It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and school is about to start again. That also means that at the libraries we shift gears a little too. Summer Reading Program is finished for another year, but regular youth programs fill the void – just perhaps not with as much of the “controlled chaos” as is generated by the larger number of children in the summer program.
The Kingsland Library will continue with the Storytime Connection programs on Wednesdays. Wednesday mornings at 10:30 is the time for toddlers and kids through age five to gather and school-aged children are encouraged to attend the After School Connection at 4:30 on Wednesdays. For more information about these programs, call the Kingsland Library at 325-388-3170.
Storytime at the Llano Library will start again on August 30 and will be every Thursday morning at 9:30. This is a time filled with stories, crafts, songs, fingerplays and more for the preschool age kiddos. For more information you can call the Llano Library at 325-247-5248.
Also at the libraries, you’ll find books from the popular reading lists – the books from the Bluebonnet Reading List are at all three libraries, Llano and Kingsland have books from the 2X2 Reading List, the Lone Star Reading List and the Tayshas Reading List. The Llano Library also has all of the books from the Sunflower Reading List for Llano Elementary. At the Llano Library you will also find a special collection of Early Readers and books in all youth collections tagged for the Accelerated Reading program at the Llano Elementary and Jr. High.
The Llano Library will host one last summer program for teens – a Hunger Games Program to coincide with the release of the DVD! The Hunger Games is a young-adult novel by Suzanne Collins. All teens attending will be a part of a live-action role play as the tributes from the twelve districts. There will be activities and challenges, food and fun, and a showing of the movie. All teens 7th grade and up are welcome to join the fun on Thursday, August 23 at 12 noon. Since many teens are involved in band or athletic practices, the role play and a Jeopardy contest will be held first so that they can be involved and a showing of the movie last starting about 4:00 p.m. Adult volunteers are needed to man the different stations of the “arena” and monitor the tributes’ progress. Call Tommi at 325-247-5248 to sign-up for the program or to volunteer.
“End of Summer Doldrums” is the topic for this month’s Essie Mae program at the Llano Library on Wednesday, August 29 at 10:30 a.m. Join Essie Mae and friends for ideas and tips to get you through the end of summer doldrums. No telling what wonderful (or hilarious) stories everyone will share. Every month, Essie Mae (aka Sandra Parker) will find the humorous side of a new topic. Lighten up your life a little and join the fun!
For more information on any events and programs please call the library – Llano Library at 325-247-5248, Kingsland Library at 325-388-3170, and the Lakeshore Library at 325-379-1174. Also, find the Llano County Library System on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all of the programs and events.