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TOWANDA READS Book Discussions

This groups meets the 2nd Tuesday of even-numbered months. You are invited to join the group any time that the title interests you. December 13th @ 5 pm the group discusses “The Road to Character” by David Brooks.  Joining a book discussion adds a whole new dimension to reading!

Library Closings

When there is inclement winter weather, library closings will be posted on the library’s Facebook page. The rule of thumb is that the library is closed if Unit 5 schools announce a weather-related closing. Occasionally this will vary. The Library is closed on Christmas Eve and the Monday following Christmas Day this year. Also closed New Year’s Eve and the Monday after New Year’s Day.

Library Trustee Election in April 2017

Signed petitions for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election are due between December 12 and 19, 2016. Four library trustee positions are up for election. Three positions are for 4 year terms and one position is for a 2 year term. Packets of nominating materials are available at the library.

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 December 19, plus the third Monday of each subsequent month. Trained staff will answer your questions and assist you in filling out applications for homestead exemptions, Medicare, license plate discounts, etc. It is first-come, first-served at these monthly sessions.

Library Board Meetings

The next meeting of the Towanda Library Board is scheduled for 7:00 pm on January 17, 2017. All meetings are held at the library.

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.