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GUIDE VOLUME IX 2022

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LETTER FROM THE MAYOR | 2022 IX

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he last few months have been one for the record books not only for the City of Lake Worth, but also our neighboring communities. Everything from unpredictable weather to tragedy impacting many lives, the events we have

witnessed and experienced over the past several months shine light on our resilience and ability to overcome great odds. The events that occurred on September 19th, 2021, drew many things into focus for our small community, many of which cast light on our ability to provide immediate help to those impacted by tragedy.

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As the Mayor of Lake Worth, I am truly grateful for our staff, city council, and our citizens. I personally cherish the collaboration and partnership we have with our surrounding neighbors and absolutely know all of these relationships came into play on that particular Sunday morning. The morning of Sunday, September 19th, 2021, proved to be a day that ultimately showed us our community’s resilience and preparedness when a disaster occurs. Following its normal flight plan, a T-45C military aircraft crashed into the 4000 block of Tejas and Dakota Trail. The training and experience level of both pilots proved to be exceptional as they were able to ensure the aircraft landed within the confinements of several small backyards. Both pilots were willing to sacrifice their own wellbeing and safety to ensure the well-being and safety of our residents. It was an absolute miracle no one lost their life that day, truly incredible. Following the crash, our city staff immediately jumped into action! Our fire, police, and public works departments went to work providing aid to those injured, mitigated any hazards, and secured the immediate location of the incident. Our 911 communications center quickly became overwhelmed with the sudden influx of calls from all those who witnessed the plane crash. Again, training and preparation proved to be incredibly high as backup processes were initiated without hesitation. This helped to ensure all calls were answered and all information was obtained without delay. As mentioned previously, our partnership and collaboration level with our neighboring municipalities is by far the highest I ever seen and is unquestionably something we all hold dear. The immediate supportive response we received was astonishing. To the City of Fort Worth, City of Saginaw, Lockheed Martin Fire Department, Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Tarrant County Fire Marshals Office, Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management, and others including those who stopped to help voluntarily, we say “Thank you.” We thank you for your assistance knowing we could not have done everything we accomplished without your support. The last few months have most definitely been one for the record books here in the great City of Lake Worth. I’d be remiss if I failed to mention my enduring heartfelt gratitude to all those who serve this wonderful community and those willing to support us when it’s needed the most. Again, thank you.

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table of CONTENTS Letter from the Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Walter Bowen Mayor wbowen@lakeworthtxcc.org Jim Smith Council Member, Place 1 jsmith@lakeworthtxcc.org

Community Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Municipal Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Texas Tulip Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Are You Allergic to Your Pet? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Municipal Election . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Geoffrey White Council Member, Place 2 gwhite@lakeworthtxcc.org

Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Sue Wenger Mayor Pro Tem, Place 3 swenger@lakeworthtxcc.org

Severe Weather Ready . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Fire Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

MedStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Shopping & Dining Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Coy Pennington Council Member, Place 4 cpennington@lakeworthtxcc.org

Spring Clean Up Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Vanilla Chai Latte Recipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Public Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Pat O. Hill Council Member, Place 5 phill@lakeworthtxcc.org Gary Stuard Council Member, Place 6 gstuard@lakeworthtxcc.org Clint Narmore Council Member, Place 7 cnarmore@lakeworthtxcc.org

Lake Worth ISD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Independence Day Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Interior Painting Ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Summer Reading Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY PROFILE PROFILE | 2022| IX2022 IX

Community

PROFILE Slow down, relax, unplug, and experience the beauty and charm of Lake Worth, Texas. Located in Northwest Tarrant County, the city is home to one of the most beautiful lakes in Texas – Lake Worth. The 2010 US Census population for the city was 4,584; Texas Municipal League (TML) estimates the current population as 4,710. The city covers approximately 2.5 square miles. Lake Worth was built in 1914 as a reservoir and for recreation. The property is owned by the City of Fort Worth, while the Tarrant Regional Water District controls the reservoir’s water rights. The City was incorporated on February 19, 1949, and first adopted its Home Rule Charter in 1965. The Home Rule Charter was amended in 1968, 2003, 2008 and most recently in 2019. MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL The City operates under a Council/Manager form of government with a City Council comprised of the Mayor and seven Council members. The term of office is two years with the terms of the Mayor and three Council members expiring in odd-numbered years and the terms of the other four Council members expiring in even-numbered years. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer for the city. CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS The City Council meets regularly on the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are usually at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 3805 Adam Grubb. CITY ADMINISTRATION The Administration Department is responsible for overseeing the management of day-to-day operations of the city including building permits, code compliance, inspections, communications, and municipal court. The Administration Department is comprised of the City Manager, Assistant City Manager/Director of Finance, City Secretary, and Human Resources. DID YOU KNOW? The Lake Worth Museum has the high school year books from the 1940’s and up! Make it a point to visit and take a look at the school history that is made available to all residents.

