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Teen Read Week Photos

We created blackout poetry; an edible book craft, which was quite tasty. We had a scavenger hunt in the library and then to wrap up this awesome week, we had an Alice in Wonderland party! We got to dress up as our favorite storybook character. We had drinks and cookies to snack on. We had to pin the smile on the Cheshire Cat too!

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Month of October

The month of October is pretty busy! Halloween isn’t the only thing in October. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, LGBT History month and Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month to name a few. As always, these books in the picture are only a few but we have more on our shelves here at Richard Burges.

Some quick facts about these issues:

  • 1 in 8 U.S. women, and 1 in 1000 U.S. men will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.
  • Coming Out Day  is on October 11.
  • Emotional intelligence can be learned. Through a process called “plasticity,” the brain changes as individuals practice new emotional intelligence strategies


Posted in books, Information, Just for fun, Library, Online Services

Library Sign up Month

Did you know that with your library card, you can check out books, magazines, DVDs and even CDs? You also have access to our collection of E-books and E-magazines! We also have free Wi-Fi and computers for you to use. We also have a Seed library, which means you can get up to 5 packets of seeds for free.

To sign up for a library card, all need is your Driver’s license/ID with your current address and you can sign up today!

Don’t forget that we have Story Time for the little ones every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Studies show that children, who are read to in the home and who use the library, perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Hope to see you soon!

– Richard Burges Staff

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National Read a Book Day

Today is National Read a Book Day! So grab a good book and relax. Always share the experience too! Maybe you could read to a group of children, your grandparents or maybe a shelter animal. It’s especially important to read as we age because it improves memory and concentration and it also reduces stress.

If you don’t have a book yet, stop by and check out our selection!

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