Summer at the library

Published 11:13 am Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ms. Jennie Bunton, storyteller, visits with a group at the library. (Contributed)

Ms. Jennie Bunton, storyteller, visits with a group at the library. (Contributed)

By SANDRA THAMES / Community Columnist

If you think the library is a dull place, you need to check out all the happenings at the Alabaster Albert Scott Library.

The summer has programs especially geared for the children (from toddlers to teens).

This summer the programs began on May 27.

The summer reading program is almost over, and the winner from a drawing held in association with that program will receive a new bicycle!

4-H critters have visited – owls, lizards, snakes, turtles and various birds.

Lego creations are very popular along with Lights, Action, Bubbles (learning the science behind the fun with bubbles) and drama workshops (with a production at the end of the final class).

Tunes and Tales, Toddler Tales, Story Time and American Girls are year round activities.

This summer the library has hosted a Community Heroes Book Club.

Local firemen (and their truck), policemen, a dentist and an eye doctor are some of the community heroes who have visited with the kiddies (all children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult).

There has also been a magician and a juggler along with a creative painting activity.

Children’s Librarian Frances Smith has been doing a great job for the library since 2004.

Her displays, posters and crafts are very eye-catching and the children are eager and well behaved.

Smith has a lot “on her plate” but is always ready to help someone who is “lost” as to what they need to sign up for or even a suggestion of books for a certain age child or one with special interests.

Reading, crafting and working with others is so important in helping parents in their child’s overall development.

Let the library, conveniently located 100 Ninth St. N.W., phone number 664-6822, be an integral part with raising an eager reader (which also makes school a much more fun place to be).

A staff of 12 dedicated professionals is on hand to assist with all your library needs.

If you missed some of the summer adventures, remember Smith can help you and your children year round and new programs and activities are constantly in the making.