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GOVERNMENT FEDERAL Lake Worth is located in the 12th Federal Congressional District served by U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger, who has an office in Fort Worth. The state is represented by Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Cornyn. • Congresswoman Kay Granger 817-338-0909 www.kaygranger.house.gov • Sen. John Cornyn N. Texas Office 972-239-1310 www.cornyn.senate.gov

Stacey Almond City Manager 817-237-1211 salmond@lakeworthtx.org

Debbie Whitley Assistant City Manager/ Director of Finance 817-237-1211 ext. 103 dwhitley@lakeworthtx.org

• Sen. Ted Cruz N. Texas Office 214-599-8749 www.cruz.senate.gov

Holly Fimbres City Secretary 817-237-1211 ext. 105 hfimbres@lakeworthtx.org

STATE Lake Worth is represented by Senate District 12, currently held by Senator Jane Nelson who has an office in Grapevine. The Texas State Representative for Lake Worth is representative Charlie Geren. (District 99) • Rep. Charlie Geren • Sen. Jane Nelson 817-738-8333 817-424-3446 www.nelson.senate.state.tx.us www.charliegeren.com

Mike Christenson Public Works Director 817-237-1211 ext. 202 mchristenson@lakeworthtx.org

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Barry Barber Director of Building Development 817-237-1211 ext. 114 bbarber@lakeworthtx.org

Lake Worth is located within Tarrant County and is in Precinct 4 which is represented by Tarrant County Commissioner J.D. Johnson. • Commissioner J.D. Johnson 817-238-4400 www.tarrantcounty.com

J.T. Manoushagian Chief of Police 817-237-1211 ext. 301 jmanoushagian@lakeworthtx.org

HELPFUL NUMBERS City Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-1211 Utility Billing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-1211 ext. 110 Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-1211 ext. 112

Ryan Arthur Fire Chief 817-237-1211 ext. 401 rarthur@lakeworthtx.org

Inspection Line . . . . . . . . . (voice mail only) 817-255-7925 ext. 113 Code Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-1211 ext. 111 Vehicle Tags & Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-238-4436 Health Dept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-238-4441

Lara Strother Director of Library & Community Services 817-237-1211 ext. 501 lstrother@lakeworthtx.org

Progressive Waste Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-222-2221 DPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-238-9197 LWISD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-306-4200 Boat Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-6890 LAKE WORTH DIRECTORY

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LETTER FROM THE MAYOR | 2022 IX

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COURT

The Lake Worth Municipal Court is committed to assisting and informing defendants of their rights, responsibilities and options, with the highest level of professionalism and courtesy, to ensure fair, impartial & efficient handling of their citations.

The Lake Worth Municipal Court is a Court of Record. Cases filed with the Court include traffic violations, Class C misdemeanors, violations of City ordinances, and parking violations that are punishable by fine only. We are a Safe Harbor Court, which means that anyone may appear in court with an identification at any time to resolve their outstanding cases without the fear of being arrested for Lake Worth Municipal Court warrants. In March, we participated in a warrant resolution drive along with the Lake Worth Police Department and Texas Marshals Association, which provided an opportunity for eligible individuals with outstanding Lake Worth Municipal Court warrants to have their warrant fine amount reduced. We were able to resolve 86 warrants as of March 25, 2022. We continue to encourage individuals to contact the court to resolve their outstanding citations and take advantage of payment options available or set your cases for a future court date to speak with the

Prosecutor or Judge. If you do not have the means to pay you may request a hearing with the Judge to determine whether you are indigent or discuss alternative means to satisfy the judgment. The court commits to providing customer service while administering fair, efficient and prompt justice. Clerks are available for questions or explanation of options, but clerks cannot give legal advice or recommendations. Please call 817-255-7910 or visit the court’s website at www.lakeworthtx.org. The court office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Municipal Court Director/ Cust. Service Sup. Linda Mello 817-237-1211 ext. 116 lmello@lakeworthtx.org

MUNICIPAL COURT 3805 Adam Grubb Lake Worth, TX 76135 Phone: 817-255-7910 Office Hours: Mon- Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presiding Judge: William “Bill” Lane Magistrate: Jim Minter & Rene Culp Precinct 4 Constable Joe D. “Jody” Johnson • Ste. #102 817-238-4411

NORTHWEST SUBCOURTHOUSE 6713 Telephone Rd. Lake Worth, TX 76135 Precinct 4 Commissioner J.D. Johnson • Ste. #301 817-238-4400 6

Municipal Court Clerk Lisa Shelley 817-237-1211 ext. 117 court@lakeworthtx.org

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Christopher Gregory • Ste. #201 817-238-4425 County Clerk Satellite Office* Mary Louise Garcia • Ste. #202 817-238-4420 *Please note that Satellite Offices may have limited services. LAKE WORTH DIRECTORY

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Tax Assessor/Collector Satellite Office* Wendy Burgess • Ste. #101 817-238-4435

*Please note that Satellite Offices may have limited services.

Main Courthouse Number 817-238-4425


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3501 Roberts Cut Off Lake Worth, TX 76135

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Municipal Election The City of Lake Worth will hold an election on Saturday, May 7, 2022 for City Council Places 1, 3, 5 and 7. To learn about the candidates and obtain their contact information, please view their application form at www.lakeworthtx.org/elections. If you have questions regarding the City Council election, please visit the city’s website at www.lakeworthtx.org/elections or contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817-237-1211 ext. 105 or via e-mail at citysecretary@lakeworthtx.org.

