Story Time will resume Tuesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. and run through Tuesday Nov. 23 just before Thanksgiving. We will continue with the Summer Reading Program theme of Tails and Tales reading about all kinds of animals, zoo animals, jungle animals, farm animals and pets. In between reading about animals we will celebrate various holidays such as Grandparents Day, the first day of Fall, Halloween, Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.
On Tuesday, September 7 we will celebrate Grandparents Day reading books about grandparents and making a craft for grandparents. On September 14 we will recognize National Library Card month. We will be reading books about Libraries and children will have an opportunity to sign up for their own Library card.
We look forward to children returning to in-person programs. We are continuing cleaning protocols in the library which include cleaning after everyone leaves, cleaning the outside of materials and letting them stand for 24 hours before putting them back in circulation.
The Chandler Public Library is located at 1021 Manvel, the corner of 11th and Manvel. For more information about Story Time contact us at 405-258-3204. We are on Facebook, Chandler Public Library (make sure it’s Oklahoma and not Arizona, ours has a grumpy cat on the page) and on our website www.chandlerlibrary.okpls.org.
The Chandler Public Library will resume their Summer Reading Program this year on a much smaller scale. The theme for the 2021 Summer Reading Program is Tales and Tails. This year’s program will be for children five-years-old and under. Each age group will attend their own program.
Programs are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, June 1, 10-11 a.m. 0-2-year-olds
Tuesday, June 8, 10-11 a.m. 3-year-olds
Tuesday, June 15, 10-11 a.m. 4-year-olds
Tuesday, June 22, 10-11 a.m. 5-year-olds
We can have no more than 10 children at each program, parents will need to stay at the Library for the younger children. So…registration for the programs will be required. Parents can sign-up their children at the Library between May 3-28.
Children enrolled for the in-library programs will be assigned a mailbox and will receive weekly activities and incentives during the month of July.
There will be no snacks served at the programs.
There will be an End of Summer party for children who participated in the earlier programs and their families on Tuesday, August 3 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Tilghman Park.
More information about the End of Summer party will be in the children’s mailboxes. For more information about the 2021 Summer Reading Program call the Library at 405-258-3204 or come by the Library at 1021 Manvel or check in with us on Facebook.
The fall session of Story Time will wind up on Tuesday, November 26 with a celebration of Thanksgiving. Then Story Time will take a break in December and will resume 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.
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.
Every one have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas and I look forward to seeing all of you back in 2020.
Love, Miss Sandy
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.
Story Time resumed on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with the theme “What Can I Do @ the Library?” Children are learning about the different books and activities at the Library, about getting a Library card, how to choose the “just right” book, the different kinds of Libraries around the world and around the country. Some of the activities planned include making dry erase boards, make bookworms, learn poems and sing songs and more. Story time continues every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. until Nov.20.
Story Time will resume after Labor Day changing the day and time. Tuesday, September 5, Story Time will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will continue through Tuesday, November 21.
“For many years Story Time has been on Monday’s at 11:30 to accommodate first Kindergarten and then Pre-K children who were in either morning or afternoon classes,” said Assistant Librarian Sandy Helm. “Since Pre-K is all day starting this year we took the opportunity to make the changes so it will be easier for younger children to attend.”
The theme for the Sept. 5 program will be Grandparents. The craft activity is an opportunity for children to make a gift and a card for their Grandparents for Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 10.
Other programs scheduled throughout the fall will feature Cats, Apples, Autumn, No Bullying, Origami, Halloween, Honoring Veterans, Book Awards and Thanksgiving.
Activities for Story Time include, reading, crafts, songs, poetry, games and sometimes snacks.
All aged children are invited to come to Story Time from lap-sitters through pre-school aged children. Home-schooled children are also invited to attend Story Time.
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.
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.