There are no more scheduled closings for the month of July.
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Check out the Friends Second Saturday Super Sale coming up on August 10! These sales are offered each month from 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. The first hour is open to members only. Not a Friends member? Memberships are very affordable and available on our website, at the door on the day of the sale or pick up a membership form at the Welcome Desk the next time you visit the Bloomfield Township Public Library.
Joan C. Luksik
Come Celebrate at the Book Bash!
If your child has not yet registered for the Summer Reading Program, there is still time to do so. If your child has already registered, remember that the program ends on August 9th so make sure your little one meets his or her reading goal before then. Once your child has read enough books to fulfill his or her goal, bring the game sheet to the Youth Room to register for the Grand Prize drawing and receive a ticket for the Book Bash! Only those with a ticket will be able to enter and choose a book from the hundreds of titles filling the Story Room from August 12-24. Keep working hard and don't forget to DIG INTO READING!
Did You Know?
Did you know that children's author and illustrator Mo Willems hides his Pigeon character in all of his books? This makes sense since the author once said, "I believe that books should not just be read. They should be played." So, next time you are in the library, be sure to see if you can spot this beloved bird on the pages of Willems' other series and books!
Meet the Librarian: Susan Barr
My name is Susan Barr and I am thrilled to say that I have been a part of our terrific Youth Services Department for over 30 years. I began working at the Bloomfield Township Public Library as a substitute librarian when my two sons were preschoolers. I just celebrated my 20th anniversary as a part time librarian this month. I am excited to plan and present a wide variety of programs for patrons of all ages. I am especially delighted to have created our annual Storytelling Festival, Story Times for toddlers, the Star Reader Project, the Welcome Baby Bags, and the Teaching Collection. This summer I developed a special part of our Summer Reading Program called "Little Diggers" that was designed for babies and toddlers.
When I am away from the library I look forward to being with my wonderful husband, my growing family and my dear friends. My favorite reading time is spent with biographies. I love to travel all over, tour beautiful gardens, take architectural tours near and far, have tea parties, and play with my granddaughter (can't wait for our newest granddaughter's arrival in December!)
Mrs. Barr recommends...
Here are a few titles to give you new ways to look at the fascinating architecture all around us: