Guernsey library gearing up for winter reading program

The early morning reading program run by Sally Mack in Guernsey meets every Friday morning at 10 a.m. The students begin hearing stories and then making crafts to illustrate something they have just heard in the stories. Pictured with front and center going clockwise: James Miller, Hunter Miller, Harper Gross, helpers Jenn Lowe and Amy Copsey, Elizabeth Miller, John Miller, Justin Taliaterro and Jemma Taliaferro.

GUERNSEY – According to Guernsey librarian Becky Bolinger, “The snow is falling; books are calling.”

The winter reading program is about to begin.

“As another holiday season has passed into memory, finding ourselves in the cold, dark days of winter makes indoor activities more appealing,” Bolinger said.

Bolinger, has created a winter reading program for children ages 4-12, beginning January 28 through March 18.

Fridays at 2:30pm to 3:30pm, program will include stories, crafts and activities. 

The children will earn tickets for weekly attendance and reading. At the end of the program and tickets have been collected,

Six lucky children will be winners of a new sled. The sleds were generously donate by the VFW Post 4471. 

“A big thank you goes out to them for all they do and to Howshar Hardware for ordering the sleds,” Bolinger said.

The current reading and crafts program has been running Friday mornings at 10 a.m. kids and the parents that accompany them can get in touch with their inner child as retired educator and librarian Sally Mack presents story and craft time.

According to Mack, sometimes there is only one child there and sometimes as many as 10 show up.

“I get lots of home-schoolers and although I gear it for pre-teen, I do get those older kids and they enjoy it too,” Mack said. “Summer reading is about the same for story time, although more kids participate in the program in other ways. Becky (Bolinger) takes care of that mostly.”

Last week the books that were read were, “How Can You Catch a Mermaid,” “Serendipity,” and “Popcorn Dragon.” After the stories were read, the kids all made little sea serpents.

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