By Sue Mears
---- — NEWTON —Celebrate National Library Week at the Gale Library with Art and Poetry during the month of April. Come see the works of our very talented Newtonites, both young and old. Several art works done by Middle School students are already on display. If you have artwork, photography, needlework, sculptures or anything that you would like to display, contact the library at 382-4691.
April is Poetry Month. The PoeTree will be set up in the children’s room waiting for you to add your poem to the branches or to read those already there. Maybe you’d like to try our magnetic Haiku board. Make poems and Haikus by rearranging words until you have the perfect poem.
Open Mike Nite on Wed., April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Read poems, Sing karaoke, or sing along with Pam and Rob. Come enjoy a good time either participating or being a good audience.
April 15-20 will also be an Amnesty Fine Free Week. If you have overdue books, don’t miss this chance to return them and have your fines canceled.
Travel with Kristy on Mon., April 15. Drop in from 2:00-4:00 p.m. or 6:30-8:00 p.m. for travel planning, destinations, view photos, and have your travel questions answered. Make your travel planning easier.
School vacation is filled with activities like: Growums, Kristy’s Kreatures, and the latest Movie Release.
Children can join in the Gardening Fun on Mon., April 22 at 6:30 p.m. Come get your Growums gardening kits containing starter supplies for ingredients to kid-themed meals and healthy eating. Watch planting plugs grow before your eyes, plant seeds, and get tips to grow your own vegetables. Call or drop in to sign up as kits are limited.
It’s time for the Great Stone Face Reading Program again in New Hampshire! The purpose of the Great Stone Face Award is to promote recreational reading for 4th,5th, and 6th graders, to increase awareness of quality writing, and to allow students to choose a favorite author.
Newton’s Gale Library and Memorial School Library have teamed up to present the twenty-five recommended Great Stone Face books and invite students to read and vote for their favorite. Memorial School children will be able to vote at the school library. The Gale Library is offering an incentive prize for children who read or have read any of the books on the list, and then vote during National Library Week, and ending Wed., April 24. Prizes will be awarded to the children whose names are drawn at random for participating.