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Fall Library Events

Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Babcock Library will hold their annual Book Sale October 18 to October 20. Please stay tuned for hours of the sale. Books, DVDs, audios, and library bags will be available for purchase.

Pumpkin/Scarecrow/Sunflower Contest

Bring in your Scarecrow during the week of October 20. Scarecrows must be free standing, we will not provide props to stand the scarecrow up.

Bring in your largest sunflower head, anytime during the week of October 20! We will measure your sunflower head; if your sunflower head is the biggest of all the entries, you will be declared the winner.

Bring in your book themed decorated pumpkin anytime during the week of October 20. No carved pumpkins allowed.

Come vote Saturday, October 26 from 9 am to 12 noon. Winners will be announced at 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 26. Open to all ages.

Alice’s Ordinary People

Screening with Filmmaker Craig Dudnik

Join us and Craig to hear about and see his film. Alice Tregay’s story: Ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Five decades of fearless activism and continuing relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the ongoing fight for justice.

Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00

Knitting Club

The knitting club meets every Wednesday at 1:00 pm, everyone is always welcome whether you already know how to knit or you want to learn. Come and join our knitting group.

Learn to Play the Ukulele

Sue Way will instruct students on how to play and tune a Ukulele.  Participants must have a valid library card in good standing for this program.  Program is designed for participants 9 years old and up.  (Yes, adults are welcome!)Registration is required.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays starting at 12:30 pm until 4 pm

Craft Projects and Activities

For ages 5 and up.

Friday, October 25th at 4:00 Monster Mask

Friday, November 8th at 4:00 Turkey Pinecone

Friday, November 22nd at 4:00 Hand Turkey

Friday Movies

Friday Movies start at 4:00 the 1st and 3rd Friday, bring a comfortable blanket to sit on and watch the movie with your library friends. September 6th – November 15th

Read to Me!

Come join us as we read either A Curious George or Arthur story, followed by a craft. For ages 5-7 and their adult companions. Wednesdays at 4:30

Drop In Crafts

Stop by the library anytime during the week and make the craft project for the week.  This is a self-directed activity, usually for ages 4 to 8, although younger children may enjoy it with help from their adult companion.  Crafts are available throughout the week until they are gone!

Lego Club

We’ll supply the LEGOs, you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your creations. Club meets on Saturday, October 12th, and November 9th at 11:00

Music and Movement

Come work the wiggles out in the Music and Movement get together, this program is held in the hall, before Storytime. Tuesdays at 10:00 am


Come join us for games, stories and a craft, for ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. This program lasts about 45 minutes and registration is not required at this time. Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the children’s room.

Overdrive Training

The Library now has a subscription to Overdrive for Babcock Library card holders!  Overdrive offers e-books and audiobooks that you can access on your mobile devices. Bring your phone, iPad, tablet, Kindle, or NOOK to the library and we will teach you how to get started!

Workshops are on Mondays. If you require other dates, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

Become a sponsor and Adopt an Author! This program allows the library to acquire all the new titles published by your chosen author.

  • When a new title becomes available, you are placed 1st in the hold queue and your name is placed on a bookplate on the title page.
  • As a sponsor, you reimburse the library for the cost of the book, which is usually 25% off the cover price!

Not only will you have the opportunity to be the VERY FIRST READER of your favorite books, but you will be helping the library with your generous gift, thus helping our budget’s bottom line.  Don’t forget that your donation is also tax deductible!

Pick up an Adopt-an-Author form at the Babcock Library circulation desk.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!