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Caroline Library, Inc., invites children, teens, and adults to “Paws to Read” this summer at each branch.
From now through Aug. 8, teens can sign up on the library’s website to keep track of their reading minutes and enter their name in a drawing for each book read. In addition, they can read five books, print the certificate, and enter another drawing to be held on Aug. 15.
Also, adults can read any book, fill out a form, and enter a drawing for a brand-new bestseller.
Children’s completed reading logs are due Monday, Aug. 11 to Friday, Aug. 15 for prizes.
Throughout the summer months, there will be special displays, books to read, prizes to win, crafts to be done, and much fun to be had.
Teens are also encouraged to participate in this summer’s writing contest, running now through Aug. 1. Write a story based on the poster hanging up in each library branch; instructions will be provided.
*Lapsit: (Birth-3) Every Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. (stories, rhymes & songs)
*Mother Goose Story Time (ages 2- 5): Every Thursday, 10 a. m. – 11 a. m.
*Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party: Thursday, June 26, 11 a.m. Sign up for the program and get a gift bag and enjoy yummy goodies! Get a Paw-Toe-Graph from the famous Dawson the Director Dog!
*Train Your Grownup to Geocache: June 2 – 30, Geocaches are hidden all around the world—more than a million of them, just waiting to be found. Some treasures are hidden right in your neighborhood. Welcome to geocaching, the world’s biggest game of hide-and-seek. Small prizes for your finds. Your local branch will have all the information you need to get started. Let the hunting begin!
*GED Classes: Every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – Noon, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
*Get Crafty Caroline: Thursday, June 26 at noon. Refresh and revitalize a pair of your favorite flip-flops in our decorating clinic! Bring your favorite ribbon if you like. RSVP.
***For more information, contact Charlene Harris at (804) 633-5455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Saturday Stories (ages 2-6) Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Read an awesome story and create fun crafts with Aaron!
*Bedtime Stories (ages 2-6): Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. End the day with a wonderful story read by Aaron. Pajamas welcome! Do a craft or take one home for later.
*Baby Bookworms (ages 0-2): Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Start children early with a love for reading and the library. Enjoy short stories, rhymes, and other literacy activities for little ones with a caregiver.
*Mother Goose Storytime (ages 2-5): Fridays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Does your child love to listen to stories and do crafts? Then Mother Goose Storytime is just the thing for you. Come to the library to hear a story, sing some songs, and create something special.
*Summer Reading Kickoff Party: Wednesday, June 25, 2 p.m. Sign up for the summer reading program. Receive a gift bag full of prizes and awesome food snacks! Also get an Autopaw-graph from Dawson the Director Dachshund.
*Summer Reading Kickoff Party: Wednesday, June 25, 2 p.m. Sign up for the summer reading program and receive your summer reading program supplies plus a gift or two. Get an Autopaw-graph from a Friendly Sherriff K-9 dog.
*Walk Away the Pounds: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Walk to a healthier you with Elsie to help you keep that New Year’s resolution!
*Get Crafty Caroline: Second Tuesday, June 10, 2 p.m. Flip Flops: Refresh and revitalize a pair of your favorite flip-flops in our decorating clinic! Bring your favorite ribbon if you like. RSVP.
*Walk In Computer Help with Ann: Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Sign up for a one-on-one help session for any computer program or online problems.
Book Discussions and Author Talks
*Books for Entertainment Book Club: Wednesday, June 25, 1 p.m. “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. “Devil in the White City” intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Call the library to reserve your copy.
***For more information, contact: Ann Wade at (804) 632-8341 or email email@example.com.
*Mother Goose Baby Bookworms: (ages birth-2) Every Tuesday, 10 a.m. Bring your little ones to enjoy a variety of stories, sing some songs, do action rhymes, and create something special.
*Toddler Preschool Stories: (ages 3-5) Every Thursday, 10 a.m. Does your child love to listen to stories and do crafts? Come to the library to hear a story, sing some songs, do finger plays, and create something special.
*People Love Animals (PAL): Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. Sarah is a trained Golden Retriever that would love for you to pet, hug, and read to her. She is accompanied by Debbie, her handler.
*Summer Reading Kickoff Party: Tuesday, June 24, 10 a.m. Sign up at your branch! Fill out the form and receive gift bags and prizes. Special guest: get a Paw-Toe- Graph from Dawson the Director Dachshund!
*Pet Toy Craft: (ages 6-12) Wednesday, June 25, 11 a.m. Make a toy for your dog or cat and then make another to donate to the shelter. All materials will be supplied. RSVP.
*Quilting: Every Monday, 9 a.m. A social gathering of local quilters who meet to piece tops together. Want to learn? Contact Carolyn and get started!
*Caroline Crafters: Every Monday, 6:30 p.m. Open to all types of needlework. Come and socialize while working on individual projects and possibly learn a new craft.
*RAAA Seniors: First and Third Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Come and participate in a variety of activities such as Bingo, Wii Bowling, and crafts.
*Couponing with Brandon: First Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Learn the ins and outs of saving money with coupons; share stories of your success. Have coupons you don’t use? Bring those to share!
*Get Crafty Caroline: Third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Flip-Flops: Refresh and revitalize a pair of your favorite flip-flops in our decorating clinic! Bring your favorite ribbon if you like. RSVP.
*People Love Animals (PAL): Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. Sarah is a trained Golden Retriever that would love for you to pet, hug and read to her. She is accompanied by Debbie, her handler.
*Computer Help with Carolyn: Every Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sign up for help with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint computer programs. Please RSVP.
*Computer Help with Brandon: Every Friday, appointments from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sign up for a one-on-one help session for any online problems. Please RSVP.
Book Discussions and Author Talks
*Ladysmith Book Club: Second Saturday, 1 p.m. “Harry Potter” series by J. K. Rowling. The book club will be reading during the summer, but will not officially meet. The next meeting will be held in September. Follow along on facebook.com/ladysmithbookclub.
***For more information, contact Carolyn Wenrich at (804) 448-0357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Preschool Storytime with Alisha: Hear a favorite story and do a craft! Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
*Latchkey Kids & Teens: Crafts available after school. Wednesdays and Thursdays.
*Summer Reading Kickoff Party: Thursday, June 26 at 3 p.m. Come for a gift bag, food, prizes, and to register for summer reading. Meet Dawson the Director Dachshund and get a Paw-Toe-Graph!
*Get Connected: Learn email and how to surf the Internet. By appointment Wednesdays.
*Get Crafty Caroline: Second Thursday, June 12, 2 p.m. Flip-Flops: Refresh and revitalize a pair of your favorite flip-flops in our decorating clinic! Bring extra to make some for your grandchildren! Awesome summer gift opportunity! Supplies provided; bring your own shoes.
***For more information, contact Maureen Dorosinski at (804) 633-5455 or email email@example.com.