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Polar Express Train Display & I Spy In The Train Village

During the month of December, visit the Atascocita Library to experience our Christmas winter wonderland! You can create an ornament for the Christmas tree, see the amazing train display, or play I Spy!  The Polar Express travels in and around the whimsical Department 56 Snow Village. Four train sets, and a trolley populate this vintage village. The 12’ x 6’ model train display is available to see anytime the library is open.  However, if you would like to see it while it is running you will need to check the train schedule below.

 

How to Renew Items

 I am excited to let everyone know that our online renewal system has been updated, and renewals will now be calculated by your original due date.  I know that this will make many of you very happy!
For those of you who are not sure how to renew your items online I would like to take a moment to walk you through the process. I will be focusing on how to renew physical items (books, dvds, cds, etc...) that you have checked out at the library; this post will not deal with renewing digital materials. You can learn about renewing digital items here.
Please remember that we are here to help. So, if you have any additional questions please feel free to contact your local branch, post comments below or use the “Ask a Librarian” feature on our website.

The Spooktacular I Spy Game Will End Soon

I Spy a Pumpkin is available through October 31st. 

Readers and non-reader alike are encouraged to participate in this fun early literacy activity.

 

 

 

 

Children will search the library for clues. When they find the item they are looking for they will circle or color-in the appropriate answer on a game board.

Thank YOU!

Do you know that Friends of the Atascocita Library (FOAL) is an extremely active volunteer group that makes the library better for everyone!  Each year, they donate approximately $30,000 to the Atascocita Branch for programming and materials.

I'm delighted to announce, that due to the hard work and generosity of FOAL, we were able to purchase a new storytime rug! We hope that all of our friends and families will enjoy this beautiful addition to our meeting room.  If you are interested in making your library stronger click here to become a member of FOAL, and don't forget to  ask about volunteer opportunities. 

 

 

I Spy is Back!!

As many of you know, we took a break from the I Spy game over the summer.  I am happy to announce that everyone's favorite library game is back at the Atascocita Branch Library!

Readers and non-reader alike are encouraged to participate in this early literacy activity.

*Upon completion, children will earn a special special prize. 

F.O.A.L Book Sale, August 12 and 13

This weekend, drop by for the Friends of the Atascocita Library (FOAL) book sale.

There is an exclusive sale for FOAL members on Friday, August 12 from 5-7 pm.

F.O.A.L memberships are available at the door;  it cost $5.00 for individuals, $10.00 for families and $25.00 for businesses to become a member.

The sale is open to the public on Saturday, August 13th at 10am; special accommodations are made from 9 AM to 10 AM for persons with disabilities.
Most items in the book sale are priced .50 to $1.00; so, it may surprise you that the money raised by F.O.A.L is responsible for fully funding the majority of library programs. Volunteers have been working hard to fill the entire meeting room with books for children, teens and adults; I peeked into the room this morning and there are some really wonderful deals! I hope that you are able to stop by the library to discover a few special treasures at the book sale. However, please be aware that monetary donations are also welcome. 

Friendly Reminder to Parents

I wanted to remind everyone that next week (July 18th - July 22nd) we will not have our regularly scheduled storytimes/babytimes.  All programing will resume the following week. 

Throughout the year, we provide seven weekly storytimes/babytimes for the community. Next week, we are taking a break from our regular schedule to provide a *puppetry camp for school aged children.  Next week, stop by the library to say hi and checkout more books. As always, Ms Dawn and I, look forward to hearing about your success in the Summer Reading program! Keep reading and exploring your world. 

 * Please be aware that the puppetry camp required registration and all openings are full.  

Don't Delay Get A Library Card Today!

Don’t wait until Earth Day to start reducing your carbon footprint; get a library card.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency there are many benefits to "Reducing and Reusing" items. The library offers you the chance to not only reuse items like books, magazines, movies, music and computers; you also have access to digital materialsSo, don't delay use your library card today!  

 

Handy Tips to Stop Bedtime Drama


Dear Parent,

Does the very thought of "bedtime" make you want to wince?  Getting your child to bed is not an easy task, but the solution is closer than you think. Come learn what you can do to help your child transition from playtime to bedtime. Registered dietitian, Mrs. Katrina Sobecky, will be at the library to help you solve your bedtime drama.
• Nutrition and Bedtime
• Establishing a Consistent Routine
• Handy Tips to Use @ Home
When: Monday, March 14th @ 7:00 pm
Ms. Christine will present a short activity for children following this program. 

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