Freedom Public Library Newsletter

Freedom Public Library

Early July 2024

Librarian's Corner

Library director Chris Libby

Every year, I say I’m going to “participate” in Summer Reading, and try to read five books. And every year I fail spectacularly. Well, not this year.


Holiday Closure

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The Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. The book drop & sale in the front vestibule are available 24/7 for your convenience.


Tune in at the beginning of June for Well-Versed, a monthly reading of poetry in the public domain. This month's theme is "Adventure Begins..."

See the Well-Versed page on our website for more information. You can also listen to Well-Versed on Spotify.

Crafting with Amanda

Hand-made cards

Join Amanda Saturday, July 20th from 10:30-12:30 as special guest Jane McKenny leads a workshop in card making. Registration is required. Email Amanda for more information.

Matinée Café

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The Matinée Café is a monthly movie showing for adults on one Sunday every month!

Mark your calendars--the next Matinée Café will be held on Sunday, July 21st. The house will open at 2pm, and the movie will begin at 2:30. This month's movie is Nowhere Special (2021, NR).


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The Library will be accepting donations for the annual books until July 27th during Library hours. Please do not leave items in front of the door or in the vestibule while we are closed.

Summer Reading

June 29 - August 3

Here's a list of the weekly events we have going on at the Library during Summer Reading.

Week 1

June 30-July 6

Monday, July 1

  • 1:30-4:30pm – Mah Jongg

Wednesday, July 3

  • 10:30-11:30am – Preschool Story Hour
  • 10:30-11:30am – Kids Corner (for elementary-aged students): Animals, up close & personal
  • 2-4pm – Cribbage

Friday, July 5

  • 1:30-4:30pm – Mah Jongg
  • 3:30-4:45pm – Fun Friday Craft (for elementary-aged students): Faux Stained Glass
  • 5-6:30pm – Family Movie Night: Migration (PG)

Week 2

July 7-13

Monday, July 8

  • 1:30-4:30pm – Mah Jongg

Wednesday, July 10

  • 10:30-11:30am – Preschool Story Hour
  • 10:30-11:30am – Kids Corner (for elementary-aged students): Ocean Adventures
  • 2-4pm – Cribbage

Thursday, July 11

  • 3:30-4:30pm – Crochet with Amanda
  • 5-7pm – Game Night for Teens & Adults

Friday, July 12

  • 1:30-4:30pm – Mah Jongg
  • 3:30-4:45pm – Fun Friday Craft (for elementary-aged students): Milk Jug Bird Feeders
  • 5-6:30pm – Family Movie Night: Trolls: Band Together (PG)

Bingo Cards

Pick up a Summer Reading Bingo Card anytime during the month of July. When you pick up your Bingo card, you’ll receive a certificate for a free kiddie cone at Bobby Sue’s! Keep track of the books you read, and mark off corresponding boxes on your Bingo card as you complete them.

Once you have a Bingo on your card, you will receive a gift card for $10 to your choice of Bobby Sue’s or In addition, preschoolers and kids receive a free book for every Bingo they score, up to 3 Bingos. Saturday, August 3rd is the last day to claim reading prizes.

Bookmark Contest

You have until Saturday, July 20th to submit a design for this year’s Bookmark Contest, based on the theme of “Adventure Begins at your Library.” Winners will be chosen the following week, and we should have bookmarks ready for Old Home Week! Stop by and grab your favorite, or get a complete set of this year’s winners!

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