Happy September, everyone!
It’s hard to believe the hustle and bustle of summer is winding down but, as we all know, the busyness of fall is upon us. A new school year has begun, fall activities are filling our schedules, and soon, the weather will change. At the Dalton Community Library, fall brings new beginnings, too.
Story Time will start again at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. Join us to hear a few stories, stir our alphabet soup, count colorful circles, and dance while reciting basic colors. Children learn together, have fun, create, and share stories. The parents enjoy their time together, too, Some weeks we may build with blocks, do a craft, or even do morning stretches.
The after school group, Kid’s Crew, will also begin from 3:50 to 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. This is the perfect place and time to decompress after a hard school day. We build, play group games, and have fun while sharing events from our days. The kids come in for an hour and choose an activity or join in a group led activity. Kid’s Crew is a great way to make friends, work together, and take a break from school work. All kids in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited. The more, the merrier.
Any questions about our children’s groups may be directed to Jenn Familetti by emailing JFamiletti@albright.org.
The adult programs at the Dalton Community Library will run as usual this month, too. Mahjong is played at 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Bridge is on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Both of these groups accept beginners if you’re new to the game. There are two book clubs for adults during each month: one is on the third Tuesday monthly and the other on the last Saturday monthly. To find out book titles for each group, email JFamiletti@albright.org or call the library at 570-563-2014.
The Lackawanna County Library System will accept donations for Schaeffer’s Retreat Homeless Shelter during the month of September. Donations of non-perishable food and personal care items are needed and may be brought to the Dalton Community Library or any Lackawanna County Library. Thank you in advance for donations made.
With October just around the corner, I’d like to remind the community about our library’s upcoming Book & Bake Sale. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. We will take book donations this month.
Another October event worth looking into is the Scranton Reads county-wide book discussions of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds.” The Dalton Community Library’s Saturday Spotlight book club will use this book for the discussion at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. This discussion is open to the public, as are all Saturday Spotlight meetings. The group will gather at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the 29th, at 10:30 a.m. For September’s book choice, visit our website www.lclshome.org/Daltonlclshome.org/Dalton>
Last, but not least, I’d like to send a fantastic thank you to all the families who made this summer another wonderful, family Summer Quest. The kids had so much fun this year, as did I. Our final activity day ended with a visit from The Everhart Museum, and then on to a pizza party lunch with pizza donated from McGrath’s Pub & Eatery. There were smiling children everywhere in our library that day and all summer. Thank you to The Everhart Museum for bringing us a great ending program, to McGrath’s for the yummy pizza, and to each family and child who participated. This year’s Summer Quest success wouldn’t have been the same without any of you.