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Nothing Gold Can Stay ~ Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

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New Hours @ the library

At the request of local parents the Bartley Public Library is trying on new after school hours to provide an opportunity for kids to have the available resources in their reach.  Come one come all ~ Join us between 12:00 and 5:00pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and see what you’ve been missing.

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The town of Bartley turns 130 years old

Bartley was organized and platted on July 3, 1886.  It was named after the Rev. Allen Bartley, a Methodist Episcopal minister, who homesteaded the land on which Bartley stands.   It was the intention to make Bartley a school town and establish a Methodist college.  The first story of a building was erected and several terms of school were held, bu the needed support did not materialize and the project was abandoned unfortunately.  Today, Bartley has  283 residents, and I am happy to say, most are library users.

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Celebrating Bartley Days

The Village is gearing up for Bartley Days set to be held June 4, 2016.  We will be holding an open house @ the Library and will be serving sack lunches out of the library splitting the proceeds between the library fund and the Bartley Days Fund held by the young guns of Bartley to continue celebrating the heritage of Bartley.  I will update you with all of the days itinerary when it becomes available.

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Overdrive Now Available @ the Library

Through the support of the village we are pleased to now offer Overdrive to the patrons.  We have had very positive feedback from the community about our membership to Overdrive.  It is a wonderful opportunity to add titles both in .pub and audio format to the collection without the need for expanding the library.  There are so many titles available to be downloaded on your device we are sure you will be pleased with the collection offered.  If you are a current patron, ask us how you can get started, if not then we invite you to stop in and get carded today so you can start using this amazing service.

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New Computers & Stations @ The Library

Great News!  The library granted computers are all up and running.  The computers came with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office Suites installed on them.  We were granted 4 desktop computers, a laptop computer, a scanner, a projector and all the furniture to go with them.  Wonderful!  The ADA station is separate from the other internet computer station allowing the table to be raised or lowered as needed.  It has software on the computer for the sight impaired  patrons to enhance their ability to use the resources the software and internet have to offer them.

The patrons are very happy with the new computers and can’t get over the size of the screens on them.

What a wonderful opportunity the grant funding has given the Bartley community patrons.

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