JOIN A BOARD OR COMMISSION AND SERVE THE CITY YOU LOVE The City Secretary's Office receives applications from citizens interested in contributing to their community by volunteering to serve on a board or commission. The various boards and commissions act as an advisory board to the Council. Appointments to boards and commissions are made annually. Places 1, 3, 5, and 7 expire in odd number years and Places 2, 4, and 6 expire in even numbered years unless otherwise noted by ordinance. If you are interested in being part of our team, please complete an application and return it to the City Secretary's Office at 3805 Adam Grubb, Lake Worth, Texas 76135. You may also fax your application to 817-237-9684 or send via e-mail at citysecretary@lakeworthtx.org. Applications can be found on city’s website www.lakeworthtx.org under “How to do I apply for Boards and Commission.” Applications are forwarded to City Council for consideration of appointment as vacancies occur during the year. All applications are kept on file for one year from the date of receipt. Residents are appointed by the City Council to serve on the following boards and commissions: • Animal Shelter Advisory Committee • Board of Adjustment • Planning and Zoning Commission For additional information, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817-237-1211 ext. 105 or via e-mail at citysecretary@lakeworthtx.org.

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Early Voting Hours: Monday – Friday April 25 – 29 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Tuesday May 2 – 3 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Voting Hours: Election Day: Saturday, May 7 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Voting Locations: Lake Worth voters can go to any voting location in Tarrant County. Early voting and Election Day polling location in Lake Worth is the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office North Patrol Division, 6651 Lake Worth Boulevard.

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POLICE DEPARTMENT | 2022 IX

2021 Annual Reports Now Available

Tarrant County, Texas is home to an estimated 2.1 million people. Over the last ten years, Tarrant County’s population has increased by more than 16% making it the second fastest growing county in Texas and the fifth fastest growing county in the United States. The City of Fort Worth’s population has also increased exponentially, and in 2020 it became the second fastest growing major city and the 12th largest city in the United States.

Each day, an estimated 250,000 people pass through the City of Lake Worth. This significant movement of people represents about 12% of Tarrant County’s total population. Most people passing through do so for work, school, and entertainment. In many ways, the City of Lake Worth is the gateway of commerce for west Tarrant County. That is why it is the mission of the Lake Worth Police Department to 10

create a safe environment where life and commerce thrive. Over the last three years, the crime and crash prevention strategies used by the Lake Worth Police Department reduced crime despite being surrounded by significant growth, development, and skyrocketing crime. Our goal is preventing crime, not catching criminals. We believe that an effective police department does not have high arrest statistics, but its community has low crime rates. At the Lake Worth Police Department, our standard is excellence. Although proud of the work done in 2021, we remain committed to our mission and are taking additional steps to ensure crime does not gain a foothold in our community. All 2021 departmental reports are available on our website at: www.lakeworthtx.org/police/trust

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Lake Worth Police Department Becomes an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency On September 25, 2021, the Lake Worth Police Department became the 183rd accredited law enforcement agency in the State of Texas through the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Accreditation Program. The Lake Worth Police Department is one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the state, and this achievement is one of many that affirms the department’s commitment to its guiding principle of excellence in service and protection. Accreditation provides an independent review of the department’s internal operations and assures the citizens and visitors of Lake Worth that the Lake Worth Police Department adheres to the highest law enforcement standards. A description of the program may be viewed on the Texas Police Chiefs Association website at http://www.texaspolicechiefs.org

Lake Worth proud to be “Storm Ready” certified The National Weather Service’s (NWS) Weather-Ready Nation initiative is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather events. Roughly 98% of all presidential disaster declarations are weather and flood-related, leading to over 500 deaths, 2,500 injuries, and nearly $15 billion in damages each year (sources: FEMA, NCDC, and Munich RE).

The devastating impacts of extreme events can be reduced through improved readiness. The Storm Ready program is a partnership with emergency management that helps reduce risk and increases community resilience to hazards. Storm Ready helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local hazardous weather operations by implementing procedures that reduce the potential for disastrous, weatherrelated consequences.

• Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center • Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public • Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally • Promote the importance of public readiness • Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.

On November 4th, 2021, the City of Lake Worth was officially recognized as a Storm Ready Community by the National Weather Service.

Storm Ready communities have made a solid commitment to implement the infrastructure and systems needed to save lives and protect property when hazardous weather and flooding strikes. Storm Ready is a voluntary program that directly supports NWS’ strategic vision of a “Weather-Ready Nation.”

By participating in Storm Ready, the City of Lake Worth has earned recognition by meeting the program’s guidelines.

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FIRE DEPARTMENT | 2022 IX

New Fire Station Planning Underway The City of Lake Worth has started the process of evaluating the need of a replacement fire station facility for our community. The city has partnered with the Eikon Consulting Group to conduct a fire station feasibility study. The original fire station was constructed in the 1940s with several remodels taking place over the past decade. Since the original design, the fire department has expanded significantly to provide the highest level of service and protection to our customers, said Fire Chief Ryan Arthur. We’ve continued to expand and conform to the requirements and needs of those same customers. With growth comes a need for a larger facility to safely house fire personnel. The existing fire station fails to meet today’s life safety and fire code regulations putting personnel at risk of serious injury or worse.

most efficient function for the firefighters to perform their duties. In addition, the separation of contamination zones is not maximized with the current facility. It is important for the safety and health of first responders to minimize exposure from dirty to clean spaces.

