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Quilt Raffle Underway

Posted January 23, 2013 in Community Featured

librarynewThe Friends of the Drake Public Library Quilt Raffle is going on now. The drawing  for the 68” x 87” quilt will be April 3.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. All proceeds go to support the Drake Public Library and to promote literacy Include your phone number and/or email address on your raffle tickets

Help us support and assist the library in providing products and services to the community.

Planning for summer reading
Summer seems a long ways away during these blustery days in southern Iowa. But JeNel Allen-Barth, children’s librarian at the Drake Public Library, is busy making plans for the Summer Reading Program 2013. The theme is “Dig into Reading” for all readers 0 – 15 years old.

The program is funded by the Friends of the Drake Public Library. The group pays for incentives, gathers prizes from local businesses and also pays for the entertainment programs.

Registration is free, and the only requirement for participation is to be a registered card holder at the Drake Public Library. Participants keep track of time read and receive prizes for every hour spent reading or being read to by another person. T-shirts, pizza certificates, books and other treats are handed out for reading.

Participation is important for children because during the summer, kids lose reading comprehension if they spend the entire summer without reading. By keeping it fun, providing incentives and tracking minutes read, children look forward to books. Summer reading programs have been in place at public libraries for decades.

Allen-Barth is looking for volunteers who would like to present a program or share a special talent to a group of children. If you would like to help out, give her a call at 641-856-6676 at the Drake Public Library on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Access to e-books
Don’t forget — if you received an e-reader as a holiday gift, the Drake Public Library provides access to free e-books to library patrons. For more information, call the library at 641-856-6676 or stop in today.

Get tax forms
Federal tax forms are available at the library.

Drake Public Library
115 Drake Ave.
Hours: Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mon. – Fri.: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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