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Seeds, Stories, and DIY Day

at the Bryan-Bennett Library on January 29, 2022 from 10 to 1

DIY Essential Oil Lip Balm (this will be a guided adventure with step by step instructions) beginning at 10
Then learn from Cindy Dice as she shares her story about healthy eating (and growing) between 11 and noon
Visitors will be able to browse the seed swap tables until 1
Registration is necessary for the DIY lip balm activity for preparation of supplies and ingredients. Call the library at 548-3006 or stop by the circulation desk at 315 S. Maple. Local growers and home gardeners are encouraged to visit and bring their extra seeds from home in small baggies or envelopes for the seed swap. Tables will be set up in the large meeting room (gym) for seeds to be sorted by kind. Bring some seeds either purchased or homegrown and take some different seeds to try this year. It is not necessary to bring seeds in order to take seeds.

Walking in the Large Meeting Room

Bryan-Bennett Library is providing an opportunity for adults 21 years of age and up to walk in the Large Meeting Room (also known as the gym) from 11 to 1 Monday through Friday beginning Wednesday November 3rd and through the end of March 2022.
Check in at the circulation desk when you enter and exit the building.

Legos and Locos Hour at the Library

Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 on 

January 20, February 17, March17, April 21, and May 19.

Registration still open.
During this STEM activity children and their favorite caregiver are welcome to create with the library's collection of Lego blocks as well as bring their own creations from home to show to fellow builders. Children will also be able to work together to create a layout with a wooden train set and run locomotives on their railroad. Build, share, and have a snack. Registration is requested (phone 618-548-3006) and the group size may be limited. There is no charge for this program.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program will begin in January 2022. Children who have not yet entered Kindergarten are eligible to participate in this program with their caregiver. Caregivers may stop by the circulation desk to register and receive a program folder after January 1. Children will receive incentives at each 100 book milestone (stickers, tote bags, buttons). The first child to complete the program will receive a $25 cash prize. 

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.

Story Time

Bryan-Bennett Library in-person story time is each Friday at 10:00 in the morning.  This hour long literacy rich program is designed for young people and their caregivers.

The January poem will be, "February Twilight" by Sara Teasdale.

Books in the Story Basket for January 21 are:

"The Mitten"  "Goodnight Already" and "A Splendid Friend, Indeed". 

Books in the Story Basket for January 28 are:

"I Can't Wait!" "Patrick Picklebottom and the Penny Book" and "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" 

Children will also help with the calendar and be read a stanza of a poem each week and have opportunity to create with Duplo blocks and foam alphabet letter squares.

At the end of the program children leave with a take-home sack containing a craft and snack that may be related to the stories of the day.