Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thanksgiving Story and Craft at the Library

Family Advocate at Public Library on Wednesdays

A Family Advocate from Connecting Families to Communities will be at the Millville Public Library, 210 Buck Street, Millville, every Wednesday morning from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

In the belief that stronger families equal stronger communities, Connecting Families to Communities connects families to resources that exist within our community so that they may achieve successes, both small and large, that will put them back on the path to life-long stability and self-sufficiency. Family Advocates provide families with Ongoing Support, Resources, Goal Setting Techniques, Encouragement, Creative Solutions, and Accountability.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a Family Advocate, call: 856-776-7112, or email:

The website is:

Monday, October 5, 2015

2 Weeks Down and Loving Legos

We're starting week 3 of Club 21 today, and we've been having a blast so far! Don't forget, there is no school (and no club) for students this Friday, 10/9, and next Monday, 10/12. Enjoy the 4 day weekend!

Last week, we had our first Maker Monday. We're going to set up a makeshift makerspace every Monday, and Club 21 learners will complete projects and challenges and basically just make stuff. Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs, are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.

Also during week 2 we constructed Lego homes, created our own comic strips, designed and built Lego boats that could float in water and bridges that could hold weight, put together Lego mosaics, and more. One of our favorite days of the week is Freestyle Friday. We pick our top 3 activities and get to choose what we do for the day. We're looking forward to what week 3 has in store!

A jack-o-lantern Lego mosaic
Testing our Lego boats in the water
Constructing Lego houses

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

First Week Wrap Up

Better late than never (since we're already on day 2 of week 2), but here's a quick recap of week 1...

We spent a lot of time on team building activities, learned about the staff and students through various activities and challenges (like "Find a Friend" Bingo, getting to know you M&M game, and more), got familiar with the schedule and expectations of Club 21, and more.

Here are a few pics from last week...

We each wrote 5 of our personal strengths on 5 strips of paper. When we put them all together, we made this huge paper chain showing our strength as a team.
We created Lego self portraits to show off our style and favorite activities and hobbies.
We had to collaborate and communicate to construct the tallest tower possible out of paper alone in an engineering team challenge.
To discover which group we were working with on various collaborative activities, we had to take puzzle pieces and fit our names to our team's puzzle.
Playing a round of "Find A Friend Bingo"
Follow us on Instagram @baconclub21 for more pictures and videos, and stay tuned for more news and updates from Club 21!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Prescreening for Food Stamps and Online Application Assistance

Staff from the Community Food Bank of NJ will prescreen for food stamp eligibility and assist with online applications

at the Millville Public Library, 210 Buck Street, Millville, on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 10:30am to 12:30pm and on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Documents Necessary to Apply for Food Stamps: • Identification (for everyone in the household) • Social Security Numbers (for everyone in the household ) • Utility Bills (gas, electric, oil, water, and telephone) • Rent Receipt /Agreement or Mortgage Statements and/or Tax Bill. • Proof of Income (for everyone on the household) • Medical Expenses – Only if you are 60 and older and/or disabled • Children’s Day Care expenses

If you already receive Food Stamps, the FoodBank’s staff cannot change the amount you already receive. If you are approved for food stamp benefits, food pantries and food distribution resources will continue to provide food for you.

For more information call 1 609 383 8843 ext 110 or 1-800-609-3663

Free Computer Classes at Millville Public Library

The Millville Public Library will offer free computer classes
on MS Word 2010, Email, and Overdrive/Oneclickdigital.  

Computer class brochures are available in the library.

Here are the dates and times for the classes:

A class covering the basic
elements of MS Word 2010.
Classes: Fridays, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
October 16, 2015
October 23, 2015
October 30, 2015

EMAIL: a class on web-based email and email etiquette.
Classes: Fridays, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
November 6, 2015
November 13, 2015
November 20, 2015

Overdrive/OneClickdigital: Learn how to download free e-books and free audio-books
onto devices for IOS, Android, and Kindle.
Classes: Fridays, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
December 4, 2015
December 11, 2015
December 18, 2015

Please register with the Reference Desk at the Millville Public Library, 210 Buck Street, Millville,