News & Announcements:
Books & Barks – Starts November 5th!
Dolly the therapy dog will be at the library every other Monday from 4-5 PM ready to read with you! Readers of all ages are welcome to sign up for an opportunity to read a story to our new friend. You can pick a book from the library or bring your favorite from home.
Sign up online at www.giblib.org/events to secure a spot with Dolly.
Books & Barks is intended to give readers of all ages a chance to read aloud with a special, non-judgmental friend. Some who may benefit from this program include reluctant readers, struggling readers, shy readers, and anyone who might enjoy spending a little reading time with a special friend.
Game Nights | Mondays from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Join us every Monday night for Game Night at the library. We will have an array of tabletop games, video games, and other activities available in the library’s meeting room. We are looking for donations to help these Game Nights grow! If you have board games, card games, or video games you’d like to donate, just bring them by! We are especially looking for multiplayer or “party” games to encourage group interactions. We currently have a Wii and XBOX console to game on, and would love to be able to hold MarioKart or SmashBrothers tournaments — or something similar– in the future. See you at the next Game Night!
The library is looking for teens and tweens (ages 12-18) who want to contribute to the library and their community by being a part of our Teen Advisory Group. A Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a group who volunteers their time to help shape library services and events designed for teens. It is a great way to meet new friends and get some community service done while having fun.
FREE showing of “Darkest Minds” in the library’s meeting room the Saturday after Thanksgiving. By then you’ll have had plenty of family time over the holiday, and spent too much money on Black Friday. So come watch a movie with us for free!
This movie is based on a book series, so you can download or stream the ebook from Hoopla, then come watch the movie at the library! Bring friends and snacks 🙂The Darkest Minds is rated PG-13
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.
Tuesday, Dec. 4th, from 4-7 PM
ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & COOKIE EXCHANGE
• 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 form
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. Expect some wacky Thanksgiving-themed fun with flying turkeys, DIY parade balloons, and leaf-gathering contraptions.
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, November 17 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.