Buchanan District Library – June 2021

Hello from the Buchanan District Library

Summer Reading Program Returns – Tails & Tales – June 7th-July 24th It’s not too late to sign-up for our awesome Summer Reading Program! The first check-in is June 14th to receive tickets and prizes! For every 60 minutes you read, you will receive a ticket that you can redeem each week for a prize, or save them up for a bigger prize. Set your own reading goal and participate in exciting challenges each week to earn extra tickets. Register online with Wandoo Reader or in-person at the library.

Story Time on the Common Stage will be on Wednesdays, June 16–July 28. Come hear stories, sing, and dance! Great for ages up to 6 years old!

Stop, Lunch, & Listen returns Thursdays, June 17–July 29 on the Common Stage. Next week: join us for a summertime favorite —Nelson and his Wild Safari! July will bring more fun, with David VanDyke (7/1), Drummunity (7/8), the Buchanan Art Center (7/15), Spray Day (7/22), and we’ll end the SRP with our own BDL Olympics and Awards on July 29!

On Tuesday, June 29, at 10:00am is our first POP-UP Program at the Echo Dog Training Club on the corner of Bakertown and Post Rd. Grab you chairs and join us at the club to watch the dogs do agility, have cart-training, and more! Then on Friday, July 9, at 2:00pm, join us at the library for Fossil Fun with Mrs. C (Darlene Clevenger)! Chalk & Bubbles on the Common Stage will take place on Fridays June 25 and July 16 at 3:00pm.

Be sure to register online for Middle School Book Club, Messy Science, and the new Kids Ukulele Class!

Please check our website and Facebook page for updates. Programs may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather.

Adult Summer Reading Program: Stop in the library to sign-up or register online! Read 5 books and get a book free and a chance to win a prize.

One Book One Buchanan: Join us in our community-wide read of the book Caste: The Origins of our Discontent by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson. From her website: “Caste invites us to discover the inner workings of an American hierarchy that goes far beyond the confines of race, class, or gender. A book steeped in empathy and insight, Caste explores, through layered analysis and stories of real people, the structure of an unspoken system of human ranking and reveals how our lives are still restricted by what divided us centuries ago.”

In partnership with One Buchanan and the Buchanan Art Center, we are pleased to offer this new program. Buchanan District Library was among 11 Michigan libraries to be awarded a national grant to fund initiatives that enable libraries to lead community engagement efforts in their communities.

A community-wide discussion of the book will take place on Wednesday, September 1, on the Common Stage. Register on our website for your copy of the book, or stop in the library to register in person.

New t-shirt designs are here! Need a gift for someone on Father’s Day? How about a book and a t-shirt! Choose one of our new designs or stick to our classic 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

StoryWalk on the Preserves: Join Chikaming Open Lands and local libraries for a StoryWalk on the Preserves! We are excited to partner 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 starting Sunday, March 21st to Monday, 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.

Thank you for being part of the Buchanan District Library!

About Buchanan District Library Our mission is to provide quality material, superior programming and exceptional services delivered with care and integrity to meet the needs of our diverse community.

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