Westerlo Library Notes for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

— Photo from Sue Hoadley

“A big thank you to Eric Markson and “Lefty” and Kelli McDermott and “Shorty” for another successful Dog-Gone Read-A-Thon on June 8,” says Westerlo librarian Sue Hoadley. Lefty and Shorty are registered therapy dogs.

The late Anna Dewdney’s beloved picture-book character Llama Llama will make a special visit to the Westerlo Library on Tuesday, June 25, at 4:30 p.m.

Llama Llama loves the library and he wants to meet you! Children of all ages are welcome. Miss Lee will share llama-inspired stories, activities, crafts and more.   

This event marks the beginning of our 2019 Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories,” which will run through the last week of August. Visit the library or our website for a complete calendar of programs and events.

Lego Club

Drop in on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., to play and create with Lego. Lego uses play to open up the world of math, science and cooperative problem-solving to young minds.

The colorful blocks ignite natural curiosity and build confidence as children bring their ideas to life. Miss Lee is also available for homework help.

Story time

Join Miss Lee Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon 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.  

Story times are also a great opportunity to meet other parents of small children in Westerlo.

Technology Walk-In Wednesdays

Do you have a new smartphone or tablet, but don’t know how to download digital materials? 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.

More information

All library programming is free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 518-797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.