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April 2017

Director's Note

Last Wednesday I joined librarians from around the state at the state capital for a reception sponsored by the Iowa Library Association. I spoke to senators and state representatives about the importance of libraries in not only our state but our nation. State and federal funding for libraries are being drastically cut and I felt it was important to tell our story to the decision makers of our state. Pictured here is Representative Scott Ourth as well as other local librarians and library trustees. Unfortunately in today’s political climate libraries are not on the mind of the policy makers. If we feel strongly about our libraries we must remind our City Council as well as State and Federal Legislatures that libraries are an important part of our cities and societies.

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Adult Avenue

First Tuesday Book Club

Every month on the First Tuesday there is an Adult Book club that meets to discuss books from various genres. The meeting begins at 6:30pm on April 4th. This month the book is Grayson by Lynne Cox.

Adult Make and Take

This month's craft, on April 7th at 1 pm, will be painting on drinking glasses. Donations are accepted for supplies. As with last month, you are more than welcome to bring your own project to work on, in the company of friends and laughs.
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Teen Scene

Teen Book Club

We have started a book club for high schoolers that meets the first Thursday of each month during WIN time. We meet at the high school in the library. Space is limited to ten students, so if you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. S at the high school or Stacy at the Carlisle Public Library at 989-0909. April's meeting in on April 6th.

Kid's Corner

4th and 5th Grade Book Club

Book Club will be meeting on April 12th at 2:15pm. We will discuss March's book Navigating Early by Clare VanderPool and begin reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein, the last meeting will be May 10th.

Escape from the public library

Calling all puzzle-lovers, game-players and problem-solvers! Join us for an exciting evening trying to ESCAPE from the library! This event is based off of Chris Grabenstein's book Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, attendees will try their hand at puzzles, riddles, pictograms and library knowledge, much like the characters did in the book. This event is for 3rd-5th graders preferably who have read the book but everyone is welcome. The time to Escape from the Public Library will occur Friday, May 5th 6-8pm, snacks and drinks will be provided, please call or email the library to register.
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Tuesday & Wednesday

10:30am- 11am

January 3- April 26

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes,

finger-play and movements.

All ages are welcome.