Author: Ellen

December Book Discussion Group

Join us for book discussion, December 14, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinquent” Turner, which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. As life at the Academy becomes ever more perilous, the tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades.

Stop by the Library to pick up a copy today!

Holiday Hours

Please note Bayne Library’s Holiday Hours for 2021

Christmas

  • Friday, 12/24/21 – Saturday, 12/25/21: CLOSED
  • Monday, 12/27/21 – Thursday 12/30/21: 10 a.m. – 2p.m.

New Year’s

  • Friday, 12/31/21: CLOSED
  • Saturday, 1/1/22: CLOSED

If you need special arrangements for holds pick up, please let us know and we will do what we can to help!

THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who bought a tote, donated money, volunteered time, and shared our posts. We are still calculating our final numbers but we are well on our way to smashing our fundraising goals!

We have the best patrons!

Masks Required on Second Floor

To protect our youngest patrons, we ask all visitors to the second floor of our building to wear a mask.

This recommendation follows CDC guidelines for unvaccinated populations, including children under the age of 12.

Coding Kits

We loved our kids coding club almost as much as the kids, but since, we can’t meet in person, we are sharing our coding kits with you!

Stop by and check out our Coding Kits in the Juvenile Room! Each kit includes a game or toy, handy guides to help you get started, and programming challenges.

Current kits include:

  • Beebot
  • Botley, The Coding Robot
  • Let’s Go Code
  • Ozobot
  • Turing Tumble

We hope to add additional kits in the upcoming months and would love your feedback and suggestions! Also be sure to check out our Coding for Kids resource guide to get more great coding ideas.

These items were part of a Computational Thinking Kit given to the Library through a statewide initiative that was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Art Historical Fiction

Artists are notorious for being temperamental, passionate, and fascinating so naturally, they make great subjects for historical fiction.

Try one of these picks from our new booklist, Art Historical Fiction, to learn more about these artists and their times.

Interactive Timeline and Bayne Family Tree

Learn more about the history of Bayne Library and the Bayne family by exploring the interactive Bayne Library Timeline in conjunction with the previously released Bayne Family Tree. Delve into information through newspaper articles, photographs, and documents for a glimpse into an earlier time. What will you discover about the Bayne family and the history of Andrew Bayne Memorial Library?

There’s even more to explore on our website: The Architecture of Bayne Library, Trees of Bayne Park, War Memorials of Bayne Park, and an interactive Map of Bayne Park for self-guided tours of the trees and war memorials.

Introducing: Architecture of Bayne Library

If you’re curious about the architect and the architecture of this Historic Landmark, then it’s the perfect time to learn about the Architecture of Bayne Library!

If You Like Dog Man…

Do you (or your kid) love the Dog Man series? Really what’s not to love about the adventures of this half dog/half man policeman.

While you wait for the newest installment (due out September 1st!), why not try one of the series we recommend in out new book list, If You Like Dog Man… This list contains graphic novels and chapter books that offer plenty of laughs!

Fine Free!

As of January 1, 2020, Bayne Library will no longer be charging fines on overdue items.

Learn more about this initiative.

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