Due to the growth of the department, several offices have been converted to bunks and spaces have been re-purposed as necessary for equipment or storage. Additionally, areas in the apparatus bays have been occupied with hose or equipment storage. While every space is being utilized to the maximum potential, the importance of separation of contaminants, physical and mental health of the responders and the increased functionality of the space is not being utilized to Following some preliminary reviews related to the fire station the fullest. study, Eikon Consulting Group made recommendations The existing site limits the amount of parking available and has presented options for the city to evaluate moving for the facility which presents a concern for serving the forward. Brad Isbell from Eikon wrote, “There are several community and personnel accessing the building. There challenges with the existing facility and location.” The is limited space for public service or health evaluations. original apparatus bays have height limitations for the door The bays are also only accessible from a back-in approach openings and the existing second floor structure prevents presenting potential damage to equipment. additional space to be added which would allow for the increase in new equipment height and door openings. The The age of the building also presents a long-term energy addition of vehicular exhaust systems has added to the efficiency and maintenance cost. The newer codes and restriction in height currently. The second-floor stairway and design standards allow for more of a sustainable design access are most likely not compliant with currently adopted and lower overall maintenance cost for the operation of codes. This applies to the majority of the facility as well. The facilities. The current facility will only continue to require special adjacencies of the building are not providing the maintenance and repairs that could prove to be a budgetary concern as the years go by. There are advantages to considering relocation of the Fire Department to the site adjacent to the senior center that would address several concerns with the existing facility. A few of these are listed on the next page. Due to the age of the existing facility and the challenges observed it is our opinion the site adjacent to the senior center addresses the concerns and provides a long-term solution for the future growth of the Fire Department to adequately serve community. 2022 will be a year with highlighted focus on fire prevention measures throughout the community. 12

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· New one-story facility designed to meet all current building and accessibility codes · Separation of contamination zones focused on physical and mental health of first responders · Pull through apparatus bays improving protection of equipment and ease of use · Expanded site access for Community access · Improved special adjacencies, function, and available growth · Improved safety and security for the Department · Improved energy efficiency and building maintenance reducing overall facility costs

Business Fire Code and Safety Inspections Our fire department has identified key initiatives related to fire prevention, education, and business life safety inspections. “Communication is key initiative #1,” said Fire Marshal John Sanders. The department has developed several printed documents with hopes these will assist business owners to better understand the true intention and primary role of the life safety inspection process. Everything from the city website to social media has also been revitalized to enhance communication. Information to include adopted fire code has been added to the website with easy access to all information. The development of a Business Fire Code Inspections guide seeks to help business owners identify the most common code violations. This includes extension cords and when to safely use them, fire sprinkler systems, doors and other access

points, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, fire alarms, and the Knox Box system. Fire Marshal John Sanders said, “our primary goal is to make sure businesses are safe for not only the customers and employees but also the first responders called to handle any emergency situation involving the building.” Marshal Sanders continued, “communication is so very valuable to ensuring transparency, so owners understand the inspection process, helping to ensure a successful inspection outcome.” For more information related to the overall fire inspection process or for questions related to fire prevention education, please visit the fire department website at www.lakeworthtx.org/firedepartment, or check them out on Facebook (City of Lake Worth Fire Department).

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FIRE DEPARTMENT | 2022 IX

Lake Worth Firefighter Invited to Join Elite Rescue Team The City of Lake Worth and the Lake Worth Fire Department are both incredibly honored to announce Firefighter John W. Johnson’s acceptance into the Texas Task Force 1 program. TX-TF1 functions as one of the 28 federal teams under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Urban Search and Rescue System and as a statewide urban search and rescue team under direction of the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). TX-TF1 also coordinates the state’s swift water rescue program and the helicopter search and rescue team which works in conjunction with Texas Military Forces. TX-TF1 provides a full spectrum of urban search/ rescue and medical assistance to locations throughout the country and has been called to aid other countries following a natural or manmade disaster. TX-TF1 personnel are trained to the highest standards and are able to mobilize by ground within four hours of an activation and six hours if they travel by military or commercial aircraft. With a state-of-the-art equipment cache, TX-TF1 is able to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours of operation. In addition, they are able function for up to 14 days during an incident with some outside support. Firefighter Johnson will proudly serve as a Rescue Specialist for TX-TF2. Acceptance into this program requires years of dedicated training, education, experience, and preparedness; all of which Firefighter Johnson has devoted. We’re incredibly proud of his accomplishment and look forward to supporting him moving forward.

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Lake Worth is Severe Weather Ready! As we approach the severe weather season, the City of Lake Worth would like to emphasize the importance of being Severe Weather Ready. The months of March, April, and May have historically been cited as being most notable for severe weather outbreaks. Because of this, we encourage everyone to start preparing now. Severe weather can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. Begin the preparedness process by following some of these general guidelines. More detailed information is available from the Lake Worth Fire Department, Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management, or from the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Create and practice an “Emergency Plan” with your family. Talk about the most common severe weather events that could occur in our area. These include flooding, hail, and sometimes tornadoes.

