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Fun Happenings at your Local Big Sandy Library


October 17, 2018

Librarian Darlene Cline called to order the September meeting of the Friends of the Library.

Old Business: Darlene reported on the success of the Summer Reading program “Libraries Rock” for both youth and adults, with over 60 involved in each age group. The May book sale held to benefit our local Food Bank brought in lots of canned goods. New stack shelving has arrived, and the last of the Carroll College metal shelving is being utilized in the storage room.

New Business: Darlene announced that September 21, Kristina Smith from the Fort Benton Interpretive Center would be coming at 11:00 to do a presentation on fossils and dinosaurs. She has indicated a desire to have monthly presentations, along with various activities.

Children love the activities, including a beaded lizard-making project that Darlene did for an after-school activity. She plans to do more of these activities on a regular basis. Adult help is always welcomed! Volunteers any day are needed and appreciated!

October will be a busy month with Little Flock Pre-School continuing its weekly visits, children’s Storytime each Wednesday morning at 10:00, a stuffed animal “Sleepover” on Thursday, October 11, starting at 4:00—kids will leave their stuffed animals at the library overnight, pick them up on Friday afternoon before they head to the Chili Feed to ride the fire engines!

A presentation on the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument will be given at 5:00 on Thursday, October25, and Trick-or-Treating with a kid-friendly “Haunted House” will be ready to spook you on Halloween. Check at the library for updates and more information on these events throughout the month, or follow our Facebook page. Any adult help setting up the haunted house on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday October 30 would be greatly appreciated!

Looking ahead, Darlene would like to have an “Open house” during Big Sandy’s Christmas Stroll, December 2. The library saw 275 people come through last year, enjoying cookies, cider, coffee, and a kids’ craft.

The Friends agreed to provide refreshments again this year, as well as donate items for a basket raffle. Darlene is also looking for donations of used books, DVD’s, and audio-books in good condition, suitable for any age. She will keep reminding people via our Facebook page and her weekly column in the Mountaineer. Our next meeting will be held November 15, the third Thursday of the odd months. See you at the library!


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