Is that winter around the corner?

Time to put away the flip-flops, it looks like there’s a change in the weather.

To reinforce that reality the Southampton Historical Society will be holding it’s annual Christmas in November, Saturday, November 11th.  Be sure to stop by to visit Marsha and Judy as they promote the library and their “Stitching with Sally” group.
This coming week we’ll be talking turkey at story time since next Wednesday is the day before Thanksgiving.
A Fun for fours & fives Thanksgiving story and craft will be held on November 16th at 2 pm.  Be sure to give a call to let us know you’re attending!

Election Day

The library is closed today, Election Day, November 7, 2017.  Get out and vote!

The Burlington County Library Headquarters location in Westampton is open 9 am to 5 pm, all branch libraries are closed.  Updates have been scheduled today for the library catalog and will be unavailable for a time.  Be sure to check later to see the new “improved” catalog!

 

Halloween Celebrations!

We celebrated Halloween at story time today and paraded through the library with Jasmine, a race car driver, a policeman, a fireman, a mermaid, a transformer and lots of other celebrities!  We read stories of witches and monsters, sang and created a wiggling black cat – I hope everyone had fun, I did!  All the kids looked GREAT in their Halloween costumes (so did Miss Marsha!).

Baby & Me will not be held tomorrow, October 26th. but will begin again in November.

Tomorrow in “Fun for fours & fives, we’ll be reading about pumpkins and painting with watercolors (pumpkin pictures) – should be fun (and messy)!

See you at the Halloween Parade on Tuesday (Story time following at the library) and Trick or Treating on Halloween night.  Be sure to stop by and visit us!

Thanks for your support

Fifth Annual Art Exhibit & Sale

Last weekend was just perfect for the library’s Fifth Annual Art Exhibit & Sale.  Thanks to everyone for coming out to join us.  The weather couldn’t have been better.  Our library absolutely sparkled with the addition of the beautiful oils, watercolors and pottery of local artists, and the Vincentown Garden Club’s floral arrangements.  The Children’s Library also displayed works of art by local artists, young local artists.  Some of the watercolors painted by the kids this summer were admired by folks as they enjoyed their refreshments.

Looking ahead to a busy October

The Stitching with Sally group will be expanding to include a Grown up Color Time.  If you’re not a stitcher you’re still invited to come out to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening with your neighbors.  (First and third Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 pm or 6:30 – 8 pm.)

The Children’s Library will feature a couple of new programs this month.  Baby & Me Story time begins October 5th.  And two sessions of Fun for Fours & Fives – Art, stories & crafts will be held October 12th and October 26th.  And, as always our regular weekly Story time is Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am.

and…

Don’t forget to visit us on Halloween.  We’ll be having a special Halloween story time following the school parade and we’ll be open for Trick or Treat on Halloween night (until 7 pm).

Worm Man!!!

Yikes!  Summer is flying by and the library has been very busy!

Tomorrow the Worm Man will be visiting the Children’s Library (with worms!) at 1 pm to talk about worm composting – how to turn your soil to garden gold!

We have discovered many fairies have moved into the area recently and celebrated their arrival by making Fairy Gardens and Lanterns.

The dietitians of Hainesport ShopRite came with a healthy trail mix snack…they’ll be back again August 15th.

Our summer reading group ( led by Colin Lubber) will have one last meeting (Wednesday, August 2nd) to discuss the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and talk about their projects.

We’re busy learning about building and structures on Tuesdays – so far we’ve made toothpick and mini-marshmallow structures and Castles and catapults. Next week Let’s Build It Tuesday will be a free build with Legos.

August is almost here –  join us for our weekly August Art session to see what’s planned!