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April 2014


Mon. March 31
10:15am Toddler Time

Tues. April 1
9am-Noon Bridge

3-4pm Teen Scene

Wed. April 2
9:30am Baby Time

10:30am Preschool Story Time

Thurs. April 3
9am Adult Book Club


Fri. April 4
11am Tech Tutoring

Mon. April 7

Tues. April 8
9am-Noon Bridge

3-4pm Teen Scene

Wed. April 9
9:30am Baby Time

10:30am Preschool Story Time

Thurs. April 10
9am Knit Wits

4-6pm Tween Hangout

6pm Board Meeting

Fri. April 11
11am Tech Tutoring

Mon. April 14
10:15am Toddler Time

Tues. April 15
9am-Noon Bridge

3-4pm Teen Scene

4-6pm Pawsome Readers

Wed. April 16
9:30am Baby Time

10:30am Preschool Story Time

Thurs. April 17
9am Knit Wits

4pm Tween Hangout

5-7pm Pawsome Readers

Fri. April 18
11am Tech Tutoring

Sat. April 19
10am PNC Foundation Budgeting Seminar - Part One

Sun. April 20

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Winners of the Adult Winter Reading Contest!

Congratulations to the winners of our Adult Winter Reading Contest! And thank you to every one who participated. Sixty-two participants read a total of 817 items. Well done, readers!

Mary E. Bell won the Grand Prize of two tickets to see Boeing, Boeing in April and two tickets to Annie Get Your Gun in May at the Kalamazoo Community Theater.  She also won a pair of Library ceramic mugs and a canvas Library bookbag.

Ruth Ann Littlejohn won for the most titles read, viewed or heard at 61 titles.  She won a gift certificate to The Vault and two travel mugs.

Third place was won by Velma Cannell.  Her prize was a gift certificate to Rise ‘n Dine and a ceramic Library mug.


A Few Cancellations

Our annual audit is causing a few cancellations -- on Thursday, April 3, the Tween Hangout is cancelled, and on Monday, April 7, Toddler Time is cancelled. Thank you for your patience!

Come Check Out Our Updated Look

We're still putting things back together, but it sure is beautiful in our library! Nothing like a fresh coat of paint.



A Girl Scout Gives Back

There are cozy new chairs to get comfortable in at the Vicksburg District Library - thanks to a local girl scout who decided to give back to the library.

Kendra Semenczuk, a senior at Vicksburg High School, decided to partner with the Vicksburg District Library in completing her Girl Scout Gold Award project because, she says, "Growing up, this was our girl scout troup hangout. We had such a large troop! The library let us have all our meetings here. The library gave so much to us. I thought, 'Why not give back?'"

Kendra worked with former teen librarian John Szilagyi and current children's librarian Kristy Zeluff to decide on the most pressing need for the youth areas of the library, which turned out to be comfortable seating in the teen section. "The seating in the teen's area was literally disintegrating," says Ms. Kristy. "Kendra's project couldn't have come at a better time."

Kendra raised the money for the chairs with a car wash and pop can drive, and the purchase was recently completed and the chairs put in place.


Ms. Kristy says Kendra, pictured at left with the new chairs, provided valuable input in the selection process. "She really helped us think through what would be both practical and comfortable."

"We can't seem to say 'Thank You' enough times," says Ms. Kristy. "Kendra saw a need, made a goal, and then worked persistently toward it."

Thank you, Kendra!





This month's Book Club Pick:

Prepare for May by reading The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan.

Our next book discussion group will meet Thursday, May 1st at 9 a.m.


Our NEW Brown Bag Book Club!

Prepare for April by reading any book of poetry. Copies are available behind the circulation desk, or in the stacks.

Our next book discussion group will meet
Monday, April 21 at Noon. Meet in the lower level for lunch and discussion!


eBook and Digital Audiobook Information

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