September Events @ Your Library

Preschool Storytime returns for Fridays at 10:00 AM ! (for toddlers — age 5)

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Preschool age children and their grownups are invited to come hear two or three stories read by everyone’s favorite —

Mrs. Burnham!

Daycare groups are also welcome to attend.

Saturday, September 17 10:00 AM — Noon (for kids ages 3+)

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Drop in anytime between 10 AM and Noon to build something awesome with the library’s GIANT collection of Legos. Your creation will be displayed at the library all month for everyone to admire! We’ll also post photos on Facebook.

Monday, September 26 7:00 PM (for adults) AT DR. UGS

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Join the Virginia Community Book Club at Dr. Ugs for a discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

Multiple copies of the book will be available in various formats for check out from the library.

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Looking for a new librarian . . .

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The Virginia Memorial Public Library is searching for a new director.

If you love helping people of all ages, enjoy planning children’s activities, and love libraries — this might be the job for you!
To apply send a cover letter and resume to vmpl[at]casscomm[dot]com.

I will start working full time at Bound to Stay Bound in Jacksonville on September 1st, but I’ll continue to work some Saturdays until a new director is found.

I’ve really enjoyed my time here, and will miss all the wonderful people I’ve met at the library!

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August Events @ Your Library

During August, we’ll be resting up from Summer Reading and taking care of everything that didn’t get done during Summer Reading.

But there will still be fun things to do at the library! Even if we don’t have special events, there’s always coloring pages, puppets, and board games to play with.

And if you have an idea for an event or activity you’d like to see at the library, let us know!

 

Saturday, August 20th10:00 AM — Noon (for kids 3+)

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Come build something awesome from the library’s HUGE collection of Legos and we’ll display your creation all month!

 

Monday, August 29th, 7:00 PM (for adults)

August 2016 Book Club

The Virginia Community Book Club will be discussing Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Copies of the book are available at the library now.

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Summer Reading is Over . . .

First, a big thank you to all our local businesses for their support this summer. We couldn’t have done it without them!

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Thanks to:

Brandt,

Cass Comm,

Country Financial — Jamie Behrends

Dr. Ugs

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The Depot

Casey’s

T. O. ‘s Pizza

McCausland IGA

and Subway

Even though all our Summer crafts and activities are over, don’t forget to come claim your GRAND PRIZE for reading each week this summer. We have board books, picture books, chapter books, and teen books!

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What was your favorite part of summer reading this year? Is there anything you’d like to see changed next year?

Leave your comments below!

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Summer Reading Week 8 — Final Week!

Hey everybody, it’s our last week of Summer Reading!

We’ve got lots of fun activities this week.

Tuesday at 1:00 PM —Storytime at the Cabins

Our final storytime at the cabins this summer. This week we’ll have a special guest, Professor Jim Herget from MacMurray! He’ll give us a tour of prairie and tell us all about the different kinds of flowers and plants that grow there. He’s a great teacher, and I’m sure you’ll learn a lot!

 

Wednesday at 2:00 PM —

Our theme this week is Chinese Checkers! Inspired by the game, we’ll be making paper tube dragons that breathe fire!

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You’ll have a second chance to make the dragon at 10:00 AM on Friday.

Friday at 2:00 PM —

Come by for a chance to play a favorite board game or learn a new one!

(In the air conditioning :)!)

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Summer Reading Week 7

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This week our theme is Monopoly. On Wednesday at 2:00 PM we will be making paper houses, kind of like the ones used in the game!
If you an orange juice carton or similar, you can bring that along to make a large house. Otherwise, I will have paper templates available to decorate and fold into a house shape.

The same craft will be available at 10:00 AM on Friday.

On Friday at 2:00 PM (when it’s too terribly hot to be outdoors!) come into the cool for a chance to play a favorite board game or learn a new one!

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Summer Reading Week 6

On Tuesday, we’ll be reading a story at Rexroat Prairie all about the county fair! There might even be some real animals for you to meet!

Storytime at the Cabins

This week our theme is Hungry, Hungry Hippos!

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On Wednesday at 2:00 PM, we’ll be making a paper plate hippopotamus craft! The same craft will be offered again at 10:00 AM on Friday.

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Then at 2:00 PM on Friday, we’ll be playing life sized Hungry, Hungry, Hippos!

Don’t forget, Saturday, July 16, from 10 AM to Noon is Lego Club!

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Summer Reading Week 5

This week our theme is Clue!

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Join us on Wednesday, July 6 at 2:00 PM to make a spy decoder wheel and ID card!

If that time doesn’t work for you, you can come by on Friday, July 8 at 10:00 AM for a second chance to make the craft.

Then at 2:00 PM on Friday, we will be playing LIVE CLUE!

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Summer Reading Week 4

Storytime at the Cabins on Tuesday at 1:00! This week we’ll read about building a log cabin, and you’ll get a chance to make your own from marshmallows and pretzel sticks.

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Read for the Win!

This week’s theme is Tic-Tac-Toe!

Join us on Wednesday at 2:00 PM to make your own Tic-Tac-Toe game!

 

If you can’t make it Wednesday, stop by on Friday at 10:00 AM for a second chance to make the craft. Then at 2:00 PM on Friday, we’ll be playing Tic-Tac-Toe Frisbee in the basement!

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Summer Reading Week 3

Read for the Win!The theme this week is Scrabble!

Join us at 2:00 PM on Wednesday to make a beaded key chain that spells your name or favorite word.

If you can’t make it Wednesday, stop by Friday morning at 10:00 for another chance to make the key chain.

Then at 2:00 PM on Friday we will be playing GIANT Scrabble in the basement. Don’t miss out!

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