News & Notes from the Blanding Library
Paperback Sale Sat. May 21
A paperback book sale will be held in the hall on Sat. May 21 from 11 to 2. This event is a fund-raiser sponsored by the Friends of the Blanding Library. We are still accepting donations of paperbacks (fiction and non-fiction) in good condition. Please bring them inside the building during library hours and come to the library on May 21 for a great selection of paperbacks on sale.
Collecting for Rehoboth Food Pantry
The Blanding’s Season of Kindness continues during the month of May. This month we are collecting donations of snack foods to boost the summer offerings at the Rehoboth food pantry, which provides “snack bags” to patrons. Suggested donations include granola and breakfast bars, peanut butter/cheese crackers, individual bags of chips or cookies, fruit or pudding cups, and juice boxes. Please bring donations into the library during operating hours.
Movie Night Friday May 13
Join us for a free movie night (with popcorn) on May 13 at 7 p.m. The movie will be a biographical drama following the developing friendship between a troubled journalist and Fred Rogers (TV’s Mr. Rogers) with a heart-warming message for our Season of Kindness.
Season of Kindness Jar
Stop by the library to choose a “random act of kindness” to pay forward or tell us of a random act of kindness that you’ve done or thought of. Help us spread the Kindness!
Great Book Hunt
Many of our local artists are busy creating their renditions of book titles. The artwork will be transferred onto banners that will be hidden around Rehoboth. Clues will be given throughout the summer as to the location of the banners. This promises to be a fun scavenger hunt for all ages. We’ll keep you updated as this project progresses or you can call 508-252-4236 for more details. The Great Book Hunt is made possible by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council
Story Walks, Story Times
Come walk and read page-by-page through our Spring Story Walk around the library’s front garden. This spring (though June 6) the featured story is “The Pajamas of My Dreams” by Laurie Collins, illustrated by Margie Florini. Both women live in Boston and were inspired by the yearly pajama drive Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Massachusetts children in need. Read this award-winning story as you enjoy the outdoors. Story Walks are made possible by the Friends of the Blanding Library.
Story Times continue on Tuesday mornings between 10:30 and 11. Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to come to our hall for a fun interactive program of movement, books, music and games for children up through age 4. Siblings are also welcome. Please register for these events.
Blanding Book Club
The Blanding Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Copies of the chosen books are available at the circulation desk. New members are always welcome. Stop by or call the library to find out more.
Ancestry.com at Library
Here’s a reminder that the Blanding Library has a subscription to the popular genealogy site Ancestry.com. Library patrons can access this site for free on one of the library’s computers by using your library card. Stop by the circulation desk to find out more.
The Blanding Public Library (www.blandinglibrary.net) is located in Goff Hall, 124 Bay State Rd., (phone: 508-252-4236). It is open Monday through Thursday from 10 until 8, and on Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4. Closed Sundays and holidays, including Mon. May 30 for Memorial Day.
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