The library staff and Board keep a wish list of items that the library could use but are not in the operating budget. If you can help us out with any of these items please contact a Board member or library staff person.
Laptops: 1 @ $980 : 3 more laptops would be great
Additional computers would be a welcome enhancement of the library’s role in the community. However, space is a premium at the current facility, so we are requesting funds to purchase additional laptop computers. Currently the library has 7 public computers consisting of 4 desktop computers and 3 laptops.
Preschool Story Time Supplies
- Craft supplies:
- Card Stock
- Poster Board
- Board Games
- Leap Pad/Games
The library offers Board Games to get kids off the computer at times of constant computer games. The board games are also available for checkout for patrons that may be babysitting, don’t have these games or funds for games at home, or maybe grandparents watching their grandchildren for a weekend. The games are educational and available for children and families of all ages.
The library offers a LEGO Club that meets once a month to offer challenges to inspire the builders. LEGO Club offers many things for the library.
- LEGOs attract all age ranges
- Encourages STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) skills.
From the basis, it is easy to move from there into Lego Mindstorms robots (and computer coding) and beyond, even into Maker Spaces.
- Boost attendance
- Encourage play between parents and children.
- Encourage phonic awareness and vocabulary through play
- Promote problem solving and learning though tactile and kinesthetic means.
- Create displays
- Easy to manage
The library offers many different programs; from those with no time limit, like 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and the newest, Book a Trip Around America, to limited time programs, like Pin a Heart on the Grinch, and Jeopardy. Prizes are a good incentive for all people no matter their age.
- Snacks for Story Time and Movie Night
Prepackaged for health/safety reasons
- Funding for Summer Reading Program
Each summer, the activities and events sponsored during the annual Summer Reading Program become a much-anticipated part of the regular summer routine of many Brandon youths. Performers range from $250 - $600 and prizes are always needed. Budget has gotten tighter for this program since the library system we are a part of has eliminated financial support for the program with recent funding constraints of their own.
- First Aid Kit
As a public facility, the library should have on hand, new and up-to-date safety equipment.