Our Paws to Read dog, Shelby, is healing after surgery and treatment and will be returning to the library today at 10:30 a.m. Read aloud to her and receive a free book. Shelby will be in the Children’s Department the third Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Attention Job Seekers. The Polk Works Mobile One-Stop Bus will be outside our library on Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The unit allows individuals to search for jobs online, prepare resumes and submit applications for open positions. All Polk Works services are free of charge. The Mobile One-Stop unit has a full computer lab to assist job-seekers. For information call 863-508-1100.
What can be on the Internet? You and your business can be by creating a Business web site. Find out some of the basic information and tools you will need to start a practical business website that can promote your services, attract more customers, and generate more business. This free class will be held Friday, May 24 at 1 p.m. Space is limited so please call or ask at the circulation desk to sign up.
We will be closed next Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Holiday. As always, you may leave returned items in the bookdrop that will be collected all weekend long.
A few more copies are available of the selection for this month’s Book Discussion. Sign up for the Friends of the Library sponsored event and receive “Last of the Breed” by Louis L’Amour for $3. The group will meet May 28 at 3 p.m.
A full list of programs for kids and teens are posted in the library now and also on Facebook. Be sure to check and see what fun and educational things are planned for the next eight weeks. You wouldn’t want to miss out on Summer favorites like John Storms or our interactive story times, now would you?
The State Library of Florida’s summer reading program for children (birth to 12 years old) is back. Beginning June 6, stop by the Bartow Public Library and pick up your free materials. Record in your Reading Log what you read and how many minutes you read each day. When you have read a total of 10 hours (600 minutes) or more, bring your reading log back to the library and receive a ticket for admission to our “Dig In Ice-Cream Sundae Party!” on Friday, Aug. 2 from 2-3 p.m. Children who are not yet reading on their own may have an adult read aloud to them. The program begins Thursday, June 6 and runs through Wednesday, July 31. So what are you waiting for? Dig in and start reading.