Pick a well-known meeting place so everyone in your family can find each other after an unfortunate event occurs. And don’t forget your pets! Include plans on how to take care of pets during an emergency. Also, citizens and business owners are encouraged to sign up for CodeRed through the City of Lake Worth. CodeRed is the emergency notification system currently being used by the city to alert people of impending danger and threats from severe weather. For more information, please contact the Lake Worth Emergency Management Coordinator Joseph Laster at 817-237-7461 or visit the city website at www.lakeworthtx. org/fire-department/pages/emergency-management Knowing what to do when severe weather strikes will help you, your family, and our community. This season, the City of Lake Worth wants everyone to be Severe Weather Ready!

Keep enough supplies in your home to meet your needs for at least three days. Assemble these supplies in a Disaster Supplies Kit. Store the Disaster Kit in easy to carry containers such as backpacks or duffel bags. Try and include the following: •

A three-day supply of water (one gallon per

Three days’ worth of nonperishable food

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family member per day)

(replace the food every six months)

One change of clothing and footwear per family member

One blanket or sleeping bag per family member

A first aid kit that includes your family’s prescription medications

Lake Worth – Saginaw Emergency Management

Emergency tools including a battery-powered

3801 Firehall Drive Lake Worth, Texas 76135 Tel: 817-237-7461 Fax: 817-237-0663

radio, flashlight, and extra batteries An extra set of car keys

A credit card, cash, or traveler’s checks Sanitation supplies

Special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members

An extra pair of eyeglasses

JOSEPH LASTER EMC

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400 S. Saginaw Blvd. Saginaw, Texas 76179 Tel: 817-230-0412 Fax: 817-232-3731

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MEDSTAR ALLIANCE | 2022 IX

2021 was a transformative year for MedStar and our area first response partners. The year started with one of the worst winter storms our region, and the state, had seen in decades. Freezing rains created exceptionally hazardous driving conditions that turned deadly the morning of February 11th. Over 130 vehicles were involved in a crash on I35W, tragically resulting in six fatalities and over 65 people injured. 19 MedStar units responded to manage this multiple casualty incident, including 13 ambulances, our Ambulance-Bus, two critical care paramedics and three supervisors were on scene to mitigate this tragic incident. We did all this without the need to request outside resources. The following week, frigid temperatures and extended power failures resulted in record response volumes. MedStar’s typical daily response volume in February averages 410 responses, but on February 15, MedStar crews handled a record 732 requests for service in one day. This was nearly twice the typical daily response volume. The following day, another 726 responses were handled. Despite nearly insurmountable odds, as well as significant personal challenges for many of our team members, MedStar’s staff rose to the occasion and did an amazing job! The ongoing pandemic continued to create opportunities for MedStar to fill healthcare gaps in our community. Vaccine administration was a major focus for public health, but many people were unable to attend large public clinics. MedStar hosted and/or participated in numerous ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics, including two in partnership with the Lake Worth Fire Department, and hosted nearly weekly clinics at our headquarters in West Fort Worth. We even provided in-home vaccines, in partnership with Tarrant County Public

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Health, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Cook Children’s Health Plan. Since the beginning of the pandemic, MedStar has administered over 9,031 COVID vaccines at over 113 clinics throughout our community. Additionally, we filled another gap related to the infusion of monoclonal antibodies (mAb). The mAb’s were a definitive treatment for people who contracted COVID-19 and were at high-risk for complications that could lead to hospitalization. 217 patients were treated with an mAb infusion – primarily First Responders and healthcare workers, to help them recover more quickly, and prevent hospitalizations. Another transformation that occurred with MedStar and area first responders this past year was a shift from all Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance staffing

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to a mix of ALS and Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances deployed in the system. ALS units have at least one paramedic on board, while a BLS unit has two emergency medical technicians on the ambulance. The Office of the Medical Director (OMD) did a comprehensive clinical review of all EMS responses in the MedStar service area and found that at least 25% of the calls could be effectively managed by a BLS ambulance crew. With the ongoing national EMS worker shortage, paramedics are extremely difficult to recruit and retain, due to the many other types of healthcare careers open to them (hospitals, clinics, etc.) who are able to offer much higher compensation packages than we are able to offer, given the challenging financial model for EMS. In cooperation with Lake Worth Fire Department and city leaders, we pilot tested a process of deploying BLS units into the ambulance deployment system. Doing so, we have been able to buck a national trend of the shrinking workforce leading to reduced response resource availability. The results of this transformation has been to enhance paramedic skill proficiency (since more of the calls they respond to require ALS interventions) and increase the number of daily ambulance hours for the EMS system by 8-10%.

As we enter this new year, we are embarking on another transformation process – response re-prioritization. Using our response and clinical data, and in partnership with first response partners, we will update response plans in an effort to reduce the number of responses that we respond to using lights and sirens (HOT), as well as reducing requests for a first response resource. Numerous studies have demonstrated significant risk to the public, and to responding agency personnel, during a HOT mode of operation. Four times as many crashes occurring during a HOT response than a non-light and siren (COLD) response. MedStar is one of 50 EMS agencies across the U.S. participating in a National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA) project to reduce HOT responses to no more than 30% of EMS responses, and no more than 5% of EMS transports. We believe this effort will make our community safer and preserve first response resources for truly time-life critical EMS responses such as cardiac arrest, severe difficulty breathing, and major trauma responses, when minutes truly matter. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to serve your community, and on behalf of all our MedStar team members, a sincere THANK YOU for trusting us with this honor!

