Sensory Play Time – Saturday, October 20th

Children ages 1 to 3 are invited to join us Saturday, October 20th  from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  for Sensory Play Time. Sensory play encourages the development of fine motor skills, social skills, language skills and is just plain fun! Come check out our “not so spooky” Halloween bin and play with our brand new tunnel and farmer’s market sorting toy.

We will be set up for a full hour – stay as little or long as you wish.

October Classics Book Club-The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Join us October 23rd at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines.

Miss Jane Pittman

“This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has  lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960’s. In this  woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure,  a woman equipped to stand beside William  Faulkner’s Dilsey in The Sound And The  Fury.” Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has  ‘endured,’ has seen almost everything and foretold the  rest. Gaines’ novel brings to mind other  great works The Odyssey for the way his heroine’s travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry  Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years  and things to find the one true story in it all.”  — Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek.

Ask at the desk or email to reserve a copy of this classic. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
11/27/18–The Group by Mary McCarthy


Conquering Social Anxiety with Steven Mollura

This November conquer your social anxiety with Steven Mollura, of Prosperity Counseling.

Steven Mollura

Workshops include:

Saturday, November 3, 2018
11:00 a.m.: Theory and Understanding Social Anxiety
12:30 p.m.: Social Skills and Assertive Communication

Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 a.m.: Interpersonal Issues and Self-Sabotage
12:30 p.m. : Dating and Romance for the Socially Anxious

Cost for all four classes is $100. Please sign up on Eventbrite or email

Friends of Bayne Library

The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be Tuesday,October 16th at 6:00 p.m.


What are Friends for?

  • They lead fundraising efforts like book sales and donation drives
  • They provide input on events and programming
  • They use their unique skills to volunteer
  • They promote the library and library events in the community

Great Friends make great libraries!

An Evening with the Psychic Vincent Sisters

Join us Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm  for an Evening with The Psychic Vincent Sisters.
Psychic Sisters
Suzanne Vincent and Jean McKenzie Vincent. will discuss their work as Psychic Profilers, Psychic Criminal Investigators, and Ghost Hunters.  They will also, as time permits, lead a ghost hunt through Andrew Bayne Memorial Library and give mini psychic  readings to the audience.

All the slots have been reserved, but you can still get on the wait list today!

October Storytimes

Join us each Thursday @ 11:00 a.m. for stories, songs, a simple craft and fun galore. Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver.

October 4 – Books of Eric Carle

October 11 – Monkey Tales

October 18 – Pancake Stories

October 25 – Hibernating

Come see old friends and meet new ones at Bayne Library storytime.



Kid/Parent Book Club – October Selection

Our Kid/Parent Book Club (for ages 9 – 12) has chosen an appropriately SPOOKY book for our October book. Join us on Monday, October 22nd at 5:30 p.m. to discuss: NIGHTMARES! by Jason Segel

Charlie Laird has several problems:

  1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
  2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is not a place you want to find yourself after dark.
  3. He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.

What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed. And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.

Order your copy today – and join us in the Bayne Library attic –         IF YOU DARE!

Lego Club – Returns September 20th

Come build something with our  Legos! Starting on September 20th kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us every Thursday from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Registration is not required, but imaginations are!


Come have some fun after school at Bayne Library.


Baby Lapsit

Join us every Friday morning after, at 10:30 a.m. and we’ll bounce, sing, and clap our way to early literacy!

Baby Reading
Geared to babies from birth to 18 months, Baby Lapsit introduces babies to language and literacy with songs, bounces, board books, and fingerplays. Playtime with age appropriate toys will follow!

2018 Fifty Book Challenge

50 Book ChallengeIt’s not too late to join The 50 Book Challenge!  Challenge yourself to read 50 books in one year!   Registration  can be completed at either Bayne or Avalon Public Library.   When you finish the challenge, you’ll receive a prize and will be entered for a chance to with the grand prize!

Register today!

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