Aug 312015

A storytime for everyone will be held on Friday, September 4th at 4:30 p.m. It will start after the school buses from both Bridgeport and Leyton arrive in Broadwater.


The Broadwater Public Library has gotten a new book by Dr. Seuss, just published in 2015, available for the first time. Dr. Seuss has been a beloved author of children’s books read by generations of children. This is one that you haven’t seen before.

We will be holding a storytime for children of all ages and their parents.


Aug 032015

Math Counts!   Math-Girl


Program and Workshop for kids and teens

Who: All kids and teens starting grades 1-12

When: 3:00 Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Where: At the Library 291 N. Starr Street

What:  Brush up on math skills before the school year.

Math is Fun!

Summer is nearly over. School starts soon. Many will need some refreshers of what math they learned in school last year before they can continue into what is taught this year. We will have fun while brushing up on math skills.

Please contact us ahead of time so that we can be sure to have materials available for the grade level you’ll be starting. Anyone going to Bridgeport, have you finished your Summer Math Packet? We can help.

Stop in or call us at 489-0199.

Jul 072015

The Broadwater Public Library will have its Summer Reading Program, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July.

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story”. These are heroes from comic books, cartoons, movies, and television. They are also historical figures, such as famous inventors and war heroes and movie stars. There are also “everyday” heroes, including firefighters, police… even our parents and neighbors!

After discussing what kinds of heroes there are, we will decide what superhero WE are, what they are like, and make our own costumes to make ourselves like those heroes. We will have new, unique heroes for every child.

This program is for children of all ages.

May 222015

A group of Broadwater citizens will clean up the Library for Broadwater Days on June 17th at 10:00 a.m. Bring your old clothes, dust cloths, brooms, and window cleaner.

This is an early post, but please save the date.


Mar 272015

Two people have requested to see the movie, Schindler’s List. We have it only on VHS, and those requesting it do not own VHS players. As we can show VHS movies at the Library, we will show –

Schindler’s List

Rated R.

Movie Night at the

Broadwater Public Library 251 N. Starr Street in Broadwater

Part 1: 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 7th

Part 2: 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 8th

No charge. Donations Accepted.

Children and teens 17 and under must be with a parent or guardian.

Mar 092015

On Tuesday, March 14 at 4:30 PM the Broadwater Public Library will hold a St. Patrick’s Day program.

We will read Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss, and make a craft which you can take home with you.


The craft is a unique one, and is something which you will want to save for Easter eggs.

Bring a clean egg carton.

Hint: Where do you think green eggs come from?GreenChicken

Feb 042015

On Saturday, February 14th, we will hold a Valentine’s Day Children’s program. We will be decorating marshmallows with edible markers, for the children to take home and eat give to the person of their choice. We will read from Valentine Friends by Ann Schweninger.

If you will be holding your own Valentine’s Day party, or just want a special meal to eat with that special someone, the Broadwater Public Library has numerous cookbooks with just the thing – whether it is a hearty meal, a delicious desert, or scrumptious snacks. We also have books and other materials for hosting parties for all ages.

If reading Valentine’s Day themes is more along your line, I have several books to suggest.

  • A Catered Valentine’s Day by Isis Crawford
  • My Nerdy Valentine by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • Be My Valentine by Debbie Macomber

A Catered Valentine’s Day is a mystery with a Valentine’s Day theme, including recipes!

Feb 042015

On Saturday, February 7th, we will be holding a Chuck Norris Film Festival. The movie schedule is as follows:
1 pm. Top Dog (PG-13)
3 pm. A Force of One (PG)
5 pm Silent Rage (R)
These will be shown in the Village Meeting room, at 251 N. Starr Street in Broadwater. All are invited, however due to MPAA ratings, Silent Rage will require children under 17 to be accompanied by a parent, and Top Dog will require parents to be present for children under 13.

Nov 012014

Hauntings and warnings about the potential for a zombie apocalypse did not deter six of Broadwater’s most hearty children from coming to the Library in their costumes for our Halloween program. Although, evidently, it was too cold for any but one zombie to come to the Library, pictures of zombies were colored. The one zombie left as soon as he saw the bottle of Embalming Fluid, setting next to the Librarian dressed as a creepy undertaker.

We had our reading of “The Thud”. All of the children won the coloring contest! All were given free t-shirts as well as a treat-bag partly filled with toys.