Story Time resumed on Tuesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m.
Story Time will continue with the theme-“What Can We Dewey In the Library”, during the winter/spring session, learning about the Dewey Decimal system and the different kinds of nonfiction children’s books at the Library.
In 2020 we will be doing things differently in winter/spring session. Story Time will go from January through the end of April and then we will take the month of May off to prepare for the Summer Reading Program.
We will also have one or more guest readers for three weeks at the end of January and first of February. Be sure to come and welcome our guest reader.
In the past we have discontinued Story Time in March but I find it’s too hard for kids to get in the habit of coming back when the weather warms up so we will see if we can have a more consistent attendance scheduling Story Time this way.
This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and will be focused on space and our solar system. Ages for the program are toddler to ten-years-old.
We are changing things up again this year by having five programs this summer but we will also have our mailboxes for all kids. So even if time and other activities keep your children from being able to attend the program’s they can still participate in the Summer Reading Program.
Program dates and times are Tuesdays, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16 and July 30 from 9:30-11 a.m. I will set up a mailbox for children that sign up and will put activities in their mail boxes every two weeks on the weeks that we don’t have a program scheduled.
Books Sandwiched In book club resumed in September. Members come and bring their lunch and discuss the books they are reading. Everyone is invited to come and talk about what they are reading and hear what books other members are reading. Books Sandwiched in meets the first Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 3 from noon until 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Library.
To kick off National Teen Read Week, October 7-13, the Chandler Public Library will host a Teen Book Tasting event on Saturday, October 6 from 10-11 a.m. There will be donuts and refreshments, a book discussion and tasting of young adult books to see if we like them.
Those attending the event will have an opportunity to get a taste of a book which will be wrapped in paper by reading a paragraph from the book. If they like it, they can unwrap the book and check it out. There will be books from all ages and genres in the book tasting.
Chandler Public Library will host the first Teen Program on Wednesday, May 16, not Tuesday, May 15 as previously announced. Due to conflicts with using the Community Room on Tuesday the program was rescheduled for Wednesday, May 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kids going into 6th grade through high school are encouraged to participate in the program.
During the first part of the program, teens will make crafts and help decorate the Community Room for the children’s Summer Reading Programs.
At noon we will get some pizza and sit in the Community Room and discuss the books we are reading. Everyone will have a few minutes to talk about their favorite books. This format allows everyone to read the books they enjoy and talk about them while hearing about books others are reading and perhaps spark some interest in other genres of reading.
This is the same format that is used in Books Sandwiched In book club which meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon.
The program will take place in the Community Room of the Chandler Public Library at 1021 Manvel. For more information call the Library at 405-258-3204.
Books Sandwiched In book discussion group will resume September 6 in the Community Room of the Chandler Public Library from noon until 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and discuss whatever books they have been reading this summer. Bring your lunch and hear what the nearly dozen folks who attend have been reading and get some good ideas of What-You-Should-Read-Next. The group meets the first Wednesday each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Community Room.
The Summer Reading Program Kickoff party was held Friday morning, June 16 with 46 attending the program with our guest presenter Monty Harper. Mr. Harper entertained children and adults with a variety of songs and activities to inspire children to read throughout the summer.
The Summer Reading Program activities will continue each Friday with children checking their mailboxes in the old card catalog. Inside will be activities, prizes or games to encourage the children to read through the summer. The first activity will be an About Me Poster the children will fill out and decorate and return to the Library. Other activities will include a Scavenger Hunt in July, a memory game also in July, Firefighter straws, bookmarks, and notepads and pencils.
With the theme of Building a Better Community children are encouraged to donate items from their home to several local organizations by bringing the items to the Library. Items being collected include stuffed animals for DHS foster children, books for the Library, clothes and toys for the Community Thrift Store, non-perishable food items for the God and People Food Pantry, change for the Chosen House and greeting cards for residents of the local nursing home. wrap up with our End of Summer Party from 9:30-11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4. For more information about Summer Reading activities contact the Library at 405-258-3204.
Story Time resumes Monday, April 3, 2017 with the theme “Community Helpers.” We will be reading about people in our town who serve the community through their jobs. On April 3 we will be reading about police officers and Trooper White with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be our guest.
Story Time is from 11:30 a.m. til noon every Monday in April and May (excluding Memorial Day).
Other “Community Helpers” we will read about during this Story Time Session are Librarians, Nurses, Firefighters, Mothers, Fathers, Soldiers and how we can be “Community Helpers” through Earth Day projects.
Children of any age are encouraged to come and home schooled children are welcome as well, however the program and activities are geared for children ages 2-5. For more information about our Story Time please call the Library at 405-258-3204.
If you are shopping at Amazon.com Would you mind taking a few extra minutes in your shopping to help the Friends of the Chandler Library? Go to smile.amazon.com, click on “Pick your charity” or “Support your Charity”, search for “Friends of the Chandler Library, Inc” Two will pop up, one in Arizona and ours. Then pick Chandler OK . Then just do your shopping as normal. When you do this 0.5% of eligible purchases is donated to our Friends of the Library organization. Thank you so much for your time and help.
Do you have overdue books from the Chandler Public Library and aren’t sure how much your fine is? During the month of December the Chandler Library is having a non-perishable food drive. If you have overdue books and return them in December along with non-perishable food items, the fine will be waived. If you have fines on previously returned books, bring in non-perishable food items and the fines will be waived.
The food will be donated The Chosen House and those with fines can again use library services. Everybody wins!
The food drive will last from December 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Just bring in your non-perishable food items and any fines will be waived.
If you don’t have a fine and want to donate food anyway, just bring your donation to the library during that time and the staff will be pleased to accept it.