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Bluffton Public Library closed early on January 17

Due to heating issues, the Bluffton Public Library closed at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17.

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Library Board meeting schedule announced

During 2024, the Board of Trustees of Bluffton Public Library will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Board Room at 145 South Main St., Bluffton.  No meetings will take place in July or December. 

Board members are Bob Beer, president; Nancy Yeager, vice president; Carrie Phillips, secretary; Amy Lehman Mikesell, Robert Scott, Chanda Smith, and Emily VonStein. 

Board meetings are open to the public.

Create penguins at BPL watercolor workshop

In January, the Bluffton Public Library will once again be hosting local artist Jeanne Beutler for a Watercolor Workshop event. This month's theme is penguins.

Participants will create their own finished 8” x 10” watercolor art, complete with mat board. The event will be held on January 18 and January 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. A cash-only supply fee of $10 must be paid at the door, and advance registration is required.

The event is open to adults and teens, and children with an accompanying adult. The activity will take place on the library's lower level.


January 2024 programs and services at Bluffton Public Library

NOTE: The library's supply of Covid tests ran out on January 2; more are expected to be delivered in the near future.

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Events and Programs 

Winter Read Challenge: The library is happy to announce the Winter Read Challenge for children, teens, and adults! Pick up a Winter Read Bookmark at the library, or download and print it from our website. Then complete five or more challenges during the months of January through March to receive a prize. At this time, you may also enter a drawing to win a larger prize!

Mitten Tree continues with Bluffton Community Assistance Program: Help decorate our tree with NEW mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, earmuffs/bands and umbrellas for ALL ages. Donations will be collected December through January and given to Bluffton Community Assistance Program.

Hot Tea Tuesdays! In January and February, stop by the library between 10:00 a.m.  and 3:00 p.m. and get yourself a cup of hot tea to warm up with during your library visit!

BPL helps ease finals week with "De-stress with a Dog"

Throughout Bluffton University finals week, Pet Partners will be bringing therapy dogs to the Bluffton Public Library. During program hours, students can take a break from studies or finals to chill out with a furry friend. The dogs are available for everyone. 

Therapy dogs will be at the library from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on December 11-13. The dogs Bailey, Max, and Leo will be at the library on Monday, December 11, with Stella and Sam on Tuesday, December 12. Bailey, Stella, and Sam will return on Wednesday, December 13.


Bluffton Public Library announces annual organizational meeting

The Board of Trustees of Bluffton Public Library will hold its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. 

The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers, set the 2024 meeting schedule and approve temporary authorizations for 2024.