November, here we are! We’re deep into fall and many people are getting ready for Thanksgiving.
Here at the Dalton Community Library, we’re so thankful for many things. Our book and bake sale last month went very well and we are thankful for all our volunteers who made the sale possible by organizing, baking, and making various efforts and donations. We appreciate everyone who visited and supported our library. With everyone’s help and generosity, our library thrives.
On Tuesdays this November, we’ll continue meeting for StoryTime at 11 a.m. With the holidays upon us, we’ll listen to some holiday stories, do some special crafts and certainly have some interesting conversations while the excitement builds during this time of year. We have had children and babies of many ages coming to StoryTime which makes the experience even more special. The preschool children are great helpers, the toddlers love to watch the preschoolers, and our little ones — even as young as 6 months old — come and listen to the stories. The kids learn a respect towards each other while having fun and listening. It makes me so happy to see these smiling faces each week. Don’t hesitate to join us if you have a little one who you think will enjoy our group. All ages are invited.
As for our older kids group, Kid’s Crew, we will continue afterschool on Tuesdays in November at 4p.m. The kids will continue using Legos and K’nex. We have also been using STEM kits that the group has enjoyed. The kits help kids develop their STEM skills which are: science, technology, engineering and math by allowing them to be creative and build structures. The kids get to choose to either build on their own, or with others on a team. Our group has really enjoyed building this fall, and the kids have shared some great ideas with each other. It’s also been an opportunity for everyone to work on age appropriate challenges. This group is for first grade through fifth grade.
For everyone celebrating a holiday in November, enjoy! All of us at the Dalton Community Library wish the community a wonderful November.