How to maximize your library card!

September 5, 2016

Yesterday, I gave you a list of good books to read this fall.  Now, let me tell how to stretch your library card further.

Put books on hold.  Maybe I’m lazy or easily distressed, but I think it is very helpful to choose my books and place them on hold.  Then, with two boys in tow, I can grab the books I want to read with minimal hassle.

Check out brand new DVDs.  These are obviously on a first come, first serve basis. However, you can find some great movies to rent for free!  Hello, at home date night movie or ladies movie night!  You can also check out new movie Mondays (Sept. 12, Oct. 10, and Nov. 14) You can watch a free movie at our local library in the auditorium.

Fall Concert- Southern Indiana Wind Esemble & Friends.  September 25th at 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm

Play and Learn Space.  Little area for kids to play in!

Baby Space- this is a little baby nook, it looks so cozy!

Baby & Me birth – 24 months. Wednesday mornings 10-10:45 AM or 11-11:45 AM

Tuneful Twos- 2-3 years old with caregiver.   10-10:45 AM or 11-11:45 AM Weds Sept. 21, Oct 19 & Nov 16

Tiny to Two- Birth- 2.5 with caregiver.  10:15-11:00 AM Sept. 8, Oct. 6, and November 10th.  I think it is so worth the drive to the Ellettsville library, they do a wonderful job with their story time!

Sensory storytime- This is for kids 3-6 between 2-2:45 PM Thursdays Sept. 1, Oct 6, and Nov 3

Storyhour Extravaganza 10-11 AM Wednesdays September 28, October 26, and November 30.

Tuesday Tales. 3-6 with caregiver from 10-10:30 AM every Tuesday

Preschool Science and Math- Ages 3-6 with caregiver 10:45-11:30 AM Tuesday Sept 6, Oct 4, and Nov. 1.

Little Makers- Ages 3-6 10:45- 11:30 AM Tuesdays (minus first Tuesdays)

Power up with Letters & Words- I’m excited for this!  Kids are encouraged to attend with parents, it’ll be September 8 at 10-10:45 AM. This is an event by every child ready to read, and it will be a workshop on playing get to literacy!  Free book & gift for attending.

Positive Discipline- I cannot believe the library is offering this!  A workshop on positive discipline with Ceci Maron- Puntarelli, It is a three week series to learn techniques for loving discipline.   I have taken this class at a different venue, and I learned so much and really loved. Ceci is really, really great.

Rufus & Rita- An improv show for kids with a girl and a dog!  This looks like a lot of fun.  Friday Sept 9, 2016 at 4:30 -5:15 pm.

Van-Go Visits the Library- All ages.  Tuesday September 13th from 5:00-7:00 pm. An art studio on wheels will be visiting the Ellettsville library!

Hoosier Family of Readers- 10:30 am- Noon Saturday September 17th.  Free book and free reading kit to families while supplies last.

Make & Create with Patterns & Shape- All ages, but kids under 7 need to be supervised!  Sept. 18, Oct. 23, and Nov 27. 2:00-2:45 PM.  Make designs with math!

Hispanic heritage day- All ages. Oct. 16 from 2:00-2:45 PM. This is always really fun!

Curious George visits the library- November 7th from 6:30- 7:15 PM kids 2-6.

Nutcracker Fantasy- Sunday November 13th 2-3 PM Dancers perform the Nutcracker Ballet and kids will make a craft to retell the story later.

Mr. Punch and the Babysitter- puppet show with improv elements!  November 26th from 2-2:45 PM

Book Club Bags did you know our library creates bags that are ready for book clubs?  There’s usually eight copies of a book, a movie or fun cd, and discussion questions.  It is really great!

There’s so much to do, this is just a nice sampling.  Head over to the website and find out how to stretch your library card!




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