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Foreword - December 20, 2021

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The Joyful Book by by Todd Parr celebrates many of the things that allow us to experience and share joy. Among those experiences are celebrating holidays, observing traditions, baking, giving, gathering, and singing. Parr’s trademark bold illustrations and color palette capture the celebratory energy of the book, which highlights joys simple (hugging) and elaborate (decorating for the holidays). Contact the library to request or or place a hold at www.infosoup.org

The library continues to provide take-and-make activities for all ages. Stop in to discover our latest activities, which include potential DIY gifts to spread holiday cheer!

We know how much you enjoy browsing the library shelves and are happy to announce that the library has reopened for public use within specific limits. Library capacity is limited to 5 people, and library users are asked to limit visits to 30 minutes. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. To protect the safety of library users and staff, face coverings that cover one's mouth and nose are required to enter the library. Masks are available at the library entrance. Curbside service continues to be available. Thank you for helping us make our facility available to you.

Black Creek Village Library will be closed on December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1 in observance of the holidays.

Current hours:

Mon-Thurs: 9am-7pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

Foreword - December 13, 2021

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We know how much you enjoy browsing the library shelves and are happy to announce that the library is open for public use within specific limits. Library capacity is limited to 5 people, and library users are asked to limit visits to 30 minutes. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. To protect the safety of library users and staff, face coverings that cover one's mouth and nose are required to enter the library. Masks are available at the library entrance. Curbside service continues to be available. Thank you for helping us make our facility available to you.

We know we all have our favorite holiday traditions, which may include books and movies that warm the heart (and may tickle the funny bone). We’ve pulled an assortment of holiday materials from our collections for display and easy browsing.

The library continues to provide take-and-make activities for all ages. Stop in to discover our latest activities, which include potential DIY gifts to spread holiday cheer!

The library is hiring! We’re looking for a library services clerk & youth programming specialist. Please see our website or stop in the library for more information.

On Christmas Eve, Harley Jackson discovers his lone milk cow has given birth to a calf. On the flank of the calf is the unmistakable face of Jesus Christ. Harley recognizes trouble when he sees it. His friend Billy sees a gold mine, but Harley is reluctant to capitalize on the calf and face the chaos it would bring to his life in the small, rural, and fictional community of Swivel, WI. He attempts to keep the calf secret while making up his mind, but it’s only a matter of time before word gets out, and chaos, hilarity, and unforeseen consequences follow. The Jesus Cow is Michael Perry’s first work of fiction, and while it is not technically a Christmas book, it’s a book I enjoy revisiting each December. Fans of his non-fiction work are likely to appreciate this book, which is funny, thoughtful, and occasionally melancholy. The book is an exploration of faith, community, and connection. The audiobook, which Perry narrates, is also highly recommended. Contact the library to request or place a hold at www.infosoup.org

Current hours:

Mon-Thurs: 9am-7pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

Foreword - December 6, 2021

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We know how much you enjoy browsing the library shelves and are happy to announce that the library has reopened for public use within specific limits. Library capacity is limited to 5 people, and library users are asked to limit visits to 30 minutes. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. To protect the safety of library users and staff, face coverings that cover one's mouth and nose are required to enter the library. Masks are available at the library entrance. Curbside service continues to be available. Thank you for helping us make our facility available to you.

We know we all have our favorite holiday traditions, which may include books and movies that warm the heart (and may tickle the funny bone). We’ve pulled an assortment of holiday materials from our collections for display and easy browsing.

The library continues to provide take-and-make activities for all ages. Stop in to discover our latest activities, which include potential DIY gifts to spread holiday cheer!

This week, we’d like to highlight three teen titles that capture the magic of the holiday season. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Miracle features three interlocking love stories that take place on a single night. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is the first of a trilogy and starts with a red notebook waiting for the right person to discover it in The Strand bookstore in New York City. Both of these books have been adapated by Netflix, so teens who enjoyed the movies may enjoy the books too. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories is a collection of independent stories by a variety of authors that provides a range of stories and celebrations that is sure to delight. (There’s even a Krampus story for readers who prefer a bit of horror in their holidays and a companion book of summer stories.) Consumption of hot cocoa while reading these books is highly recommended but not required.Contact the library to request or or place a hold at www.infosoup.org.

Current hours:

Mon-Thurs: 9am-7pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

Foreword - November 29, 2021

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We know how much you enjoy browsing the library shelves and are happy to announce that the library has reopened for public use within specific limits. Library capacity is limited to 5 people, and library users are asked to limit visits to 30 minutes. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. To protect the safety of library users and staff, face coverings that cover one's mouth and nose are required to enter the library. Masks are available at the library entrance. Curbside service continues to be available. Thank you for helping us make our facility available to you.

The library continues to provide take-and-make activities for all ages. Stop in to discover our latest activities.

The Vanderbeeker family, which is made up of two parents, five children (including one set of twins), a dog, a cat, and a bunny, love their brownstone home on 141st street in Harlem. Unfortunately, their cranky landlord, Mr. Biederman . has notified them on December 20 that he will not renew their lease for the next year. The kids make it their mission to change his mind in just eleven days. Each child comes up with a plan unique to their personality and strengths to win over Mr. Biderman, but will their efforts succeed? This charming tale captures the joyful chaos, generosity, and warmth of the Vanderbeeker home and the wonderful idiosyncrasies of sibling dynamics. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser is a perfect book to cozy up with and enjoy as the holiday season approaches. Better yet, as the first in a series, readers who enjoy this book have additional volumes to look forward to!

Current hours:

Mon-Thurs: 9am-7pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

Foreword - November 8, 2021

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We know how much you enjoy browsing the library shelves and are happy to announce that the library has reopened for public use within specific limits. Library capacity is limited to 5 people, and library users are asked to limit visits to 30 minutes. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. To protect the safety of library users and staff, face coverings that cover one's mouth and nose are required to enter the library. Masks are available at the library entrance. Curbside service continues to be available. Thank you for helping us make our facility available to you.

The library continues to provide take-and-make activities for all ages. Stop in to discover our latest activities.

Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins is the story of a beautiful, big, round pumpkin that has only one flaw—Stumpkin has no stem. As Stumpkin watches and waits to be chosen by the many customers that come and go from the small shop, it’s hard to fight off despair. Stumpkin desperately wants to be a jack-o-lantern, but will the lack of a stem deprive Stumpkin of a chance to shine? This feel-good book has it all—a plucky main character, flashes of humor, intensifying suspense, and a closing bit of cleverness.

Current hours:

Mon-Thurs: 9am-7pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

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