Erie Islands Library News- As the holiday festivities wind down, calm settles over the island as the temperatures drop and islanders wait for the ice fishing season to begin. While you are waiting, why not stop by the library to check out a book to read or a DVD to watch while relaxing? If we don’t have what you are looking for on our shelves, we will be happy to get it from one of the many libraries in our consortium. (We do have a book on ice fishing safety if this is a new sport for you!) Or try our one of our programs throughout the month.
Homework Help- Each Wednesday and Thursday in January after school (3:15-4:00 p.m.), Librarian Sue Duff is hosting “Homework Help” for students in grades 3-8. If your child needs assistance on an assignment or just a quiet place to study, the library is the place to be!
Tuesdays for Tweens-We are going to be continuing the “Tuesdays for Tweens.” The following programs, intended for grades 2-8, will be held on Tuesdays in January at 4:30 p.m.:
• January 9th: “Game Night-Jenga.” Bring your friends and see who will be the Jenga champ.
• January 16th: “Lego Night.” Build your own creation. We have the blocks, you bring the imagination!
• January 23rd: “Speedometry.” Build a Hot Wheels track around the library to see who will have the longest track, the most loops or the fastest cars.
• January 30th: “Bingo for Books for Kids.” Play Bingo and win a book. Everyone goes home a winner! Preschool Story Time
“Preschool Story Time” is on Monday, January 15th at 10:30 a.m.
Save Your Christmas Cards-Save your Christmas cards! On Wednesday, January 10th at 11 a.m., adults are invited to come to the library to share their “How to Re-purpose Christmas Cards” ideas. Librarian Sue Duff will lead this round robin discussion. Be
sure to bring an example of your idea to show to the other participants. If enough interest is expressed maybe we can get together to make some of the crafts later in the month!
In other library news, Popcorn and Movie Night will be held on the third Thursday of the month (January 18th) at 5 p.m. The movie
will be announced two weeks before show time. Popcorn and beverage will be provided.
Bingo for Books Let’s try “Bingo for Books for Adults!” Come to the library and play Bingo on Wednesday, January 24th at 11 a.m.
Compete with your friends to win some great books! Coffee and cookies will be provided.
If you have a program idea you would like to share in Library News please let us know. We are open to new, fresh ideas! Is anyone interested in doing knitting or crocheting classes this winter beginning in February? Let us know, we will be happy to purchase your supplies for participants. Mark Your Calendars for Chocolate Fest
Next Month: Mark your Calendars! Annual Chocolate Fest will be Saturday, February 10th. Start searching for your favorite chocolate recipes and be crowned the “Chocolate Champ of Put-in-Bay!”