Westerlo Library Notes for Friday, May 16, 2014

A big thank-you to everyone who participated in this year’s book and bake sale at the Westerlo Pubic Library. Our bakers, our volunteers who helped us set up and sell, and most of all everyone who purchased books and baked goods. 

Grant awarded

The library has been awarded a $500 grant from the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation. This grant will be used to develop an outdoor area for library programs, as well as use as a community space when the library is not open for business. 

 It is through the support of individuals and local charitable organizations, like the Bank of Greene County, that we are able to strengthen our programs, and develop new and innovative library projects to serve our patrons and the community at large.  

The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation enhances the quality of life for people living in communities served by The Bank and its affiliates, by providing funding to not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other organizations.  Since its inception in 1998, The Bank of Greene County’s Charitable Foundation has contributed a total of $700,000 to local non-profit organizations. 

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 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 have a new Kindle or Nook, but don’t know how to download books?  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 instruction.  

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.