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Dundee Public Library Presents it’s Free Family Movie Night … “Monster Trucks “

Well , there are less than forty-eight hours to go before the Dundee Public Library kicks-off its inaugural Free Family Movie Night, which is open to the public as well the residents in the Town of Dundee. There are still tickets remaining and as previously advised, due to our limited capacity, we are only able to seat 49 occupants for the showing of the hit movie “ Monster Trucks” . This showing will take place at 6:30 pm on Friday , 19th May , 2017 , here at the Dundee Library. The remaining ticket for Friday’s event is available on first-come , first-served basis and can obtained by simply making a reservation , calling the library at the number listed below , leaving your relevant details ( name , contact number and the number of individual attending the movie’s showing). Light refreshments will be served and will be free of charge .

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The moving showing is being done in conjunction with Friends of The Library Dundee (Florida) Inc .


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Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424
Facebook : http://facebook.com/DundeeLibraryFl

Friends of The Library Dundee (Florida) Inc
PO Box 1467
Dundee , FL 33838
Telephone number : (407) 247-8906
Facebook : http://facebook.com/FriendsofTheLibraryDundeeFl



Movie trailer for ” Monster Trucks “

Monster Trucks Will Be Our First Showing of Our Upcoming Movie Night …

The Dundee Public Library in conjunction with Friends of The Library Dundee Inc will be hosting the first of what we hope to be a regular Family Movie Night which will be taking place on,the third Friday of each  month . Showing first-run family oriented movies, we anticipate this will be a popular and frequent event, whereby families will be able to come to the Library and view the entertainment being provided free of charge. The first showing will take place on Friday 19th May at 6:30 pm and the feature will be the hit movie “Monster Trucks” .


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Please note, due to limited capacity, the Library will only be able to accommodate no more than forty-nine guests (49) , so we encourage those who are interested in coming along with their family members sign up at the Library, giving a staff member the required information sought (Names and the number of individuals to attend). Free light refreshments will be available at the Dundee Public Library at each movie showing.


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Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424
Facebook : http://facebook.com/DundeeLibraryFl

Friends of The Library Dundee Inc
PO Box 1467
Dundee , FL 33838-1467
Telephone number : (407) 247-8906
Facebook.com : http://facebook.com/FriendsofTheLibraryDundeeFl



Official Movie Trailer ” Monster Trucks “

Family Movie Night At The Dundee Public Library …

                Family Movie Night

The Dundee Public Library and Friends of The Library Dundee (Florida) Inc are in the process of hosting a family Movie Night night here at the Library. A free event open to the public, families and residents of the Town of Dundee. We would like to gauge your interest as to whether or not you would like to see the event taking place and should this be on a Friday night or a Saturday afternoon matinée.


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A poll is being set up, where you can place a vote and offer up any suggestions you might have. Simply visit our Facebook page or website ( Dundee Public Library or Friends of The Library) to cast a vote and to leave a comment

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee , FL 33838
Facebook.com http://facebook.com/DundeeLibraryFl
Website https://dundeelibraryflorida.wordpress.com

Friends of The Library Dundee (Florida) Inc
P O Box 1467
Dundee, FL 33838-1467
Facebook.com http://facebook.com/FriendsofTheLibraryDundeeFl
Website http://friendsofthelibrarydundee.wordpress.com



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Do take time to participate in the above poll.

Our Summer Reading Program for 2017

The Dundee Public Library in conjunction with Friends of The Library Dundee (Florida) Inc are proud to announce their Summer Reading Program Schedule for 2017. Listed below are just a number of the events we have planned over the Summer for the children within our local community. Many of the events will be scheduled to take place at the Dundee Community Center (603 Lake Marie Drive) located here in the town of Dundee, unless otherwise stated. All events listed are subject to change, but please note, any changes made and you will be informed in a timely manner.    All  of  the events  will   begin  at  10:00  am    and  be roughly two  hours  in duration .

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Please note , parents or guardians wishing to have their children attend these events must have them preregistered at the Dundee Public Library for each of the scheduled shows (events). Preregistration can take the form of a phone call to the library or you can do so in person , giving all of the required information to any staff member present.

