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May Newsletter

Homeschool Bird Feeder Construction

VANCLEAVE, MS __ On Wednesday, May 10th at 1 pm,  come explore different ways to build a bird feeder so that you can identify all the bird species that visit your home! Supplies are limited, so sign up at the front desk or call 228-826-5857 to reserve your spot.

Mother’s Day Tea Party Storytime

VANCLEAVE, MS __ Join us for a fun storytime on May 11, 10 am that will make Mom feel extra special. Refreshments will be provided. Register at the front desk or call 228-826-5857. Space is limited.

Glow in the Dark “Slime-tacular”

VANCLEAVE, MS __ Join us for a “slime-tacular” evening Tuesday, May 16 at 5 pm.   This project can be messy, so please dress accordingly. Supplies are limited. Please sign up at the front desk, or call 228-826-5857 to reserve your spot. Open to ages 5-12.

Vancleave Library Friends host the 2nd Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair

VANCLEAVE, MS __ The Vancleave Friends of the Library will host their 2nd Spring Arts and Crafts Fair and book sale on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Vancleave Public Library.

The event is an annual festival in the spring and is a wonderful opportunity for crafters to market their handiwork, and for shoppers to buy great holiday gifts. More than 40 arts and crafts vendors will be present with many great hand-crafted items for home decor or gift giving. Booth space may still be available.

Going on inside the library will be the year’s biggest book sale with many nearly new items available at very low prices. All proceeds will go toward the Friends’ Library projects and programs.

Library Friends officer Betty Ryals says, “This is one of our most popular events. It is one of the biggest community events for our area and is a significant Friends fund-raiser. This event is so big that we have one in November and May that many in our community and around the county look forward to this every year.”

The library is located at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave. For more information, call Betty Ryals, at 228-826-4143 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave. For more information about the Friends or libraries, visit the library website at For more information Lauria Barton, Branch manager – at 228-826-5857 or Betty Ryals, 228-826-4143

Faux Fun Crafts

VANCLEAVE, MS __ Create your unique faux geode using common household items Tuesday, May 23 at 5 pm. Supplies are limited;  sign up at the front desk or call 228-826-5857 to reserve your spot. Open to ages 12-17.

2023 Summer Library Program Kickoff

VANCLEAVE, MS __Join us for our Summer Kickoff Celebration:2023 Collaborative Summer Library Program on May 31 from 10 am to 6:00 pm.  Spend the day with us and sign your family up for our summer of creative arts and reading activities. We will have a balloon artist, food, and fun for all!

One of the exciting things we will be doing is collecting supplies for our local animal shelter. Please consider donating pet supplies in June to support our little furry friends. Call the library for more information. 228-826-5857.  Sponsored by Greer’s Supermarket and Coca-Cola.