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The St. Johns Independent

Briggs Library News

Library eBooks are Now Available for Kindle and more

Briggs Public Library is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and more. Briggs Public Library also offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook reader like the Barnes and Noble Nook and Sony Reader.

Kindle users can browse the Fuel Your Mind Digital Collection for bestselling and classic eBooks from PC or Mac computer, check out titles using their library card , and select “Get for Kindle” to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app. Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon’s Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps. Visit the library’s website to download eBooks for your Kindle: http://fuelyourmind.lib.overdrive.com

Annual Food Drive

Beginning Friday October 14th, Briggs Public Library would like your help in filling up our lobby display case with non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank. Bring your canned and dried goods to the circulation desk and we will place them in the display case. What a great way to teach our children to care for our friends and neighbors in need! Food donations will be accepted until Friday, November 18th.

*Please note: cans and boxes are preferred over glass containers and food expiration dates will be observed before acceptance.

Tween Program

All Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to celebrate A Candlelit Christmas on Monday, December 5th from 7-8pm. This will be a special event featuring a story read by candlelight, great snacks, a Christmas trivia game, and a chance to design and make your own candle.

Registration is required and begins Monday, November 7th. Don’t miss this fun holiday occasion!

Chapter Chatter

There are a few spaces left in our Chapter Chatter Program. This transitional program with chapter books, snacks, games, or crafts is for ages 6 thru 8 years old. The 1st week staff will present titles for them to choose from. Staff will then read the title chosen to the kids.

Which books will make the cut? Which books will make it to the next round? Their votes will make the decision! Monday evenings 7-7:45 pm, November 7th-28th, 2011.

Registration is required.

Caroling Kids

Attention kids ages 4-10! Join our Caroling group as we sing songs of the season to greet Santa Claus at our Holiday Programs.

Registration is from Oct. 11 to Nov. 1. Required practices will be on Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 6:30-7:00. Carolers need to be able to attend at least one of our three Holiday Programs which are on Dec. 1 and 2 from 6-8 and Dec. 3 from 10-noon.

Come join the fun and catch the Holiday Spirit!

An Event So Good It’s Scary
Once again this year the Library will be participating in “An Event So Good It’s Scary.”

On Halloween October 31st from 3:30-5:30 the Library will be handing out treats to children to help promote safe trick-or-treating.

Library Closures

The Library will be closed on Saturday Nov. 5th for a maintenance project and on Friday November 11th for the Veteran’s Day Holiday. The drop box on the Library porch will be available for returns throughout these closures.


Contact Information:

Library Director: Sara Morrison
Phone: 989-224-4702 * Fax: 989-224-1205
E-mail: smorrison@briggspubliclibrary.org
Street address: 108 E Railroad * Saint Johns, MI 48879

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