Reptile Discovery Show : June 14th
Patriotic Craft Day : June 21st
Ronald McDonald Show : June 28th
Park Ranger Andi Henry of the Kissimmee State Park : July 12th
Miz Daisy Show : July 19th
Community Heroes’ Day : July 26th

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee , Florida
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Dundee Community Center
603 Lake Marie Drive
Dundee , FL 33838


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The Dundee Community Center , Dundee, Florida .

Kelly Educational Staffing Job Fair …

Kelly Educational Staffing (Kelly Staffing Agency) will be hosting a job fair at the Dundee Public Library on   February 13th , 14th   and    15th ,  beginning at    2:00 pm    and will end at    5:00 pm   on each of the days noted. If you are interested in entering the field of education or just wish to gain some further information concerning an area of employment , then this might be the event for you.

For more information concerning this event , please refer to the details shown below.

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number (863) 439-9424

 

Substitute Teacher and Paraprofessional Job Fair!!
Date: Tuesday February 14th 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Dundee Public Library
202 E Main Street, Dundee, FL 33838

Kelly Educational Staffing is hiring Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals in Polk County, FL. Kelly Educational Staffing has partnered with Polk County Public Schools to recruit, train, and provide qualified substitute teachers.
We will be conducting interviews from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on February 14th, 2017.

Interested Candidates must present a resume and come professionally dressed.
Minimum Requirements:
Substitute Teachers must have a minimum of 30 credit hours of post-secondary education
Substitute Teachers must attend a substitute teacher training program (provided by KES)
Paraprofessionals must have a High School Diploma
All candidates must be comfortable working with a computer-based scheduling and payroll system
Flexibility is key as you will be given the opportunity to self-schedule and take same day assignments
Pay:
Substitute teacher pay is $80/day
Paraprofessional pay $8.10 hr
Interested applicants that are unable to attend this event can reach your local Kelly Educational Staffing Branch at 863-614-1694 option 6 or via email at 20FY@kellyservices.com for additional information.


Substitute Teacher and Paraprofessional Job Fair!!
Date: Tuesday February 14th 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Dundee Public Library
202 E Main Street, Dundee, FL 33838

Kelly Educational Staffing is hiring Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals in Polk County, FL. Kelly Educational Staffing has partnered with Polk County Public Schools to recruit, train, and provide qualified substitute teachers.
We will be conducting interviews from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on February 14th, 2017.
Interested Candidates must present a resume and come professionally dressed.
Minimum Requirements:
Substitute Teachers must have a minimum of 30 credit hours of post-secondary education
Substitute Teachers must attend a substitute teacher training program (provided by KES)
Paraprofessionals must have a High School Diploma
All candidates must be comfortable working with a computer-based scheduling and payroll system
Flexibility is key as you will be given the opportunity to self-schedule and take same day assignments
Pay:
Substitute teacher pay is $80/day
Paraprofessional pay $8.10 hr
Interested applicants that are unable to attend this event can reach your local Kelly Educational Staffing Branch at 863-614-1694 option 6 or via email at 20FY@kellyservices.com for additional information.

Christmas Party (2016) held at the Dundee Public Library ….

This past Saturday the Dundee Public Library , its staff in conjunction with the board members of Friends of The Library Dundee Inc held their annual Christmas Party at the Dundee Library. The gathering marked the sixth consecutive year we were able to get together , for what has now become more than an annual event. Nostalgia being what it is , we were able to reminisce about the events of 2016 , have a great deal of fun, exchanged  gifts and plan ahead for 2017.


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Dundee Library Superintendent Julie Feagle, along with her full-time staff of Eileen Young (unavailable due to a medical appointment) , Kaliyah Monroe, volunteer Steven  Kwasnik, alongside , Amanda Falin , Lois Ramirez, Cathy Lombard and Nicole Santana were in attendance. Representing Friends of The Library were Rukhsana Harper, President of FOL (Friends of The Library Dundee) , VP Mary Ann Podbielski and Alan Parkins. Invited guests also in attendance were Dundee Vice Mayor Bertram ‘Bert Goddard ‘ and his daughter Venessa Goddard as well as the parents of Kaliyah Monroe and Nicole Santana.

