*** The library will be closed on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day ***

As the weather gets nicer and we are able to gather together more safely, the library will begin in-person, outdoor story times starting May 4th.
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 (beginning May 11th), 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

Culture Fest on the Downtown Green, Saturday, May 8, 2021
Join us in downtown Gibsonville from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 8th for Culture Fest!  Taste the food, see the art, hear the music and learn about the cultures represented in our small but diverse town.  Discover our history – from the tradition of African hair braiding to the founding of Gibsonville 150 years ago.  Experience stage performances throughout the day ranging from Mexican folk dance to martial arts demonstrations.  Visitors asked to observe the 3 W’s.

El día de los niños / Children’s Day | Friday, April 30 at 3:30 PM
Join us for a celebration of el día de los niños at the library! Play the traditional lotería game with us before a special bilingual storytime with local children’s book author, Thania Orellana. After the story, enjoy a display of traditional Mexican dancing, and then help us open a piñata for treats to take home! This will be an outdoor, socially distanced event.
¡Ven a celebrar el día de los niños en la biblioteca! Juega a la lotería con nosotros, Después acompáñanos a la hora de cuentacuentos con nuestra autora local de libros para niños Thania Orellana, ademas contaremos con la participación de bailes folclóricos Mexicanos. Cerraremos la celebración con una piñata para nuestros chicos.  Evento al aire libre, manteniendo la distancia social.

Celebrate Spanish Language Day “Día del Idioma” on April 23 and beyond
Every year on April 23rd, Spanish Language Day celebrates the second most spoken language in the world. It is a day to honor authors, especially the most revered writer in the Spanish language, Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra.This year at the Gibsonville Library, we are celebrating with a pop-up gallery display of spanish-language books, information about influential authors, and work from Thania Orellana whose paintings and stories bring a piece of her homeland, Honduras, to Gibsonville!  Gallery dates: April 23rd-30th | Educators: Call the library at 336-449-6455 to arrange a tour and story session with Miss Thania.

This month’s STEAM Kit: Craft Stick Launchers
Build a simple machine that can launch q-tips through the air!  STEAM activity boxes are designed for kids K-5. Pick up an activity box at the library (or contact us to set up a curbside pickup).  New activity available on the first Monday of each month.

What is in my MOUTH? — Monday, May 10 @ 7PM (Teens)
So…. nobody’s traveling the world right now. BUT we can learn about distant places and cultures through food and trivia from home! Take your tongue on a trip to a different country each month as we explore the world by asking: What is in my mouth???
The library will provide free snack foods from a different part of the world each month, and host a live, online tasting party on the second Monday of each month with facts about the featured country, trivia, and the chance for participants to rate their mystery snack.
Sign up to reserve your snack and get info about the next online tasting party. We’ll let you know when new snacks are available to pick up from the library each month. Snacks will be bagged so you won’t know what you got until it’s time to taste together. That means folks with food sensitivities will need to proceed with EXTREME CAUTION. Intended for middle and high school ages.

Have you seen our “Free Finds” cabinet?
We have gotten so much community support for our food pantry and free book shelves that we decided we needed a way to make these materials available 24/7 – even when the library is closed!  Our new “Free Finds” cabinet in front of the library (near our curbside pickup area) is stocked with nonperishable food items, toiletries, and of course, free books for all ages. Thank you to everyone who has generously supported us in our efforts to serve our entire community!