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Jennifer Familetti

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We’re ready to get our fall schedule underway at the Dalton Community Library. There have been many inquiries about programs for children and adults. We appreciate the community’s interest.

Tuesday is the busy day for children at our library. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, we will start our children’s Storytime program. It will be held every Tuesday at 1 p.m, all young children are invited. We will spend some time telling stories, doing crafts, and enjoying age appropriate conversation- not to mention sharing loads of giggles. We also will listen to rhymes, play with puppets and conduct a little song and dance when the feeling is right. The activities will be enjoyable, educational and will give children the opportunity to spend some time with other children. Storytime will last between 30 minutes to an hour. If the children are ready to enjoy a full hour, we’ll be ready to provide a full hour of activities. We’ve had moms, dads, grandparents and babysitters attend with children and enjoy the fun.

Also on Tuesday, Sept. 17, we will start a new after-school program called, “Kid’s Crew.” Much like the “Kreative Kids” group, we will continue the popular activities such as LEGO building, crafts and character discussions, but we will be adding even more activities. We’ve listened to the children’s requests and have added the following- “Comedy Corner,” “Drama Day,” “Riddle Mania” and “Games Galore.” Your child’s imagination will flow in so many ways. The children will be thinking, laughing, acting out together and they will discuss ideas that will broaden their creativity and friendships. We are looking forward to this new group, and hope any child in first through sixth grade will join us. “Kid’s Crew” is every Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. and will end at 5 p.m., which is the library’s closing time on Tuesdays. Please call (570) 563-2014 if your child is interested, or email JFamiletti@albright.org.

We will be having a Teen Bridge Club on Thursday afternoons at 4 p.m. We have had success in the past with this group and will continue offering it during the fall. The group is led by Dr. Stec who is so kind to volunteer his time to teach. If you are interested, please call (570) 563-2014 to register.

During the past few months, some patrons have said they have some ideas or talents that they’d like to share with our children’s groups. If you are someone who’d like to come in during one of our groups to present a project, or speak on a subject, please contact me by email at JFamiletti@albright.org. I’d love to have special visitors share some time and information with the children in our community.

Our regular adult groups will be meeting on their usual days and times: Mahjong, Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Bridge, Tuesdays at 10a.m. Conscious Conversation, each Tuesday at 4 p.m., except the first Tuesday of the month when Memoir Writing is held at 4 p.m. On the last Saturday of the month, we have the Saturday Special Program. It begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until noon. During September, the group is reading and discussing, “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. We also offer a knitting group and a crocheting club once a month. You can call the Dalton Community Library (570) 563-2014 for details about any of these activities.

Regular hours for Dalton Community Library are Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5p.m.; closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. Our outdoor book return is always available.

We’d like to wish all students a fantastic school year and hope everyone has a great September. Enjoy!

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