APL News - Feb. 9

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By Stan Campbell


  • Teddy Bear Book Club — This February, cuddle up with your little one and join our winter read-to-me program. This program challenges you to read 100 picture books or board books to your preschool child (ages birth to 5 years). That’s about 3.5 books a day. Register at the youth desk or bookmobile. Children who attend storytime at APL may count the books they listen to at the program.


  • Adult Winter Reading Program - “Reading and Feed!” — If winter is your favorite time to curl up with a good book, then you’re the kind of adult we had in mind for our Winter Reading Program. You may choose any books you wish from the Alexandrian Public Library collection. All you need do is read. Each book you complete earns you a chance to enter for one of our fabulous prizes. If you’d like to participate, you can sign up at any point during the program.


  • Babies/Toddlers Storytimes — Feb. 14 and 15 at 9:30 a.m. This program is for children birth - 36 months and their caregivers. Program will include rhymes, fingerplays, music and stories. Registration required.


  • Preschool Storytimes — Feb. 14 and 15 at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, activities, and crafts for children ages 3 through 5. Parents are welcome to either participate with their child, or can use the time to browse the Library for their own interests. Registration required.


  • The Laughs and Crafts Club — Feb. 10 and 24 at 3:45 p.m. This is a special club featuring interactive stories, games, and crafts for kids who are in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration required.


  • Sew Happy — Feb. 9 and 24 at 10 a.m. “Sew Happy” is a gathering of crafters - we will meet at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month - unless the library is closed. If you quilt, knit, do tatting, crochet, etc. come and join the fun.


  • Teen Time — Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. International Pizza Day Party! Do you really need to know anything else? Drop in for Teen Time every other Monday after school. For those in grades 6- 12.


  • Spring Book Sale — The Friends of the Alexandrian Public Library spring book sale will be held Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 from 1-4 p.m. Preceding the public sale, a Friends-only special preview sale will be held Friday, April 8 from 1-4 p.m. In addition to showing your support by purchasing books, you still have time to donate your gently used books to the library to be used in the book sale — the deadline for all donations is 5 p.m., April 6. Simply box your materials and bring them to the library, it’s that easy. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so you may deduct the value of your donation on your income tax if you itemize deductions.


  • Library Hours — Alexandrian Public Library is open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For more information,  call 838-3286 or visit www.apl.lib.in.us. APL is now on Facebook.