By Lara L. Croft
Carriage Towne News
---- — PLAISTOW —The library will be closed Mon., January 21 for Civil Rights Day.
Ongoing children’s programs include Baby Lap Sit and Toddler Time Storytimes. Baby Lap Sit meets Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. for Ages 0-2; Toddler Time meets Thursday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. for Ages 3-5. Both programs feature age-appropriate rhymes, music, wordplay and stories with an occasional craft. Snacks are provided. The first three Tues/Thurs of the month are traditional storytime; the fourth is free play time for both age groups.
Stories With Savannah also continues in 2013. Cuddle up and read with this special Labrador Retriever Therapy Dog and her handler. Choose your own books, relax with Savannah, and practice your reading skills. Savannah comes to the library the fourth Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Registration is required, for one of four 15-minute time slots available. Ages 6 and up.
The Plaistow Knitters meet every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Bring your knitting needles, yarn and pattern and have experienced knitters help you learn. Please check our website over the next two weeks for additional Children’s and Teen programs.
The library owns two new Paperwhite Kindles. Patrons may check out any of our three Kindles and be able to access the titles the library owns on Kindle. If you would like to learn more about how to use an eReader, “Tech Talks” begin again this year: Mondays at 12:00 and 6:30 p.m. Come to the library with or without a kindle/nook/other eReader and we’ll help you figure it out! Remember the library loans a variety of eReaders, and can guide you through using them.
If you are interested in volunteering as a library trustee, please sign up at the Town Office between January 23 and February 1. At least one position will be vacated this year. Trustees’ duties include adopting bylaws for the government of the library, preparing an annual budget for the support and maintenance of the library, expending moneys raised and appropriated by the town for library purposes, and appointing the librarian (director) and, in consultation with the librarian, all other employees of the library. If you would like an opportunity to help the library remain a vital and vibrant part of the community, please sign up to run for trustee.
The library’s January artist is Nicole DeClerck, who is displaying a mix of her and her students’ winter scenes. Visit our Facebook page for photos of the work, and come by the library to see it in person. If you are an artist or you have a collection to display at the library in 2013, let us know and we’ll schedule a month.
Cribbage meets Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.—come to the library to sharpen your cribbage skills and socialize! Snacks and drinks provided by Plaistow Recreation and the library.
Join us for LEGO/WII Fridays to build with our large LEGOs collection or challenge yourself to a game of Wii. Preschool children meet 1:00-2:30 p.m., School-aged children 3:00-4:30 p.m.
As always, follow us online at www.plaistowlibrary.com, Facebook and twitter for news and updates.