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Holiday Giving Trees

Photo of 4 Holiday Giving TreesAs the Holidays approach, the Schmaling Memorial Public Library is asking you to give the gift of reading to the community. There are four Holiday Giving Trees in the Library –one is located at the 5th Street entrance, one in the Children’s Room, one in the basement hallway, and one on the main floor. On each tree, you will find a variety of hand-crafted ornaments, each featuring a reproduction of a different book cover. The Library is asking its generous patrons to choose books to sponsor. Your sponsorship will help the Library to purchase the books on the trees.

When you sponsor a book, Library staff will affix a book plate inside the book to let everyone know that it was your generosity which made the purchase of the book possible and, best of all, you will receive the first read once the book arrives at the Library. Many of the books have not yet been published so you may have to be patient for some of those.

There is a sliding scale of sponsorship rates for different types of books. These rates are based on the average price that the Library pays for each type of book. Prices range from $3.00 to $25.00. So, you can choose to sponsor a book at a level that is comfortable for you.

As author Garrison Keillor once said, “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” When you sponsor a library book, you’ll be giving a gift that you and everyone else in the community has an opportunity to open again and again.

Lego Club

Calling all kids! Schmaling’s after-school LEGO CLUB is starting up again!
When: Every Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, September 7-November 16
Who: Geared toward 3rd – 8th grade students . . . but younger and older kids are welcome as well!
Every Friday, come work a series of building challenges: when you complete 5 you get a prize! The time is open – so come for a few minutes, or stay the whole time. However, the only time to complete the challenges is during the designated time, and participants will be using the library’s Legos only. Pictures may be taken of the completed challenges and some may also be put on display.

Teddy Bear Tuesdays

Beginning September 4th and running through April, the Children’s Department invites all children preschool aged through second grade to attend a story time led by our very own Miss Gwen.

In addition, the last Tuesday of each month will feature activities with the library’s DUPLO Lego bricks!!

This event is anticipated to happen every Tuesday the library is open, from 6 to 6:30 pm; please see Happenings for exact dates.  It is kindly expected that all children be accompanied to this event.

So wear pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal, enjoy the story, make a craft, and scarf a snack!