Westerlo Library Notes for Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Westerlo Public Library is proud to announce a $350 grant from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program. This grant will take us a big step forward in developing an outdoor area for children’s programs, as well as use as a community space when the library is not open for business. Our first purchase will be a sturdy new picnic table. 

It is through the support of individuals and local charitable organizations, like Stewart’s Foundation and their very generous customers, that we are able to strengthen our programs, and develop new and innovative library projects to serve our patrons and the community at large.  

 Over the past 25 years, Stewart’s Foundation and their holiday match customers have awarded over $17 million to thousands of community organizations that serve children’s recreation and education. 

Thank you, Stewart’s.

Trustees meet

The board of library trustees will meet on Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m., at the library. This is an open public meeting.

Quilting group

The Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m.  Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Display case

For the month of April the library is displaying Julia Sherman’s rock collection. Nine-year-old Julia is a third grader at Berne-Knox-Westerlo and she loves to collect rocks.  Julia says, “Some of my favorites are the fossil rocks, starfish fossil and amethyst that I found after Hurricane Irene washed away my yard. I have also collected rocks from the Herkimer Diamond Mine, different museums and just about anywhere I have been. Thanks for looking at my collection!”

Tax forms

Tax day is almost here. The library has most of the federal tax forms that we will copy for you at no cost.  Can’t find it?  Ask at the desk and we’ll help you locate the tax forms on the Internet

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.