Are you looking for something different to do with your kids? The Deposit State Theatre is the place to be on Tuesday, July 22nd. Comedian / mime Robert Rivest is coming to town with his Science in Motion show. Rivest’s performance is sponsored by the Deposit Free Library and Senator Librous’s BOOKS program. He has plenty of entertaining tricks up his sleeve in this high energy show. You could even end up onstage! The performance begins at 5 p.m. at the State Theatre (on Front Street across from the library). All ages are welcome…and did we mention? It’s FREE! See you there!
Why spend retail or even wholesale prices for your summer reading? Thousands of books for all ages and interests are yours at bargain prices! Hardcover books sell for $1.00 and paperbacks for 50 cents. You are sure to find something you’ll like. This sale is held on the library lawn…rain or shine. Thursday, July 17th and Friday, July 18th from 10:00-4:00 and Saturday from 10:00-2:00.
Kids, are you interested in writing and publishing in the following areas:
Fiction, History, Local Interest, Essay, Poetry, Science, Nature, Fashion, Cars, Motorcycles, ATV’s, Sports, Movies, Music, Business, Comics or Health?
Then come join this group with your friends and write about your interests.
There will also be some cool rewards and incentives each week!
Summer is rapidly approaching. This year our Summer Reading Program theme is FIZZ, BOOM, READ. Children are invited to come to the library to hear science themed stories and participate in some cool related activities. Toddler’s (18 months-3 years) will be meeting every Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. beginning on July 9th.
There will also be a storytime for school age children (4-7) on Thursday’s at 1:30 p.m. starting on July 10th. Students will not only enjoy making popcorn, bubbles, rockets and much more, but they will also enjoy the “guest readers.” They will recognize many familiar faces from school.
See you this summer!
Do you know someone who would benefit from a beginning computer class? The first two classes being offered are: Introduction to Computers with and without Internet. These classes would be appropriate for people who aren’t very comfortable using computers and would like to learn the basics. They will also be have an opportunity to set up an email account and will learn all aspects of using email.
The library will also be hosting a Basic Word class that will help people understand all the ins and outs of Microsoft Word, including: opening a document, formatting text, aligning paragraphs, changing line spacing, using templates, cutting, copying and pasting and how to save a document.
The final class will be learning how to set up a Facebook account. Those signing up for this class will be learn about the different privacy settings, how to add friends, how to make status updates and how to add pictures.
The Library LEGO club will be meeting on Saturday, June 23rd at 1:30. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 are invited to come and express their creativity. Children will have the option of building whatever they choose 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 their creations displayed in the library until the next club meeting in July. Bring your friends!
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.
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.
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.
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.