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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!

September Library Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Towanda Library Board is scheduled for 7:00 pm on September 20th. Signed petitions for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election are due between December 12 and 19, 2016. Four trustee positions are up for election.

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.

Tuesday Tunes on First Tuesday of Month

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. An after-school snack will be served.

Bulldog Builders LEGO Club – First Wednesday of Month

On the first Wednesday of each month during the school year our library will host a LEGO Builder’s Club from 2:30 to 3:30. Parents must pre-register their child by picking up a registration form at the Towanda Library. Sessions are taught 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.