Library to showcase local poets and songwriters of all ages

We look forward to hosting published and aspiring poets and songwriters — and their fans — on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a special Poetry Remix event at your library.

Poets and songwriters will have the opportunity to perform their own work — or another person’s, if they prefer. They’re welcome to read the poem or song lyrics, but we encourage them to memorize it for a better performance.

Prizes will be awarded for both best performed and best written poetry in four age categories: children’s, tweens fourth through sixth grades, teens seventh through 12th grades and adult. Registration is required at the library or by calling 264-2209.

Special state library grant

We are pleased to announce that your library has received a $4,800 grant from the State Grants for Libraries for the advancement of literacy in the community.

“The purpose of this grant is for you to obtain educational resources for your library that you otherwise would be unable to afford,” the award stated. “Those educational resources are to support efforts to improve literacy and learning, including early literacy and other education-related needs you may identify locally.”

Jackie Welch, library director, and her staff are evaluating options to best use the funds, which likely will include renewing our subscriptions to Britannica databases (adult and children), and TumbleBooks for children.

Activities calendars

To be sure you don’t miss any of the free activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month. There are three versions — kids (includes tweens), teens and adults.

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This story was posted on November 5, 2015.