West Buxton Public Library
April 2023 Newsletter
At long last, the monthly Library newsletter is back!
Learn about the Library’s newest programs and events.
Memoir Writing Workshop on Zoom
April 22 and April 29
Chat with Caroline
Dear Wonderful Patrons,
April is National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate the beauty and power of poetry. This annual event was established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to rase awareness and appreciation for poetry in the US. Throughout the month, poetry events and activities are organized across the country to encourage people to engage with poetry.
Whether you’re an avid poetry reader or new to the genre, National Poetry Month is the perfect time to discover the joy of poetry. You might have been told to write a poem in school, or just dabbled with poetry writing for fun. If you’re curious, on the next page is a poem I wrote for a high school assignment.
Stop in the library any time this month to write your own poem(s) using three templates I have created. If you are interested (and with your permission, of course), I would like to compile the poetry into a book that can be checked out of the library. Each poem can be signed or left anonymous.
If you would like to submit a completely original poem, feel free to email it to email@example.com or drop off a copy at the library.
Continue reading to hear the latest news and events from the West Buxton Public Library. Thank you for your support and I hope to see you soon at the library.
Poem Written by Caroline
West Buxton Public Library’s
will be changing
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
The new hours will be:
Thursday 4pm-8pm (staying the same)
For questions and concerns, feel free to talk to the Library Director, call or email the Library, leave written feedback in an envelope in the library’s dropbox, or reply to the Library’s Facebook post regarding this change.
Story Time this month is from 10-10:45 on Saturday, April 15.
Starting in May, Story Time will be from 10:30-11 every Tuesday morning.
*NOTE: the workshop this month is on Wednesday, April 12.
*NOTE: Craft Night this month is on Thursday, April 20.
We will be making flower collage magnets.
This event is free, and all supplies will be provided.
Saturday, April 22
Saturday, April 29
Starting in May, LEGO Club will be from 1-3pm every Sunday.
Take one of our LEGO challenges, make a design from “The LEGO Ideas Book,” or create your own design.
All LEGO creations stay at the library so there will be plenty of bricks for the next event. Creations may be displayed on the makerspace table until the next event.
Monthly Calendar of Events
Memoir Writing Workshop on Zoom
Craft Night 6:30-7:30pm
Flower Collage Magnets
Caroline implemented a variety of programs were implemented after Amy’s retirement in the summer of 2022. Caroline hosted four Saturday story times in June 2022.
Caroline also implemented a summer reading program from Tuesday, July 19-Saturday, August 27, 2022. Youth, teens, and adults could earn raffle tickets to try to win a $10 Amazon gift card and/or a $10 gift certificate to Low’s Variety by reading and/or completing a Bingo board of reading and water-themed outdoor activities.
Snell’s Family Farm generously donated pumpkins for a pumpkin carving event at the Library on October 22, 2022, and 8 children and 9 adults attended.
The Library hosted an outdoor book sale on October 29, 2022, and 17 people attended.
Caroline started a monthly craft night on Thursdays on October 13 and November’s paint pour coasters craft night was fun.
The Library’s makerspace has been used 22 times since September 10, 2022, with participants making a variety of crafts including spiders and webs, paper cup turkeys, and colorful cardboard picture frames.