Foreword - News and to-dos

Foreword: September 18, 2017

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September is National Chicken Month! Come in and check out our display filled with different chicken related books. From chicken picture books, to books on raising chickens, to chicken cookbooks - there is something here for everyone!

We had a great time at last week’s FLASH Friday with our Library Lego Fun day. If you missed it, our next FLASH Friday - Library Lego Fun Day will be October 6, from 3:15PM to 4:30. This week we are having Game Day during FLASH Friday! You can bring a game you enjoy, or play one of the games we have here. FLASH Friday starts at 3:15PM and runs until 4:30 every Friday. We hope you can join us!

Did you know we have a Facebook page? You can check it out at www.facebook.com/blackcreekvillagelibrary.  We post many fun articles and important information about programs and happenings at the library!  Plus, we are getting close to 500 likes! When we reach 500 likes, we will have a random drawing for a prize! Like us today, and you might be our winner!

On Saturday, October 2, at 2:00PM, the Fox Valley Herp Club will be visiting the library to teach and show us all kinds of reptiles. They will most likely have snakes with them, as well as some other reptiles. We hope you will be able to join us for this fun event.

It will soon be time for the Friends of the Library book sale! The sale will be Friday, October 20, to Saturday, October 21, during library hours. If you have any books, movies (VHS or DVD), or music that you would like to donate, you can bring them to the library anytime!

This Week’s Schedule:

Thursday, September 21. Friends of the Library Meeting 6:30PM – 7:30PM.
Friday, September 22. Toddler Storytime 10:15AM – 10:30AM.
Friday, September 22. Preschool Storytime 10:30AM – 11:00AM.
Friday, September 22. FLASH Friday – Game Day 3:15PM – 4:30PM.

Library Hours:

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

Foreword: September 11, 2017

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September is in full swing and you really can start to feel the change in the air.  We are excited for fall and all the happenings at the library for the next few months, but still we cannot help but feel that summer went by way too fast. Like they say though, time flies when you are having fun and it was a real fun summer here at the Black Creek Village Library!

If you are looking for some great new books to read, you should come and check them out the library! We have a great array of new books for you to borrow, and we have many other great books just waiting for you to explore.

We have brought back our Friday after school time. Now called FLASH Fridays, we have different activities each week for kids to enjoy! On the first and third Fridays, we will use Legos, the second Friday of the month we will do a craft, and the fourth Friday we will play games. When there is a Fifth Friday in the month it will be Librarian's Choice.

It will soon be time for the Friends of the Library book sale! The sale will be October 20 – 21 during library hours. So, if you have any books or movies (VHS or DVD) or music you are looking at clearing out, you can bring them to the library for the book sale. You can drop off your donation any time.

If you are interested in reptiles, you will want to join us on Saturday, October 2, at 2:00PM, when the Fox Valley Herp Club visits us here at the library and will teach us about all kinds of reptiles. They will be bringing some reptiles for us to see and learn about. We hope you will be able to join us for this interesting event.

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

Friday, September 15. Toddler Storytime 10:15AM – 10:30AM.
Friday, September 15. Preschool Storytime 10:30AM – 11:00AM.
Friday, September 15. FLASH Friday – Legos at the Library 3:15PM – 4:30PM.

Library Hours:

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

Foreword: September 4, 2017

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Happy Labor Day! We hope you get to spend some time with family and friends on this last day before school starts tomorrow.  We know the kids are excited to get back to school. We are closed today (Monday, September 4,) for Labor Day, so our staff can spend the day with their friends and family.

We had a very special guest recently come to the library to visit the kids at our Friday Storytime. Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast came to read to the kids. We had a fantastic time reading and taking pictures with her! The Black Creek Village Library and all our Storytime kids want to thank Belle for coming to the library to visit with us! We have Storytime every Friday from 10:15 AM for toddlers and 10:30 AM for preschool aged children.  We hope you can join us!

If you have not yet heard the news, we have a new after school program for kids, called FLASH Friday (Friday Library After School Hour).  We will be doing fun activities each week. The first and third Fridays of each month will be our Library Lego Fun time. The second Friday of each month is our Crafting at the Library day. Finally, the fourth Friday of each month will be our Game Day at the library.  

