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Year-Round Library provies children with rich experiences

  • Published in Letters

To The Daily Sun,

Why the Gilmanton Year-Round Library matters:

Did you know that studies show categorically that children who enter kindergarten without a book-rich experience enter far behind those who have been exposed to books? The Gilmanton Year-Round Library provides programs, collections and support for parents to all of Gilmanton's children. There are two story times weekly during the school year, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Miss Tasha begins Wednesday sessions with a rousing sing along including both classic children's songs and new favorites. Both sessions feature interactive flannel board stories and a themed craft. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

The Gilmanton Year-Round Library offers monthly programs for children as well. On the first Thursday of each month we host a "crafternoon" which allows children to explore different art mediums. No need to be super crafty, just have a willingness to try something new . . . and maybe get a little messy! An Afternoon at the Movies films, shown on Gilmanton School early release dates, are enjoyed by as many as 30 or more children every month. The wildly popular Lego Club provides an opportunity for friends to meet up and create 3D imaginings which are then put on display in the Children's Room. A full listing of children's programming can be found on the Library's website – www.gyrla.org.

There is something for everyone in the Gilmanton Year-Round Library's Children's Room, but and the staff is always open to suggestions for new programs.
Besides providing children with rich experiences, the programs afford parents, grandparents and caregivers the opportunity to reconnect, socialize and network in a relaxed setting.
The collection of children's books, books on cd, music cds and dvds continues to grow. If you don't find what you are looking for, don't forget that the Library participates in the New Hampshire State Interlibrary Loan program and can request titles from other libraries at no cost to you.
Stop in soon and "check us out!"

Gilmanton Year-Round Library Association