*** The library will close at 5pm on December 31 and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1 and Monday, January 20. ***

News & Announcements:

Family-Friendly New Year | Tuesday, Dec 31, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
It’s 12:00 somewhere – and that means the new year has started in some places around the world already! We’re celebrating with themed foods and activities from countries that are ringing in the new year this afternoon. Did you know that at 3:00 PM in Gibsonville it is 12 midnight in Dubai? Help us count down to the new year in Iran, Russia, Greece, and more. Appropriate for all ages, and a fun way for kids to count down to 2020!

Programming Break – January 2nd through the 9th
We’re doing some clean-up and reorganizing in our community room, so it will not be available for reservations or programs during this time.
Regularly scheduled programs like storytimes will NOT meet this week.
Thank you!

Teen Volunteer Project for Winter 2020 starts January 9th.
We’re looking for a team of teen volunteers to help plan a community event for the beginning of February.
We will meet Thursdays from 5:30-6:45 in January – the 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
What kind of event will you plan this time? A trivia night? A “murder” mystery? A pet adoption day? We can’t wait to find out.  Sign up to participate and get updates at giblib.org/volunteering

Tech Help Sessions Available | Saturday, January 11, 9:00 – 12:00
Drop by the library to get hands-on help with your devices.
Need help setting up a new phone or tablet?
Did you get a tech gift for the holidays and need a hand getting started?
We’re here to help.
Stop in or set up an appointment  for a specific time.
Questions? Call the library at 336-449-6455

Puzzle Month – Dueling Puzzle Challenge
January is National Puzzle Month, and we’re celebrating with a Dueling Puzzle Challenge at the library.  We’ll have two ongoing puzzles set up in our community room all month long.  Pick a team and work on that puzzle to try and complete it first. There will be prizes for registered members of the winning team. Sign up in the library when you come to work on a puzzle.


School-age Activities

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: 4 wintry activities including hot chocolate science, snowflake painting, and a snowman engineering challenge!

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. Next activity is Friday, January 17 at 10:00 am.

Ani-Makers – for Middle and High School students | Every third Saturday, 1:00 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. This is your group – so we want you 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, January 18 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.
Join us for fun stories, songs and activities and bring the whole family!

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  at 11:00 AM
These story times, geared for 4-5 year olds, feature stories, crafts and activities.