June 29, 2020

We have Summer Reading activities for adults at the Dade County Library. Mrs. Marshana has done two Facebook Live cooking classes this month and those are still posted on the Dade County Public Library Facebook page, so get your ingredients and try her Italian soup recipe, then her Blueberry Dumplings for dessert.

We also have our monthly Book Club meeting. Right now we are meeting on Zoom. Our July discussion will be about Whe...

June 19, 2020

My great-nephew really liked his sword and crown that he made last week from the craft kit we picked up at the library. There is a kit available each week through July 16, and on each Thursday morning at 10:30, our children’s specialist has a program on Facebook Live which includes how to put the craft together. Just go to the Dade County Public Library Facebook page to see that. If you can’t be there at that time, it will be...

June 12, 2020

Our first Adult Summer Reading Program will be a cooking class on Tuesday, June 23, at 2 p.m. on Facebook Live. You can do this in your own home. Just go to the Dade County Public Library Facebook page and watch as library manager Marshana Sharp takes you through all the steps. If you can’t be at home at 2 p.m., just look for it later. The recipe is for Italian soup and you can make it as mild or as spicy as you like depending...

June 9, 2020

Please remember to sign your kids up for Summer Reading by going online to BeanStack at chrl.org. This is where you record the books your children have read. They have some great prizes for summer reading, but kids much be registered to win them. All books your kids read will count, library books or your own books. If you still don’t feel comfortable coming into the library, just put some books on hold and call the library and...

May 29, 2020

There’s lots of news about Summer Reading this week. Be sure you register your kids and teens on BeanStack at chrl.org.

There will be seven weeks of programs/activities for children in preschool to fifth grade and three activities for those in grades 6 through 12. We will also have two programs for adults, in addition to our monthly Book Club meetings. You might want to save this column to keep up with what is going on all summ...

May 22, 2020

Because of the weeks the library has been closed, and with everything else that is going on (or not going on), I have failed to introduce our newest staff member, Cristy Ballard. Cristy is our new children’s specialist and many of you will probably meet her when you come by this summer. She’s been very busy during the pandemic, posting activities on Facebook that your kids can do at home, and she is preparing more for them to...

May 18, 2020

Everything is different in 2020, and that will be true of the library’s summer reading program, too. Our theme is Imagine Your Story. There will be no live performances this year, but we have a lot of fun things planned!

Come by the library any time during operating hours for mini-museums, fairy-tale activities, and make-and-take crafts. Pick up your craft kit weekly and join us every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook Live for...

May 7, 2020

I know regular library users get anxious about possible library fines, especially in the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in now. Let me relieve your minds. The due dates for books and materials checked out before the library closed is now May 15. So if you still have books or movies that you checked out, please know that as long as they are turned in by Friday, May 15, there will be no fines. If you are still uncomfo...

May 1, 2020

Our biggest news is that the library will be open next week on a limited basis. We will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Remember that the first hour is reserved for seniors and those with health issues. 

This schedule is for two weeks and will be reevaluated at the end of that period. If you really need a library on another day, the LaFayette branch will be open on Monday and Wednesday and your PI...

April 27, 2020

You may already have heard this announcement, but the Dade County Public Library will be reopening on a limited basis beginning Tuesday, May 5.

For at least the first two weeks, the library will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The number of people in the library will be limited, so we ask that you check out your books and movies, make copies, send faxes and then make room for another patron.

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April 17, 2020

Let me remind you that if you or someone you know needs some extra food, it is available in the Little Pantry on the east side of the library. The last time I checked it, there were plenty of nonperishable food items as well as some basic toiletries.  Thanks to those who have contributed to this community resource.

I reached out to my fellow Book Club members for some book recommendations and they came through. Sue recommended ...

April 9, 2020

If you have never had time for a book club, maybe you have that time now. This month our Dade County Public Library Book Club will be discussing Malcom Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers. It’s a fascinating book, and it shows us we may not be doing as good a job communicating with others as we think. We will be discussing this book via Zoom on Tuesday, April 21. If you are interested in joining us, contact me, Linda Wilson, at la...

April 6, 2020

Let me continue to remind those of you who have books checked out that you do not need to worry about getting any fines. There will be no late charges for books still out while the library is closed. You may drop books off in the book drop, but patrons may keep them until the library opens if they prefer.  Also, if your card is about to expire, that will be extended as well.

Electronic downloads of books, audiobooks and magazin...

March 27, 2020

We just want to let everyone know that we know you are missing the library and the staff is missing you all being there, too. The staff did work for the first week of closure, but now they are working at home, taking some online classes and training and doing planning work for when we can reopen. 

First, although everyone’s books were set to be due on April 1, it is not likely the library will be open then. DON’T WORRY ABOUT FI...

March 13, 2020

The Sixth Annual Read to Lead program will take place on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dade County Library and in Veteran’s Park. There will be free books, free haircuts, face painting and more. County and city leaders will be reading to children about Adventures under the Sea. This program is sponsored by Dade First-Family Connections.

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. to discuss The Gu...

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