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Updated: 07/13/2013 08:03:50AM

Gophers are coming to the library this week

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Ashley Elliott

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Story times have been a hit this summer, so don’t miss your chance to bring your kids. Three-to 5-year-olds meet at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in July and feature stories, finger plays, music and films. Six to 8-year-olds meet at 3 p.m. Tuesdays in July and feature stories, music, games, crafts and films. Those 18 months to 2 years meet at 10 a.m. Thursdays in July and feature nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and bubbles.

The Polk Works Mobile One-Stop Bus will be outside our library from
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday. The unit allows individuals to search for jobs online, prepare resumes and submit applications for open positions. All Polk Works services are free of charge. The Mobile One-Stop unit has a full computer lab to assist job-seekers. For information call 863-508-1100.

Our Super Summer Show for the week is In Your Own Backyard: The Florida Gopher Tortoise. Learn about this threatened keystone species and the other Florida animals that depend upon its underground burrows. This program will presented by Ron Concoby of the Gopher Tortoise Council. The show runs 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Nine-to 12-year-olds will have a program about Butterfly Gardening form 3-4 p.m. Thursday. It will be presented by the Polk County Extension Office

It’s the Dog Days of Summer next Saturday. At 10:30 a.m., come meet the newest addition to our Paws to Read program — Shelby, a Great Dane, of Therapy Dogs, International. Read aloud to her and receive a free book. Shelby will be in the Children’s Department the third Saturday of every month.


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