READ Program

Did you know that February is traditionally “I love to read month” across North America?  If you have a child in school or daycare, I’m sure you’re well aware of the many contests centered on reading in February.  Classes compete against one another to read the most books or pages, area daycare providers invite guest readers for every day of the month, and your library is no different.  However, unlike most of these programs, ours here at the library span the generations.  Let me tell you the ways.

For our youngest book lovers, the winter storytime session has resumed on Fridays at 11:00.  Grandparents, please note, this is a fun and free thing to do with your grandchildren.  Your children will thank you.  And then, for those who are in school (and a few of us oldies), visit the library on February 9th at 4:00 for a fun and hilarious music program with the Okee Dokee Brothers.  Oh, and for the artist in everyone, we will have a hands-on art program at 3:30 on February 28th.
Monkey With a Tool Belt
It doesn’t stop there.  For the oldies over 18, remember that you can still register for our Hot Reads program and win big prizes!  Right now the afghan is vying with the entertainment basket as the prize of choice.   Don’t forget those fantastic noon Brown Bag programs:  John Latimer our funky phenologist on Feb. 9th and an exciting Book Lover’s Tea on February 16th with author Chris Monroe as our featured guest.  BTW, another grandparent tip: Chris Monroe writes great books and will have some for sale at the Tea.
Love Your Library Logo
In addition, the Friends of the Library are launching a “Love Your Library” fundraising campaign in February.  It’s pretty low-key and easy.  If you want to help them out, just check out the red envelopes at the main desk, pop in your money, and leave it with the desk staff.  The Friends will thank you.  And, if you are wondering just what they do, join their group for a whopping $5.00 and get all their news.  I have to say that their e-mail reminders for library programs have certainly boosted our attendance. 
So, remember not only to read in February but also to LOVE YOUR LIBRARY.

–Dawn Heisel, Public Services Librarian