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July Newsletter

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We will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Have a safe and happy 4th. 
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Directors Corner

Happy 4th of July!  I hope this finds your garden growing, flowers getting bigger with all of this sunshine, going to the pool or lake, just sitting back and enjoying a summer book  and not having to mow the lawn very much!  It seems strange that the weeds still keep coming and growing.  How can that be?  As for me, I am thankful for so many things but most importantly living in our great country enjoying all that was provided for us decades ago.  Celebrate July 4th with your family and have a hot dog, watermelon, potato salad and maybe a slice of blueberry pie with homemade ice cream.  Whatever your traditions are, please enjoy, find a parade, watch fireworks and if you are travelling, please be safe. 


The PBTDL has lots of things to offer you for July, too.  Check out a Potter Park Zoo pass, come and participate in our carnival, maybe build a sloth, frog or lemur, or the last Tuesday of July, don’t forget our foam party at the park.  Come and be ready to get a little wet.  Don’t forget the Friends of the Library Charlotte Pizza Hut fundraiser on July 12th from 4:00 to 8:00.  For every pizza ordered between those hours, a portion of the sales will come to your library. 


Keep busy, read and don’t forget to fill out your reading logs.  We have lots of prizes just waiting for you.  Have a great month!

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Fundraiser! Mark your calendars. 

The Friends of PBTDL  have teamed up with Charlotte's Pizza Hut to raise money for the library. From 4:00PM-8:00PM all orders either Dined In, Carried Out or Delivered a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the library. 

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023 4:00PM-8:00PM 
  • 325 Lansing St (Order Here)



Story Time

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Story Time will resume September 12th at 10:30.

Lego Club

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Our Vikings Lego Club will resume in October.

The Happy Bookers: BookAholics Book Club

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In Furiously Happy, a humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest.

The book club will meet on Wednesday, July 12th at 3:00 pm

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BOOK BUNDLES! While supplies last.


The Well Read Shed

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The Well Read Shed is open on Tuesdays from 10:30 am until 5:30 pm. Paperback books are .50 each or 3 for $1.

Hard cover books are $1 each. Childrens books are 5 for $1.

We have received a very generous donation of childrens books in nice condition.



New Books in the Adult Section

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New in Young Adult Section

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New in Childern's Section

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Seamlessly Stream Stories with Heart
Stream feel-good films and series for free with your library card! This BingePass gives you unlimited access to the entire Hallmark Movies Now on-demand library for seven days. Enjoy exclusive Hallmark Originals, along with 1,500+ hours of ad-free content from Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Curl up with series like When Calls the Heart, Chesapeake Shores, and The Way Home. With new releases added weekly, you can catch up on your favorite shows and movies anytime, anywhere.

Get 7 days of unlimited access to our partner's platform by borrowing this hoopla BingePass!

BingePass audiobooks, movies, television and music are available for streaming only. Ebooks and Comics can be downloaded to mobile devices on an individual basis.


Around the Community

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Zoo passes are now here and available to borrow for FREE! This pass will allow you to treat your household to the zoo for the day, for FREE, parking included. 



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Our Summer Reading Events are as follows: 

July 11, 2023 Summer Carnival 

July 18, 2023 Build a Bear Workshop (Sorry, this workshop is filled at this time, but we can put you on a cancelation list.)

July 25, 2023 Stormy's Foam Party

August 1, 2023 The Benton Township Fire Department and EMS will be here in our parking lot for you explore.



Library Days and Hours

Monday 12:30 - 5:30

Tuesday 10:00 - 6:00

Wednesday 12:30 - 6:00

Thursday 12:30 - 5:30

Friday 12:30 - 5:30

Saturday 10:00 - 1:00


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