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Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms resume in May.

Preschool Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Books, flannel board stories, finger play, and music, geared for preschoolers, ages 3-6, and caregivers.

Wiggle Worms Story Time is now twice each Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and finger play at this special program perfect for ages 0 to 3, and their caregivers. (25-30 minutes)

The “Force” Will be With Us on Thursday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m., as we celebrate “Star Wars Day!” In our library, not that far, far away … Children and adults are invited to come dressed in their favorite Star Wars costumes and have fun making Star Wars-themed crafts, walk in a parade through the library, and also look for Yoda hidden within. “Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.”

Our Computer Classes will be focused on “Basics” several Tuesdays in May, offered May 1, 8, 15, and 29. These classes begin at 10:30 a.m. If you are interested in improving your use of Microsoft Word, you will want to join our class on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. Please call the Library for info and be sure to reserve your space. Each session is limited to four people. Call 209-847-4204.

Our Wee Move And Play program, featuring unstructured imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be Mondays, May 7 and 21, at 11 a.m. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun at the same time.

Mother’s Day will be the focus of our Children’s Craft. Join us on Wednesday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m. Children will use washable paint to place their unique handprint on paper, transforming it into a lovely flower for their loved one.

We will have two Lego Days in May, on Thursdays, May 10 and May 24, at 3 p.m. Kids can unleash their awesome creativity and we will display their masterpieces in the library. Join us for building fun!

Enjoy our new monthly edition of Family Story Time. Come for a special Saturday Story Time experience on May 12, at 10 a.m. Books, music, finger plays and more! This is a wonderful opportunity for families who miss out on our regular weekday Story Time to share the full experience together.

Pre-schoolers will enjoy a fun, lively program about recycling and keeping our earth green!  There will be stories and activities. Join us on May 15 at 11 a.m.

Our wonderful Summer Reading Program begins May 22, and will continue all through June and July. Come by the library and join in the fun activities, prize drawings, entertaining programs, and read what you enjoy as we celebrate our theme of “Reading Takes you Everywhere!” There are prizes for every age level.

Help us “kick-off” our wonderful summer of reading with two great events. First, especially for teens, it’s a Harry Potter escape room adventure. Solve puzzles, find hidden clues, work together, and keep your wits about you. It’s much easier to get in than to get out! The challenge begins at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29. Advanced registration is required, so sign-up at the desk or call the Oakdale Library at 209-847-4204.

Our second event is a Harry Potter Party on Thursday, May 31, at 3 p.m. Help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, with Harry Potter-themed crafts. Children of all ages will enjoy the activities.

Our Library Book Club will be reading “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. On Tuesday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m. they will meet to discuss and share. You can sign out a copy at the Oakdale Library and join in. New members are always welcome.

The Friends of the Oakdale Library are the main sponsors of so many of our programs and prizes. They constantly promote and encourage the great gift of literacy at all levels for everyone! The Friends will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m. Forms to join and info are available at the Oakdale Library, or call 209-847-4204.