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As we celebrate the month of love in February, we are collecting donated items to share with those in need in our community. Items should be clean, not expired, unopened and foods need to be in boxes, jars, or cans. New hats and gloves will also be accepted. With the donation of four food, hygiene or baby items, patrons will be entered into a drawing for a prize basket.

During February, the library’s doors will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Watch our Facebook page for updates regarding inclement weather. Note, the library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, for Presidents’ Day.

Patrons can also use our drive-through for contact-free pick up of library items. Call 870-741-5913 or go online (boonecountylibrary.org) to reserve up to four items for pick up. Drive-through service is available Tuesday through Friday during regular library hours.

Children’s Programs

The Children’s Department will be celebrating the love of books with Blind Date with a Book during Feb. 1-19. Stop by the Children’s Department to check out a wrapped book and earn a prize entry for each book you check out. Winners will be drawn on Feb. 22.

On Tuesday, Feb.16, young adults will be painting winter and spring designs using fun techniques. Join this activity any time between 3-5 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the library. Masks and social distancing are required.

Storytime will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the library at 10 a.m. We started the alphabet this month, so this week’s storytime will feature the letter “C.” Join us in person at the library or on Facebook live. In-person attendance will be limited to 12 people, per COVID-19 guidelines.

Each Thursday, our library team will be traveling to a new mystery location in the community to bring you a fun story and activity in “Time for adventure.” This week’s adventure will be posted to the Children’s Department’s Facebook page on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m.

Adult Programs

Our February Puzzle for Prizes is a word search with the names of several United States presidents in honor of Presidents’ Day on Feb. 15. Puzzles are available at the library’s front desk or on our website at boonecountylibrary.org. Completed entries must be turned in

by Feb. 28 to be included in the monthly prize drawing.

This month’s take-and-make kit features a fun Valentine craft to hang in your home or gift to a loved one. Each kit includes puzzle pieces, paint and other supplies to make “love you to pieces” heart. Kits are available on a first-come basis while supplies last.

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