I often find myself asking, “How can I read more books?” Since starting work in libraries, my reading list has become a behemoth, overgrown with amazing content. The reality is that there will never be enough time for any of us to sit down and leisurely take in all of this fantastic material, especially if we continually wait for that perfect reading moment – that lazy weekend afternoon with nothing to do. A cup of coffee, a sun-drenched couch and hours of uninterrupted reading time. Sounds nice, right? But when does that ever happen?
Let’s celebrate our right to read what we choose with fun activities, food, and more.Light refreshments will be provided. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is recommended.
Join this teen-run club and talk about your favorite books. You don't have to read the same book as everyone else to be in our club. We talk about what we're reading, make suggestions, create displays and reading lists for the library, do book-themed crafts, eat snacks, and more. What are you reading? Come to the book club and let us know! Appropriate for teens in grades 6-12. No registration required.
It’s that time of year again – back-to-school time. And for many parents it’s a time to start thinking of all the various schooling options available, including homeschooling.
In recent weeks, I have personally spoken to some of you brave souls who have decided to embark on this adventure of becoming both caregiver and teacher. As a homeschooling veteran (yes, I took two children from first grade to graduation day), I love to field questions, offer advice and most of all be a source of encouragement to new homeschoolers.
Join this teen-run club exploring the literary and cinematic elements of horror in books, movies, and games. Movies rated PG-13 or lower will be shown. Appropriate for students ages 13-18 only. No registration required.
Explore early literacy through gardening! Learn about planting and growing by participating in activities that will showcase early literacy skills, including books, hands-on activities, crafts or music. Participants will be gathered together various times during the hour to do a group movement or story activity. Caregivers with children up to age 4 are welcome. Space is limited; registration required.
Share time with your little one at your local Anythink with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth-23 months. Space is limited; registration required.
Spend time with your toddler listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Then enjoy a few minutes of social time with other caregivers while the children play with toys. Appropriate for kids ages 2-3. Space is limited; registration required.
Explore early literacy through simple technology. Discover ways to use technology to help your child develop a love of reading and learning. Caregivers with children up to 4 years old are welcome to this program. Space is limited; registration required.