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Summer Reading Program at the Library - Starts June 2nd

SUMMER READING KICKOFF AT THE LIBRARY!

Join the Halifax County-South Boston Public Library for another awesome summer reading program.

The kickoff will take place on June 2 at 1 pm at the South Boston Public Library.  Brian Buchanan from the Danville Science Museum will introduce the audience to the importance of environmental stewardship using hands-on models to engage the audience. Following that the audience will learn about different butterfly species found in our area. Brian will bring specimens to observe. Each participant will create a butterfly to take home.

The library has lots of great programs planned for children and teens this summer.  Reading logs will be available at both library locations starting on June 2.

The library will also once again be a summer meals location.  From June 4-July 18 lunches will be offered at the South Boston Public Library at noon and at the Halifax Public Library at
12:15 pm, while snacks will be offered at both locations at 3:40 pm.  Meals and snacks will be offered Mondays-Thursdays and there will be no meals or snacks on July 4 and July 5.

Have fun this summer at the library!

Jay Stephens

Director

Halifax County South Boston Public Library

2018 Halifax County Agritourism Workshops

Change of Sanitation Schedule Effective Week of Memorial Day Holiday

 

 

IMPORTANT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 Change of Pick-up for Town of Halifax Solid Waste & Recycling Customer

EFFECTIVE WEEK OF MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

To All Town of Halifax Customers:

Halifax Town Hall will be closed on Monday May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. Please be aware that the Town of Halifax will be picking up recyclables on Friday June 1st due to the modified Holiday schedule. The regular town curbside recycling pick up will resume Wednesday June 6th as customary. During the modified holiday schedule, town residents may take their properly prepared recyclable materials (see guidelines for curbside pick-up below), to the large bins provided at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail lower parking lot which now accepts co-mingled newspaper (including mixed paper), plastic (#1 & #2), cardboard, cans (aluminum & metal) and mixed consumer glass (clear, green & brown). When recycling glass at the Convenience Center site, PLEASE PLACE THE GLASS DIRECTLY INTO THE BIN WITH NO BAGS-this will keep the glass free of contaminants so that sorting will not be necessary.

The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its solid waste pick-up the week of Memorial Day on a modified schedule:

  • Tuesday May 29 – Residents normally served on this day will have solid waste picked up. This area includes properties along US Hwy 501 south from the RR Tracks to the corporate limits, Spencer Lane Golf Course Road, Brook Run, Cowford Road, Meadow Drive, Banister Road, Gatha’s Trail and Ballou Trail.
  • Wednesday May 30 – Residents normally served on Monday will have solid waste picked up. This area includes Mountain Road, Canterbury Drive, Woodview Road, Mimosa Drive, Oak Lane, Pine Road, Ash Street, Cedar Lane, Poplar Lane, Crawford Road, Academy Street, Ballpark Loop (within corporate limits), Craddock Street, Houston Street and Main Street (from Mountain Road south to the RR Tracks).
  • Thursday May 31 – Residents normally served on this day will have solid waste picked up. This area includes Maple Avenue, Buena Vista Drive, Park Lane, Lakeside Drive, Harding Street, Snead Lane, Cary Street, Elam Street, Hedderly Street, Jackson Street, Back Street, Main Street (from Mountain Road north on US Hwy 501 and east on VA Hwy 360 to the corporate limits).
  • Friday June 1 – The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct curbside recycling on this day and will resume regular weekly curbside recycling on Wednesday June 6th.

Guidelines for Preparing Curbside Recyclables

(follow thoroughly & do not co-mingle trash items or service may be suspended)

Metals -- Aluminum Cans (rinsed if possible)            Plastics -- Milk, soda, water bottles, and detergent    

Metal Cans (rinsed - labels may be left on)                jugs (look for #1 & #2 on bottom) rinse, remove caps            

Newspaper -- Clean and dry                                                 Cardboard -- Flatten boxes, no waxed cardboard, (anything in the newspaper when you                             remove plastic bags, styrofoam or packing “peanuts”

receive it can be recycled)

Mixed Paper -- Junk mail, cereal boxes,                  Glass -- clear, green & brown; EMPTIED, RINSED, LIDS magazines, phone books, etc.                                       REMOVED, NO BROKEN GLASS-in plastic bag on top

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