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Gearing Up for Fall

Now that summer is beginning to wind down and “back to school” is beginning to wind up, it’s time to once more think about preschool storytime at the library. Our most excellent volunteer, Karen Breach, is anxious to get the fall sessions started. Storytimes will be every Friday at 10:30am starting Friday, Sept ll. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your preschool youngster involved in a pre-literacy experience while having a great time socializing and doing projects. Please mark your calendars for this free and valuable childhood learning adventure.

For adults, ECRL is once again offering classes in the exploration of your family history. You will be able to learn about our new AncestryPlus genealogical database and much more from ECRL’s reference coordinator, Bob Gray, who will be in Hinckley at 10:30am on Thursday, September 10. Class size is limited to 13, so pre-registration is necessary by calling 320-384-6351 at least 3 days prior to the date of the workshop. Basic computer skills are mandatory.

ECRL will soon be celebrating 50 years of public library service and in honor of that achievement will be hosting celebrations in each of the 14 branches throughout the 6 county region. We are eagerly seeking historical trivia and information about early library use and development. If you have a story or a clipping, please stop in to share it. More details will be forthcoming as they develop.

Ceci Cross-Maser, Hinckley Branch Librarian

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