News & Announcements:
Doing a little spring cleaning? The library is currently looking for donations of legos, homeschooling materials, and books on CD. While we accept donations of gently-used books and movies year-round, we are specifically looking for these three types of items. We hope to get enough homeschooling materials donated to start a Homeschool Collection in the library, just as we have recently started our Audiobook Collection – entirely made up of donated materials! We plan to hold some fun lego-building events at the library this summer (and more in the future), and would appreciate any standard lego bricks to add to our supplies.
Find help with Job Applications, Homework and more online. The library’s Pinterest page is full of helpful links to online resources like GED practice tests, training and tutorials for Microsoft Office programs, tips for job interviews, and educational websites for students.
We also pin our new books as they come in so you can make a visual reading list for yourself of all the hot new titles you’re looking forward to checking out. Visit our pinterest page and follow us at https://www.pinterest.com/gibsonvillepubl/.
What’s Coming Up:
May the 4th | Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Celebrate Star Wars at the Library! We’ll have themed activities available throughout the day (so drop in whenever you can!), with a special after-school event designed for elementary/middle school students at 4:00 PM. Come in costume to make it even more fun!
Nature Scavenger Hunt | Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Drop by the library this Saturday to complete a scavenger hunt – families can work together to find everything on the list and win a prize! Stop by anytime between noon and 3:00pm (when the library closes on Saturdays!)
After-School Activity: Will it Float? | Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM – Learn about density and experiment with salt water to answer the question – will it float??
Intended for elementary/middle school students.
After-School Activity: Optical Illusion Art | Thursday, June 01, 2017 at 4:00 PM – Create your own optical illusions in the last after-school program of the school year. Intended for elementary/middle school students.
Toddler Storytime | Wednesdays at 10:00 AM – Kids 3 and under and their caregivers are invited to come enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Pre-K Storytime | Wednesdays at 11:00 AM – This storytime, geared for 4-5 year olds, features stories, crafts and activities.
Summer Reading Sneak Peek:
It may seem like summer break is a long way off, but we’re already getting ready for Summer Reading 2017! This year’s theme is “Build a Better World,” and we are planning some fun activities for all ages, kicking off on Saturday June 17th.
We will also be participating in the “Alamance Reads” initiative alongside the Alamance County Public Libraries, so stay tuned for more details to come!
Look for library staff at the Gibsonville Market on the first Saturdays in June, July, and August, too. Summer is just around the corner!