hardee county public library

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Surprise! April 23, 2010

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Ok…..a surprise for the library. For several days we have been receiving packages from Amazon.com with books packaged in them. We didn’t order them, so where were they coming from? Today the mystery was solved read this from http//:deweydonationsystem.org

Down and Dewey – Day Four-ish

We’re just a few books away from one hundred donations to libraries in need and I can’t thank you guys enough for your help.

Today’s wishlists:

Hardee County Public Library: Their call for help on their webpage alone should be enough. Already having to close their doors on the weekends, Hardee County Public Library, which serves the tiny town of Wauchula, Florida, and several area libraries, is struggling to have enough money to continue to provide Internet access for its community. I saw the picture of the Lake Placid library, with the comedically sad, wonky letters, and was reminded of a story my mom likes to tell. When I was thirteen and had just moved to a tiny Texas town, I thought I’d find some escape at the library. Mom says I came home inconsolable. “They have like, SIX BOOKS!” I wailed. “It’s like a BOOKMOBILE!” I sobbed into my pillow screaming, “We can’t live here! What am I supposed to READ?!”

It’s not like boys were kissing me, okay? I had books. They never complain when you hug them.

So I’m picking this place because there’s a very good chance this library lives inside a strip mall, what with the way the website makes it look like you’re walking into a We the People. Their Facebook page and their blog shows just how much they care about the community, especially the needs of the children (with an apparent emphasis on homeschooled kids). I see pictures about computer classes for adults and babysitting classes for teens, arts and crafts and movie nights. But I don’t see any books. Can we send them some?

So a huge thank you to all who sent us books. We appreciate all you have done….

Thanks to Florinda, Joanna,Ami, Pamie, Gwen,Heather, Sarah,Patricia,Stephanie,Hillary, Michael,Valeri, Angela, Carolyn

Thanks again for the Books we love them and we love you!


Thank You… April 13, 2010

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A very big “Thanks” to our Friends of the Library. Lunch from the Java Cafe’ was wonderful and we loved it. Thanks again for the treat.


Sandhill Cranes….

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I really love Sandhill Cranes ..and the connection they have to Wauchula…

Wauchula was named by the Florida Southern Railway when it extended south in 1886 and built a depot in the area, which still exists today. The name was derived from the Miccosoukee Indian word Wa-tu-la-ha-kee, meaning “call of the sand hill crane“.

So our Homeschooled Students have more Sandhill Crane art. We are hoping to make more of these and then use as a Fund Raising project for the Library to help build up our Children and Family DVD collection… here are the newest Sandhill Cranes. These will eventually be pins or brooches to wear… enjoy.

These are the greatest bunch of children and the parents are amazing…especially when they put up with some of my crazy ideas…Thanks to you all!!


Computer Classes are back!!

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Today was the first time in several years the Library has offered free computer classes. Teacher Kelli C. is so fun and everyone enjoyed her smiling face and skills. Here are a few pics to show you…..

Thanks Kelli!!!



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Okay , so a weird title for a post but.. in a few you will understand.  So why foil and what are the homeschooled students going to do with it???Your answer lies ahead!!

The photo behind the foil is part of the clue!!!


Nooooooooooooooooo…don’t use your teeth to do this!!!

Our foil sculptures of Sandhill Cranes.

These are not finished so stay tuned in later weeks to see finished products.


Happy Faces at the Library April 12, 2010

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Just a fun Happy Post…more pics than words!!! Enjoy the smiles!!

More Happy Faces to come……


More Easter Egg Winners

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Remember the Easter Egg decorating contest here are 2 more winners with their prizes.

Preschool Winner

1-3rd Winner

All the eggs were great and everyone loved doing them.