The library has been planning for the 2017 solar eclipse for months now, and activities are in full swing! We received 1,000 pairs of eclipse glasses through a grant from StarNet, but after sharing them with the Butler schools and using them for our programs, we are out. However, that does not mean you have to miss out on this amazing event! We will have a Solar Eclipse Watch Party on the 21st from 11:45-1:15. Come and enjoy a live stream of the eclipse through NASA’s website, activities for children, refreshments, and for those with glasses we will watch the partial eclipse together around 1:10 outside. Feel free to bring your camping chairs and enjoy this with other community members!
The 2017 Summer Reading Program has come to an end. This was our largest program in some time, and not only did the kids enjoy it, but the kids helped the library set circulation records! One grandparent informed staff that the program increased her son’s ability to read, as well as his enjoyment of reading. We had a great time with this program, and we are already planning next summer’s!