News & Announcements:
We’re having a birthday!
The Gibsonville Public Library first opened to the public on June 5, 1956 – that makes us 63 years old this summer! When it opened, the library was located in the Whitesell Fuel Service office. It was open for three hours each week and staffed by volunteers from the Gibsonville Book Club. Two years later, the residents of Gibsonville raised enough money to move the library into a larger space at 109 Piedmont Avenue. We appreciate your continued support throughout our many changes over the years!
Summer Reading Kicks off June 15!
Participating in a summer reading program is a great way to help students avoid the “summer slide” and keep them engaged while school is out, BUT summer reading is for everyone, regardless of age! Kids, teens, and adults are all encouraged to read, explore, and have fun with us all summer long.
We’ll be downtown on Saturday, June 15 during the Gibsonville Car Show with activities and summer reading sign-up. Find all the details about our 2019 Summer Reading program at giblib.org/summer.
Outsmart the Scammers | Friday, June 14 at 9:30 AM
Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. This presentation will help give you the information you need to Outsmart the Scammers.
We’ll discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources you can turn to in the event you or loved ones are targeted, and steps to take to help protect yourself.
Led by Rachel Baldwin, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Gibsonville.
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Special Screening | Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 PM
We are excited to offer a sneak peek at the upcoming AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film, Chasing the Moon, a new six-hour documentary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond, Chasing the Moon will premiere on UNCTV on July 8th, 9th and 10th. Our special 40 minute screening takes a look back at the tension and excitement surrounding the launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, all the way up until the lunar module finally lands on the moon. This is a FREE event open to everyone ages 10 & up.
School-Age Summer Activities
Roll’n’Gamez Video Game Party Truck | 2-4 PM on Tuesday, June 18th
Kids & teens ages 10 & up are invited to come play with us. Up to 20 gamers can play inside at one time, and we will have games and activities set up inside the library for those who are waiting for their turn to play.
Library staff and a Roll’n’Gamez Game Coach will be on hand to make sure everyone gets a chance to play in a fun and fair environment.
It is going to be an out-of-this-world party, and a great way to start off a summer of fun at the library.
Active Afternoons | Thursdays at 2:00 PM, June 20 – July 25
These activities are designed for kids ages 6-12 and will include plenty of fun hands-on learning and activities. No registration required.
This month’s line-up includes:
June 20 — Crater Creations
June 27 — Recipe for a Moon (layer by layer)
See all dates and activities online at giblib.org/summer
Teen Tuesday Challenges | Tuesdays at 2:00 PM, June 25- July 23
Come to complete a new challenge every week — test your limits and stretch your skills! Designed for ages 12 & up. Here’s what’s coming up:
June 25 — Intergalactic Art Challenge
July 2 — Science Fiction Trivia Challenge
July 9 — The Food Challenge
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. 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, June 15 at 1:00 PM
Special Storytime at the Fire Station!!! — Wednesday, June 5 at 11:00 AM
We’re having a super-special storytime at the Gibsonville Fire Station to celebrate the library’s birthday.
The Gibsonville Fire Station is located at 218 Piedmont Ave. We’ll meet there for a story, snacks, and the chance to get up close with fire trucks and equipment and meet our local firefighters.
For kids 5 & under with their caregiver(s).
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 & Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
These story times, geared for 4-5 year olds, feature stories, crafts and activities.