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Updated: 11/02/2013 08:00:01AM

You don’t have to be wimpy to win a prize on Nov. 14

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Ashley Elliott

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Shelby the great dane who spent many years being read to by children at the Bartow Public Library died Oct. 27.

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Crochet Club will be meeting at the library Friday at 10:30 a.m. You do not need to be an expert in crochet to attend.

Movies are back at the library. Join us Saturday for Monsters University. The movie will begin at 2:30 p.m. It is rated G and runs 104 minutes. Popcorn, candy and sodas will be available for purchase.

Any “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” fans in Bartow? On Nov. 14, celebrate the release of book #8 in this popular series with games, refreshments, and a costume contest. Come dressed as your favorite character in the series and you may win a prize. For Wimpy Kid fans ages 9-12 yrs old. Please pre-register at the circulation desk.

We have some sad news about our Paws to Read program here at the library. After a brave battle with cancer, Shelby the Great Dane, passed away Oct. 27. While volunteering as the Bartow Public Library’s Paws to Read dog, Shelby and her owner Angel Ketcham encouraged many young children to read. They were so popular that they often stayed late in order to give every child who wanted to pet or read to Shelby a turn. We are grateful to Ms. Ketcham for the time and effort she put into the program, and we extend our condolences. Shelby will be missed.

The library is now offering reading tutoring to kids, teens and adults. Anyone looking to improve their reading skills are welcome to sign up. This will be a one on one tutoring in a private, learning environment with a certified reading teacher. No pressure or high expectations, our only wish is to help you learn to read better and have the chance to excel in your education.

Another new opportunity that will begin in November is an English tutoring class. For non-native English speakers, we are offering a class on Thursday nights from 6-7 p.m. beginning Nov. 14. Please call the library at 534-0131 to sign-up. This class is free.


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