Buchanan District Library – May 2021

Hello from the Buchanan District Library

Spring has sprung! The trees are budding and flowers are blooming, especially around the Common Area.  Be sure to come to the Farmer’s Marketing opening on May 1st and walk around the StoryWalk to read WHERE IS BEAR? by Leslea Newman.

BOOK REVIEW | Ashley Phillips, one of our volunteers and awesome patrons, wrote the following review of the book, The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother) by David Levithan:

This book was very different. It was based on a kid named Aidan and he went missing for 6 days. His brother Lucas and the town searched for a long time. The 6th day his brother found him and he was acting differently. Aidan was talking about a place he went to when he was missing like Narnia. So, his brother Lucas just kept his on eye and his brother was fine. This book is based on the idea that you should always care about your family and never give up on them. It’s mostly for middle schoolers but anyone can read it. I think the author David Levithan writes a lot of great books but this one wasn’t my favorite. This book was pretty different and a pretty quick read. But you should still check it out!!


Sign-up beings June 1 | First check-in is June 14 

Summer Reading is again online using Wandoo Reader! For every 60 minutes read, you will receive a ticket that you can redeem each week for a prize, or save up for a bigger prize. Set your own reading goals, and participate in exciting challenges that earn extra tickets too.

Stop, Lunch, & Listen returns Thursdays, June 17–July 29, at the Common Stage. We will kick the season off with Magician Gordon Russ! Social distancing will be expected. All programs are subject to cancelation due to the pandemic or weather. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.

Look for Messy Science, Storytime, and the new Kids Ukulele Club coming up this summer!

Check our website in May for more information!

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM | Returns in June!  More information coming in May!

NEW T-SHIRT DESIGNS are here! Need a gift for someone on Mother’s Day? How about a book and a t-shirt? Choose one of our new mythical creature designs or go for the classic “I Love My Library” design. Then find a book or two at our book sale located in the library! T-shirts are made to order at Impressive Lettering.   Order using the following form (or call us, or stop by the library). https://forms.gle/nMZUrjgmZwWtXruPA

UKULELE CLUB | Another session of our popular Ukulele Club starts May 4! This session will meet online, Tuesdays at 7pm, May 4 through June 15. The library will provide a ukulele for each participant to use during the session. Classes will be held online via Zoom, and open “office hours” will be available each week for participants to come into the library to receive one-on-one instruction.

This session of the Ukulele Club is for Adults (look for a kids session this summer!). A limited number of spots are available so registration is first come, first served. A concert or soprano ukulele will be provided to you. Size preference is also first come, first served. Participants must have a Buchanan Library card, and will also be required to sign our LoT Lending Guidelines and Agreement. https://www.buchananlibrary.org/how-do-i/check-out-items-from-the-library-of-things 

Lessons will be online and a reliable internet connection is necessary to participate in the class. Ukuleles may be kept through the duration of the Ukulele Club session and then must be returned to the library. 

Sign up using this Google form:


Questions? Email Meg: m.paulette@buchananlibrary.com

StoryWalk on the Preserves:  Join Chikaming Open Lands and local libraries for StoryWalk on the Preserves! Chikaming Open lands is partnering with Bridgman Public Library, Buchanan District Library, New Buffalo Township Library, and Three Oaks Township Library to bring fun-filled family friendly story books at four COL preserves through June 21st!

Go to one (or all!) of the following preserves for a fun family story to enjoy sponsored by a different local library:

  • Burns Prairie Preserve
  • Jens Jensen Preserve
  • Robinson Woods Preserve
  • Turtle Creek Preserve

Look for our BDL StoryWalk around the Common to return May 1st, the day the Buchanan Farmer’s Market opens!

Be sure to check out our website or Facebook page for more events and news! If you’d like to sign-up for our monthly online newsletter please email Sarah at s.gault@buchananlibrary.com.

Thank you for being part of the Buchanan District Library!

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