Library Column for March 3, 2023

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March is here! Spring can’t be too far behind, right?!? In the meantime, here are the March library programs. The monthly Friends of the Library book sale will be Monday, March 6 from 4 – 6 pm in the basement book room. All sales are by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends support of library programming. Lot of books are available, come see what we’ve got and find a treasure or two (including two old printers that work with some toner included).

Each Tuesday we also provide a Libratory take-home bag for elementary students. The bag contains almost everything needed to complete a science project of some kind with questions and guidance to encourage young students to explore their world. We’d prefer families to sign up for bags, but we usually have a few available for drop-ins.

Storytime continues on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. In March we’ll be exploring shapes, number, letters and end with a spring celebration. Any child up to age 6 is welcome to join us with their caregiver for about 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and more followed by about 30 minutes of free play with our early learning science and literacy toys.

Every other Thursday at noon, all are welcome to join us for a book discussion time. We will meet on March 9th and 23rd. We’d love to hear you share what you are reading, the good, bad and ugly. Let us know what you enjoyed, what you struggled with and what you are looking forward to. You are welcome to bring a lunch and eat while we discuss and share.

Each month we also provide at least four opportunities for you to work on crafting projects. Bring whatever you are currently working on and spend a couple of hours making progress on the project big or small. The March dates are Monday, March 13 and 27 from 6 – 8 pm and Wednesday March 15 and 29 from 10am – noon. Monday evenings we meet in the reading room on the main floor and Wednesday mornings we generally meet in the junior room. Come sit around a table with us and share what you are working on, get and provide feedback about the project and generally encourage one another to keep working on our projects.

The Library of Things can also help you explore a new project. So if you’re interested in learning metal stamping, woodburning, sewing, quilting or serging the library can help. We can also help you as you think about your summer reunions, don’t forget the library has a wide range of outdoor games that can be borrowed. We also loan out a variety of baby gear to make it easier for parents to not have to bring as much gear along. We have a stroller, pack-n-play crib/changing table and high chair. Finally, we also loan out kitchen equipment like an instant pot, rice cooker, roaster, dehydrator, blender and air fryer. Borrow the gear you only use one or two times a year.


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