Westerlo Library Notes for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Library has developed a community survey to gather information about how Westerlo residents utilize the Westerlo Public Library. Whether you are a regular library patron or have never used the library your input is important to plan for future services and to prioritize resources.  

The survey takes five minutes to complete.  Pick up a paper survey at the library and fill it out right there or mail it back later. The same survey is available online at the library website, www.westerlolibrary.org. 

Quilting group

The Quilting Group will meet this Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m.  Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels.  If you are interested in joining the group – new members are welcome. The meetings are on the second or fourth Saturday of the month.

Take your child to the library

 Saturday, February 1, is Take Your Child to the Library Day. A project of the New York Library Association, Take Your Child to the Library Day demonstrates the transformative role libraries play in the life of every child.  Join us for stories, some fun crafts, a game or two and more. This is a great opportunity to sign your child up for a library card if he or she doesn’t have one yet.

“Libraries serve as a key link to success in learning for children,” said Mary Fellows, manager of Youth and Family Services at Upper Hudson Library System. “Libraries help children develop their curiosity, the foundation of learning, through investigative activities like science programs or even just exploring the shelves. Fostering the library habit is such a gift to give a child. Parents introducing children to libraries give them a lifelong companion for learning, enrichment, and entertainment. ”

Story time

Our toddler and preschool story time meets on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games and movement activities designed for children ages two to five years old.  In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments all help to foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.

Technology Walk-In Wednesday

Do you need to brush up on your computer skills – or obtain basic skills?  See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for free, personalized, one-on-one, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an e-mail account, use office automation programs, and more!  If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Library info

All library programming is free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public.  For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.