With Books, Movies, Games, Magazines and SO MUCH MORE,
your library has something for everyone!
Summer Reading Fun - for adults! Adults can participate in “A Universe of Stories” by completing a quick review form for each book they read this summer. Each review that gets filled out gives the reader a chance to win one of three prizes at the end of the summer – a $30 Target gift card, a $30 Dunkin' Donuts gift card, or 4 Providence Bruins flex tickets. Don't let the kids have all the fun - pick up a review form at the Circulation Desk when you check out your books! And remember...audiobooks count, too! Prizes funded by the Attleboro Public Library Board of Trustees. Entry deadline is August 29.
This is a tiny sampling of our programs. Our complete storytime schedule and other activities for kids and their caregivers are available on the Children's Page of our website and on the online calendar. Flyers for programs are available in the library.
Big Ryan's Tall Tales
Thursday, July 11th @ 2pm
Ryan Racette, otherwise known as "Big Ryan," is coming back to Attleboro! An APL favorite, Big Ryan has been telling stories for over 11 years. His quality show keeps children and adults entertained. Big Ryan’s program includes original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement and a whole lot of fun!
Looking for a way to relax & cool off in the middle of the day? Join Mrs. Brown on Wednesday afternoons for stories! This program is best for kids ages 3-6 years, but everyone is welcome. No need to sign-up, just drop in, enjoy the AC and listen to some stories!
Immediately followed by Family Makers.
Family Makers Wednesdays, 7/3, 7/10, 7/24 & 7/31 @ 2:30pm
We're offering your family and friends a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like. Each week we'll provide different art supplies and you can spend time painting, making collages, cardboard building and more.
NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the hour and have fun!
Video Club Tuesdays, July 2, 16, & 31 @ 3pm
Youth entering grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for video club! No experience necessary. We will be using iPads to create short videos for the library's YouTube page.
Youth entering grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for a board game night!!! A variety of games will be available for use, bring your friends! Be sure to watch for our new board game collection on the 2nd floor!
Join us for a civil discussion of 8 timely topics for 2019. No prior knowledge is required to join the conversation. The only requirement is to read the overview in the Great Decisions Briefing Bookprior to the weekly meeting.
July 11 - Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?July 18 - The Rise of Populism in Europe
Registration is required. There is a $32 materials fee payable when you pick up your briefing book. A copy is available for in-library use for participants.
Yarn Lovers' Support Group
Monday, July 1 & 15 @ 9:30am
Are you a crafty person in search of
like-minded crafty folks? Join the Yarn Lovers' Support Group every other Monday morning at the APL for some crafting, chatting, and show and tell. Our group includes knitter, crocheters, weavers, embroiderers and more! Bring your current project along and enjoy the company of the group while you work.
Krystal Brown, Children's Librarian
Describe your current job: My main jobs are helping people and outreach, but I do a lot of other things! I make sure we have materials that support local schools’ curriculum, as well as popular books, movies & video games. I oversee the physical space of the Children’s Room and keep it running smoothly. I go out into the community to represent the Library whenever I can. I have been at the APL for over 19 years and I think I have the best job in the world!
What do you like most about your job? The 2 best parts of my job are programs and reader’s advisory. When I host programs, I get to show that the Library is a place where people can go to have fun, experience new things, meet new people, form new friendships and have great discussions. When I do reader’s advisory, I am helping avid readers find new authors & titles, and also helping reluctant readers discover that there ARE books out there they will enjoy. I love when people ask for suggestions & I love creating personalized reading lists. I also enjoy when someone comes back and tells me if they liked or even didn’t like the book I gave them and why.
What is your most memorable experience in a Library? Once, when I was leaving work, I stopped to talk to a family in the parking lot. As we said goodbye & I walked away, I heard one of the kids ask incredulously “Mom, Mrs. Brown actually leaves & drives a car?!?”
What are you reading now or what titles are on your reading list? When I read, I read for pleasure & to relax, so most of what I read is fiction. I like mysteries, chick lit, beach reads, contemporary, and supernatural. Over the last year some of my favorites have been The Sleepwalkerby Chris Bohjalian,I Liked My Lifeby Abby Fabiaschi, Class Mom by Laurie Gelman and The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson.
What was your very first paid job? Does a paper route count? Or babysitting? I started both of those jobs when I was 12. The first job that I got an actual paycheck from was as a Library Page at the Seekonk Public Library. I started there when I was 14.
