Library offers reading time for toddlers Tuesday

First Posted: 10/9/2013

If you are one of our newest residents — 2 years old or younger — you may want to toddle on over to the library on Tuesday mornings to check out Katie Huneycutt’s Baby Bookworms Program. Babies and their caregivers share 30 minutes of music, stories and rhymes that, in addition to being a ton of fun, set the stage for language and literacy learning. Talking, singing, reading, writing and playing are simple activities that help children acquire language and the skills that prepare them for reading. Baby Bookworms is designed to do just that.

The program will be held every Tuesday at 9 a.m. until Nov. 26. Group size is limited to 15 babies/toddlers accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

The days are getting shorter. The wind and rain set the tree branches tapping against the windowpanes at night. It’s the perfect time to check out a scary book or movie to send the chills shivering down your spine. Next time you are in the library, check out the display of “Things that go BUMP in the night!” The library’s Kelly Mecifi has selected an assortment of items to get you ready for Halloween.

Speaking of Halloween, give yourself a zombie makeover and come to the library’s garden for a Zombie Walk on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. The program is open to those 18 and under. Fifty spaces are available and participants must register. Registration began Friday and continues until all spaces are filled. You can register in person at the Lumberton Library or call 910-738-4859.

What do you do with those beautiful magazines after the new issue arrives? Don’t save them in a box in the garage until you have five years of old paper to dispose of. Bring your almost current magazines to the library and switch them out for another title. The library magazine swap is a great way to give your subscription a second chance and for you to pick an issue you haven’t read. Remove the address label from any magazines that you would like to share and limit your donation to six or fewer almost current titles of any family friendly magazine. Bring your items into the library and take a moment to browse the swap table. The library cannot accept boxes of old magazines.

Take a moment to visit us on the Internet at and take the patron interest poll found on the left hand column of the home page. You input is very helpful.

Catie Roche is the director of the Robeson County Public Library. You can reach her at [email protected] Catie is reading “Eat. Move. Sleep,” by Tom Rath.