Dewcember Journal Entry No. 2

Hey guys Dewey the Owl here! 

Today, I traveled through the sugar cane fields to visit some of my favorite branches! The first stop was the Belle Glade Library. As soon as I stepped inside, I was in awe of the amazing artwork displayed throughout the branch. There were murals, mosaics and a painting of Francis Ball, the woman who led the Belle Glade’s women’s club back when the library was founded in 1926. There was a lot of history to be discovered around every corner of the branch. I stopped by the beautiful Children’s department. I got to play with a magnetic puzzle and do a few arts and crafts too! And just our luck, the Library was hosting their monthly Animal Reading Friends activity and I had the honor of reading to one of the cutest dogs ever! The nice people in the library then let me go into the Belle Glade Civic Center which is conveniently attached to the library. This was the perfect place for me to give my speech for my White House bid for 2024 (Vote for Dewey 2024). My adoring fans ate up my speech and left me feeling confident in my ability to run for president.

From Cane to Sugar

My next stop on this whirlwind day was Clarence E. Anthony Branch, one of the smallest branches in the system, but the one with the most heart. I admired all of the pretty paintings in the Children’s area and took a second to read one of the books I picked out.

Then, I was on my way to the Loula V. York Branch. Located next to a very peaceful park with plenty of room to play, the Loula V. York Branch has it all. I first paid my respects to the library’s namesake, Mrs. Loula V. York herself. Then, a kind librarian led me into their children’s area to try my hand at some drawing. I drew some orange blossoms, how did I do? Then, I wandered the shelf looking for a great book to read outside in the park. And boy, did I find it. Reading “Tadpole’s Promise,” by Tony Ross was a perfect read amongst the trees. The last stop on this leg of my adventure was heading to Lake Okeechobee, a mere 3-minute drive from the Loula V. York Branch. I love how close my favorite libraries are to great spots in PBC.

Until next time,

Your favorite Library owl Dewey ❤️

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Read my previous journal entry here: 

Journal Entry No. 1