Lefty will be back THIS Friday, April 21, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. 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 simply being around a dog.
Lefty is a registered therapy dog. Our thanks to Eric Markson for volunteering his time and sharing Lefty with us.
Memorial Brick Fundraiser: We invite you to join us in enhancing our new 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. To learn more or order your brick: www.polarengraving.com/westerlolibrary
After School @ The Library: Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 PM for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles and a lot more! 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.
Family Game Night: Drop in on Thursdays between 5 and 8 PM. Try one of our board games – or bring your own. This unstructured program is open to ALL ages and you need NOT be accompanied by a child to participate!
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.
Memoir Writing Group: Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11 AM. Led by Lila Hollister Smith, this group is open to all who are interested in self-expression through the art of writing. New members are welcome.
Westerlo Quilting Group: Meets the 4th Saturday of each month at 11 AM. Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. Please join us!