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Holiday Bingo for Books
Play bingo to win fiction and non-fiction books by popular authors (including several Christmas titles) and other prizes. This bingo event is for adults only. (A family bingo event will be held on another date.) Refreshments will be provided. Tue, Dec 15th, 6-7:30pm.
Family Bingo
Join us for a fun afternoon of family Bingo for Books (and other prizes). All players must be accompanied by a child under 12. Registration is required. Call or stop by the Children's Room desk to sign up. Sat, Jan 16th, 2-3:30pm.
Life Sized Candyland
Travel the rainbow path and make your way to the candy castle. Meet your favorite Candyland characters and collect some sweet treats along the way. Registration is required: call or stop by the children's room to sign up. Sat, Feb 6th, 2-3:30pm.
Candy Science
Try some of our super-sweet science experiments, all featuring some of your favorite candy. For grades 3-6. Registration is required: call or stop by the children's room to sign up. Sat, Feb 20th, 2-3:30pm.
Family Movie
Join us for a PG movie about a vampire's grandson.
Planned Power Outage - Again
[closed] The library will be without electrical power again for much of the day on Monday, January 18th. Due to the outage, we will be closed on the day of the outage. Thanks for your patience, bearing with us through this. As usual, any items returned in the book drop while we are closed will count as having come back the previous evening.
Early Closing, New Year's Eve
The library will be closing at 5pm on Thursday, December 31st. We will return to regular hours starting on Saturday, January 2nd.
Annual Library Association Meeting
The library association will meet. Mon, Apr 11th.
Movie Showing
Join us to watch a children's horror movie on our big screen. All ages are invited, but children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. Call or stop by the library to sign up and reserve your seat. Fri, Feb 12th at 2pm.
Family Movie Day
The children's department will be showing a PG-rated feature film. Popcorn and punch will be provided. Remember to bring your blanket and pillow. Call or stop by the library to sign up now. Sat, Mar 5th at 2pm.
Spring Make-It Take-It Craft
Come in any time during library hours for spring crafts that you can make and take home. You do not need to register for this, just come. Ask at the children's desk for more information.
Meet the Therapy Dog
Children and families are invited to meet Gracie, a TDI-certified therapy dog. Gracie will be accompanied by her owner, Marcia Yunker, who will be available to answer questions. Please join us if you would like to read with Gracie, have an interest in therapy dogs, or simply want to meet our lovable canine friend. This is a drop-in program: you do not need to register, just stop by. Thu, Feb 11th, 4-5pm.
Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Join us for our ever-popular annual tea party. We'll read fancy stories, make fancy crafts, and end the afternoon with a fancy parade and, of course, a fabulously fancy tea party. Fancy attire is encouraged but not necessary. For grades K-2. Registration is required: call or stop by the children's room to sign up. Sat, May 7th, 2-3:30pm.
I Survived: Grades 3-6
We'll have activities based on the popular I Survived book series. Can you survive too? Come and find out. Registration is required: call or stop by the children's room to sign up. Sat, May 21st, 2-3:30pm.
Family Movie Day
Join us for a movie featuring classic comic characters. Popcorn and punch will be provided. Remember to bring your blanket and pillow. Call or stop by the library to sign up now. Sat, Apr 16th at 2pm.
Teen Board Meeting
5:30pm on the third Thursday each month. The teen board will meet to discuss teen matters and plan future events.
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
The Friends will be holding their spring used book sale. All sales are by donation. Thu, May 12th, 9-8pm, Fri, May 13th at 9am, and Sat, May 14th at 9am.
Closed for Power Outage
[closed] The library will once again have its electrical power shut off by the power company on Tuesday, March 8th. As before, we will be closed for this outage. As usual, any items returned in the book drop while we are closed will count as having come in the day before. Thanks for bearing with us through this inconvenience.
Build a Kite
Not sure what to do with your extra days off? Drop in to our Makerspace and build a kite. Supplies will be made available in the Children's Room, but all ages are welcome to participate. There is no need to register for this program: you can just drop in any time all day. Mon, Mar 21st, 9-8pm, Tue, Mar 22nd, 9-8pm, and Wed, Mar 23rd, 9-8pm.
Electronics Open House
Interested in how electronics work? Want to try some great hands-on projects? Students in grades K-12 and their parents are invited to try out the following educational toys: You do not need to register for this program. You can just drop by. Thu, Mar 24th, 3-5pm.
Bingo
Play for teen books and other pop culture prizes. Refreshments will be served. For grades 6-12. Registration is required: call the library or stop by the main desk to sign up and reserve your spot. Fri, Apr 8th at 4pm.
Closed Until 1pm for System Upgrade
Our main software vendor will be performing an upgrade to our library circulation and catalog software on Thursday, March 17th. Our system will be offline for most or all of the morning, and we will be closed until 1pm. Among other things, the new version will allow us to send out email notifications more promptly, when your items come in on hold. Thanks for bearing with us through this inconvenience. As always, items returned in the book drop while we are closed will count as having come in the night before.
Bingo for Books
If you are age 18 or older, come play for your chance to win free copies of fiction and non-fiction books. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free, but registration is required since space is limited. Call or stop by the main desk to sign up. Tue, Apr 5th, 6-7:30pm.
There will be no Preschool Storytime on Monday, April 11th due to the annual Galion Public Library Association meeting. Mon, Apr 11th.
Coffee and Coloring Night (offsite)
The library will be hosting an Adult Coffee and Coloring Night at The Candi Bar. Adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided. Patrons can feel free to bring their own coloring books and supplies, as well. Refreshments will be provided. Drinks will be available for purchase from the cafe. (The venue is located at 125 Harding Way East.) Registration is required since space is limited. Call or stop by the main desk to sign up. Thu, Apr 28th, 5-7pm.
National Library Week
April 10-16 is National Library Week
Preschool Storytime
Join us on Mondays at 6:30pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am. In addition to stories, these times also feature crafts, games, and other fun.
Anime Club
Join us for anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture. Note that we are switching to Tuesdays starting in January. Teens in grades 6-12 do not need to register for the anime club: you can just show up.
Closed
[closed] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Games Club
The chess club has become a games club. We will still have chess available, but we also now invite others to join in and play other board games and card games. Bring your own game or play one of ours. New members in grades 6-12 are invited to join at any time. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for the games club: you can just show up.
Board of Trustees
The library board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.