October 24, 2018

News & Notes from the Blanding Library


Food for Fines
Happy New Year to all! The Blanding will once again offer a “food for fines” amnesty on overdue items returned in January. Bring in packaged, non-perishable food for Rehoboth Food Pantry to have your fines forgiven on the overdue library items you bring back this month. For more information, call 508-252-4236.

New Story Hours
A new series of story hours for children begins this month. Tot Time for children under age 3 will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays starting on Jan. 9, and Story and Craft Hours for children ages 3-K will begin on Wed. Jan. 10 and Thurs. Jan. 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. Children must be registered for story hours; call the library at 508-252-4236.

Friends Membership Renewals
The Friends of the Blanding Library will be sending out membership renewal forms soon. We hope you will renew your membership and encourage others to join our organization of volunteers who help support the library. Membership is $10 a year per household. The Friends sponsor a number of library programs, for adults and children, and help the library purchase much needed items such as bookshelves, copiers and printers, among other things.

In Other News

Thanks to the Rehoboth Garden Club for the beautiful wreaths they donated to decorate the doors of Goff Hall in December!

If winter has got you down, you can plan your next vacation by browsing through all the new travel guides at the library. Sure, a lot of travel advice is online now but there’s just something fun about dreaming about a get-a-way while reading one of these print travel guides (and looking at the photos).

The library has also acquired some new big and beautiful art books that are worth a look.

The Blanding knitting group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays Jan. 11 and 25. All levels of knitting experience welcome. 

The next meeting of the Blanding Book Club will be on Wed. Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. The book of the month is the gripping novel “The English Teacher” by Lily King. The book club is open to all. Copies of the books to be discussed can be found at the library.

The Blanding Library will be closed for Martin Luther King Day on Mon. Jan. 15. A reminder that the library is now open at 10 a.m. every morning except Sundays and holidays. Closing hours are Mon.-Thurs. at 8 p.m. and Friday and Sat. at 4 p.m. In winter, the library is usually closed when the Rehoboth schools are closed for snow. Find more library information at blandinglibrary.net.


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