Do you remember how awesome and proud you felt as you watched the first United States astronaut, Neil Armstrong, walk on the moon as commander of the Apollo 11 space flight on July 20, 1969?
Or how about his famous quote, "This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Last Saturday, Aug. 25, he died, but his accomplishments in space will always be remembered. Want to learn more about Neil Armstrong and space? Then stop by the library and check out some books about outer space and famous astronauts.
September is fast approaching and it's quiet once again in the children's department. So I have been busy gearing up for our children's library programs which will begin after the Labor Day weekend. Be sure to pick up our September newsletter that has information about the library and its programs for the young and young at heart.
The Terrific Toddlers will meet on Saturday, September 8 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. This program is for 1, 2, or 3-year-old children and their parents. It will be a chance to have some one on one time with each other as Peg shares stories, songs, action rhymes, and more. It's also a great time to connect with other parents who have children the same age. Hope to see you there.
Something new at the library! On Saturday, Sept. 8, students in fifth through eighth grade are invited to come to an introductory meeting about starting a book club. We will talk about dates, times, formats, etc. It will start at 1 p.m. Be ready to share the title of your favorite book of all time.
Preschool story time for three to five year olds will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 10:30 -- 11 a.m. We meet every Tuesday during the school year. So come join Peg for stories, songs, music activities, and crafts.
During the school year we will have at least one after school program for kindergarten to sixth grade students. Our first program will be a Lego party on Monday, Sept. 17 from 3:45 -- 4:45 p.m. Brandon Billings, a Lego builder since he was young, will bring some of his cool creations and give everyone a chance to build their own creation. If you have your own Legos please bring them if you can. Be sure to ride the IC bus and ask the bus driver to drop you off at the library. All ages are welcome. We now have Lego magazines, beginner reader Lego stories, books on the history of Legos, and a Lego DVD that are just waiting to be checked out.
Don't have a library card? September is National Library Card Sign Up Month. What better time to get a library card! The first one is free! Adults will need a photo identification such as a driver's license and their current address.
A child can receive a card when a parent or guardian fills out required information and signs a responsibility card for children aging from preschool -- fifteen and students sixteen and seventeen who so not have their own identification.
Have a great Labor Day weekend and see you in September.