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Updated: 03/24/2013 08:00:04AM

Hop on in to the library on Tuesday

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Ashley Elliott

PHOTO BY ASHLEY ELLIOTT

Isabella Cannefax reads to Shelby who had her first visit for the Paws to Read last Saturday at the Bartow Public Library. The Read to Pets program restarted and will be on the third Saturday of the month.

PHOTO BY ASHLEY ELLIOTT

Paws to Read started again at the Bartow Public Library last Saturday and will be a regular feature on the third Saturday of the month. Here with Shelby is. top row, left to right, Brandon Taylor, Isabella Cannefax, owner/trainer Angel Ketcham and Shuntrese Williams. On the floor, from left to right is Jamison Byerley, Shelby – dressed in green for St. Patrick's Day – and JaQuarius Laidler.

PHOTO BY ASHLEY ELLIOTT

Paws to Read started again at the Bartow Public Library last Saturday and will be a regular feature on the third Saturday of the month. Here with Shelby is. top row, left to right, Brandon Taylor, Isabella Cannefax, owner/trainer Angel Ketcham and Shuntrese Williams. On the floor, from left to right is Jamison Byerley, Shelby – dressed in green for St. Patrick's Day – and JaQuarius Laidler.

PHOTO BY ASHLEY ELLIOTT

Paws to Read started again at the Bartow Public Library last Saturday and will be a regular feature on the third Saturday of the month. Here with Shelby is. top row, left to right, Brandon Taylor, Isabella Cannefax, owner/trainer Angel Ketcham and Shuntrese Williams. On the floor, from left to right is Jamison Byerley, Shelby – dressed in green for St. Patrick's Day – and JaQuarius Laidler.

PHOTO BY ASHLEY ELLIOTT

The Great Dane Shelby returns to the Bartow Public Library Saturday, Aug. 17 as she will be in the Children's section from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for the Paws to Read. Those who read to her will get a sticker and a book. Here with Shelby is in a visit is in March is, top row, left to right, Brandon Taylor, Isabella Cannefax, owner/trainer Angel Ketcham and Shuntrese Williams. On the floor, from left to right is Jamison Byerley, Shelby – dressed in green for St. Patrick's Day – and JaQuarius Laidler.

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Looking to get in the Easter spirit?

Hop on over at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, and meet Katherine Roy and her Angora rabbits. Angoras are one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, and they are bred for their silky soft wool. Learn how to raise Angora rabbits as pets and how their wool is spun into yarn. Children will be given a chance to pet the rabbits at the end of the program. The program is designed for children ages 6 and older. Younger children are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult.

The adult book discussion will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The title for the month has been “The Tigers Wife” by Tea Obreht. Please join us and be sure to sign up for next month’s book.

Our story times will be returning on Wednesday for the 3- to 5-year-olds at
10 a.m. and Thursday will begin Book Babies for 18 months to 2 years at 10 a.m. Bring a lunch and have a picnic in the park after.

Mothers have a chance to grow closer to their daughters reading together. For girls 9-12 and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, big sisters or guardians. Sign up at the front desk and receive a free copy of the month’s title. We meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.

The Library will be closed next Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, as we observe the Easter holiday. We will re-open Monday morning at 9 a.m.

Sign up now for our April Tech Intern spots. Our own version of a geek squad will be available April 3 and 17 from 3-5 p.m. to provide assistance for patrons needing technological guidance. With the exception of library related assistance, Tech Interns from the IB Program will be here to help. Bring in your iPads, cellphones and laptops. Due to popularity, pre-registration is required.

Join us Saturday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m. for our Friends of the Library Annual Spring Brunch. Mr. Lloyd Harris will be introducing his new book to Bartow (Images of America) and sharing some photos not included in the book. You do not have to be a member of the Friends of the Library to attend. Cost of the lunch will be $5. Reserved your tickets by April 10.


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