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Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through March.

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 and 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and finger play at this special program perfect for ages up to 3, and their caregivers. (25-30 minutes)

Computer Classes for adults are back. Learn the basics of computer and internet in this small personal setting. Classes will be offered on Tuesday mornings, March 13 and 20, starting at 10:30 a.m. Please call the Library at 209-847-4204 for info and be sure to reserve your space. Each session is limited to four people.

The Friends of the Oakdale Library are the main sponsors of so many of our programs and prizes. Their huge “Annual Book Sale” is taking place right now, March 6, 7, and 8, at the Gene Bianchi Community Center across the parking lot from the Library. The selection is massive and their prices are unbeatable, and all proceeds benefit the activities of our Library. Sale begins at 10 a.m. each day.

We thank the Oakdale Lions Club for helping with this great event too!

Our Children’s Craft will welcome Spring with “Beautiful Butterflies.” Using a clothespin, tissue paper, and more, children can create a unique, colorful butterfly. Imaginations will take off on Wednesday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m.

If you’ve wanted to be part of our Story Time Fun, but our weekday time just doesn’t work for your family, please plan to join us for our special Family Story Time on Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. All our great books, music, and movement, but on a weekend.

Our Wee Move And Play program, featuring unstructured imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be Mondays, March 12 and 26, at 11 a.m. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun at the same time.

We will have two Lego Days this month. 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 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 14 and 28.

March is National Craft Month. Teens and adults can celebrate with us by decorating plain mugs with their own individual style. All supplies for making it your very own will be provided. The fun begins at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20.

Calling all “Little Scientists!” Let’s get excited about science in this special program designed for children from kindergarten and up. We will listen to a book and then explore science with fun and interesting hands-on activities. The “science lab” will be open Wednesday, March 21, at 3:30 p.m. Sign-up in advance is required at our desk or by calling 209-847-4204 because space is limited.

Our regular Library Book Club will be reading “The Language of Flowers,” and then meeting to discuss and share on Tuesday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m. You can sign out a copy at the Library and join in. New members are always welcome.

In-N-Out Burger Cover to Cover Reading Program runs through April 14. In-N-Out Burger invites children, ages 4 to12, to check out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger! Children can read what they enjoy, and have a tasty burger to go with it. Each child can earn up to three certificates. Sign up in the library and get started today.