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LAKE WORTH TOWNE CROSSING Five Below Armstrong McCall Brad Simmons State Farm The Groovy Cactus Boutique Conn’s Day Spa Nails Deluxe Nail Salon Famous Footwear Firestone Hobby Lobby James Avery Spectrum

Lake Worth Vision Source Leslie’s Pool Supply Soundworks Hearing Center Mattress Firm Monarch Dental Michaels One Main Financial Party City Petsmart Ross Dress For Less Sally’s Beauty Supply Target Mulan Japanese Restaurant

LAKE WORTH PLAZA H & R Block Domino’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . .. .16 Liq-O-Rama’s Majestic Liquors Dollar General 18Super Cuts

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LAKE WORTH CENTER Albertsons All State - Rusty Thomas Apex Liquor Cato Fashions CiCi’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Connect Hearing Dollar Tree Gamestop Ginger Brown’s Restaurant. .20 Home Town Dental Jimmy’s Big Burgers . . . . . . 25

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STAR VILLAGE COMMONS Bluebonnet Dental Edge Coffeehouse Boat Club Nails Spa Great Clips Happy Feet Lake Worth Animal Clinic

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Margarita Xpress . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Applebee’s Grill & Bar . . . . . . . 2 Arby’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 HOLIDAY INN Arizola’s Mexican Restaurant. . .4 EXPRESS Bosses Brickoven 15 Pizza & Sandwiches . . . . . . 5 DPS Braum’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 OFFICE 76 Bull Frog Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 93 Burger King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Chicken Express . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Chick-fil-A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Chili’s Grill & Bar . . . . . . . . . . .11 Chipotle Mexican Grill . . . . . . 12 Parlor Doughnuts . . . . . . . . . .12 CiCi’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Cotton Patch Café . . . . . . . . . .14 Denny’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Domino’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Edge Coffeehouse . . . . . . . . . .17 Firehouse Subs . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop . . . . . . . . . 19 Ginger Browns Old Tyme Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Charleys Philly Steaks . . . . . . 21 Jack in the Box . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Jason’s Grocery & Deli . . . . . .23 Jimmy’s Big Burgers . . . . . . . 25 Kwik Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Little Caesars Pizza . . . . . . . . .27 Long John Silver’s . . . . . . . . . 28 McAlister’s Deli . . . . . . . . . . . .29

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OTHER MERCHANTS Longhorn Liquor. . . . . . . . . . . 60 Lake Worth Florist . . . . . . . . . 61 Salon Amante . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Lake Worth Cigars . . . . . . . . . 63 Home Depot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Hybrid Smoke Shop . . . . . . . .65 Salty Dog Tattoos . . . . . . . . . .66 Walgreens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Pro Am Fishing Supply . . . . . 69 Staples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Discount Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 O’Reilly Auto Parts . . . . . . . . .72 Pep Boys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Pep Boys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 CVS Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Metro PCS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Tractor Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Kid to Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 PPG Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Lake Worth Massage . . . . . . . 82 Tesla Tobacco. . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service . . . 84 Tressa & Co. Hair Salon . . . . .85 IGA Cashsaver . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Kash-N-Karry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Salon at Stone Cottage . . . . . .89 Goodwill Industries . . . . . . . . .90 San Pedro Blinds . . . . . . . . . . 91 National Hall SPJST #92 . . . . .92 DPS Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Luxx Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Texas Movie Bistro . . . . . . . . .96 Meineke Car Care . . . . . . . . . . 97 Lake Worth Premier Eye Care . . . . 98 Firestone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Christian Brothers Automotive 100 Phoenix Nutrition . . . . . . . . . 101 Rags Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Salon & Spa Galleria . . . . . . .103 Freshwick Vape. . . . . . . . . . . .104 E & K Collections. . . . . . . . . .105 Dollar General . . . . . . . . . . . . 106


SPRING CLEAN UP DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH | 8 A.M - NOON • This event is FREE and for Lake Worth residents only. Driver’s license or water bill required upon arrival. • Please stay in your vehicle; volunteers will unload items.

Household Hazardous Material

WHAT TO BRING • Electronics/computers Computers Laptops Servers Monitors Power cables Keyboards Speakers Audio Cell phones DVD players Ink cartridges Toner cartridges Peripherals

Space is limited. Registration required.

Acids Aerosol cans Antifreeze Batteries Brake fluid Craft chemicals Hobby chemicals Drain cleaners

• Documents for Shredding Paper Envelopes Mail Paper clips Staples Paper folders Small binder clips Hanging files

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• Mattresses • Food • Appliances • Appliances with freon • Gas power tools • TVs • Large furniture • Concrete • Medications

Residents may take unwanted medications to the Medications Disposal Unit located at the Lake Worth Police Department, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Fertilizers Fungicides Gasoline Household cleaner Motor oil Oil filters Paint thinners Paints & stains

Pest strips Pesticides Photo chemicals Solvents Unwanted fuel Fluorescent lights Items w/ mercury Varnish

Instructions

If a product is still usable, try to give it to someone who can use it. Please bring liquid paint sorted by type (latex, oil-based, lead-based, etc.) Please keep chemicals in their containers. Place broken or leaking containers inside a second container or like materials and label properly. If a container has no label and its contents are known, please label the container clearly. DO NOT transport chemicals in the passenger compartment of your vehicle. Put them in the trunk or bed of a truck.


