September is Library Card Sign-up Month and the staff at the Leesburg Library would like to remind parents that your children need to have the “smartest card” in their wallets – a library card.
Please bring your children to the front desk and sign them up for a card if they don’t already have one. The only requirement is that their parent must have a library card in good standing within the Highland County system. If a parent needs a card we will be happy to oblige. Bring in a picture ID and one other piece of identification showing your current address. That’s all it takes. To encourage our young patrons to have and use their library cards, every time kids and teens use their cards to check out items during the month of September they can be entered to win a prize drawing. Come in and get the details at our front desk.
Other activities this month include our Knit Together group. They meet every Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. New knitters are always welcome.
The Highland County libraries will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Please feel free to use our outside book drop to return items.
Our teen book group, SPARX, will meet Thursday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. All Leesburg area teens grade seven and up are invited to participate. The book being discussed is “When” by Victoria Laurie. Join Ashley for some food and fun every month.
Our story times resume Thursday, Sept. 17 and continue every Thursday morning. Wee Ones (age 6-36 months) meet at 10 a.m. for a time of songs, rhymes, and stories. Tater Tots (age 3-5 years) meet at 10:30 a.m. for songs, finger plays, flannel board activities, stories and crafts. Stop by our front desk to pick up a booklet that includes this year’s dates, themes and more information. Topics this month include Welcome to Story Time and Get Curious with Curious George.
The RRR book group will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at Frisch’s in Hillsboro. It will then attend the Beverly Lewis book talk at the Hillsboro Public Library at 7 p.m.
We also want to thank all of our participants and winners in our Super Heroes to the Rescue Art Contest. Approximately 30 of our summer readers entered the contest and decorated a mask, cape and poster. The library then hosted an art exhibit so patrons could view the completed art work.
The library staff hope you will stop in to pick up a good book or participate in a great program during the month of September. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Sharon Aukeman is the branch manager of the Leesburg Library.