees are not incurred!

Having legal trouble?  We can help!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and has been able to help a lot of our patrons by providing free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Time slots have been filling up quickly, so make sure to reserve yours as soon as possible.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on January 13th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Fact of the Week:

Snow falls at 1 to 6 feet per second. The average snowflake varies in size from about penny-sized down to the width of a human hair!  

Next Week at the Library:

  • Mon. Jan. 13– 6:00pm Lawyer in the Library
  • Fri. Jan. 17 - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Jan. 17 - 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: January 2, 2020

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All of us here at the library are looking forward to a fantastic new year!  In 2019, we had over 25,000 separate visits! Some of you came to browse the collection, which accounted for almost 55,000 items checked out since January 1, 2019. Some of you came to use our computers, which accounted for around 2,300 separate public computer logins. Some of you came to one of our adult, children’s or family programs, which accounted for the over 3500 attendees at library events. Some of you called to find a number or address and some of you donated your time, money or items to the library. Whatever your interaction with us this year was, we thank you for making the library a busy, fun and useful center of activity!  

Speaking of activity, we have a fun hallway project this month! We want you to design your own robot. Choose from either a standard head or body and then you fill in the rest! We will put your creation in the hallway for all to admire.

Having legal trouble?  We can help!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and has been able to help a lot of our patrons by providing free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Time slots have been filling up quickly, so make sure to reserve yours as soon as possible.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on January 13th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Fact of the Week:

The warmest winter day ever recorded in Wisconsin came on February 26, 2000. A temperature of 69 degrees was recorded in the Beloit-area just north of the Illinois border!

Next Week at the Library:

  • Tues. Jan. 6 – 6:00pm Black Creek Village Library Board Meeting
  • Fri. Jan. 10 - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Jan. 10 - 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreward: December 19, 2019

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As a reminder-and probably no big surprise-the library is closed on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. However, we have some great family programs coming up during the days we are open!

 

Monday, December 23rd at 11am we will welcome back the Zoomobile! Staff from the NEW Zoo in Green Bay will bring a variety of animals for a “meet and greet” visit so participants can get up close and personal! This is a great program for all ages and no signup is required.

 

On Thursday, December 26th we will be providing supplies for Tiny Tile Coasters! Use real ceramic tiles to create a unique design. The fun starts at 1pm and requires no signup. Anyone eight years old and younger can still attend, but will need an adult companion.  

 

Friday December 27th will bring a visit from the Great Zoomalata at 11am. He will be showing us how to make several types of balloon animals with a side of silly entertainment! A special thanks goes to the Black Creek Advancement Association, who are sponsoring this program! Signup is required, as space is limited-so call and reserve your spot(s) today.

 

Fact of the Week:

The largest library in the world was founded in 1800 and is the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. It is the largest both in physical size: 2,100,000 square feet, and number of items: over 167 million!

 

Next Week at the Library:

 

  • Mon. Dec. 23 – 11:00am - Zoomobile Visit
  • Tues. Dec. 24 – CLOSED
  • Wed. Dec. 25 - CLOSED
  • Thurs. Dec. 26 – 1:00pm - Tiny Tile Coasters
  • Fri. Dec. 27 - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Dec. 27 – 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime
  • Fri. Dec. 27 – 11:00am – Balloon-Twisting Class with The Great Zoomalata (Signup Required)

 

Have a great week, everyone!

 

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: December 12, 2019

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Change is great! If you have been in our children’s section recently you may have noticed a rainbow of colors on our picture book spine labels. We have just completed moving and sorting our entire picture book collection into “Neighborhoods”-essentially mini-locations. Every book has a different color on its label that corresponds to its Neighborhood and each Neighborhood has a precise location in the catalog indicating where it can be found.

These books used to be separated by first letter of the author’s last name, but now they are grouped together by subject matter and theme. For example, we now have an Animals Neighborhood and a Things that Go Neighborhood. If you are looking for a Curious George book, it would be in the Favorites and Characters Neighborhood. The books are still shelved alphabetically within the neighborhoods. We think this will make the collection easier to browse and more fun to peruse. Staff worked very hard and we are thrilled about this change!

The Wolf River Beavers 4-H Club has a collection box inside the library for new pillows, twin size sheet sets and twin size comforters. They are collecting these items for the COTS homeless shelter and the box will be here until Friday, December 20th!

Fact of the Week:

For most of the country, outdoor Christmas lights were not widely available until the late 1920’s as electricity was needed for use. The largest display of lit Christmas trees is recorded as happening on November 2, 2015, when the Hallmark Channel lit 559 Christmas trees in New York City’s Herald Square!

Next Week at the Library:

  • Fri. Dec. 20 – 10:15am- Baby/Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Dec. 20 - 10:30am- Preschool Storytime

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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