July 21, 2018

News and Notes from the Blanding Library


Book Sale Sept. 15-17
It’s time for the Blanding’s annual used book sale, which will be held this year the weekend of Sept. 15-17. This is the library’s biggest fund-raiser of the year. The sale will include all kinds of books, CDs and DVDs, collectible magazines, and some rare books. The weekend will begin with a preview sale on Friday evening Sept. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., for members of the Friends of the Library only (you may join the Friends at that time).

The sale will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Sat. Sept. 16 and will include a raffle and a bake sale until 3 p.m. The clearance sale will be Sunday Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Books will be sold for $3 a bag. Donations of baked goods for the sale will be greatly appreciated. Call the library at 508-252-4236 or stop by to put your name on the sign-up sheet. Many thanks to all those who make the book sale possible!

New Morning Hours
Thanks to additional funding, the Blanding is adding extra morning hours to the weekly schedule. Starting this month, the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday hours remain the same: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays and holidays.

Fall Story Hours
Fall story hours begin this month. All children attending story hours must be registered; call the library at 508-252-4236. Tot Time for little ones under age 3 will continue on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 10:30. This is a short program of books, music and movement for little ones.

For children aged 3 to kindergarten, story and craft hours will continue through mid-November with two sessions: Wed. or Thurs. from 10-11 a.m.

Legos at the Library
The Lego Club at the Blanding will resume after summer vacation. Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. What will you build? Call or stop by the library to register.

Book Club & Knitting Group
The Blanding Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. The knitting group meets at the library at 6:30 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday. The group welcomes all knitters, beginners to experts. No registration is required. Call the library to find out more about these activities.

For more news from the Blanding, check the website blandinglibrary.net. You can also subscribe to a monthly email update through this site.


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