While the library has always been a treasure trove of books, our offerings go far beyond that. This issue highlights a few of those diverse programs that enrich our community. Beloit Public Library stands as a vital community hub, catering to various interests. Unveil the wonders that await – many of which don’t even require a library card for access.


Empowering Young Minds: Summer Camps for Kids

Beloit Public Library stands as a pillar of community engagement that extends far beyond the realm of books. This summer, thanks to a Ready to Learn grant from PBS KIDS, we collaborated with PBS KIDS to introduce two dynamic camps that left young minds buzzing with excitement: READY JET GO: Space Exploration Camp, and Sensational Science Camp with Ruff Ruffman. Guided by our skilled Early Literacy Programming specialist, Desiree Johnson, and Laurie Rakow-Larson, an educator in the Beloit School District, these interactive camps captured the imagination of our youth. The camps were so popular that wait lists formed for eager participants. From crafting rockets to unraveling the mysteries of friction through hands-on experiments, kids not only had fun but also absorbed STEM concepts in the process.

Explore More: The Library of Things

Dive into the world of possibilities beyond traditional book lending with our Library of Things. This innovative collection boasts an array of items that cater to diverse interests and needs. Whether you’re seeking a garden tool set, a sewing machine for your creative projects, or even a light therapy lamp to brighten your day, our Library of Things has you covered. The collection is a testament to our commitment to providing practical resources that extend beyond the ordinary. This initiative isn’t just about borrowing; it’s about exploring new hobbies, trying out items before committing to a purchase, and creating opportunities for discovery.

Unlocking Online Resources: Your Library at Your Fingertips

Have you visited beloitlibrary.org recently? Prepare to be amazed by the wealth of free resources that await you online. Delve into the extensive archives of Consumer Reports, reaching back to 1991, for well-informed decision-making. Access BadgerLink, a digital library offering licensed content such as magazines and newspapers, giving you a fresh perspective beyond mainstream search engines. Our online resources are tailored for all ages, including kids. For those seeking to navigate the digital world, our Tech Tuesdays provide live one-on-one help for valuable insights and guidance.


Connect and Engage: Library Activities for All Ages

At Beloit Public Library, engagement takes center stage. Join us on Saturday mornings for chess, where minds of all ages can strategize and bond. Every Tuesday evening, Hooks and Needles Yarn Craft Club brings together creative souls for an enjoyable knitting experience. Gamers aged 12 and up can unite on Wednesday nights for our Gaming Club, where battles unfold over Yu-Gi-Oh, Xbox, and PS4 games – and yes, you heard it right, there’s occasionally pizza, too!

So much to say, so little space:

Please visit BPL Program Guide at Beloitlibrary.org for a full list of fall programming. Thank you for being an indispensable part of our journey.

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