At The Library

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Children's Library Corner

I don't know about anyone else but I would enjoy having more weekends like this last one! As I have mentioned in past articles I look forward to this time of year because of the cooler yet comfortable temperatures and the leaves beautiful colors. This October, I will be

able to enjoy being outside more because I decided to retire as the Children's Youth Librarian.

This chapter in my life has been one of joy. So many people made me feel so welcome when I first signed on as your Youth Librarian and that feeling has continued throughout the years. It was a pleasure serving and working with a professional staff, loving children, caring parents, and all patrons who came to the library. I also will have fond memories of the children I read to at the different daycares and at the library. I will miss you all but I will be back to the library and see you again. Not as a youth librarian, but as a library patron.

Someone asked me what I would be doing in my retirement. One thing I hope to be able to do more is see my sons and their families more often. I am looking forward to reading books, making quilts, learning how to crochet, and doing music at church and at home.

I would like to thank the friends group for all their support, both verbally and financially, for all of our summer reading programs. Without them planning and putting these programs would have been so much harder.

As I write this final article, I wish to thank all those who supported our library and all those who supported me as your Youth Librarian. I am not good with good-byes so I will say "see you later" as I start a new chapter in my life.

I hope that everyone will give Charlene Carlson the warm welcome I received when I started working here. She will be meeting many of you this week as she is coming to the library to get acquainted with our library and learn about the programs we provide for our youth.

The programs during the rest of September are as follows:

The Preschool School Story Time for three to five year olds will meet every Tuesday from 10:30 - 11 a.m. There will stories, songs, action activities, and a simple craft if time.

The Terrific Toddlers will meet on Thursday, September 25 from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Children ages one to three years old and a responsible person are welcome to come and enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and action rhymes.

Also, on Thursday, September 25 there will be a Lego Building Frenzie from 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. We have more legos and random pieces for your building pleasure. Students should ride the IC bus to the library. Don't forget to tell the bus driver you are needing to be dropped off at the library. We hope to see you Thursday.

This is my last article as your youth librarian. I wish you all a fond adieu and thanks for the wonderful memories.