January 8th through January 13th, 2024
Monday, January 8th, 2024
- Open 9a-5p
- 10am: Adult Coloring Time
- 10am: Ready Set Build with Legos for Kids
- 10:30am: Tot Lot Storytime at Vinton Skate Center
- 3:30pm: Ready Set Build with Legos for Kids
Tuesday, January 9th, 2024
- Open 9a-6p
- 11am: Children's Storytime
- 1:30pm: Read-Aloud Book Club at Lutheran Home Assisted Living
Friday, January 12th, 2024
- Open 9a-4p
- 9am-Noon: Free Coffee for Adults
- 10am: Balls & Ramps for Kids
- Noon: Guided Journaling for Adults
- 2pm: STEAM DIY Snow
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Spotlight on Library Resources: Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning fulfills one of the many standards of accreditation for public libraries in Iowa. Our Library Director, Library Staff, and VPL Board of Directors spent the past 6 months engaged in the strategic planning process, beginning with local data collection on the needs of our community. You can see our finished product by clicking on the *.pdf file below. The document is also available on our website. We are very proud of the teamwork involved in this planning and look forward to continuing to provide top notch library services to the residents of Vinton, Benton County, and beyond! Thank you to everyone who completed our surveys, and for your patronage!
Series Spotlight: Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
VPL Note: Heartstopper Volume 5 was released in December of 2023 and is available for checkout in both paperback and hardcover. Additionally, we have the entire Heartstopper series available for checkout.
Originally a webcomic on Tumblr and Tapas, Heartstopper has amassed an enormous online fanbase with over 124 million views to date. Alice Oseman crowd-funded a limited print-run edition, meeting her funding goal in less than two hours. Hachette Children’s Group published Heartstopper Volume One more widely in Spring 2019, followed by Volume Two in July of the same year. Since then, Hachette Children’s Group have published a further two volumes and a colouring book.
The Heartstopper series has inspired an outpouring of love since it first published in 2019, with one million print copies sold worldwide to date, sell-out nationwide book tours, and a live-action Netflix adaptation hitting screens on 22nd April 2022, starring Kit Connor (Rocketman, His Dark Materials) and newcomer Joe Locke as the beloved Nick and Charlie, produced by See-Saw Films.
Heartstopper follows two teenage boys, Nick and Charlie, as they meet at a British grammar school, quickly become friends and fall in love. Each volume navigates the ups and downs of first love, friendships, coming out, and mental health, beautifully framed by a warm cast of supporting characters.
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