Children’s Story Hour.
The Towanda District Library has a weekly Wednesday morning pre-school story hour at 10:30. Pre-school Story Hours run from first Wednesday after Labor Day to the Wednesday prior to Memorial Day. Pre-schoolers may participate in the Summer Reading Program on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 or Monday evenings at 4:30 during the summer. Open enrollment allows you to register your child whenever they turn three – by stopping in at the library or by calling 728-2176.
Summer Reading Program.
Each year the library presents a Summer Reading Program designed to preserve the reading skills of our young readers. Studies suggest that children who read as few as six books over the summer maintain the level of reading skills they achieved during the preceding school year. Reading more books leads to even greater success. (Source: http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/summer_reading.htm )
Weekly programs at the Towanda District Library provide engaging, interactive performances, community speakers, craft projects, games, readers’ theater, and reading challenges. Each Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. and each Monday evening at 4:30 p.m. the library provides a variety of age-appropriate programs for readers (approximately ages 7 to 12) and non-readers (ages 3 to 6 years).
Open enrollment allows children to join the fun anytime during the Summer Reading program. Prizes are awarded to youth who reach their individual reading goals.
Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 6:00 you are invited to drop in with your personal electronic device to get one-on-one assistance from a librarian. Discover how to gain maximum benefit from the library’s online resources – such as Worldbook online and Tumblebooks for your children. Learn how to download audio books and ebooks free-of-charge from the library. Experience the new conveniences available in the online catalog. A relaxed conversation with our librarians may open a whole new world of library resources for you!
Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30 you may join a group of needle crafters at our library. Bring your own projects or questions to this friendly group. New members are always welcome.
Read to Dogs
October and November, as well as March through May on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 you may make a 15-minute appointment for your child to read one-on-one to a therapy dog. Advanced appointments are required. Simply phone the library at 728-2176.
After School Programs
During the school year, LEGO Club, Tuesday Tunes, and Bulldog Book Club meet at the library immediately after school. Pre-registration is necessary. Stop at the library to pick up complete information about these popular programs. These programs often reach capacity, so they are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.