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Summer Reading 2015

June 1st – August 8th 

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

                                                               

June 12th    Everyday Heroes!

June 19th    Park Hero: Jared Holmes from Bamberger Ranch!

June 26th     Heroes of Mythology!

July 3rd         Heroes of History!

July 10th      Animal Superheroes!

July 17th   Stories of Superheroes and Notorious Villains!

July 24th    Become your own hero!

July 31st    Heroes Party!

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 Emergency Update Links for Blanco:

http://www.cityofblanco.com/

http://www.blanconews.com/

MARC aid for flood victims 6-2-15

UT Austin iSchool Can Help Flood Victims Salvage Documents and Heirlooms

 

JUNE 1, 2015 BLANCO FLOOD DISASTER UPDATE

MULTI-AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER. The American Red Cross is sponsoring a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) at which representatives from a wide variety of organizations and government agencies will be on hand to assist victims of the Blanco River Flood. The Blanco MARC event will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 8 am – 8 pm, upstairs at the Old Blanco County Courthouse on the Blanco City Square.

You should attend this event if you have suffered from water, wind, or hail damage; if you have debris in your yard; if your fences are down; if you have lost livestock; if you need to register financial needs or explore how to get your property reappraised for tax purposes; if you want to apply for the Texas Realtors’ Relief Fund; if you have suffered mental or emotional stress; or have any other problem caused by the flood and storms.
Individuals seeking flood disaster assistance should come to the event with a form of photo identification such as a Driver’s License, passport, etc.

Free childcare will be provided by Trinity Lutheran Church, located at the northwest corner on Highway 281 and 7th Street in Blanco. Parents may bring children beginning at 7:45 am.

For further information, please contact the Blanco Flood Disaster Assistance Center, (830) 833-3244; email: volunteerblanco@gmail.com.

DEBRIS MANAGEMENT. Blanco County Emergency Debris Management Plan and is awaiting approval by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Approval is required due to the possibility that toxic substances may be in the materials to be hauled away. Until the Plan is approved and one or more Collection Sites established, residents are urged to pile materials as close to the road as possible but to not block ditches so as not to cause further water back-up. Residents living in the County may use County rights-of-way for debris as long as the road is not blocked. Materials should be piled away from trees to make them easier to pick up. If possible, to facilitate disposal, materials should be put into four piles: 1) tree and shrubbery debris, 2) household debris, 3) metals, 4) hazardous materials such as paint, oil, air conditioners with Freon, etc. Further instructions will be issued by Blanco County once the Debris Management Plan is approved.

PROPERTY VALUES.  Please contact the Blanco County Appraisal District as soon as possible to report flood damage to your structures and improvements. It is imperative that you do this as early as possible so that value adjustments can be made to your property value for 2015. Please send proof with pictures to us via email at info@blancocad.com, or in person at 615 N Nugent Ave, Johnson City, TX. We are on a deadline to certify our property values, so we must have this information by July 1st, 2015. Please spread the word and share this information with any of your family and neighbors that you feel were affected. We are sincerely sorry for any of your losses and hope that we can help in this time of devastation. — Sincerely, Blanco County Appraisal District

BURNING IS DISCOURAGED. There is NOT a County-wide Burn Ban in effect. However, because there are still persons who have not been accounted for, residents along the rivers and creeks that were flooded are strongly encouraged to NOT burn debris until further notice. Smoke in the air can interfere with search dogs and other on-going efforts.

DONATIONS OF SUPPLIES. There has been an overwhelming outpouring of donations to support the flood disaster relief effort. Storage facilities in Blanco are bulging with donated material to the extent that NO MORE DONATIONS OF CLOTHING will be accepted. Individuals or organizations having donations other than clothing should call the Blanco Flood Disaster Assistance Center to register their offer. In the event that offered materials or supplies are needed, the Flood Disaster Assistance Center will contact those who have offered donations to arrange for delivery or pick-up. The Center’s phone number is (830) 833-3244; email: volunteerblanco@gmail.com.

MONETARY DONATIONS. Monetary contributions for flood relief are very much needed and can be sent to the “Blanco County Disaster Relief Fund,” Blanco National Bank, P.O. Box 38, Blanco, Texas 78606. Contributions are being received under the auspices of a 501c3 entity and receipts will be issued to donors upon request.

For further information, please contact the City of Blanco City Hall at (830) 833-4525.

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The Blanco Library is a Recipient of the 2015 Texas Book Festival Grant

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The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. Founded in 1995 by first lady Laura Bush, Mary Margaret Farabee, and a group of volunteers, the nonprofit Texas Book Festival promotes the joys of reading and writing through its annual Festival Weekend, the one-day Texas Teen Book Festival, the Reading Rock Stars [program, grants to Texas libraries, youth fiction writing contest, and year-round literacy programming. The Texas Book Festival raises money for the grants from individual, corporate, and foundation sponsorships, the annual Gala, and from book sales at the annual Festival. Every year public libraries across Texas apply to the Texas Book Festival to receive grant funds. The grants are intended to update and increase book collections.

The Blanco Library is happy to announce that we are updating our research materials for young adults.
Here are the items ready for your use now!:
TITLE
AUTHOR
National Geographic Kids: First Big Book of Space
Catherine D. Hughes
The History of Texas
Robert A. Calvert
National Geographic: Animal Encyclopedia
National Geographic
National Geographic Kids: United States Atlas
National Geographic
National Geographic: Student World Atlas
National Geographic
The World Encyclopedia of Fossils & Fossil-Collecting
Steve Parker
2015 World Book Encyclopedia
World Book
National Geographic: Atlas of the World
National Geographic
National Geographic Kids: Beginner's World Atlas
National Geographic
   
   
   
   
   
   

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