Special announcements: We will be closed July 4th for Independence Day and July 5th for maintenance. No library items will be due on these two days. We hope you have a happy and safe holiday. Over the next couple of months, the city council will be working on their budget for the 2012-2013 year. We will need your support again to help out the library. Write your city council members, call them, or stop them on the street and tell them how much you love your library! Due to state budget cuts, we need as much support from the City of Blanco and our community as we can get, so we can help you too! • Our Summer Reading program is going strong and will run through August 10. This is a two part program, one part reading and one part fun activities. We have two levels of reading: kids ages 8 and under will receive prizes for every 5 books read and kids ages 9-18 will receive prizes for every 5 hours read. Our fun activities will be every Friday in June and July starting at 10:30 a.m. and will run for 45 minutes. This year’s theme is Get a Clue at Your Library! On June 22, we will be doing flashlight Morse code! • Teens, remember every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., we are watching anime! For June, by special request, we are watching “Bleach.” We serve snacks and drinks, so don’t be shy! Join us! • The Blanco Library is working on a calendar for fundraising and we want your help! We are asking for pictures from you that captures Blanco. Is there a special patch of field that you love? Is there a Fourth of July Parade picture that is your favorite? Share them with us! Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them into the library. If there are any people in the picture, please include name(s) and a way to contact the people so we can ask for their permission to publish their picture. Be sure to also give us your contact information so that we can let you know if your picture was chosen. You may get to see your picture and name in our calendar this next year! We are accepting submissions for pictures and ads until July 1, 2012.