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Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms resume in September.

Preschool Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Books, flannelboard stories, fingerplay, and music, for preschoolers, ages 3-6, and caregivers. (30 min.)

Wiggle Worms Story Time is now twice each Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and fingerplay at this special program perfect for ages birth to 3 and their caregivers. (25-30 minutes)

Join us for our Children’s Craft on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 3:30 p.m. We will be “digging up” some interesting fun as we create special “Dinosaur Fossils.”

We will have Lego Days every Friday in September. Kids can create their own masterpieces using our fabulous Lego collection and we will display these great works in the Library. The building fun begins at 3:00 p.m.

Our Wee Move And Play program, featuring unstructured imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be Mondays, Sept. 11 and 25, at 11 a.m. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun at the same time.

The Teen/Adult Craft for September will be “Guitar Pick Art.” Crafters will use a guitar pick punch to cut out picks from old gift cards and then fashion them into a necklace, keychain, or any unique creation.  Be here at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, to create your own.

We will be having fun with Talk Like A Pirate Week. Stop by the library anytime Sept. 18 through 22, and search for Polly the Parrot to get a prize. Take a guess at how much treasure is in the counting jar, and on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 p.m., little pirates can make a pirate hat, marshmallow cannon, and noodle boat. “Ahoy Mateys!” See you there.

Our regular Library Book Club will be reading “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet” and then meeting to discuss and share on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 11:30 a.m. You can sign out a copy at the Library and join in. New members are always welcome.

The Children’s Library Area will have an inviting display of AR literature (Accelerated Reading) available for checkout now that school has resumed. Many of the library’s collection are included in the AR lists, but these will have their reading level clearly noted for easy selection. Stop by these next couple of weeks and pick out a great book.


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 Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. Forms to join and info are available at the Oakdale Library, or call 847-4204.