Westerlo Library Notes for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Fond farewell: Sue Hoadley, who ran the Westerlo Library for a decade and has now retired, was feted on Sunday.

Why should kids have all the fun? Stock up on your adult summer reading with the August edition of BookPage!

Discover your next great book with a free copy. BookPage is a monthly book review and selection guide to the best new books published every month.

The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries. All of the content from the print edition is also posted on BookPage.com each month. Did you miss last month’s issue?  Check our “free shelf” for back issues.

Summer Reading 

Our 2019 Summer Reading Program is underway! With the theme “A Universe of Stories,” we offer a range of activities for all ages that encourage us to explore our world and those beyond with books, art and craft projects, science experiments, and special events.

In addition to our regular weekly programs, we will offer a drop-in STEAM [science, technology, engineering, arts, and math] Lab on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Family Game Night is back on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

Stop in, sign up, and get the calendar of programs and special events planned for July and August. The calendar is also available at the Summer Reading link on our website.

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.

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 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.

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.