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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013

Announcing our special Patron Appreciation Day May 21st! Our Friends of the Blanco Library are hosting a day to bake and bring treats to say we love our patrons. Please stop by the library for a sweet next Tuesday from 12pm to 8pm. Be sure to check out the improvements we are making! The large conference room has been painted and new carpet will be installed this week. We have purchased new computer desks for children and started revamping the teen area through the Tocker Foundation. More improvements are still coming.

We are gearing up for our Summer Reading Program. Cy Young will be performing Aesop’s Shop at the Blanco Elementary School May 22 to kick off our program that will officially start June 7th. 'Aesop's Shop' is Aesop's Fables for the 21st Century! The Fables are as funny and clever now as they were 3000 years ago when Aesop wrote them. Cy Young has been performing these fables with kids interacting for years of fun and frolic. We will have programs every Friday in June and July from 10:30am to 11:15am.

The Blanco Library needs your help! We need front desk volunteers for Tuesday evenings 5-8pm, Wednesday mornings 10am-1, Friday mornings 10-1pm, Friday afternoon 1-4pm, and Friday afternoon 4-6pm. Front desk volunteers need to be friendly, comfortable using computers and scanners, be able to do make change, and shelve library materials. Volunteers must be able to follow directions and work independently with little supervision. Some knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System preferred. Other requirements include the ability to read small print and the ability to lift, stand, stoop, climb or squat when necessary. We are also looking for someone who is willing to volunteer to exclusively care for our plants. We need someone to water at least once a week, trim back plants, and see that they stay happy. You can set your own schedule within the library’s open hours. If you are interested in any of these positions, please come into the library and fill out an application be sure to let us know which one of these volunteer availabilities you want.

Kids and parents! If you are interested in learning about painting, come sign up for Olga Ibarra’s summer art class starting June 4th. This class is for children ages 6-11 years old and will be every Tuesday 4-6 at the Blanco Library. Stop by or call the library for Olga’s contact information to sign up. There will be a display of the art during the month of September at the Library. You must register this month!

As always, remember to check our website at or call us at 830-833-4280 for more information.

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