*** The library will be closed on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day ***
Summer Reading 2021: June 7 – July 17
The library’s summer reading program will run for six weeks in June and July 2021. We will have a variety of in-person and virtual events and activities this summer so that everyone can participate in a way that makes sense for them.
From outdoor storytimes and STEAM activities to a Teen Video Challenge and engaging online programs, get all the details as they are available at giblib.org/summer.
The Gibsonville Library is turning 65 years old!
The library first opened its doors on June 5, 1956 (read more about our history here) and we’ve been serving our community ever since. Stop by on Saturday, June 5th between 11:00am and 1:00pm to celebrate with us and enjoy a slice of pizza, party games (and prizes!), goody bags, and the chance to sign up (and earn your first badge) for Summer Reading.
Turn a plain wooden box into a personalized work of art through decoupage!
Register to participate at 10:00am OR 1:00pm on Sat, June 12
Miss Thania will lead a FREE workshop (2 times offered) for adults and teens ages 12 & up in the library’s community room, which means space is limited. This is a great opportunity for a teen and their parent or grandparent to participate together. All supplies provided, preregistration is required. Register online at giblib.org/events
Boxes are approximately 4×6 inches across the top – if you have an image you’d like to use, bring a digital or physical copy so we can print or copy it at the library. Otherwise, staff can help you find an image or design that works for you.
Outdoor Family Storytimes
These story times are designed for families with children 5 and under, and will take place in our new outdoor activity area on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM. Every other week, these live story times will be recorded so they can be shared online with families who are not able to join us in-person. On weeks when our story time recording will be shared online, take-home craft kits will also be available for pick-up at the library. See full list of dates
Community Art Project – Saturday, June 26, 10am – 2pm
Help us turn our drab picnic tables into a colorful work of community art! Stop by and grab a paint brush on Saturday June 26th anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM to lend a hand and help make our community a little bit brighter.
All ages welcome!
Free Books Box Downtown
There is a new addition to downtown! This Free Book Box is located right next to the Gibsonville Garden Railroad’s train play set. The books are free for anyone to take home – and if you notice the box is looking a little bare, bring some donations of your own to help fill it back up! Thanks so much to the Gibsonville Garden Railroad for building, installing, and making this box available to the community!
This summer, take a walk around downtown Gibsonville to find all five sets of clues you’ll need to complete our “Around Town” Story Hunt! A great family or solo activity for all ages. Begins June 7. If you’ve ever completed a madlib, this will feel very familiar. Each clue set will instruct you to come up with three different words of various types – for example, you may be asked to write down “A person’s name.” Once you find all five clue sets, your Story Hunt worksheet should be filled with the fifteen unique words you have selected. Once you have all fifteen words, you can enter them online to create your unique summer story! You can also bring your worksheet back to the library and complete your story on paper, instead.
Barbara’s Book Pick of the Month
“Remember Me?” by Sophie KInsella
Like “13 Going on 30” with a “Cinderella-eque” twist… This book, by New York Times best-selling author Sophie Kinsella, is a total must-read! With an intriguing plot (filled with secrets and schemes), a strong female lead, and a love triangle, this gratuitous page turner will have you reading up all night!