October 24, 2020

News & Notes from the Blanding Library

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Ongoing Used Book Sale
Now that the Blanding has been re-opened, all the usual library services are available, including computer stations temporarily set up in Goff Hall auditorium. Masks and social distancing are still required inside the library. The Blanding staff has been working hard to make sure the library is a safe as well as fun place to visit.

We are unable to hold our annual book sale this October, but there is an ongoing book sale every day in the hall. Since no meetings are being held in the hall at this time, it’s a good opportunity for us to offer a wide variety of used books for sale. New items are added every day. Come in and browse anytime during library hours.

Halloween Hunt  
This October enjoy a Halloween Hunt challenge outdoors on the grounds of the library anytime during library hours from Oct. 26-31 (the library is open from 10 to 8 Monday through Thursday and 10 to 4 on Friday and Saturday. First stop in the library for your hunting list, go out and search, and then return your completed card for a treat.  Costumes are encouraged but optional.

“Make a Scarecrow” Craft
Another Halloween activity for kids this month is a “Take and Make a Scarecrow” craft project. Children can pick up craft supplies at the library and then create their own scarecrow art at home. Bring your project back to the Blanding to be displayed along the library’s front walkway. Stop by the library to find out more.

Flags Are Flying
Children as well as adults have been decorating small flags with messages of hope as a library project. Some of these flags are flying outside the library, near our new Blanding Library sign, making a cheerful sight on these autumn days.

Online Programs
The Blanding’s own Miss Joyce continues to present a variety of special story times for children, featuring books, songs, “play” activities, along with visiting nature outdoors. Join in anytime to have fun!

The Newton Free Library is offering to other libraries, including the Blanding, special online programs for children. To learn more about these and other video programs, check the Facebook page for Blanding Public Library Youth Services.

The Blanding Library, 124 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 pm. and on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays, including Mon. Oct. 12. Phone: 508-252-4236 or www.blandinglibrary.net.   

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