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Summer Reading 2021 Is Here!!

Click here to register for this year’s Tails & Tales Teen Summer Reading Program Welcome to Summer Reading 2021 – Tails and Tales – and welcome to READsquared. READsquared is an online program that allows us to connect and share our love of stories, reading and libraries. While this is not our traditional Summer Reading Program, it […]

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Teen Paint Event!

Teen Paint Date! Registration required.  Limited seats available for this outdoor in-person event. Click here to register!

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New Books!

New in May What’s new? A lot 🤗📚 #newreleases #newyabooks #readya #mtplteens #libraryteens Posted by Monroe Teens on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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May Is Here!

May Teen Activity Bags! May Teen Activity Bags are here and there sure are a lot of fun things to celebrate!! Get yours at The Free Public Library of Monroe Township! #getcrafty #teenactivities #mayfun #mtplteens #mtplteenmaychallenge🏆 #mayday #hpday #maythefourthbewithyou #cincodemayo #mothersday #culturaldiversityday #memorialday Posted by Monroe Teens on Monday, May 3, 2021

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April Teen Activity Bags Now Available

April Teen Activiry Bags Spring is in the air… And April Teen Activity Bags are here! Stop by The Free Public Library of Monroe Township or call 856-629-1212 ext 211 to reserve yours! 🐰🌳🌎🌺🎬🦸🎭 While supplies last. For ages 12-19. #mtplteens #springactivities #getcrafty #mtplteensAPRILchallenge🏆 Posted by Monroe Teens on Monday, March 29, 2021

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March Take Home Activity Bags are Here!

Celebrate March with new Teen Take Home Activity Bags! 💚💛 Stop in at the library or call 856-629-1212 ext. 211 to reserve yours! Reserved for ages 12-19 while supplies last. #MTPLteens #mtplteensmarchchallenge #challengeaccepted #getcrafty #quaranTEENcrafts #readYA ☘️🏀🍿👩📚 Posted by Monroe Teens on Thursday, February 25, 2021

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March Teen Take Home Activity Bags

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February Teen Activity Bags

Stop in the library today or call 856-629-1212 ext. 211 to reserve one. Reserved for ages 12-19. While supplies last.

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February Teen Craft/Activity Bags!

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New Social Media

  Check out our new TEEN social media pages! Follow us @monroeteenslibrary on Instagram and TikTok  

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National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month (abbreviated as NaNoWriMo) challenges writers–whether you’ve been writing for a while, or if you’re just starting–to complete a full writing project throughout the month. You can sign up on the official NaNoWriMo website, which will provide you with tons of resources and guide you every step of the way toward finishing a […]

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Williamstown High School Summer Reading List

Click here to access the WMS and WHS Summer Reading Lists Use the links below to checkout or place a hold on a library ebook or eaudiobook (some of these items have been purchased specifically for Monroe Library cardholders, please be sure to login with your library card number before trying to checkout the items […]

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March Programs for Teens/Young Adults

Thursday, March 5th @ 6pm: Game Design Club Saturday, March 7th @ 12pm: Teen Writers Group Thursday, March 12th @ 6pm: Super Smash Bros. Thursday, March 19th @ 6:30pm: Teen Advisory Board Saturday, March 21st @ 12pm: Un Finished Objects Tuesday, March 24th @ 6pm: Teen Paint Party

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February Programs for Teens/Young Adults

Thursday, Feb 6th @ 6pm: Game Design Club Saturday, Feb 8th @ 12pm: Teen Writers Group Thursday, Feb 13th @ 6:30pm: Teen Advisory Board Tuesday, Feb 18th @ 6pm: Teen Paint Party Thursday, Feb 20th @ 6pm: Super Smash Bros. Saturday, Feb 22nd @ 12:30pm: Teen Craft: Origami Star Jar Thursday, Feb 27th @ 6pm: […]

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Teen Advisory Board

We’re starting up a Teen Advisory Board for the new year! This is an opportunity for teens to have their voices heard and get involved with the services and programs offered at the library. Attendees will work with the teen librarian to brainstorm ideas for programming, displays, book orders, and more! Teens can also earn […]

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November Book Display

Don’t judge a book by its cover.I’m usually not a big fan of this saying, but I’m playing along for November. Come check out our teen/young adult display and see if any of these catchy first lines interest you instead.

