Election results and more
The Library would like to express its gratitude to the residents of Bingham Township for voting to continue supporting the Library with .497 mills for the next four years. The Library has seen an over $90,000 decrease in its operating revenue in the last five years due to declines in property taxes, state aid, penal fines, interest rates and due to tax captures.
A no vote would have had an astronomical negative impact on the quality and quantity of services the Library would have been able to provide the public. While the passage by no means solves our economic dilemmas it will allow us maintain library services as is for the Library’s next fiscal year. Thank you again to the residents of Bingham Township and the City of St. Johns for financially supporting the Library.
Lapsit Program: Grin and “Bear” It
The fall Lapsit Program for ages 12 to 24 months with adult participation will be on Monday evenings,6:30-7, September 10th – October 15th OR Friday mornings,10-10:30, September 14th – October 19th. We will share age appropriate stories, creative movement, music and more! Bring your baby and foster a love of books and reading right from the start. Repeated fun with books will strengthen language development and positive feelings about reading.
Registration is required and opens on Monday, August 13th. Bring your baby into a bright future through books and music at storytimes.
“Reading Rocks” Toddler Story-time: Children ages 2-3 years old with a participating adult can join us in some rockin’ good fun with stories, music, and more. Program dates to choose from are: Wednesday morning sessions on August 29th – October 3rd from 10-10:30 or 11-11:30. A Thursday evening session is also available on August 30th – October 4th from 6:30-7. Registration is required.
The words “Thank You” can’t begin to cover our appreciation for the time and talent that are volunteered to the library. We value the following people and businesses and what they have contributed to our spring and summer at the Library. Briggs Library Friends Group, Little Caesars, Michigan Sign Design, Shaggy’s Ice Cream, Sharon’s Face Painting, Carol Fedewa, Linda Faivor, Laree Geller, Roberta Motz, Jan Ridenour, and Brenda and Bryce Turner. We are very fortunate to have their support.
Guessing Contest Winners
Our last winner for the summer guessing contests was Nicholas Driscoll who guessed the correct number of “33” toasted marshmallows. We hope that all the readers out there under the stars will continue to “Dream Big…READ!”
The Library will be closed on Saturday September 1st and Monday September 2nd for the Labor Day Holiday. The drop box on the Library porch will be available for returns throughout this closure.
Library Director: Sara Morrison
Phone: 989-224-4702 * Fax: 989-224-1205
Street address: 108 E Railroad * Saint Johns, MI 48879