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TOWANDA READS Book Discussion

This groups meets the 2nd Tuesday of even-numbered months. You are invited to join the group any time that the title interests you. October 11th @ 5 pm the group discusses “Bella Cora” by Phillip Margulies.  Joining a book discussion adds a whole new dimension to reading!

PreSchool Story Hours Begin Sept. 7th

Each Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other pre-literacy building activities at the library. Very young children and their even younger siblings learn about the magical place that is “the library.” Regular attendance at Story Hours shapes the way your child will always see and use the library. Stories are a wonderful way to explore and encourage social/emotional awareness. Story Hours are a great place to meet and make friends!

New School Year – New Bulldog Book Club

4th and 5th Graders meet every “late-start” Wednesday throughout the school year from 2:30 to 3:30 at our library — to discuss the best juvenile literature, play games to locate library resources, create their own literary masterpieces, and have fun doing it! This is a safe environment to practice and hone reading skills learned at school. An after-school snack is served. Pre-registration is required. First session of the school year is September 14.

Tuesday Tunes Begins September 13th

The first Tuesday of school attendance each month a music therapist from Developing Melodies will lead singing, dancing, and stories at our library from 2:30 to 3:30. Tuesday Tunes is geared toward the developmental needs of Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Graders. Parents need to pre-register their child by picking up a registration form at the library prior to the first session on September 13. An after-school snack will be served.

Bulldog Builders LEGO Club Begins September 7th

On the first Wednesday of each month during the coming school year our library will host a LEGO Builder’s Club from 2:30 to 3:30. Parents may pre-register their child by picking up a registration form at the Towanda Library. Sessions begin September 7th and are led by a certified LEGO instructor who will provide literacy-based activities geared toward 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders. Snacks will be served.

Thank You Summer Reading Sponsors/Donors

You helped to motivate more than 100 youth who participated in “Read for the Win” – our summer reading program. The Adult Reading program concluded on August 15th. Sponsors/Donors: Towanda LIONS, Towanda PTO, McLean County Retired Teachers, Towanda Home Extension, FS Fast Stop, Ed Anderson Trucking, R-EZ Storage (Evelyn Zorn), Henson/KIRK Disposal, Towanda 4-H, Towanda Ladies Night Out, FRIENDS of Towanda Library, Avanti’s, Barnes and Noble, Teri Rutledge, Kroger, Great Harvest Bread Company, Wal-Mart, and Target.

Job Post

Towanda District Library is seeking a Library Clerk who has the ability to work in concert with the library staff, patrons, and local organizations to provide quality services and programs for the community. Responsibilities include planning/implementing young adult and adult programming – including volunteer recognition and Artist/ Vendor fundraiser. The successful candidate will assist with financial management, data analysis, and collection development, as well as circulation. Applicant must possess strong technology skills, enthusiasm for the profession, and vision of the role of librarians in the 21st century. This is a part-time position for 10 to 12 hours/week. Working in the Saturday rotation is expected.  Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ideally, the candidate will have completed some courses leading to the Masters of Library Science. Contact: Karen Stott Bersche, Library Director at Towanda District Library EOE