Seems like just yesterday I was posting that our December calendars were ready and here it is, almost Christmas! The bad news is that I am not ready for that yet; the good news is that the January calendar of events is ready. The printed copy is available at the Children’s Desk. The on-line copy is available from this website. Click on Calendar of Events, then click on the Library you want to look at.
Hoping your holidays are filled with family, fun and great books!
Check out our Children’s Calendar of Activities – the December special activities are now on-line! We have lots of special things for the holiday season. Here’s a sampling:
Sat., Dec. 1, 9:30-11:30AM – Christmas Crafts
Tues., Dec. 4, 6:00PM-Scenes from the Nutcracker
Mon., Dec. 10, 6:00PM – The Gingerbread Man puppet show and craft
Sat., Dec. 15 – 9:30-11:30AM – Visit With Santa
Thurs., Dec. 27, 1:00-3:00PM-Play With PlayDoh
Fri., Dec. 28, 10:00-3:00PM-New Year’s Eve Crafts
For more information on these specials, call the Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Dept. at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Central Children’s Department will be having their annual Halloween party this Friday, October 26, at 10:00AM. Kids, ages 2 and up, are invited to wear their costumes and party with us! We’ll have games and snacks, a costume parade and trick-or-treating in the Library. Questions? Call the Library at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail email@example.com.
Just a reminder that all branches of Ohio Township Public Library System (downtown Newburgh, Central and Chandler) will be closed on Wednesday, October 17 for staff training. We’re sorry for the inconvenience to our patrons, but our staff members are looking forward to learning new ways to provide better service!
Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day this Saturday at the Library. Central Children’s Department staff will show you how to fold an easy origami Yoda figure from paper. We’ll also have lots of Stars Wars books for you to check out. Drop by anytime between 10:00AM-4:00PM to fold Yoda. Questions? Call the Children’s Department at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. May the Force be with you!
Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Department is pleased to announce a new series of programs, aimed at parents and their young children (ages 18 months-6 years old). The first one will be Monday evening, August 27, from 6:00-7:00PM. Miss Jenny, who is one of our resident early literacy experts, will show parents how they can reinforce literacy skills for their young children through playing games. She will also introduce our “Early Literacy Collection;” books that have activities for parents to use with their young children. Kids will be actively involved in the activities, too!
While she won’t be teaching kids to read or even teaching parents how to teach their kids to read, she will be teaching/demonstrating how parents can play with their kids to develop the early literacy skills they will need when they are ready to learn to read. After a brief introduction from Miss Jenny, the parents and their kids will move around to different play stations to try out the activities, all of which can also be done at home.
Each family will also receive a take-home pack, which has the activities listed on them, so you can do them at home, too! Each month, more cards will be added to your pack.
For more information or questions about the program, call the Children’s Dept. at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail email@example.com.
Celebrate the start of the school year with a “Back to School Bash” at the Library this Friday – 8/10/12 – from 10:00-10:45AM. We will play School Bingo (using pictures, so even non-readers can play), play Stack the Apples, have a School Scavenger Hunt, make a Back-to-School Snack, have a photo op booth and do other fun stuff, too! Kids, ages 3-12, are invited to attend. NOTE: This is not a drop-in program; we begin at 10:00AM with a group activity. For allergy concerns, check with Children’s Staff on Thursday afternoon to see what the snack will be.
Questions? Call the Children’s Dept. at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have had a great Summer Reading Program this year! And we plan to have a great line-up of Fall programs, too, so I am sad to announce that the Summer Reading Program will end this Friday, July 20, when the Library closes at 5:00PM. No coupons will be awarded after that time. But don’t stop reading or visiting the Library! Starting Monday, we’ll have our “Guess How Many Beads” game going on – come in and make your best guess at how many beads got put down the “twirly tube” into the bead jar this summer. A prize will be given to the person who comes closest without going over the number. (Any volunteers to help us count?)
We will have all of our regular storytimes in August, plus a “Back to School Bash” and “Lego Club.” Check out the on-line calendar to see what is in the line-up!
Questions or comments? Call the Children’s Dept. at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail email@example.com.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! This Thursday, July 5, at 1:00PM, the Central Children’s Department will be serving pizza (compliments of Boston’s Pizza) and ice cream (compliments of the Friends of the Library). Join us to celebrate all the great reading that has been going on this summer at our Library. For more information, call 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . See you there!
We have “bad news/good news!” The bad news is that Indiana Wild will not be able to bring their live animal show to our Library this Thursday. The good news is that Magician Scott Thomas will be here instead of Indiana Wild! The show starts at 1:00PM at the Ohio Twp. Central Library and will last about 40 minutes. Kids, ages 3-12, and their adults are invited to attend this free magic show, sponsored by the Friends of Ohio Twp. Library System. Questions? Call 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail email@example.com. Hope to see you there!