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Foreword: June 7, 2018

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The Summer Reading program officially kicks off on Monday, June 11th!  The theme this year is Libraries Rock, but to be honest with you, this whole summer is going to rock, because we have all kinds of awesomeness planned.  Stop in Monday (or any time after,) to sign up and to pick up your packet.  We’re making it super simple this year – all we need is your name and library card number.  If you don’t already have a library card, they are free and it only takes a few minutes to get one.

If you’re interested in joining in the fun this summer, we have event calendars available at the library with all of the fun programs and entertainers we have lined up for the summer.  Events will also be listed here, and on our website: http://blackcreeklibrary.org/library_calendar

Join us on Thursday, June 14th for Make Your Own Band from 1-3 pm!  This program will be fun for all ages.  Make and/or decorate your own instruments, including guitars, maracas, flutes, and a special traditional Native American Instrument called a Shell Shaker.

On Friday, June 15th, we’re hosting Water Works with UW-Extension’s 4H educator, Kayla.  Want to know what’s so special about water?  Join us at 1:00 pm for experiments and fun.  Registration is required for this program so we can make sure we have enough materials for everyone.  This program is best for middle to upper elementary aged students.

Don’t forget about Lawyer in the Library on Monday, June 11th.  Attorney Robert Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices will be here to provide free, confidential 30 minute consultations between 5 and 6:30 pm.  Sign up in person at the library, over the phone (920-984-3094,) by emailing us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, or by sending us a Facebook message.

Next Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Monday, June 11th  - Sign up for Summer Reading
  • Monday, June 11th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Thursday, June 14th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Make Your Own Band!
  • Friday, June 15th at 1:00 pm – Water Works with UW-Extension

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: May 31, 2018

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Can you believe that summer reading starts in just 11 days?  Official sign-ups begin June 11th – we can’t wait for you to see what we have planned this summer.  Make sure to grab an event calendar when you pick up your reading packets!  We also have upcoming programs and performers listed on our website: http://blackcreeklibrary.org/library_calendar

This month, we’re featuring Appetite for Reading – books with a food item in the title.  We’re also featuring Classics for Kids (and nostalgic adults.)  Maybe one of your old favorites will become one of your child’s new favorites!  Take a peek at our June displays the next time you’re in.

For the kiddos, June’s table topic is: what are three things you want to do this summer? Our hallway project is an especially fun one – draw a sandcastle using pointillism (only dots!)  Turn in your table topic or hallway project for a new, fun prize.

Just a reminder – we will be closed Monday, June 4 for a staff work day.  All items will be backdated to our last open day, so they won’t be late.  To renew or place items on hold, please visit www.infosoup.org

Next Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Monday, June 4th  - Closed for a Staff Work Day
  • Friday, June 8th – Last Day of School!
  • Friday, June 8th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday

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: May 23, 2018

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Congratulations to our April Kid Reader of the Month, Audrina Lontkowski!  Audrina is 8 years old and in second grade and she loves to read to her little brother and teach him how to read.  When she was a small child, her favorite book was Sleep-over Mouse by Mary Packard, which her grandmother read to her.  Now, her favorite books are the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney - in fact, she loves them so much, she wanted to have her picture taken next to them.  Besides reading, Audrina also likes to play with her Paw Patrol toys, go the park and the gym with her friends and neighbors, and watch soccer and football.  When she grows up, she wants to be a DJ. 

To nominate someone for Kid Reader of the Month, you can access the form on our website: http://www.blackcreeklibrary.org/kid-reader-month, through our Facebook page (here’s the direct link that will take you to the online form:) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3ZHQZQM, or fill out a paper nomination form at the library.  All winners will have their picture in the paper, along with a short interview.

Don’t forget - tonight at 5:30 pm, is Operation $40K: My Secrets to Living a Thrifty Life with author, blogger, and couponer, Dannelle Gay from Operation $40K (www.operation40k.com.)  Join us to learn the creative ways she was able to cut costs and save over $40,000 in one year!  She will share tips and ideas to inspire others to take control of their financial lives, pay off debt, and save money.  No preregistration necessary.

A big thanks to Shopko!  Black Creek Village Library was the recipient of a $500 grant from Shopko Foundation’s Community Charitable Grant program.  The grant will go to a great cause – summer reading prizes!

Have a great week, everyone, and a safe Memorial Weekend!

Next Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Friday, June 1st @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, June 1st @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, June 1st @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday

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: May 14, 2018

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It’s hard to believe there’s less than a month until Summer Reading!  This year’s theme is Libraries Rock, and will focus on all things music.  We can’t wait for all of the great performers, programs, crafts, activities, and all kinds of summery fun coming up in just a few weeks.  Sign up begins June 11th.  We hope to see you all at the library this summer! 

Don’t forget - next week, speaker, author, blogger, and couponer, Dannelle Gay from Operation $40K (www.operation40k.com) will be joining us to share the creative ways she was able to cut costs and save over $40,000 in one year!  She will share tips and ideas to inspire others to take control of their financial lives, pay off debt, and save money.  Join us next Thursday, May 24, at 5:30 pm for this free event.  No preregistration necessary.

Monday was our first installment of Lawyer in the Library, and it was a success!  Attorney Robert Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices will be joining us the second Monday of every month to offer free, confidential legal advice to our patrons.  If you or someone you know have a legal matter you’d like to discuss, sign up for a 30 minute time slot between 5 and 6:45 pm on June 11.  Sign up in person, call us at (920) 984-3094, email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, or send us a Facebook message.

Attention writers! Do you have a book that you’d like to publish or that you’d like to help readers discover? The Black Creek Village Library wants to help you get the recognition you deserve for it! Submit your book to the Wisconsin Author Project for a chance to win $1,000 and a whole bunch of other prizes, including a review in Library Journal! Read more or submit your eligible book by June 30th at http://bit.ly/wiauthorproject.

Have a great week, everyone!

Next Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, May 24th @ 5:30 pm – Operation 40K: My Secrets to Living a Thrifty Life – with Dannelle Gay.
  • Thursday, May 24th @ 6:00 pm – Knitting
  • Friday, May 25th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, May 25th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, May 25th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday

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: May 7, 2018

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for School’s Out Friday – Arbor Day Edition.  We had a full house and a ton of fun doing tree and nature-themed crafts and activities.  For more crafts and activities, join us on Friday at 3:15 pm for Flash Friday.

Congratulations to the winner of FBCVL’s April raffle basket – Emma B!  The May (gardening-themed) basket is now on display, and it looks amazing.  It includes seeds, fertilizers, a gardening book, homemade gardener’s hand soap, gardening tools, a gift certificate from Black Creek Garden and Gifts, and more!  As always, tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.  The winner of this basket will be drawn the week of Memorial Day.

We’re super excited about the newest program to come to the Black Creek Village Library – Lawyer in the Library!  Beginning May 14th, the Village of Black Creek’s own lawyer, Bob Sweeney, will be here the second Monday of every month to answer questions and give legal advice.  If you or someone you know have a legal matter you’d like to discuss, sign up for a free, confidential, 30 minute time slot between 5 and 6:45 pm.  Sign up in person, call us at (920) 984-3094, email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org, or send us a Facebook message. 

Have a great week, everyone!

This Week’s Programming Schedule:

  • Thursday, May 10th @ 6:00 pm – Knitting
  • Friday, May 11th @ 10:15 am – Baby/Toddler StoryTime
  • Friday, May 11th @ 10:30 am -  Preschool StoryTime
  • Friday, May 11th @ 3:15 pm – Flash Friday

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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