Order, order -- order in the cubbies!
If you're familiar with the library, you know all the books are put in order.
Sometimes it is by the author, the person who wrote the book.
Sometimes it's by a number, the Dewey Decimal system. This puts the books that are about the same subject together so you can find information quickly.
Sometimes we use titles, like for the DVDs, to make it easy to find them.
We even put some things in order by the series--especially helpful if several different authors write for the series (like 39 Clues!).
For years the board books have been in NO order at all! Trying to find a particular title was very frustrating and sometimes almost impossible to do!
Well, the library is working to change that. The board books are being sorted by titles, then they are being color-coded to a cubby unit. There will be a color label on top of each unit.
Any time you see a book in the wrong colored cubby, you can move it to the correct one or give it to a staff person to do so. Order WILL be restored!
Over the summer, a few changes have been made in the library. The most noticeable one is the change in location of the children’s play area. The school bus, sand table, and circle play area have been moved to the middle of the children’s section. The board books are now living there as well.
If you’re looking for the story corner, it has a new home, too! It moved from the southwest corner of the children’s area to the southeast corner!
Why were these changes made? It helped the staff this summer when setting up for KiPS (Kindergarten Prep School). We decided we like it the way it is, so we’re going to leave it like this for awhile. Let us know how YOU feel about it! The DVDs and the puzzles and the children’s tables are still in the same locations, but if you need help finding anything, please let us know. We’re happy to help!
Come in and build some interesting structures with Legos!
Working on your own project? Bring it in and work on it here!
There is no registration, just come to the children’s area with or without Legos anytime during Club time! Children ages 7 and up are welcome to attend on their own. Children younger than 7 years should be accompanied by a caregiver of at least 13 years of age.
A CALL FOR LEGOS!
If anyone has Legos or Duplos they would care to donate to the library, please bring them in anytime and leave them for Linda. Your generosity is appreciated!
Programs @ your library
Programming gets underway again as the fall season begins. Be sure to check us out -- we have something for everyone!
Story Times will be held for preschool age children every Monday and Tuesday. No registration is required. An adult must stay with each child.
Mondays with Miss Linda at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays with Miss Mary at 11:15 a.m.
Mother Goose & Me Returns!
A favorite with the younger crowd, Mother Goose will visit the library most Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m.
See her on September 13th for a schedule!
After School Special
Held on one Friday most months, the After School Specials are for children in grades K-5 only.
Registration is required and limited to 20 children. Snacks are served, a book is shared, and a craft or two completed, usually based on a holiday or other theme.
The Specials are held from 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
The first After School Special of this school year will be Friday, September 21st, and sign up is underway.
More upcoming dates:
Call the library at (260) 726-7890 to reserve your spot.
TEEN SCENE September 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
A much neglected age group in the library is the teen population. Once kids are in middle and high school, they don’t come to the library very often. Even when doing research, the Internet is usually called upon first, and sometimes only online sources are used. Programming is also geared to a younger audience, with Story Times and Mother Goose and Legos.
This school year, we’d like to offer more for the teens in our area. So we’ll be offering some programs specifically for teens. We’re hoping if we provide the food and games and music, the fun will follow. Sort of a “if you build it, they will come…” philosophy.
So with that in mind, the first Teen Scene program will be held on Wednesday, September 19th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. There will be food, there will be games, there will be music. Teens that show up will be asked to help suggest future programs. The library would like to assemble a teen advisory group to help plan all the future teen programs. Your help is wanted and needed! Plan to come to the first Teen Scene program, and let’s see just where we can go from here!
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