August 31, 2020

The library staff is looking forward to seeing our patrons six days a week again. The library is adding open hours on Mondays for the first time since 2012.

The new hours are Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library will now be open 41 hours a week.

Children’s Ready-to-Read programs w...

August 17, 2020

The exhibit “Rightfully Hers,” which celebrates the 19th amendment, when women got the right to vote, will be at the library throughout the month of August. Come by any time to view the exhibit. 

The staff has resumed Thursday morning children’s programs on Facebook Live.  There will be a story and a project to complete. Come by the library the week before and pick up materials needed for the project. The program will air on Fa...

July 28, 2020

The Summer Reading program was definitely different this year, and we did miss the programs with big crowds, but I think the staff has done a great job adapting to the circumstances we find ourselves in. Kids could still get books to read, whether they came into the library, picked them up at the curb or had someone to pick them up for them. So reading is still happening and reading is what it is all about.

Don’t feel like tha...

July 20, 2020

Come check out last week's mini museum! Original articles, documents, and autographed photos from NASA will be on display at the library through this week. This collection is a cool glimpse into our nation's accomplishments in space exploration.

We hope you have all enjoyed our Summer Reading program, children, teens, and adults. It’s certainly been different this year, but I think our library staff has worked very hard to adap...

July 20, 2020

Come check out last week's mini museum! Original articles, documents, and autographed photos from NASA will be on display at the library through this week. This collection is a cool glimpse into our nation's accomplishments in space exploration.

We hope you have all enjoyed our Summer Reading program, children, teens, and adults. It’s certainly been different this year, but I think our library staff has worked very hard to adap...

July 3, 2020

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Watch the library’s Facebook page and our electronic signs on the square for any updates about hours or activities at the library.

Linda Wilson is everybody's favorite retired English teacher and a faithful library volunteer. Email her at lanew@tvn.net.

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...

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