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Sep 192017



The Flora Public Library, in cooperation with Fur a Good Paws, will be sponsoring a pet food drive, “Feed the Furry,” again this year.  The library’s 8th annual pet food drive begins Monday, September 18 and will end Friday,  October 27.  October is Adopt-A-Pet month, too. 

Pet food items, suitable for dogs or cats, may be dropped off at the library during regular operating hours.  Currently, kitten chow is needed most but all pet food is welcomed.  In addition to food, donations of clumping and non-clumping cat litter, nitrile gloves, paper towels, Clorox Wipes, vinegar, bleach, laundry detergent and dish soap, would be very helpful.

 Fur a Good Paws is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Clay County that provides a licensed no-kill rescue that cares for homeless pets. The group is grateful to have received a donated building that is being remodeled as its rescue and pet adoption center. The cat area is finished and they are currently remodeling the dog area which should be finished by the end of November.  The group promotes spaying/neutering and pet adoptions to reduce the number of homeless pets in the community. For more information, visit  They are also on Facebook.

Hours at the library are:  Monday – Thursday 1:30 to 8:30, Friday 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 3:00.  For more information please call the library at 662-6553.  Donated items will assist Fur a Good Paws in helping rescue animals and other needy dogs and cats.  Please help our four-footed friends by giving to “Feed the Furry”. 




Amelia Earhart at Library, September 5th, 6:30pm

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Aug 222017




Flora Public Library’s Amazing Americans History Series continues on September 5, at 6:30pm,
with Leslie Goddard appearing as Amelia Earhart.


The courageous exploits and spirited personality of aviator Amelia Earhart made her an international celebrity. Her dazzling achievements include being the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane (1928), the first woman to pilot herself across the Atlantic by plane (1932). She set numerous speed and altitude records before disappearing mysteriously in 1937 during an attempted around-the-world flight.

Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been portraying famous women and presenting history lectures for more than ten years.

She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in U.S. history and American Studies as well as master’s degrees in both theater and museum studies. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a historical interpreter, author, and public speaker.

This free program is for all ages. Refreshments will be served.


The Amazing Americans History Series is made possible by a generous donation from Cargill Cares.

Summer Reading Program Ends Tuesday

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Jul 282017


ATTENTION!!! – Last day to turn in your child’s book log and/or the adults’ book slips for credit is . . .

Tuesday, August 1st

1:30pm – 8:30pm

  The library thanks everyone who participated in this years summer reading program, “Read By Design!”


 And the library also sends a big THANK YOU! to all of their sponsors.






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Jun 012017

As part of the annual Summer Reading Program at the Flora Public Library, Animal Tales, a live animal program, will be performing on Monday, June 5 at 3:30PM in the afternoon. This year’s program, Animal Architects will feature a variety of exotic animals from across the globe that utilize very unique abilities to build and construct as part of their survival in the wild.  Among the animals expected to appear will be a timber or grey wolf pup, a Lanner falcon, a Rococo Toad, a Honduran milksnake, a Chaco tarantula and either a coatimundi or a four-eyed opossum.  Be prepared to get up-close and personal learning about these very constructive critters.  The Friends of the Flora Public Library is co-sponsoring this program.  This program is free and open to all.

On Wednesday, June 7 at 2:30PM in the afternoon, Robin Brooks, Branch Manager of the local US Bank will be reading to local children at the library. This will be the first of several “Reading  with Robin” storytimes scheduled for the summer.  These programs are coming to the library courtesy of the US Bank Community Outreach Program. All of this summer programs at the library are free and open to everyone.