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FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than books (Feb. 14, 2019)

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The Ferris Public Library’s 7th Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 2 was a great success. We had 274 visitors and issued 80 free library cards to children ages 7 – 16 who live outside the city limits of Ferris. Dusti the Clown was kept busy twisting free balloons for the kids – thanks Dusti! We have great pictures on the library’s Facebook page. If you missed Take Your Child to the Library Day this year there’s always next year. We hold this annual program on the first Saturday in February.

Become a “fan” of the library on our Facebook page and you’ll have information for each event we hold all year long. Thank you to Library Board President, Terri Ross, and the Ferris ISD for also promoting the Ferris Public Library.

It’s tax season and the library have the 2018 Form 1040 booklet and Instructions available that you can come by and pick up. It’s one tax form that has been redesigned that includes Schedules 1-6. Forms 1040A and 1040EZ will no longer be used. The details on tax reform and other changes are in the “What’s New” instruction booklet. For those wanting to file online you can go to The library has 15 “Adult” computers for public use. No library membership? No problem! We offer guest passes for computer usage free of charge. Library staff members are always happy to assist with computer use but they are not allowed to enter in your private information. If you’re not comfortable using e-services, feel free to bring a trusted friend or family member to help you.

After-School Game Time is from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Children ages 7 to 17 can play games on the PS4 on the large screen in the meeting room.

Story Time will be held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. Children and their caregivers can enjoy stories and an activity. Each child may choose a toy from the Treasure chest before leaving.

New Books: “The Boy” by Tami Hoag, “Rise of the Mystics” by Ted Dekker, “Unsheltered” by Barbara Kingsolver, “Vendetta” by Iris Johansen, “War of the Wolf” by Bernard Cornwell, “The Happy Cookbook: A Celebration of the Food That Makes America Smile” (Dewey 641) by Steve Doocy, “Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave” (Dewey 747) by Joanna Gaines, and “Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father” (Dewey 973) by Peter Stark.

Word Origins: Quarantine comes from the Italian word “quaranta” meaning 40. Whenever a ship arrived in port, mid 17th century, and was suspected of being infected it had to sit at anchor for a period of about 40 days before being allowed to come to shore.

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