Library Column for March 1, 2024

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It is March. I often complain that February feels like the longest month of the year. February zipped by rapidly this month. The library has a variety of programming planned for the community this month. And be sure and stop by to look at the new lobby display by Andrea Gohl. It will only be available for one month as she has her college students displaying in April, another exhibit you won’t want to miss.

The Friends of the Library monthly booksale will be Thursday, March 7th from 3 – 5 pm. All sales are by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends support of library programming.

New Libratory bags are available for elementary aged children. Pick up a science project in the junior room to do at home. Each month during the school year we provide a new science activity for elementary aged patrons. Help your child explore the world through questions and activities.

Our teen and adult takeout craft has been very animal focused thus far this year and we continue that theme with butterflies this month. Create a flutter of butterflies to cheer you in what is often a dreary month.  And if you like crafting, we’d love to have you join us at our crafting times, alternate Tuesdays from 11am – 1pm. March dates will be March 12 and 26. Bring whatever you are currently working on and devote a couple of hours to working on the project. Everyone will support and encourage you as it helps us all make progress on our projects.

Storytime for the under five crowd continues on Thursday mornings at 10:30 and we have also added one Saturday a month. Join us on Saturday March 9 at 10:30 am for stories about numbers and counting. Thursday storytimes will explore numbers and letters and then the rest of March storytime will be a little different as I will be away reading to my granddaughter and not my storytime kids. Each week we will put up a story to share and four activities to do with your little one. Come anything between 10 – 12 and discover the world of animals, technology and language.

The Silent reading club will gather on March 11 from 6:30 – 8. Join us for a treat and hot beverage and then time to just read. Bring whatever you want to read and we’ll spend a few minutes talking books and then settle into comfortable chairs and read. Like the crafting time, we are providing encouragement and dedicated time to do activities that are beneficial to your mental health.

And don’t forget that we have many resources available 24/7 digitally on our website, You can also download a variety of apps and get digital content that way. We offer access to Libby, Hoopla, Mango Languages, Creative Bug and Tumblebooks apps, usually using your library card number to create an account. The library can help you discover new things, explore the world and continue learning. Stop by and see what we have to offer.

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