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.

The Board of Library Trustees will meet on Monday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at the library.  This is an open public meeting.

Girl Scouts hold bake sale 

Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, Girl Scout Troop 1056 will hold a bake sale at the library.  This fundraising event is part of the girls’ Bronze Award community service project. 

Stop in and see what the girls have already done 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 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

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 in available at the link on our website – www.westerlolibrary.org.

Highlights

Here are a few special programs and highlights for the week ahead you won’t want to miss:

— On Friday, July 10, from 6 to 7 p.m., read to Angus the Dog.  Drop in or contact the library to register your child for a 15-minute reading session;

— On Tuesday, July 14, at 6 p.m., join us for a special 4-H STEM program, Oil Spill Clean-Up, presented by Eileen M. DePaula, 4-H Program Educator from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County.  We will create a miniature oil spill, then experiment to discover which materials and methods are most effective in cleaning it up;

— On Wednesday, July 15, from 11:30 to 12:30, we’ll havae Lunch with Local Heroes, welcoming the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company.  Bring your own lunch and hear hometown heroes tell their stories. 

Quilting group

The Westerlo Library Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, July 11, 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! 

Lila Hollister Smith leads the group, which 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.

Book talk

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at the library.  We will discuss “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.  This enchanting novel about the irascible owner of a bookstore is a love letter to the world of books — an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

Please join us.  New members are welcome.

Come to the Westerlo Public Library and read to Angus the dog. Angus will be back this Friday, June 26, 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.

Quilting group

The library’s quilting group will meet on Saturday, June 27, at 11 a.m. 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. 

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.

After School @ The Library

Our last after school session was on Monday, June 22. (There will be no after school session on June 29.)  Now that school is out for summer, watch this space for the activities we have planned for the 2015 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.”  We plan to explore the heroes that are all around us. These unsung heroes make a difference in the lives of others every day.  Their stories of quiet heroism will inspire us all.    

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 westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

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