At this time of the year , Christmas represents so many things for a number of individuals in a number of different ways. The staff and volunteers of the Dundee Public Library as well the members of Friends of The Library Dundee Inc would like to take this opportunity wish you all a Merry Christmas . In particular also , we would like to thank our many sponsors and supporters of the events organized throughout the year who were gracious with their kind donations and time !


 


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We look forward to being with you all in 2017 , hoping to make the year even more of a success , with a schedule of events planned for the upcoming year.

The Dundee Public Library Begins its Christmas Celebrations ….

In the spirit of Christmas and the Yuletide festivities which comes with the season , the Dundee Public Library and the staff members began with the decorating of the library itself, along with the customary Christmas Tree.

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Library Superintendent Julie Feagle watched as staff member Kaliyah Monroe undertook this task with the help of Nicole Santana . They dressed the tree with the customary ornaments, creating the festive mood associated with Christmas.

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424


Mystery Mayhem Book Fair

The Bartow Public Library located at 2150 S Broadway Ave, Bartow , FL 33830 will be the hosts of a Mystery Mayhem Book Fair on Saturday 12th November . There will be featured guests at this event , many of them are renowned mystery authors. The event will be from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm and there will be a panel discussion concerning the genre of mystery novel-writing. Author signings will also be taking place at the event and guests are encouraged to participate.

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#FollowALibrary

On September 30th, 2016, libraries around the world will take to Twitter using #FollowALibrary to promote and celebrate the amazing work other libraries are doing on social media. As part of their commitment to learning and recreation, libraries participate in social media to discuss, collaborate, and contribute.

Whether libraries’ content are informative or lighthearted, there is a unified message to raise awareness of libraries and their relevance in the digital age. Taking conversations into virtual spaces where people gather online is a natural extension of libraries’ ongoing mission to enrich, connect, and inform.

Join the conversation to celebrate libraries and all they do for our communities on September 30th using #FollowALibrary

For more information, follow the hashtag on September 30th.

 

 

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Our Fall Story-time sessions are now back , up and running

 

The Dundee Public Library in conjunction with Friends of The Library Dundee (Inc) have begun their weekly morning Story-time sessions at the library located within the Town of Dundee’s Municipal Complex. Each Friday morning at 10:00 until further notice, the sessions will be devoted to an hour of creativity, arts and crafts along with a number of short stories being read by Mary Ann Podbielski , a volunteer with the Dundee Public Library and Board Member with Friends of The Library (FOL). Our aim is to provide a fun-filled morning for the children, along with either their parents or guardians in attendance.

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Snacks will be provided for the children to eat during the morning’s activities or for them to take home. We actively welcome and encourage the caregivers to be a part of the morning’s activities , because though the focus will be on the children , it will also provide another channel of interaction between the children , their new-found friends and those caregivers in tow.

Pre-registration is required for the children in attendance and this can be done by simply informing the library staff of the information sought .

Dundee Public Library

202 East Main Street

Dundee , FL 33838

Facebook.com : http://facebook.com/DundeePublicLibraryFl

Telephone number: (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library Dundee (Florida) Inc

PO Box 1467

Dundee ,FL 33838-1467

Facebook.com : http://facebook.com/FriendsofTheLibraryDundeeFl

 

 

September, Florida Literacy Month …

The month of September is Florida Literacy Month and the state will be celebrating this in a very special way. State parks will be offering free admission to visitors to any of their parks and who bring a library card or donate a gently used family book .

So make a day of it, by joining in this, celebrating the event. Starting the 10th September and through to the 12th of September 2016 will be the days , during which entrance will be free for all visitors to the Florida State Parks.

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee , FL 33838

Friends of The Library Dundee Inc
PO Box 1467
Dundee , FL 33838

Division of Library & Information Services
Tallahassee , Florida
Website : http://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives