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Hamilton library needs supplies for July 4th float

Barbara Coger is library director at Hamilton Public Library.

Our 4th of July Library Float is under motion! We are looking for donations of all kinds of clean recyclable materials, such as bottle caps, paper rolls, cans, cardboard. Look for a big box near the circulation desk. Nothing is too small to use.

We also need glue sticks, glue guns, spray paint (partial cans are best), scrap rope, twine or yarn, brass fasteners, duct tape and zip ties. If you are interested in helping, please leave your name and email or phone number at the library desk and we'll put you on our committee.

There has been lots of activity in our little garden behind the library. About 40 preschoolers and parents planted seeds, bulbs, and transplanted flowers after story time this week. We will soon see if at least some of the bean seeds were planted at the base of the bamboo poles.

On Thursday morning, Two by Two Nursery School children released butterflies in our garden that they had hatched as a classroom project. Keep your eyes open for some Painted Ladies.

Don't forget to drop your suggestion for an official name for this garden in the yellow pail across from the circulation desk. Regardless of the name, all are invited to enjoy this little patch of green. The colorful bench is awaiting you. Bring your lunch and see the garden progress.

The Writing Class continues. The next session will be led by Elaine Connelly between 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, June 13 in the library's Community Room. We suggest parking behind the library and using the side door to enter the building.

Several people have already inquired about our summer programs. In a nutshell, Tuesday morning Story Times will run through the end of July. There will be weekly family programs on Wednesdays in July, at 2:30 pm, starting July 8. Bibliomania, our individualized summer reading program will be offered in July and August. There will be other special events announced as time goes by.

Look for fliers with more information just before school is out for the summer. We'll send them home from school and also have them at our circulation desk.

The Library is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For assistance during these hours, call 824-3060. The book drop at the Broad Street entrance is always open for your convenience.

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