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PUBLIC WORKS | 2022 IX

Lake Worth Public Works Department Improvements The City of Lake Worth Public Works Department has had many exciting improvements to the department throughout the last year. In May of 2021 Mike Christenson retired from the Fire Department after 30 years and was appointed Director of Public Works. A few months later Gloria Rangel was hired for the position of Public Works Administrative Assistant. Gloria has over 5 years of municipal water experience!

Public Works Facility Improvements:

Public Works is happy to report several major projects that were completed over the last year. These much-needed projects were made possible with the support of the City Council and City Administration. The first major project was the remodel of the Public Works facility. This included a total make over to the main building, new office spaces, kitchen, bathrooms with showers and a large locker room, and a large multi-purpose room and crew staging area. The existing equipment storage facility was completely closed in and included the installation of three garage doors, concrete floors, insulation, and heaters. This will help protect our equipment from the outside elements and extend the overall life cycle of the equipment. Lastly, the Public Works facility had a new drive approach constructed making the site more friendly to the public and added fencing to ensure the facility is more secure.

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New Equipment:

The Public Works Department is excited to announce the delivery of the new Peterbilt dump truck. This piece of equipment plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations of our Street Departments. In addition, the Street Department took delivery of a new sand spreader. This piece of equipment arrived just in time for our most recent winter storm. In a short amount of time the sand spreader has proved to be a major asset to the city of Lake Worth. The Sewer Department is keeping the new Sewer Jetter very busy! This apparatus is primarily used for clearing and checking sewer lines throughout the city. The value in this piece of equipment is its ability to be deployed quickly in an emergency with minimal personnel required for operation. Work should start on these in late spring of 2022. The City of Fort Worth has partnered with the City of Lake Worth to rehab the low water crossing on Comanche Creek. This will be a significant improvement to this area during rain events, with completion of the project in early 2024. Stay tuned for more information on this project. In closing, there have been many improvements and upgrades that have contributed to a stronger and more dedicated department enabling us to better serve our most important resource, our community.

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Upcoming Projects Now let’s take a minute and look at the projects that will impact our city and its citizens. During the last year we saw the completion of the rehab project to all of Hiawatha Trail. This project included the installation of new water and sewer lines, concrete curb and gutter, drive approaches and an asphalt roadway. The Public Works department is looking forward to getting started with the installation of new water and sewer lines, concrete curb, gutter and drive approaches and installation of a new asphalt roadway on Pueblo Trail. This work is projected to start at the end of March 2022. In addition, there are ten (10) local streets that will be overlayed with cement slurry this spring. These include:

- Delaware Trail - Lakewood Drive - Shawnee Trail - Caddo Trail - Tejas Trail

- Church Drive - Sue Court - Circle Trail - Big Bend Trail - Canyon Trail

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LAKE WORTH ISD | 2022 IX

Lake Worth ISD Develops New 5-Year Strategic Plan By Jessica Gauthier District Communications Coordinator & Webmaster, Lake Worth ISD In October of 2021, Lake Worth ISD aimed to develop a strategic plan that would be the district’s framework for the next five years. Working together, staff members, students, parents, community members, and city leaders worked for four days to develop a new mission, vision, moto, and values for the district.

The group of 50 or so people developed the district’s new goals and priorities. The work was not always easy, but because they all had the students of LWISD in mind, they kept working to achieve a consensus for each task. After the four days were over, the strategic plan was completed,

and the district had a clean path to success that includes short and long term goals, checkpoints, and a clear timeline. The strategic plan was presented to the Lake Worth ISD Board of Trustees on January 18th, 2022, where the board voted unanimously to adopt the plan. In March of 2022, Dr. Rose Mary Neshyba, Superintendent of Schools, presented the strategic plan to all the district staff, which were eager to learn more about it. Teachers were excited to begin implementing the strategy. “It’s important for all our staff members, regardless of their role in the district, be aware of what our goals are. The only way we can ensure student success is if we all work together to maximize our students’ potential”, said Dr. Neshyba at a campus staff meeting. One aspect of the plan that teachers are excited about is LWISD’s new Portrait of a Graduate that proclaims that by their graduation from Lake Worth High School, our students will be Bullfrogs for L.I.F.E. The work to achieve this goal, however, starts as early as pre-k and kindergarten. All the employees at Lake Worth ISD are excited to see what new opportunities this strategic plan will bring for staff, students, and the community. If you would like to learn more, or to see the plan in its entirety, please go to www.lwisd.org/strategy

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SENIOR CENTER | 2022 IX

Senior Synergy Expo The Lake Worth Senior Center will attend the Tarrant County Senior Synergy Expo as an exhibitor for the third time on May 12th from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Will Rogers – Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall. Courtney and Lorie love meeting with seniors to talk about the various activities offered by the center. Expo registration includes a free lunch, free parking, giveaways, door prizes, and more! Senior Synergy is the perfect place to find information about what services and programs are available to assist seniors in their day-to-day lives. Registration forms are available online at lakeworthtx. org/senior-center, or by visiting the center.

Senior Ladies Tea Party The senior center will host our popular Ladies’ Tea Party on May 3rd at 11:00 am. The theme this year will be Mad Hatters, and will include refreshments, giveaways, games, and a prize for Most Creative Hat! You can register for this special event by visiting the center.

