Angus will be back THIS Friday, February 12, from 5 to 6 PM (new time). Contact the library to register your child for a 15-minute reading session, or just drop in to “Check it out!” (Librarians love saying, “check it out.”)
If your child is self-conscious about reading aloud or reluctant to read at all, he or she may feel more comfortable reading to a dog. Because dogs aren’t judgmental, the child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading. Another benefit is the joy children get from being around a dog. Angus is a registered therapy dog. Our thanks to Laura Tenney for volunteering her time and sharing Angus with us.
Memorial Brick Fundraiser: We invite you to join us in creating an outdoor area for reading, meeting and programs. By purchasing a commemorative brick, you can honor your friends and family, memorialize a loved one, or promote your business or organization. For an order form go to www.polarengraving.com/westerlolibrary
After School @ The Library: School is back in session and so is our after school program! Beginning September 14, join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 PM for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music and a lot more! Programs will also include storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests. Lee is also available on Thursdays from 3 to 8 PM for homework help.
Toddler/Preschool Storytime: Wednesday mornings from 11:00 AM to Noon. Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to five years old. In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.
Technology Walk-In Wednesdays: Do you have a new Kindle or Nook, but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills – or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 AM and 1 PM for FREE, personalized, one-on-one instruction.
Library Book Discussion Group: Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM. New members are welcome. Contact the library for the month’s selection.
Westerlo Quilting Group: Meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 11 AM. Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. Please join us!