News & Announcements:
Food for Fines: November-December
Our local food pantries need our help during the holiday season. Bring in a can or dry good to donate and we’ll waive up to $3 in late fees. Donate 3 or more cans or boxes to “clean your plate” and get all late fees waived, no limits.
Food drive items cannot be applied toward fees for lost or damaged library materials. Donations are counted on a “per card” basis, not on a “per household” basis.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & COOKIE EXCHANGE – Tuesday, Dec. 4th, from 4-7 PM
• Refreshments • Door Prizes • Kid’s Decorating Table •
Cookie Contributors entered in drawing for $50 Amazon Gift Card
Cookies for the exchange may be dropped off at the library between 9 AM – 7 PM on Monday, Dec. 3rd, and between 9 AM – 4 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 4th. Please bring at least 3 dozen to share.
Help make our Cookie Exchange a Gibsonville Tradition!
— We welcome all types of cookies and easily portioned candies/desserts like fudge, fruit bars, peanut brittle, peppermint bark, etc.
— Please include ingredient information with your cookies so that we can ensure those with dietary restrictions are safe and happy at our cookie exchange.
— Contributors do not need to be present at the exchange in order to win the gift card. All sweets included in the exchange will be accompanied by a form that includes the contributor’s name and contact information. Questions? Call the library at 336-449-6455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Download cookie exchange form
Fluid Painting Class at the Library – Saturday, Dec. 8th, 10:00 AM
Have you seen the gorgeous art on display at the library? If you are interested in creating your own fluid art masterpiece with local artist Kay Brooks’ guidance, you can sign up at the library’s service desk or online here.
The cost of the class is $20, which covers all materials needed — and you will get to take home a beautiful painted canvas!
Writing as Art, Editing & Publishing: A Workshop – Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 3-5:00 PM
Burlington-based writing consultant, book editor, photographer and publicist, Wayne Drumheller, will offer a FREE workshop at the library designed to guide aspiring authors through the pages and stages of writing, editing and publishing a book. Since 2010, Wayne has helped over sixty writers publish their biographies, children’s books, memoirs, collections of prose/poetry and full length nonfiction historical novels.
Register for this workshop by calling the library at 336-449-6455, stopping by to sign up in person, or register online here.
Holiday Movie Matinee – Saturday, Dec. 22nd at 1:00 PM
Come watch Olive, the Other Reindeer with us for FREE at the library! This charming animated movie is based on the children’s book of the same name. Bring the family, friends, and snacks.
This film is approximately 1 hour long and appropriate for all ages. Want to read the book first? Find it at the library.
Afterschool S.T.E.A.M. Activities | Thursdays at 4:00 PM
Join us for a fun STEAM (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) activity each Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM during the school year. These activities are intended for elementary and middle school students. This month we’re getting into the holiday spirit with seasonal activities.
Homeschool Activities | Every third Friday at 10:00 AM
Homeschool families are invited to join us every third Friday at 10:00 AM for STEAM activities and the chance to meet other area homeschoolers. Activities will mirror afterschool themes each month.
Ani-Makers – for Middle and High School students | Every third Saturday, 1:30 PM
Calling all anime fans, creative types, makers and friends! We want to start a group just for you ? Each month, we’ll get together to watch a fun animated thing and create a fun thing, too.
Since this is a brand new group, you’ll get to help shape our activities to reflect your own interests. Have a great craft idea? Share it! Have a new favorite show? Share that too! Bring your friends and make some new friends.
Next Meeting Saturday, December 15 at 1:00 PM
Saturday Family Storytimes – Saturdays at 10:00 AM
We are now offering a family-style story time each Saturday morning at 10:00 AM starting in June. Join Miss Amanda for fun stories, songs and activities and bring the whole family! And on the last Saturday of each month there will be a special Bilingual Family Storytime where we will present stories and songs in English and Spanish and the whole family is invited!
Toddler Story time | Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Kids 3 and under and their caregivers are invited to come enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Pre-K Story time | Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
These story times, geared for 4-5 year olds, feature stories, crafts and activities.