We have some great programming coming this fall! We have the Fox Valley Herp Club, Wanda the Wacky Witch, and Pint Size Polka all set up to visit the Black Creek Library in October! Stay tuned for times and details!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

Friday, September 8. Toddler Storytime 10:15AM – 10:30AM.
Friday, September 8. Preschool Storytime 10:30AM – 11:00AM.
Friday, September 8. FLASH Friday – Crafting at the Library 3:15PM – 4:30PM.

Library Hours:

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

Foreword: August 28, 2017

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Wow, what a fantastic summer we had! We had a great time here at the library during our End of Summer/Eclipse Party! Everyone got to see the eclipse and we handed out the prizes for our Summer Reading program. We drew the winners live at the party which was very exciting! We hope everyone who came to the event had as great a time as we did! Summer Reading was fantastic this year!  Our winners of the grand prize drawings this year are:

Teen/Adult:

Child:

Emily S.

Conner B.

Mitchel S.

Isabelle O.

Tori L.

Claire V.

 

The winner of the Kid’s Summer Raffle basket was Leah K.! Congratulations to all the winners! If you participated in our Summer Reading program, but didn’t make it to the party, we do have a participation prize here for you at the library, available for pick up any time this week.

We also collected the pages read by people this summer. Our top readers who counted the pages they read are:

Teen/Adult:

Child:

Kelly L.

Romy O.

Betty T.

Sophia S.

Alexia M.

Joshua S.

 

The kids who participated in our Summer Reading program read a total of 55,629 minutes this year! That’s over 927 hours of reading! Great job, kids! You all deserve a pat on the back!

If your child didn’t get a chance to bring their game board to the library in time for the party, they can still bring it in this week to spin for a prize.

On Wednesday, we are having Popcorn Olympics! Try your hand at some fun popcorn games from 1:00PM to 4:00PM!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

Wednesday, August 30. Popcorn Olympics (E) 1:00PM – 4:00PM.
Friday, September 1. Toddler Storytime 10:15AM – 10:30AM.
Friday, September 1. Preschool Storytime 10:30AM – 11:00AM.

Library Hours:

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

Foreword: August 21, 2017

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It's hard to believe that today, August 21, is the last day of our Summer Reading Program. You do have until noon to bring in your August game boards, review sheets, and pages read sheets to have them included in today’s grand prize drawing. We hope you enjoyed this year as much as we have! To celebrate the last day of our reading program, we are having a Solar Eclipse party from 1:00PM to 2:00 today! 

We will have solar eclipse glasses available for you to use at our party. However, we only have a limited supply, so it will be first come-first served. We will open the doors for the eclipse viewing at 12:30PM. The moon will start moving in front of the sun around noon with the max coverage of the sun at 1:15PM. We will have NASA’s solar eclipse online streaming event playing, for anyone that is interested in watching it. We will draw the Summer Reading grand prize winners around 1:45PM. We also will draw the kid’s raffle basket winner and announce the winners of the coloring contest, along with many other giveaways.

On Wednesday, we will make our very own pin back buttons! Stop by the library anytime between 1:00PM at 2:30PM and make up to 5 pinback buttons of your own, using your own artwork, or choose a picture from our stack of magazines.  On Friday, August 25th, we will have our Free Build Friday from 2:30PM to 4:30PM. Come and play with blocks, Legos, and more!

The Friends of the Black Creek Village Library are asking for book donations for their fall book sale. If you have any books that you would like to donate to the library for the book sale, you can drop them off anytime. The money raised by the Friends of the Library contributes to library programs and events throughout the year.

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

Monday, August 21. Summer Reading Finale / Eclipse Party 1:00PM – 2:00PM.
Wednesday, August 23. Button Making (E) 1:00PM – 2:30PM.
Wednesday, August 23. Werewolf! (T) 2:45PM – 4:00PM. (Will cancel if less than 10 people).
Friday, August 25. Baby / Toddler Storytime 10:15AM – 10:30AM.
Friday, August 25. Preschool Storytime 10:30AM – 11:00AM.
Friday, August 25. Free Build Friday 2:30PM – 4:00PM.

Library Hours:

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

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