It’s time to greet fall and all it has to offer. There are new beginnings for students, fall sports, colorful leaves, and pumpkin flavored everything. At the Dalton Community Library, fall moves in while we begin new sessions of our children’s story time and our after school group, Kid’s Crew.
Our children’s story time will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 19. Join us for a few books, reviews of colors, numbers and letters and plenty of smiles and giggles.
This fall’s story time will be a little different than in the past. Each Tuesday will hold different activities. After hearing books and reviewing letters, colors and numbers, we will rotate crafts, music, movement and building each week. We will enjoy some simple art, sing some songs and listen to music, get active by marching, jumping and doing the “Hokey Pokey,” and use fine motor skills by building with educational preschool toys. This change will not only make our Story Time more fun, but it will enhance your child’s listening skills, coordination, and fine motor skills. All children not yet in school are invited.
Our after school program, Kid’s Crew, will be held Tuesdays after school, with the first meeting on Sept. 19. This group likes to come in and relax while building with Legos, K’nex or Keva planks, do crafts, such as God’s eyes or bracelets, or play games. Our library has a lot to do for after school activities and the kids are invited to take advantage of their time here. Friendships are made, ideas flow, and there are plenty of laughs shared. Come in after school on Tuesdays and enjoy our program!
There are adult weekly programs at our library, too. Majong is played at 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Bridge group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday mornings. We also have knitting, Casual Chat, Saturday Spotlight book club meetings and more all this fall. Check our schedule online at lclshome.org/Dalton or call the library with any questions at 570-563-2014.
I’d like to mention the great success of this year’s Summer Reading Program. We had 100 children registered and active during our programs. From making special art works for a local cancer treatment center to learning about rocks and minerals at an Everhart Museum visitor, we had a blast. I’d like to thank all the children and their families who made our library such a fun place during the summer. We really had good times together and enjoyed our summer programs to the fullest.
A special thanks to The Friends of the Dalton Library for their help in fund our summer activities.
With October coming next, I’d like to remind the community of our library’s book and bake sale, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Book donations will be taken until the end of September.
For any questions about our programs, book sales or library functions, give us a call. We hope this September is a great one. Good luck to all the students returning to school.