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Mysteries, detective stories and wildlife on tap for October at library

By Guest Columnist Renee Rayburn, LBPL Youth and Technology Services


Hello, Long Beach!


Is it really almost October? It is so hard to comprehend that 2021 is nearly over, and 2022 will soon be making its debut. We have several things planned for this month, though, so on with the details, shall we?


Once again, we are partnering with Gulf Coast Wildlife Rehab for “Meet Our Wildlife” on Second Saturday Story Hour. Each month, a special animal and their caretaker will visit, and we will read a story and learn about the animal. This family program is open to all ages and is a great way to learn more about the local wildlife in Mississippi. The next scheduled story hour will be Saturday, October 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s wing of the library.


Preschool Story time will continue to be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.


Check out the library’s booth at the upcoming Long Beach Police Department’s Night Out Against Crime. Held at the Harper McCaughan Town Green on October 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., this event is for the entire family. We will be featuring a mystery of our own for patrons to solve as part of this special event.


Featured throughout the month of October, our patrons will find mysteries, true crime, detective stories, and some of their favorite fictional sleuths.


The next meeting scheduled for the Long Beach Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the children’s wing and is open to the public.


As a reminder, the library hours have returned to regular business hours. We are now open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Please do not forget that due to the rise in COVID variant cases, it is required to wear a mask inside the Long Beach Public Library. We are still providing curbside service, upon request.


Thank you for your patronage, and continue to stay safe!




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