Program Sign Ups by Library Director Rita Ennen
After what seems like forever, the library will be offering in-person programs in April! We are starting with preschool story times, as those programs were the first offered by libraries long ago and are the most familiar. Programs will be offered in the Community Room and staff have worked hard to prepare the space so that social distancing will be possible. For the month of April, we will be offering the same story time program on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings hoping to maximize the number of children's who can attend. Please watch for registration information as registration will be required. If you are bringing more than one child, register each child so that we will have space and craft materials prepared for them. Once we have reached capacity for a session, additional individuals will not be admitted. I know this is a big change, but if we all work together we can ensure that story times are better than ever.
As we resume more programming this summer, we are anticipating using our outdoor space for more programs. Registration will be used for all programs. Most of you know that we employ a trained teacher as our Children’s and Young Adult Librarian. Tremendous work goes into planning all of our activities. By using registration, we can ensure enough materials and space are prepared for all participants to successfully engage in learning with each program. We anticipate offering two sessions of STEAM activities this summer to improve the experience for children and families that participate.
I am also excited to announce that we are actively planning for a full slate of in-person activities for the summer reading program. Watch our next newsletter for more information about Magic, Myth, and Mischief! Mark your calendar now for Saturday, May 29th when we will be hosting a grand medieval carnival to kick-off the summer reading program. More summer news will be coming in our regular May newsletter. We are looking forward to seeing all of you again.