COME ONE, COME ALL to the Blair Public Library’s Halloween Story Time on Tuesday, October 28th, at 6:30 p.m.!!!! Miss Dusk has lots of fun to share, and our guest reader will be Senator Lydia Brasch!!! Come in costume if you’d like, make a craft, have some refreshments and enjoy the stories and songs! See you there! Sponsored by the Blair Public Library Friends. This event is free and open to the public.
LAL is a national reading and writing promotion program sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and presented in partnership with participating affiliate state centers for the book. Letters About Literature is coordinated and sponsored in Nebraska by the Nebraska Center for the Book and the Nebraska Library Commission.
To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre—fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, contemporary or classic—explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s way of thinking about the world or themselves.
Contest participants compete on three levels:
- Level I for young readers in grades 4-6
- Level II for young adult readers in grades 7-8
- Level III for readers in grades 9-12
Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and national levels. Each state center has its own panel of judges who select the top essayists in the state. State winners will receive prizes, and then advance to the national competition.
The Library will collect all letters by Level III participants no later than December 10, 2014, and will submit them. Levels I and II must have their letters to the library by January 10, 2015.
2014-10-16 Young Readers Press Release (Senator Brasch’s Press Release)
For more information, please call the library or visit the Letters for Literature website at http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/programs/LAL.html
The library is open today. New roof (not quite finished), new ceiling tiles, and the mess is cleaned up. Thanks for your patience! Story time is today at 10:30 – come in and visit!
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSING due to construction at 12:00 p.m. today. We will remain closed until the roofing is completed and our area is cleaned up. If you are driving to the drop box, please beware of nails and falling debris. Please call before coming tomorrow to see if we are open. We will post when we re-open. Thank you for your patience and understanding. NO FEES will occur during this time!!!!
Please excuse our mess while our new roof is being installed !! Watch for falling debris. Thank you for your patience while the lovely sound of hammers fills the library!
Come meet the artchitects and preview the new library!
Tuesday, September 30th
Open House with Architects
City Council Chambers
5:00-6:00 and again 6:30 – 7:30
Invite your friends and neighbors!!!! Architects will field questions and then have a short presentation.
September is well on its way, and so is our fall programming! Come learn Spanish, play with Legos, or listen to stories and do crafts! Plan ahead to attend our special programs this fall. Mark your calendars and save the dates!
Story Times - Monday and Thursday (all ages) at 10:30 am; Wednesday (early readers, ages 0-3) at 10:30 am
Conversational Spanish Class – Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. GREAT FUN and lots of learning!
Book Club – 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Tech Help Hour - Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Lego Club – Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm
UPCOMING: Halloween Spooktacular Story Time! Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 pm. Guest Reader: Senator Lydia Brasch! and Sugar Plum Festival – November 20th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
We know you’re mouth is watering just thinking about that Runza…. and the chili…. and the onion rings…. and their ice tea (Miss Gayle’s personal favorite!)
Tuesday, September 16th – dine at Runza and 15% of the sale goes to the GREAT BOOKS FOR GREAT KIDS campaign. The library uses the funds received to purchase new non-fiction books for the kids— a very popular section! THANKS for your support!!!!