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National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month! National Novel Writing Month (abbreviated as NaNoWriMo) challenges writers–whether you’ve been writing for a while, or if you’re just starting–to complete a full writing project throughout the month. You can sign up on the official NaNoWriMo website, which will provide you with tons of resources and guide you every […]

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December Programs for Teens/Young Adults

Check out all the programs we have for teens and young adults in December! Click on a program to learn more about it!   December 5th: Game Design Club   December 10th: Teen Paint Party   December 12th: Super Smash Bros.   December 14th: Teen Craft – Holiday Wreaths   December 26th: TCG Thursday – […]

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November Teen Programs

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October Festivities

Hey, just wanted to let you all know that there are some cool fall/Halloween-themed activities for teens coming up at the library that you should check out! We’ve got a Murder Mystery Game, on Thursday, October 24th at 6pm, that will play out a little bit like a cross between an escape room and a […]

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October Book Display & All Hallows’ Read

It’s spooky time everybody! Get in the spirit by checking out some of these amazing creepy books. As a bonus, I will also be posting some of my favorite scary stories from the Internet on the All Hallows’ Read page, so check that out as well!

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September Book Display

As promised, this month’s book display features some of the books read over the summer by the members of Team Sun, the winners of Teen Summer Reading 2019! Come check them out!

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Teen Summer Reading is over!

Well that’s it…Teen Summer Reading 2019 is officially over. All the raffle entries have been counted and the results are in… Congratulations to Cecilia L., the winner of the August raffle! And also, congratulations to everyone on Team Sun, who made an incredible comeback in the last two weeks of August! The winners will be […]

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Sci-Fi Short Story Contest

Congratulations to Sonji C., the winner of the 2019 Sci-Fi Short Story Contest! Thanks to everyone who participated in the writing contest! We had some really great entries from some incredibly talented teen writers, making it extremely hard to choose a winner. Check out the winning story below!

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Summer Reading Update – August

Me: There are only two weeks left in August. Everyone reading this right now: It’s true though. Which means there are only two more weeks to get in your slips for teen summer reading as well! If you haven’t seen the amazing prizes we have for the August raffle, check out the last blog post. […]

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August Raffle!

July is over and August is here! Congratulations to Ava L. who was the winner of July’s raffle basket. We have one month left of summer reading and this month’s raffle basket is a good one! The Friends of the Library have generously donated a Kindle Fire to include in the prizes. In addition, we’ve […]

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Summer Reading Update – July

We’ve got about a week and a half left in July so I just wanted to share an update with you all. First of all, I want to say that I am really impressed with everyone’s participation, we’ve had over 150 entries this year so far! Currently, Team Sun is still in the lead, but […]

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July Raffle!

First of all, congratulations to Marissa J. who was the winner of our June raffle basket! Now that July has officially begun, a new raffle basket is up for grabs! This month we’ve got a Gamestop gift card, manga, comics, Asian snacks and treats, a Harry Potter keychain, and a little Niffler plush! Teams update: […]

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Williamstown HS Summer Reading

Hey Williamstown High School students, we’ve got all your required summer reading books conveniently located in one place! The requirements list is posted by the display in case you’re not sure what to read for your specific class. Have fun! ;D

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June Raffle!

The raffle tickets are starting to trickle in and Team Sun is pulling ahead! But Teen Summer Reading has only just started, and there’s still plenty of time left to get your tickets in and win some prizes. June’s raffle basket features a gift card to A.C. Moore, some Asian snacks and treats, a sketchpad, […]

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Teen Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories

Welcome to Teen Summer Reading 2019! The summer reading program is a great way to enrich your summer, hang out with other teens, and of course win some awesome prizes! Everyone who participates is entered into our monthly raffle drawing and will have a chance to win gift cards, treats, a Kindle Fire, and much […]

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June Teen Programs

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Taking your suggestions!

Library members can now submit suggestions to improve our young adult and graphic novel collections! Are there any titles that you’ve been wanting to read but aren’t willing to shell out $20 for at Barnes & Noble? Or do you have a favorite book that you think the library should buy so others can appreciate […]

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May Teen Programs!

