What’s Happening . . . at the Berryville Library


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Berryville Library Nano Camp, spring break 2019

Collaborative sticker paintings of Van Gogh’s Starry Night?

Spring break camp devoted to nanotechnology for the tweens and teens?

Presentations on historic events?

Free tax-related printing?

Where’s all this happening in Berryville?

At the Berryville Public Library–and that’s not an April Fool’s Joke. πŸ™‚

Nano camp experiment 2
Every year, we host a week-long afternoon camp for spring break. This year, the focus was nanotechnology.

I’ve discussed on here before how libraries battle the perception that they’re only about books and that somehow makes libraries irrelevant. Now, of course, books are a big part of the library experience for many patrons–and staff members– and that fact does not make libraries irrelevant to the modern world, but that doesn’t mean books are the only thing that the library provides.

At its heart, a library is about community, and we’re very devoted to making sure we provide a little of something for everyone in our community.

Nano camp goop
Nano goop! The spring break camps are always a mixture of experiments, games, movies, and other activities and are open to any tweens and teens in our area.

For some folks, that equals providing them a nice selection of books, movies, audiobooks, and CDs.

For some folks, that equals providing quality programs for all ages.

For some folks, that equals providing access to computers and printing.

And, of course, for some folks, that equals all the above or more.

Nano camp experiment 3
Your guess is as good as mine as to what is happening here, but it looks really fun. πŸ™‚

Nano camp experiment 3 close up

Our spring break camp is over, but there’s still plenty of other things happening at the library that you might not expect.

This month, we’re hosting a presentation on the history of the Orphan Train on April 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Carroll Electric. Author Alison Moore will be speaking, and descendants of orphan train children are encouraged to attend and share their stories.

And, of course, we’ll continue providing free printing and downloading of tax documents through the rest of tax season.

sticker masterpiece in progress
Don’t mind us. We’re just recreating an art masterpiece, one sticker at a time. πŸ™‚
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Starry Night, the Berryville sticker version, now proudly displayed at our circulation desk.

What’s your favorite library program? What programs would you like to see in the future? What services do you use at the library? Tell us in the comments! πŸ™‚

Author: berryvillelibrary

"Our library, our future"

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