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Hazel Mackin Column: Go on a 'blind date' with a book

February is just around the corner so we are all ready for our annual Blind Date with a Book program! Blind dates can be scary, but picking out a wrapped book to take home is much easier! No, we don't offer dating services at the library, but in celebration of Valentine's Day, participating in this program will get you in the drawing for dinner at Bobtown Brewhouse! For tweens and teens participating the drawing will be for Carbone's. We've found that so many patrons have really enjoyed the "blind date" that they ended up with, even though the selection wasn't something they typically would have picked.

Story Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Story times include calendar fun, songs, rhymes, stories and crafts. The theme for Jan. 29 and 31 is Arctic Animals. Feb. 5 and 7 will be Jungle Animals, Feb. 12 and 14 will be Valentine's Day, Feb. 19 and 21 will be Desert Animals, Feb. 26 and 28 will be Dr. Seuss.

Paws to Read: Jan. 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m. and Feb. 23, 4:30-6 p.m. Julie and Ole will be back at the library for your student to come in and read a favorite book to. Ole is a trained therapy dog and part of the organization of Paws to Read.

Teen Advisory Board: for grades 6-12. Contact Brittany at fahrenkamp@robertspubliclibrary.org or visit our website to find out how to apply.

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