Food for Fines

The Deposit Free Library will be holding their annual Food for Fines incentive from April 14th-26th.
This is a once-a-year opportunity! Not only will you be paying off your fines, but you will be helping the Deposit Food Pantry. All food items and monetary fines collected during this time will be donated to the Food Pantry.
One non-perishable food item (can/box) will cover up to $5.00 in fines.
We can only offer this to our patrons owing fines at our library.
We cannot accept food as payment for lost materials.

LEGO Club

The Library LEGO club will be meeting on Saturday, March 22nd at 1:30. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 are invited to come build. Children will have the option of building whatever they chose or trying to create a structure that meets the challenge of the month. All children will have a chance to share what they built with the group. Builders who best meet the challenge will also have an opportunity to have their creation displayed in the library until the next club meeting in April. Bring your friends!

Big Library Read

Go to the Download Zone between February 17th and March 5th and
join millions of eBook readers around the world
enjoying one book.
Millions of readers around the world are participating in
the Big Library Read of the eBook, Keys to the Kitchen, and
you are invited to join in the fun. Food Network and Cooking
Channel star Aida Mollenkamp lays an invaluable foundation
for cooks in Keys to the Kitchen. This comprehensive manual
collects more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes as
well as color photographs, plenty of informative illustrations,
a substantial technique primer, and helpful how-to
information on subjects as wide-ranging as rust removal,
throwing a cocktail party, and knife skills.
The book will not have a wait list. Beginning on February 17th,
the book will be available to all who download it.

LEGO my Library: Deposit Free Library LEGO Club

Do your kids love LEGOS? Are they LEGO maniacs? Then they’ll be crazy for the LEGO building club! The Deposit Free Library is starting a LEGO building Club that will meet one Saturday afternoon a month. Kids will be challenged to create a structure that meets the theme of the month. The one that best represents that theme will be displayed at the library until the club meets the following month!
If you know any one between 7 and 12 years old (give or take) that loves LEGOS; tell them to stop at the library on Saturday, February 22nd, at 1:30. Join the building fun!!
*The library is also accepting LEGO donations.

Toddlers Went Home with Gingerbread!

The homemade smell of gingerbread was wafting through the library as our toddlers repeated, “Run, run as fast as you can…you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread man!” After their story, a delightful gingerbread song, and an interactive reading of another gingerbread story, the toddlers each received their own ball of homemade gingerbread playdoh! They let their creativity run wild – from hearts and flowers to their own gingerbread people. Then they each took their playdoh home with them.
If you know anyone who stays at home with children 18 months to 3 years old (give or take) please let them know about Toddler Time. We meet the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 9:00 at the Deposit Free Library.

Stranger in the Woods…book and movie event

Kids, looking for something fun to do on a cold winter’s day?
Come to the Deposit Free Library on Saturday, January 18th at 4:00!
Watch a movie, have some popcorn, build a snowman and hear a story!

*Weather permitting we will be going outside, so bring your snow clothes.

Stories with Santa

As the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season approaches, take time to share the wonder of Christmas stories with your children. On Wednesday evening, December 4th Santa Claus will be visiting the Deposit Free Library at 6:30. Bring your children to hear him read classic Christmas stories along with some new holiday favorites. You may also like to bring along your camera for a picture with Santa.

November Story Time–Kevin Henkes

This month’s story time will feature our children’s spotlight author; Kevin Henkes. Little ones are sure to enjoy his mice and bunny characters! There will also be some fun activity pages following the story. Come to the library Saturday, November 16th at 11:00 for this exciting reading event.

Introducing Toddler Time!

Did you know that toddlers learn nine new words every day? Cognitive development explodes between 12 and 24 months. This is your child’s ability to think, learn, and remember. Your child will start to remember recent events and actions, understand symbols, imitate, imagine, and pretend.
Beginning in November, the Deposit Free Library will be offering a Toddler Time on the first and third Wednesday’s of every month at 9:00.
Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to come with their toddlers to an interactive and educational story time at the library. Your children will be encouraged to learn through stories and play.

Make a Difference Day at the Deposit Free Library on October 26, 2013

Make a Difference Day is a nationwide day designated for projects that will improve the lives of individuals or groups. People participating in this day can undertake something as small as raking leaves for a neighbor to something as large as organizing a major fundraiser. This year Saturday, October 26th is the day when you can choose to make a difference for someone. In recognition of the importance of helping others in the community, the Deposit Free Library has planned three initiatives for October 26th.

Two of the planned projects allow the library to make a difference for community members. A Halloween Story Time will be held at 11:00 a.m. Seasonal stories will be followed by a craft activity. Parents and caregivers can make a difference in their little ones’ lives by introducing them to books and the lifelong joy of reading.

The second project can make a difference for all library patrons who have overdue materials. October 26th will be a Fine Free Day! Any materials from the Deposit Library can be returned that day and the fines for late return will be erased. This is your chance to dig out the library books that have been hiding at home and get them back to their proper home…at no cost! ** Please note that we cannot erase fines from materials that belong to other libraries or charges for lost items.

The final project gives community members an opportunity to make a difference for the library. A “wish list” of materials the library would like to add to its collection has been compiled. These items include DVDs, children’s picture and chapter books, and board games for family game nights. To avoid duplication of materials already in the collection, a list of individual titles is available in the library. Anyone who wishes to give back to the library should come in and speak to a staff member. The wish list will be available from October 26th through December.