Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library

The Bay Village Branch Library staff wishes everyone a very happy holiday season! This has been another fun, successful year at the library and it’s all because of our priceless patrons! We know that the coming year will bring exciting programs as well, and we look forward to sharing information and entertainment with all of the communities.

The new year will also bring changes. Susan Ballard, head Children’s Librarian, will be retiring at the end of December. Please stop in and wish her well as she begins her new adventures. She would love to talk to the patrons that she has served over the years, and there are many little ones – and not so little ones! – that will surely want to wish Ms. B. well!

Weekly storytimes for all preschool ages will resume the week of Jan. 6. There is a storytime every day of the week except Monday. Stories and More meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. for ages birth-5 years. Snuggle Bugs on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. is for little ones ages birth-30 months, and Morning Movers on Thursdays at 10 a.m. is for ages birth-3 years. Preschool Pals will be a weekly storytime this winter at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. That storytime is a chance for your preschooler to attend storytime on his/her own while you enjoy some quiet time in the Children’s Room. It gives the preschoolers a chance to go into the room on their own, and fosters their independence.

There are a few special programs in December before the winter session begins – we hope you’ll join us, or stop in to browse the collection. Check out a book on CD for any car trip you’ll be going on, or some music of the season to enjoy. Please note that Bay Library will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25, and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

ADULT DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, Dec. 11 (1:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK DISCUSSION – Please join us for a discussion of the book "Truth in Advertising" by John Kenney.

Tuesday, Jan. 14 (10 a.m.) SPIRITS IN THE RHODES MANSION – County Archivist Judy Cetina will talk about the spirits that occupy the Rhodes House and share information about the County Archives, its services and its holdings.

TEEN DEPARTMENT

Monday, Dec. 16 (3:30 p.m.) INVESTIGATE IT! DIY PAPERMAKING – For grades 6-12. Recycling one ton of paper saves about 17 trees. Join us to save some trees and make your own scented recycled paper.

CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

Saturday, Dec. 14 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME – For ages 3-6. Join us for a sensory storytime designed specifically for children with special needs and their families.

Monday, Dec. 23 (11 a.m.) MAKE A GRAHAM CRACKER GINGERBREAD HOUSE – For ages 5 and up. Need a holiday decoration or gift? Families with children ages 5 years and up are invited to stop in the library to make your own graham cracker gingerbread house. Children ages 5-6 years require a caregiver. Please register to attend this program.

Saturday, Jan. 11 (11:30 a.m.) 3,2,1 COUNT ON FUN FOR WINTER – For ages 2-1/2 to 5 with a caregiver. Enjoy a class filled with games, stories, dancing and activities based around the theme of numbers! Discover how much fun you can have with numbers and counting in this one-time Baby Signs class with certified instructor Bridget Daley.

Please register to attend these programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, by calling 440-871-6392, or when you stop in to visit us at 502 Cahoon Road. We look forward to seeing you!

Joyce Sandy

I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.

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Volume 5, Issue 25, Posted 10:52 AM, 12.10.2013