Library lines up holiday events

By: By Lisa Bowden - Contributing columnist

With so much happening in the Robeson County Public Library it is sometimes hard to narrow down things enough to tell everyone the good news.

On Monday we have Santa visiting the library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for children to tell him about all their wishes and for parents to get those all-important photos. There is no charge for photos so come and make a memory.

On Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. we have our Kwanzaa celebration. This will be the first time we have participated in this community celebration and we’ve booked an expert to lead us in the program. She’ll share with us the meaning of Kwanzaa, its history, and what it means to the community. She will also share traditional stories and songs to make the presentation come alive for us. Join us and learn about Kwanzaa.

Our Winter Reading program has begun and if you haven’t registered please do so. The rules are easy and straight forward and once you complete a reading log you will be entered into a drawing for a book/DVD combo prize. We have four categories, Toddler (0-4), Kid (5-12), Teen (13-17) and Adult. Each group has its own age-appropriate movie and book combo gift — “Horton Hears a Who” for toddlers, “Captain Underpants” for kids, “Guardians of the Galaxy” for teens and “Murder on the Orient Express” for adults. Make sure you fill in your reading log thoroughly to be entered into the drawing.

Youth Services will have a much needed break from programs after our Kwanzaa program on Dec. 18. We will not be hosting programs until after the New Year. During this time we will be busy planning the remainder of the school year and getting things ready for Summer Reading.

On Feb. 2 we have the return of our ever so popular Aesop’s Fables play. This is a huge hit and seating is limited. If you want to bring a big group of children (toddlers to about fifth grade) call the library and ask for someone in the Youth Services Department so we can register you. We already have about 100 planning to attend. You don’t want to miss this wonderful play. It’s free and convenient. We have two time slots, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Our regular story times will resume Jan. 3. Please see our website for the times and locations. Lumberton’s location offers three times and days each week, two in the morning and one in the afternoon, so that we can be as available as possible. We are also continuing our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program, so if you have a little one that is planning to attend kindergarten in the upcoming school year you may want to rush in and get them registered and used to reading every day.

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By Lisa Bowden

Contributing columnist

Lisa Bowden is the Youth Services librarian at the Robeson County Public Library.

Lisa Bowden is the Youth Services librarian at the Robeson County Public Library.