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TOWANDA READS Book Discussions

This groups meets the 2nd Tuesday of even-numbered months. The public is invited to join the discussion any time that the title interests you. June 13th @ 5 pm the group discusses “Shakespeare Saved My Life” by Laura Bates.  Joining a book discussion adds a whole new dimension to your reading!

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Tumblebooks and World Book Encyclopedia

These are available online for you to use from home 24/7…thanks to the subscriptions paid by your Towanda Library. All you need is a Towanda Library card. Tumblebooks are read-alouds for young children, with other additional educational resources. World Book online has added educational games for youth, as well.

Summer Reading Schedule

Mondays @ 4:30 pm and/or Wednesdays @ 10:30 am: Summer Reading theme is “Reading by Design.” This year’s activities will be geared toward upper-elementary students, as well as younger children. There will be storytellers, robotics, live animals, LEGO instruction, Makey-Makey kits, along with art and weaving projects. STEAM activities and stories will be the focus. Pick up a full schedule of events @ the library.

Fridays are MAKER SPACE DAYS for practicing your design skills. We provide the supplies for you to practice your skills and design your creations between 2:00 and 4:00. Apply what you learn on Mondays and Wednesdays. Join your friends! Prepare your MAKER FAIR entry.

July 17th and July 19th Final Parties include a MAKER FAIR with lots of prizes for summer readers and for well-executed design projects entered in the MAKER FAIR. Pizza provided by FS Fast Stop.

Summer Reading Registration

2017 Summer Reading theme is “Reading by Design.” Registration for both youth and adults begins June 1st at the library. Pick up your reading logs. Begin to read! Prizes for readers include HY-VEE meals, Avanti coupons, Rader Farm passes, Great Harvest Bread Co. coupons, book bags, backpacks, and more.


Senior Assistance Sessions

Community Care Systems and the Department on Aging will host information and assistance sessions at the library from noon to 2:00 on June 19th. Trained staff will answer your questions and assist you in filling out applications for homestead exemptions, license plate discounts, Medicare, Social Security, etc.

PreSchool Story Hours – Wednesdays during School Year

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!

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. Multiple copies of the month’s book are available at the library. Please note: The school calendar indicates some changes for Late Start Wednesdays. They are now March 8, April 26, and May 10, 2017.