Senior Men’s Luncheon On June 14th at 12:30 pm, the Lake Worth Senior Center will host a men’s BBQ luncheon. The catered luncheon is free to attend.

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Carter Blood Care Blood Drive The blood supply in the U.S. is now at its lowest level in over a decade. Many of the nation’s blood centers currently have only a one-day supply of some blood types in inventory. This is dangerous because blood transfusions are needed for many surgeries. Blood is also used in the treatment of diseases like sickle cell anemia, certain cancers and is critical to help those who suffer injuries from accidents or disasters. In January 2022, the American Red Cross declared its first-ever national blood crisis. A consistent supply of blood is essential to the nation’s health. Blood is a precious life-saving product that cannot be manufactured and must be donated. Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others.

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INTERIOR

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edecorating or renovating your house is never easy, and it gets harder and more tedious when you also need to paint. Slapping on one coat of paint after another can be draining if you’re going at it alone and still have the whole house to consider. And let’s not even start on the ceilings! But even if you stick to the same old exterior paint job, it doesn’t need to be so for the interior. And you could always try some wild and wonderful interior painting ideas. If nothing else, you’ll be guaranteed a reaction from all who enter your house. By keeping the exterior painting to a bare minimum, you can spend more time and creativity inside. You can let your imagination run riot with all those interior painting ideas you always wanted to implement but never got around to. There’s no time like the present, and really, when are you going to paint your house again? If you stick to the drab and uninspired, you can be assured that it won’t be at least for a few more generations.

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Don’t get alarmed though, when I’m talking about out-of-this-world interior painting ideas. I’m not saying that you should go with something that might resemble a Picasso painting. I’m talking about something more along the lines of a paint job that will resemble you and reflect back on who you are. So, your interior painting ideas need not be anything bolder than a splash of vibrant color on one wall surrounded by soothing colors on the other walls.

want to think about the effect you’ll have and whether you can actually live with the color scheme. Wild and inspired interior painting ideas are well and good, but you should always take into account whether you’re going to be able to stand the sight of your newly painted walls or not. If you have to repaint everything, it kind of defeats the purpose. This doesn’t mean that you should put a hold on your creativity or stifle your interior painting ideas. All it means is that for some of the bolder ideas you have, perhaps you should do a small test-run somewhere else.

This works very well in any house, and the vibrant color that you pick out can be either soothing or primal depending on what you want to show of yourself. You could, of course, always go to extremes and paint all the walls a bright vibrant shade or even mix and match different shades to different walls. If you’re doing this, then you might

Don’t think that painting your house should be a chore, and if you really want, you can always think you’re Michelangelo or Da Vinci, or any one of those great artists, and even paint a stunning mural on your walls. The only requirement here is that you turn your great interior painting ideas into reality and that you have fun while you’re doing it.

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Mary Lou Reddick Public Library SUMMER READING PROGRAM June 1 — July 30, 2022 Collect Cool Prizes for Reading! Log your reading this summer to earn fun prizes from the library! Reading logs available May 31st.

Attend Free Programs at the Library! Attend free programs at the library this summer! We’ll have live animals, magic, crafts and much more. Boas Vs. Pythons Meet some of the smaller and gentler members of this family - from Africa, Australia, North America, South America, and southeast Asia. You may never think of them as man-eaters again! Thursday, June 2nd at 10:00 am

Dinosaurs! Dino Bo will teach kids about some of the most well-known dinosaurs: T-Rex, Triceratops, Raptors, and more. Participants can interact with REAL dinosaur bones! Thursday, June 9th at 10:00

Drumming Circle Experience the excitement of instant music creation as the whole group finds the groove. Percussion gear provided for all participants along with expert facilitation. Thursday, June 23rd at 10:00 am

Gone Fishing Magic Show A high energy show featuring magic tricks and comedy. Everyone in the audience gets to participate. Plus, learn a magic trick that will impress your friends. Thursday, June 30th at 10:00 am

Amazing, Magical Balloon Show A zany, high-energy show that combines balloons with magic, humor and storytelling. Kids with explode with laughter! Thursday, June 16th at 10:00 am Mary Lou Reddick Public Library • 7005 Charbonneau • (817) 237-9681 • lakeworthtx.org/library

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Summer Reading Program Guidelines

SUMMER READING PROGRAM June 1 — July 30, 2022 Family Storytime

Make It! Take It!

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Thursdays at 3:30 PM

Join us for stories, songs and a make-and-take craft activity. Storytime is a great activity for families to enjoy together!

Families can get crafty at the library! Drop in on Thursdays anytime between 3:30-4:30pm. Each week we’ll have all the supplies needed for you to make something fun to take home. Also available as a take home kit if you prefer!

Tail Waggin’ Tutors June 8th at 4:00 PM July 13th at 4:00 PM Read to our registered therapy dog, Bane. Perfect for children who are learning to read.

Need Wi-Fi? Hotspots are available for checkout from the library!

SUMMER READING PROGRAM GUIDELINES • Open to children and teens from 0 to 14 years of age. • Pick up reading logs beginning on May 31st. • Children may also participate by having books read to them. • Books may come from any source, including your friends, your home, other libraries, and/or bookstores. • Select one prize for every reading log turned in. The more you read, the more prizes you can earn!

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