If you were to live in another country, which would you choose and why? Ireland. My husband and I have been there twice, and I would go back in a heartbeat. The people were friendly, the history is so interesting and the land is beautiful!
When I'm not at work, you can find me...At the archery range, reading on my back deck, exploring a state park, doing yard work or shopping at Target!
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
No question--Peanut butter cup. Although…Bliss Brothers makes a really good Campfire S’mores.
LIBRARY ON THE GO
Where in Attleboro is Mrs. Brown?
This summer, APL staff and volunteers will be around Attleboro visiting parks and playground, giving more people access to books! Adults and children will be able to sign up for library cards and borrow books that can be returned at either the library, or during Mrs. Brown's return trip.
Find the pop-up library on Wednesdays at these locations:
July 3 & July 24 Noon-1pm Nickerson Playground @ 42 Snell Street
July 10 & July 31 Noon-1pm Briggs Playground @ 36 East Street
Local organizations bring their expertise to the APL
Exit 3 Improvement Discussion - Monday, July 1 @ 6pm
MS Support Group for Women -Wednesday, July 17 @ 11:30am
Kitchen Table Conversation: Grief Support - Monday, July 22 @ 6:30pm
PARKING INFORMATION Due to the construction project on the Sanford St. Garage, the municipal parking lot next to the library will be extremely busy this summer. Please allow sufficient time ahead of events to find parking in the lot or on nearby streets.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
BOOKS & MORE
Children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer.
Browse our Facebook album to find out what library staff and community members are reading!
Want to get away for the day? The Friends of Attleboro Public Library can help!One of the APL’s most talked about pass locations is the Heritage Museum & Gardens in Sandwich, MA. The largest public garden in southern New England, it sits on 100s of acres and includes indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy. Beautiful gardens, an interactive play space, art galleries, auto museum and an indoor carousel are just some of what’s available with the price of admission. The library pass admits, at half off, up to 2 adults (regular price is $20) & 4 youths ages 3-17 (regular price is $10.) Children 2 and under are always free. Visit heritagemuseumsandgardens.org for information on special exhibits & events.
Reserve passes yourself online or call the library. One pass per day per library card.
NEW Discount Pass! The APL is now offering a discounted pass to Mystic Aquarium, located in Mystic, Connecticut. The pass gives visitors $4 off admission for up to 4 people. It also offers $15 off a new Family or Grandparent Membership or $10 off a new Individual or Couple Membership. Before reserving this pass, visit the aquarium website as they sometimes offer a bigger discount on admission when you purchase tickets online.
Tell Us How You Really Feel Patron Experience Survey The SAILS Library Network is looking for user input on the catalog. Do you search for titles, place holds, review your account from home? Do you use the catalog while visiting the library? We want to know what you think. Click HERE by July 14th to take the survey.
Online Resources at the APL - Universal Class Offering over 500 online continuing education courses for business and pleasure, Universal Class has something for everyone! From dog grooming to HTML, investing to floral arranging, English grammar to resume writing, Universal Class can help adults and children learn new skills or brush up on old ones. Get more information from our website or a staff member.
Ask a staff member for a demonstration!
Book Groups The Library offers several book groups run by staff members and volunteers that are always looking for new participants. Check out our website to see when they meet and what they're reading. Most, but not all, groups ask that you register. Registration links can be found on our online calendar. You can also register with library staff.
Online Library Bill Paying
When paying library fines in person, the Library can accept cash or checks. Paying your bill online allows you to use a credit or debit card. The processing fees patrons pay when paying off their fines or fees with a credit card will increase as of July 1, 2019. The new fee will be $0.85. To view or pay bills online, visit the catalog and sign in to your account.
Be a Friend to the Library
Please Support the Friends of APL! Founded in 1983, the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library is a community organization dedicated to supporting and fundraising for the Attleboro Public Library. Through a program of volunteer, promotional and fundraising activities, the Friends support and promote the Attleboro Public Library and finance purchases not covered by government funds. You can support the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library by becoming a friend yourself, or by making a donation of money or materials. Visit the Friends website, aplfriends.org, for more info.
New Tote Bags are Here!
The Friends have a new opportunity for library visitors to show their love for the APL. For a $5 donation, you can purchase a reusable tote bag to carry your books, movies and magazines in. Bags will be available at the circulation desk. Show your support for the Attleboro Public Library everywhere you go with this attractive shopping bag! Coming soon - check out a bag at the desk when you leave YOUR library bag at home!
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