What Happens at the Library?

Kids Stuff- Reading Takes you to the Library.

Preschool Story Time-Reading Takes you Through the Jungle

Author Jeffrey Kohanek (Babbitt Native)

Kids Stuff-Reading Takes you to Small Places

Sean Emery Juggling Show

Preschool Story Time-Reading Takes you into Nature

Preschool Story Time-Reading Takes you to the Fireworks

Preschool Story Time- Reading Takes you Fishing

Reading Takes you to Fairy Tale lands at the Preschool Story Time.

Preschool Story Time- Reading Takes you on Vacation Around the World.

Pine Cone Bouquet Class

Lemon Line-Up Puppet Show

Brodini Magic Show

Shell Spinner Class

Up North Vendor and Craft Extravaganza.

RaeLynn Maki enjoyed making her washi tape book marker.

Jan Smith Cooking on the Oxcart Trail at the Babbitt Library. Stop in at the Babbitt Library and read her book Cooking on the Oxcart Trail.

Barbara Hall Cary- Making of Dorothy Molter- The Musical

Winners of the Dorothy Molter Program were Marylnn Klinzing, Gary Stromberg, Wanda Marshall, JoAnn Briggs, and Barb Palmer. Prizes were Bob Cary Book, Museum Tickets, Hat, Coloring Books, and a 6 Pack of Root Beer.

Babbitt Library had some water damaged tables, the staff took it upon themselves to see what could be done with these tables. Brought the idea to Carmen and Roy Saari to see what could be done with the tables. Librarian Lisa Pennala had some leftover ceramic tiles from a recent craft program here and decided to paint the tiles different colors. Carmen and Roy took it upon themselves to make a unique top for both of the tables. Library Staff would like to thank Carmen and Roy for their hard work in designing these beautiful tables for patrons to enjoy, their labor and donated supplies in doing this.Stop in the library and view their beautiful work. THANKS!

Tree of Life Sun Catcher

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux

Decoupage Candle Holders

Robin Anders- Drums and Percussions

Personalized Photo Coasters

Easter candy Dish class

Rangoli Sand Art

                                                       Alcohol Ink Washer Necklaces   

Deb Sherman winner of the basket for the winter reading program.

Joan Youngman and Judy Butler help Mary Mulari show her vintage aprons/ Mary is most frequent guest on PBS television's Sewing With Nancy, having appeared on over 50 programs. She has been writing creative sewing books, designing fabric and patterns, including reversible apron patterns, and presenting sewing seminars all over the U.S.

Deb Sherman- Winner of the Friends of the Library Membership Drawing

Mad Science

Pine Cone Flower Magnets

Thanks to Les Parson for donating this adorable bear for the children's section

Metal Tooling 

Coffee Coaster Class 

Friends of the Library membership drive

While you're on Facebook, scroll down and you'll find a picture of teenage  library patrons hanging out in this space.

A variety of shelving units have been combined here to create a lively area with "inner" and "outer" spaces formed by unexpected angles.

Every corner of the library has something to see, including this quilt. Other quilts are shown --where else?--on Facebook.

None of the computers were being used when I was there, but they are ready to go. Take a look at the antique map on the wall in the right-hand background. Looks like a large poster, right? That's what I thought.

I was blown away to learn that this is actually a gigantic jigsaw puzzle. I think it must be close to four by five feet, and the jigsaw pieces are the normal size you'd expect in a 1000-piece puzzle. I learned that it was assembled in just a week by library patrons, somewhere off-site. (Where do you even find a flat surface that size?) The puzzle was then coated with glue...and donated to the library! How do you transport something of this size and fragility? That wasn't part of the story!

The walls in the children's area have a fresh, bright coat of paint.

I realize that a lot of things I usually mention are not covered here. Be assured, the library has shelves of fiction and non-fiction for all ages, media, everything that you'd expect to find. The treasures here are in the people. Before I left, everyone invited me to stay for the rock painting (and I was tempted). Lisa, the librarian, was very generous of her time. If you are ever in Babbitt, stop in at the library; it's one of the friendliest libraries around!

Oh, and if you are looking for a place to donate books, I learned that here they add to their collection any donations that are not already in the collection; the rest go to the Friends of the Library book sale. I know that at many libraries, donated books are rarely if ever considered for the library collection. I've been clearing out my bookshelves, and I was happy to leave a bunch of books here.