Submitted by Faye Cormier, Library Trustee
Have you ever wondered what our neighborhood would be like without the Wells Branch Community Library and all of the wonderful books, family and community events, child and teen activities and enrichment classes it provides?
Many in the community remember our neighborhood before the WB Community Library District was created. Once residents approved the district with an overwhelming 98% vote, the Friends of the Library was formed to begin the book collection and volunteer drive. The community response was amazing! Within a few short weeks we had enough books on the shelves to begin lending services. The Friends played an important role by continuing to recruit and organize volunteers and raise much needed funds prior to the district receiving local sales tax revenue.
Just as membership with the Friends of the Library played a critical role in the beginning of our library’s history, today your membership has a more direct impact on the future of our library due to the loss of the Lone Star Library Grant, cuts in the Central Texas Library System funding, a drop of 6% in sales tax revenue as well as cuts in other grant funding. These cuts equate to a projected loss of $20,000. this significant shortfall is why it is so important to re-energize the Friends of the Library.
All residents are invited to attend an open meeting for the Friends of the Wells Branch Community Library on April 29, 5pm in the Library meeting rooms, please watch the library marquee for the time. Join us for an ice cream social with child care and activities for the kids while mom & dad attend the meeting.
We hope to see you there.
With the rising cost of extracurricular activities and the economy such as it is, expenses add up quickly. If your teen is in need of extra income, the WBNA would like to offer him/her the ability to advertise his/her services at $10 for 2 lines of text. All advertising must be with the parent’s permission and the understanding that the parent will review all prospective employers and assumes all responsibility for his/her child’s safety. If interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed: Teens 12-17 for Art Camp
Teens ages 12-17 are needed to volunteer as Jr. counselors for Art camp to be held in Wells Branch during June & July. The sessions are 3 days 4 hours per day. You will work helping the kids do their projects. Small stipend may be given or volunteer credit for HS societies. Contact Dianne at: email@example.com or 512-827-8547.
Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday: both volunteers and participants. We had a great turnout!
Special thanks to the Bennett family who makes the Easter Egg Hunt happen each year for the WBNA. Lara (WBNA VP) orders all the prizes, stuffs ALL the eggs and organizes the EEH. Her husband Clay, the guy with the bullhorn, runs it. Henry, their sixteen year old is the Easter Bunny (BTW, he’s amazing with the children) and Owen, their youngest, is EB’s bodyguard. We wouldn’t have this event if it weren’t for the Bennetts.
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Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 through
24-year-olds. – National Transportation Safety Board
“Alive at 25” is a video-based 4.5 – hour class taught by law enforcement and first responders. Developed by the National Safety Council, the program teaches important decision-making skills for staying safe both behind the wheel and as passengers.
The Wells Branch MUD and WBNA held the first course in Wells Branch in December and are proud to be hosting this program again on Saturday, May 7, from 8am-12:30pm at the Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff. Lunch will be provided. Through a grant from State Farm, we’re able to offer the class to participants, ages 15-24, for $10 per person. Continue reading Sign up now: Alive @ 25 on May 7
John Dromgoole, The Natural Gardner will be speaking on Organic Backyard Gardening tonight, Monday, April 18, at 7:00 PM at the WB Community Center on Klattenhoff. Bring your questions and join your neighbors for an evening of fun, information and refreshments. We hope to see you there!