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Goodbye, but not really…

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Young Adult/Teen November Programs

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Young Adult/Teen October Programs

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Final results

First of all I would like to thank everyone that signed up for and participated in the 2018 Teen Summer Reading Program.  I had a record number of slips returned this year from teens that read and attended programs.  347!!! So without further ado here is the final graph with all three months compiled: Website […]

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Young Adult/Teen September Programs

Also in September:

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Home Stretch

We’re in the home stretch. Normally I would announce the winner at the Pizza Party tomorrow but the results are so close let’s see where this goes.  Get your slips in before September 1st so your vote counts! Here’s August’s results so far: Join us tomorrow:

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Hair Results so far

July’s winner of the GameStop gift card is Nicholas!  Congrats! Here’s the pie chart for July’s hair color votes: As you can see aqua and green are very close yet again with 51 for green and 55 for aqua.  That makes a grand total of 78 for green and 91 for aqua for this summer […]

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Young Adult/Teen August Programs

If you are running low on Summer Reading tickets click here to print out your own or stop by the library.  You also get a ticket for every teen program you attend so check out August’s programming below:

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Young Adult/Teen July Programs

Summer Reading is in full force right now and you guys are voting LIKE CRAZY.  Here’s the results of the hair poll so far.  It could be anyone’s game.   June’s winner of the AC Moore gift card is Abigail T.  Congrats!  Happy crafting! If you are running low on Summer Reading tickets click here […]

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June Display

June is Pride Month so the Librariham made this Prideful Display: Also, today is GSA!!!  GSA is a Gender and Sexuality Alliance Group for everyone who identifies as an ally.  So stop by and have some snacks:

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Young Adult/Teen June Programs

Summer Reading has begun! Stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.  We have lots of great prizes including a Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire Tablet. Here’s a link to more Summer Reading coupons if you need them. Prizes:  

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May Display

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and here is the library’s teen display for raising mental health awareness:   The top two shelves are YA Non-Fiction on topics such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, eating disorders, etc.  The bottom shelf are fiction titles that deal with mental health issues.  To the right of the sign there […]

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Community Service Hours Available!

Looking for hours for National Honor Society or Community Service hours for church. Look no further. Patrick McDevitt from the Williamstown Organic Community Garden will sign your log sheets.  Click on the images below for more details about the upcoming events:   Thanks!!!     Check out the Facebook event for more details!

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Young Adult/Teen May Programs

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April Display

I think I’ve become a troll. There’s a huge glare because it is still day-time here at the library but all the books either have May or April in the title or author’s name. I’ve waited just about under a year to use this idea.

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Young Adult/Teen April Programs

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Writer’s Prompt

Here is Sam the LibrariHam’s writing from Thursday night’s prompt. Prompt created/modified by William L.: Step 1: Open your playlist.Step 2: Put your playlist on shuffle.Step 3: Use the first song base what your main character’s personality is like.Step 4:  Use the second song to base what your main character looks like.Step 5:  Use the third song […]

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Young Adult/Teen March Programs

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Young Adult/Teen February Programs

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Young Adult/Teen January Programs

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Young Adult/Teen December Programs

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Young Adult/Teen November Programs

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Young Adult/Teen October Programs

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September Programs

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August Programs

Summer Reading’s July Basket has been won by Nevaeh T. Here’s the results for the hair poll so far:  

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Summer Display Post

School Summer Reading is here… for now. Middle School: High School: The books are going fast so stop by to grab one or put a copy on hold with our online catalog here (you will need your up to date library card):  http://goco.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/49?user_id=monroeweb You can also check out our ebook & eaudio collection for a […]

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July Programs

Check out our snazzy July Program Flyer… Don’t forget to register for Teen Summer Reading with our Circulation Desk Staff at the library!The Grand Prize is a Nintendo DS!

