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Library Closed December 7th

The library will be closed Thursday, December 7th for staff training. Any materials due that day will be given a grace period.

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PreSchool Story Hours – Wednesdays

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 develop social/emotional awareness. Story Hours are a great place to meet and make friends! Story Hours are held every Wednesday from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

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TOWANDA READS Book Discussions

Tuesday, December 12th @ 5 pm the group discusses “Rain Reign” by Ann Martin and “Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans” by Don Brown. These titles give a glimpse into the 4th & 5th Grade Book Club’s favorites. Award-worthy books, at a different reading level. Joining a book discussion adds a whole new dimension to your reading! You are invite to join this discussion group whenever the books interest you.  TOWANDA READS meets the 2nd Tuesday of even-numbered months.

End-of-Year Closing Dates

The library will observe these holidays closing dates:

Saturday, December 23 and Monday, December 25

Saturday, December 30 and Monday, January 1

Christmas Break @ the Library: Grade-School Activities

Wednesday, December 27 and Wednesday, January 3 @ 3:00: Musical games, musical instruments, and musical movement. Guaranteed to burn lots of energy and “get the wiggles out”! Join Ms. Katelyn and your friends. Yes, your favorite bean bag games will be included!

Friday, December 29 and Friday, January 5 @ 3:00: Thumbprint/Spongepaint Art. Make a group mural for the library, as well as individual projects to take home.

Younger siblings are welcome at programs, if accompanied by an adult.

Make an Appointment to Learn about Online Library Resources

Learn about Worldbook Online, Tumbelbooks Online, and how to borrow free e-books from the library. There’s a new app called LIBBY to make e-book and audiobook borrowing even easier now! Your library pays for all of these resources – to make them free for you! Bring your questions! Bring your devices! We will help!

TOWANDA READS Year’s Selections

October 2017 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

December 2017 Rain Reign by Ann Martin and/or

        Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown

February 2018 Originals by Adam Grant or a book about HYGGE

April 2018 The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

June 2018 Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

August 2018 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See