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Weekly Building Challenge: Week 4

Build a hat or build some shoes.
Build a skirt or build a shirt.
Build a cape or scarf or gloves,
be a paper bag designer!

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We’ve got paper lunch bags, masking tape, scissors and markers all ready for you at the library. Stop by any time the library is open:

Tuesday & Thursday 3-7
Friday & Saturday 9-1.

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Weekly Building Challenge: Week 3

It’s Lego time!!!

This week we decided that one challenge was boring, so we prepped a whole bunch of different ones!

Can you complete them all?

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Stop in any day we’re open this week to give it a try!

Tuesday 3:00 – 7:00
Thursday 3:00 – 7:00
Friday 9:00 – 1:00
Saturday 9:00 – 1:00

Happy Building!

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Building Challenge, Week 2!

This week we’re leveling up with Spaghetti Towers! The rules are simple. Take a kit of:

20 pieces of spaghetti
36 inches of tape
36 inches of string
1 piece of card stock
1 set of scissors

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and build as high a tower as you can!

Can you build one higher than mine?

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Stop in any day we’re open this week to give it a try!

Tuesday 3:00 – 7:00
Thursday 3:00 – 7:00
Friday 9:00 – 1:00
Saturday 9:00 – 1:00

Happy Building!

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Summer Reading Program TODAY!!!

Today we will be building bridges! Even if you can’t make if for the main event, stop by anytime when we’re open for the week’s building challenge – use pool noodles and toothpicks to build towers, bridges, castles or whatever your imagination desires.

Summer reading records are also available. If you turn in your completed record to Russell Library or the MCS library at the end of the summer, you can get a free book!

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Summer Reading Program!

Did you know that we have summer reading program? Every Friday from 10 – 11 am, from early July 14th (that’s THIS FRIDAY)  to August 18th, there’s a new read-aloud and craft right here in our library. This year’s theme is:

Build a Better World

7/14 Bridges

7/21 Legos

7/28 I Can See Clearly Now

8/4 Flight

8/11 Boats

8/18 Fairy Houses

We will also be featuring Weekly Building Challenges throughout the coming months that anyone can explore whenever we are open.

For more information, keep an eye on our Facebook Page and the library website.

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Thank you!


Thank you to everyone who came out to the Strawberry Festival and supported the Russell Memorial Library. Those who attended found treasures among the books, caught up with neighbors, chowed down on strawberry shortcake and delighted in toe tapping music! Fun was had by all!
Thank you to those who donated to the silent auction. Thank you to the Monkton General Store, Full Belly Farm, and Last Resort Farm for the delicious strawberry shortcake makings. Thank you to the volunteers and musicians who made the event enjoyable for everyone.

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Happy Strawberry Festival!!!

Today is our:

Strawberry Festival
and
Used Book Sale

This year, due to construction, we will be holding the sale on Sunday, June 25th at the Monkton Fire Department from 10 am – 2 pm.

Come for the books, stay for the local food, live music, and great company.

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