Read to Lefty the Dog:  

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

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!

 

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