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June Programs

  Teens & Adults:

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eBooks & eAudios

Do you  have a paper due and you need that one last source but it’s 4AM and the library isn’t open?  Check out our eBook collection with Overdrive.  It’s easy to search and easy to access! Also, You can crush a lot more reading if you add some audiobooks to your daily commute.  100 books […]

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April/May Display

Okay… so I got a little lazy and used the same display for two months in a row.  This is not entirely my fault because cutting out these little construction paper things took a while and I was NOT wasting them. And thus I bring you “Reading On Another Level”: There’s a deeper theme that probably […]

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May Programs

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April Programs

Events for all ages:

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This is accurate…

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March Display

With little Post-it notes telling you where the book takes place (with my [terrible] handwriting):   Blatantly stolen borrowed from:  http://www.epicreads.com/blog/the-united-states-of-ya/

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March Programs

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February Display

Feeling lonely this Valentine’s Day?  Swipe right on over to the library! You may remember our post for our May Book Display Well those rejects are back!!!  Here’s a collection of books that need their shelf-esteem improved. It’s also Pajama Day at the library… Today is Pajama Day at the library! Pajamas, jammies, sleepers, PJs, jam-jams […]

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February Programs

Free Concert:

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January Programs

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December Display

Books about winter, snow, the holidays and more… Check em out!  

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December Programs

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November Display

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November Programs

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Snapshot Day @monroelibrarynj

Hey guys, I’m giving you a behind the scenes look at what we’re doing at the library on Tuesday, October 18th.  Monroe Library will be participating in SnapShot Day. The library wants to celebrate the many patrons that keep us busy and relevant.  So come by next week and fill out a post-it note on […]

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Neko Atsume Pom Poms

I really wanted to do these as a library craft but I can’t find the time!  We have stuffed animals to taxidermy! Maybe next month. Especially since I haven’t checked on my cats in about 3 months.  Do Neko Atsumes die?  Eeeeep! In case you haven’t signed up here’s the info for Stuffed Animal Taxidermy […]

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October Display

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October Programs

Halloween Party: Costumer party and candy taste testing!  Shoot me an email if you’re planning on coming- ssnyder@monroetpl.org! Other October Programs: Adults & Teens are invited to:

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September Display

September’s Display is Fall into a Good Book. Conveniently divided up into 3 fall themes:

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September Programs

The biggie: TEEN EVENTS:

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August Events

Fast coming September Programs!

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Pie Chart!

Here is a pie chart of the results so far…Keep voting everything is VERY CLOSE! Right now purple is in the lead but only by a few votes! And so far we have two basket winners:  William L. (for June) & Holly B. (for July)  Congrats guys!  The last basket is still up for grabs and […]

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Last day for Summer Reading!

Today is the last day to sign up for Summer Reading with the Free Library of Monroe Township.   Hurry over if you haven’t already.  Remember our hours today are 12-5PM.  You don’t want to miss out on a chance to win one of these cool baskets! July: August: + a Kindle Fire!!! Already signed […]

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July Events

I’m a little late with these but here they are… July events!!! Fast coming August Programs!

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July Display

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Human Hungry Hippos

Where do you think we can get those little carts the people are laying on?Inquiring minds want to know.

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But that’s none of my business…

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June Events

Fast coming July Programs!

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June Display

Yeeeeep…. That’s how I avoided cleaning up this month.

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May Events

Fast coming June Programs! Also, Tired of Grandma asking for help with the computer? Send her our way! Basic computer classes have returned!

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May Display

Since I blatantly stole last month’s Dang Daniel Display from other libraries (via the Teen Librarian Facebook group) I’ve decided to offer up May’s Display idea for the taking! It bums me out that we scour reviews and some diamonds in the ruff never get checked out.  So I ran a report (we currently use SirsiDynix […]

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More reading humor

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Library Memes

These are from a Facebook group called “Library Memes.” Maybe… just maybe they are funny to non-librarians? Whatever, I lol-ed.

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April Craft – Birdbath!

Spring is here.  Get outside and create something awesome. Here’s a craft idea- A bright birdbath: Directions here! Post your results if you give this a shot!

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April Display

Damn Daniel… I keep myself amused…

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Upcoming April Programs

  Also, Tired of Grandma asking for help with the computer? Send her our way! Basic computer classes have returned!

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Mark your calendars…

Don’t worry I’ll remind you closer to the event too… Register here! “The Williamstown Sunrise Rotary invites you to participate in the Largest Shaving Cream Pie fight in an attempt to beat the Guinness Book of World Records currently recorded record.  (Right now the world record is just under 1,000 people involved in a shaving […]

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