The Deposit Free Library is hosting a special event for the children in our community on Saturday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m. If your little elves, ages 4-12 would like to make a Christmas gift for Mom, Dad or someone special, then had to a craft workshop at the library! Supplies are free. Bring a school of family photo.
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.
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.
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 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.
Calling all ghosts and goblins. There will be a Halloween Story time at the library Saturday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m. This is a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to share the season with their little ones. There will also be a pumpkin craft following the reading.
The Deposit Free Library was proud to host a presentation and discussion led by Board Member MaryEllen Decker on the mission of and her involvement with the Center for Donation and Transplant. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and to take home literature, and MaryEllen was able to speak on this topic in her home town for the first time.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended and make the evening as wonderful as it was.
The Deposit Free Library is hosting a talk about organ donationFriday, October 5th, at7:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be MaryEllen Decker, who is a local donor mom. Organ donation is a topic that often comes up during the most stressful times, such as when a loved one has died unexpectedly. This was the case when MaryEllen lost her son Seth seven years ago. The Decker family decided to donate several of Seth’s organs to help others in need.
The Deckers worked closely with personnel from the Center of Donation and Transplant (CDT). Over the past seven years, MaryEllen has kept in touch with CDT. Through them, she has participated in many activities for donor and recipient families, the most exciting being the 2012 Rose Bowl Parade. CDT chose her to represent their organization last January. She flew to California, helped to decorate the Donate Life Float, and then rode on it in the parade. She will give a short presentation about the CDT organization and her experiences with them. She’ll also be available to answer questions following the talk.
To raise donor awareness and to honor the memories of past donors, CDT has a traveling exhibit called the Memories Quilt. There are two quilts that travel around New York State for display in various libraries. The Deposit Library is currently hosting the quilt that features a patch for Seth Decker, created by his mom. It will be on display through October 15th. The public is encouraged to stop by the library during any of its open hours to view the quilt or to attend the talk on October 5th.
The Deposit Free Library is honored to host the CDT Kaleidoscope of Memories Quilt through October 15th, 2012. The quilt can be viewed in the library during regular library hours. Please stop by to visit this beautiful collection of memories and to learn more about the work the CDT does.