The Statesboro-Bulloch County Library kicks off the Community Kindness Club on Friday, June 2. This brand new community group welcomes all ages to acknowledge and thank vital organizations within our community. The goal of the CKC is to create collaborative service projects as a way to show these organizations our gratitude.
Inspiration for the Community Kindness Club came from the annual summer theme. Cindy Hatchell, Assistant Library Manager and Manager of Youth & Family Services, is excited about the club’s mission and how it dovetails with the Summer Reading Program. “Our theme this year is All Together Now, which focuses on kindness, community, and unity.” Hatchell also implemented programs such as the 52 Weeks of Giving, which had the same goal of gratitude for the men and women who selflessly serve our community.
The recipient of this week’s efforts is the Statesboro Police Department. The CKC will be coming together to create a special treat, write “thank yous,” and distribute individual gifts. Once the session is over, participants will be invited to deliver the tokens of appreciation they helped create to the officers. “It’s just a way we can show our gratitude.” Hatchell says.
The Community Kindness Club chose the organizations based on the integral niche they satisfy in Statesboro. In addition to the police department, organizations such as Safe Haven, Fostering Bulloch, and Open Hearts Mission are on the agenda to be honored.
Hatchell is hopeful that this is just the beginning for this service-based club. “Let’s show our community that we are thankful for what everyone does.”
In addition to the CKC, the library has a lot more to keep its patrons coming back this summer including partnerships to enhance their already impressive activity agenda. There will be community guest readers for June and July including police officers, firefighters, Tormenta players, Moonpie the goat, and Diane Chavers-Budgett, the president and founder of Pink Huddle. “Pink Huddle is a non-profit that teaches young girls life skills and helps them with their confidence. It's a great program,” Hatchell explains.
Every Wednesday starting June 7 through July 26 from 11am-2pm, The Clubhouse is offering “The Library Card Special.” Statesboro-Bulloch County Library patrons will receive special rates for bowling and mini golf if they present their library card when they arrive.
Magic Camp will run from July 10th through the 14th. The Rogue, magician and performer, will teach camp-goers Monday through Thursday, and will conclude with a magic show on Friday. This event is open to all ages and is free to the public; however, space is limited so prior registration is required to guarantee a spot.
All of this summer’s fun culminates on July 20th with a Tormenta field day event on the soccer fields behind The Clubhouse. This event features games, touch-a -truck opportunities, special lunch pricing, and free books. Hatchell invites all to join in the Statesboro-Bulloch Library’s busy calendar. “It’s going to be a busy but great summer!”