Happy anniversary to me! I can hardly believe that I began working at the Westerlo Public Library five years ago on Sept. 10. I’m looking forward to many more. Thank you all for welcoming me into your community. 

Quilting group

The library’s quilting group will meet on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. at the library. This will be a final planning session for our tent display at the Sept. 26 celebration of Westerlo's  200th birthday. All members are encouraged to attend.

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels.  The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

After school

at the library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music, and a lot more. Programs will also include storytelling, magic, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests. She is also available on Thursdays from 3 to 8 p.m., for homework help.

Story time

Join Miss Lee on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m., for stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up 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  HYPERLINK "http://westerlolibrary.org/" westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at  HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary" www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

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The Westerlo Public Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of  Labor Day. 

Quilting group

The quilting group will meet on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m., at the library. Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas — you may get help with problems or inspiration.  Bring any fabric or fiber (knit, crochet, weaving, etc.) project to show. We would love to see what you can do.

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Story time

Join Miss Lee on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11a,m, for stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to 5 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.

Angus the Dog will be back at the Westerlo Public Library this Friday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m.  Contact the library to register your child for a 15-minute reading session, or just drop in to “Check it out!”  (Librarians love saying, “check it out.”) 

If your child is self-conscious about reading aloud or reluctant to read at all, he or she may feel more comfortable reading to a dog.  Because dogs aren’t judgmental, the child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading.  Another benefit is the joy children get from being around a dog.  Angus is a registered therapy dog. Our thanks to Laura Tenney for volunteering her time and sharing Angus with us.

Book discussion

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., at the library.  We will discuss “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger.  This book is the moving account of a boy standing at the door of young manhood, discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God. Please join us. New members are welcome.

2015 Summer Reading Program

Our 2015 Summer Reading Program began on Monday, July 6. With the theme “Every Hero Has a Story,” we explored the “everyday heroes” that are in our own community. These unsung heroes make a difference in the lives of others every day and their stories of quiet heroism will inspire us all.  

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.

The Board of Library Trustees of the Westerlo Public Library will meet on Monday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m., at the library.  This is an open public meeting.

Quilting group

The library’s quilting group will meet on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m., at the library. Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas. You also may get help with problems or inspiration. Bring any fabric or fiber (knit, crochet, weaving, etc.) project to show. We would love to see what you can do.

Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Summer reading program

Our 2015 Summer Reading Program began on Monday, July 6, with the theme “Every Hero Has a Story.” We have been exploring the everyday heroes that are in our own community. These unsung heroes make a difference in the lives of others every day and their stories of quiet heroism will inspire us all.  

Registration is ongoing and a full calendar of events is available at the link on our website – www.westerlolibrary.org

Memorial brick

fund-raiser

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this ongoing fund-raiser for capital projects at the library. This is a great opportunity to honor your friends and family, memorialize a loved one, or promote your business or organization with a commemorative brick. Your personalized, engraved brick will be displayed in the walkway and landscaped area to be built in 2015 in front of the library. 

For more information, pick up a brochure at the library, or visit www.polarengraving.com/WesterloLibrary/. 

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.

Thank you to everyone who stopped in to the Westerlo Public Library on Saturday, July 11, for Girl Scout Troop 1056’s bake sale. This fund-raising event was part of the girls’ Bronze Award community service project.

The girls have already done quite a bit to help us make our new program room more useful and more comfortable. Two portable storage bins for children’s craft supplies were donated, artwork that they created themselves has been hung, and flowers were planted outside.

The girls are also volunteering their time helping with children’s programs.  The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. It is earned with courage, confidence, and character, and making a difference in the world around you.  Thank you, Girls.

Summer reading program

Our 2015 Summer Reading Program began on Monday, July 6. With the theme “Every Hero Has a Story,” we will explore the everyday heroes that are in our own community. These unsung heroes make a difference in the lives of others every day and their stories of quiet heroism will inspire us all.  

Registration is ongoing and a full calendar of events is available at the link on our website – www.westerlolibrary.org

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.

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