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Library Closure, Reading Dogs, Halloween Events: Week of Oct. 8

The Library will be closing temporarily for recarpeting. Should we have the Reading Dogs again? And know which Halloween events the Library will be at!

We are gearing up for our temporary closure this coming Friday. Please remember to complete any Library business you need before Friday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m.  We will reopen on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. 

While the main Library is closed, please remember that the Friends’ Branch Library at the Dunedin Community Center will stay open longer hours. The Branch phone number is 812-4548 if you have any questions. 

Should We Bring Back Therapy Reading Dogs?

Many of you may have been here in the past when we had the wonderful opportunity to host some therapy reading dogs. Audrey and her dogs Cherry, Evie and Debbie would come to listen to children read once a week.  We had a large following for a while, and then the participation fell. We would like to ask Audrey and her clan back and wonder if we could revive the interest in having a reading dog on a regular basis. Please comment to let us know if you are interested! Reading dogs are quiet, non-judgmental friends who listen to children while they practice reading. Very inspiring and so, so cute!

What Should Go In Dunedin's Time Capsule?

The Florida Library community is gearing up for 2012 as Viva 500! The state is celebrating 500 years since Ponce de Leon first stepped onto these shores.  Here at the Dunedin Public Library we will be celebrating Viva 500 by presenting programming with a Florida theme. The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative is collaborating to fill our own Library time capsule. Please let us know what would be a good filler for a time capsule from our area – what would represent Dunedin? My own ideas start with Scotland, dogs and oranges. 

Halloween Plans Are Happening

Please make sure to enjoy the Halloween festivities in Dunedin at the end of the
month.  Our director, Phyllis, will be at the Downtown Trick-or-Treating event, Ms. Katherine will be with the teens at Honeymoon Island (line dancing may be in order), and I will be at the Community Center Halloween Happening reading to toddlers like every year!

We look forward to a wonderful holiday season here in Dunedin culminating with the Holiday parade and Old Fashioned Christmas – both events in which we will participate.  Come out and see us in the parade and at the Chamber of Commerce where we have stories and crafts every Old Fashioned Christmas! 

Until then, share a spooky story with someone! 

Olivia Wilson
Head of Youth Services
Dunedin Public Library

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