The library offers a variety of programs for all ages.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS GOING ON RIGHT NOW!
Cake Decorating Demonstration - February 26 at 4:00pm. Bring the whole family to watch professional Lori Howell create this beautiful cake before your very eyes.
Bring the Whole Family Day! - February 27
1:00pm - Reading Zone
2:00pm - Family Movie
4:00pm - Fun Zone - decorate a plant pot - 1 free pine sapling per family while supplies last.
BOOK A TRIP ACROSS AMERICA - for ages 6 through adult - a year-round reading program. Read a book representing each of our glorious 50 states. The author might be from that state; a character might be from that state; the setting of the story could be in that state. 1 book = 1 state. When you finished each book stop by the Adult Reference Desk for a pin to put in the state on our wall map. A monthly prize is awarded to someone registered for the program. A small prize is awarded to each person who completes their log sheet for all 50 states. Register and pick up a log sheet at either the adult or children's desk.
Congratulations to June Bennett - our first person to complete a book
for all 50 states.
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN - the more your child is exposed to words the more prepared s/he will be for kindergarten. Register your child at the Children's Reference Desk and pick up a log sheet. For each book you, or someone else, reads to the child mark the log sheet. Rewards along the way encourage your child to read even more.
Congratulations to Daniel - the first to complete 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. He now has a free book, a certificate, and reusable tote bag proudly proclaiming him an accomplished reader.
ONGOING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ABCs for 123s(ages birth to 3 yrs) - Wednesdays at 10:00am during the school year. The focus is on pre-k readiness using songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other activities involving the child and caregiver. Caregiver must remain with the child throughout the program.
GOOD MORNING PRE-K (ages 4-5) - Tuesdays at 11:00am during the school year. The focus is on school readiness using a songs, stories, and crafts to encourage language development, reading skills, math skills, gross and fine motor skills, social/emotional development, and work habits. Caregiver must remain with the child throughout the program.
STORYTIME - Wednesdays at 11:00am and Thursdays at 7:00pm - stories, music and crafts for children up through age 9. Caregiver must remain with the child throughout the program.
FAMILY NIGHT - 2nd Thursday night of each month at 6:00pm for board games, crafts, movie, or some other activity for everyone to enjoy.
TWEENS - Ages 10-12 are invited to their own program the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. It's all about fun! We might create a make-and-take project, play games, sing karaoke, or learn a new skill. Light snacks will be served. Caregivers are encouraged to remain in the library throughout the program and must claim their child promptly at the end of the program.
SUPER SATURDAY FAMILY MOVIE - Join us the 1st Saturday of each month at 2:00pm for popcorn and a family movie. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible person age 13 or older throughout the movie.
FAMILY BUILD IT! - join us every Saturday in the children's area from 3:00pm - 5:00pm and build something with our Legos and other building blocks. S.T.E.M. time for your whole family.
ONGOING PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
TNT Zone is all about ages 13-17 (18 if still in school). They meet the 1st Thursday of each month from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The program differs each month. Past programs include gaming, "Minute-to-Win-It" style games, "Dr. Who" theme party, movies, and make-and-take projects.
ONGOING PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
BOOKS SANDWICHED IN - this? book club meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 12:00noon. Bring a sack lunch (optional) as we talk about books we have been reading over the past month. This is a great way to learn about new books and make friends with fellow bibliophiles.
ECLECTIC READERS - meeting the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm we all read and discuss the same book. Upcoming reads include:
March 7, 2016 - Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (Broadway Books, reprint © 2015)
April 4, 2016 - Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2015)
May 2, 2016 - What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman (Kensington, 2013)
June 6, 2016 - A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014)
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - meeting every other month the purpose of this group is to support the library with fundraising activities and advocacy. Meeting dates are the 2nd Thursday of January, March, May, September, and November at 6:30pm.
HUNT COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY - come gather with others interested in family history on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30pm. Each month features a how-to workshop or historical program. In August the groups has a Lock-In at the Library where researchers have the library's resources all to themselves for several hours.
KNIT WITS - if you like to knit or crochet, or would like to learn, join this group Tuesday nights at 6:00pm or drop in Fridays between 10:30am and 2:30pm. All skill levels are welcome. Children may attend if accompanied by a adult caregiver throughout the program.
CLASSIC MOVIE MATINEE' - enjoy a classic movie along with free popcorn and beverage at 3:00pm the 2nd Friday of each month. Children may attend if accompanied by an adult caregiver throughout the program.
SHUTTERBUGS - this group of amateur photographers meet at 6:30pm the 3rd Monday of each month. Learn to use your new camera or discover new ways to use an old one.
BOOK A TECH - if you need to learn how to use a computer, tablet, smart phone, or an app for any of those devices, give us a call and we will set up a time for one of our staff or a tech-savvy volunteer to meet with you.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Each summer is full of fun and rewards for readers of ALL AGES!
View our newsletter for more information,
event dates, and times!