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Thu, Dec 15th 2022 07:55 pm

At the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road:

Library Hours

√ 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

√ 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Material donations (books, DVDs, CDs) are accepted! Please drop off your donations any time the library is open. Monetary donations are always accepted.

•Holiday hours: The library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24; Monday, Dec. 26; and Monday, Jan. 2 (Erie County observance of New Year’s Day).

•Holiday hours: The library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24; Monday, Dec. 26; and Monday, Jan. 2 (Erie County observance of New Year’s Day).

Upcoming Events

√ For children and youth

•Preschool storytime is scheduled for 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesday, 21. Join Miss Carly for stories, music, dancing, crafts and MORE! This program is geared toward children ages 3-5 without a caregiver accompanying them. To register, call 716 716-773-7124.

•“Kids can Sew” is an activity for kids between the ages of 6 and 15. It is scheduled for 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 21-28. Beginners are welcome. A limited number of sewing machines will be available. If you have your own, you are asked to bring it. There will be a limited number of seats for smaller classes. Call the instructor with any questions or to register: Dannelle (208-514-9067 or [email protected].)

•LEGO Club: It will next meet on from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. All kids between the ages of 7 and 12 are welcome to participate in a LEGO free build. The LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination. Registration is required. Please call the library at 716-773-7124.

•Would you like to read to a dog? Your next opportunity will be from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 14. Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's “Paws for Love” program. Sign up for a personal 20-minute reading session by calling the library at 716-773-7124.

• “Feelings Rock” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. It is geared toward children ages 0-5, who are accompanied by a caregiver. “Feelings Rock” is a fun, interactive music and movement class for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Instructors use music to teach developmental skills with an emphasis on social and emotional skills, laying the foundation for a healthy body and mind. Be ready to dance, jump, spin and more through guided activities! To register, call 716-773-7124. Registration is required.

√ For adults:

•The next meeting of the adult book club is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 19. The book being discussed is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. Physical copies of the book will be available for check out.

Available for Loan

GO FISH! The library is operating a fishing rod lending program. You can use your library card to borrow a fishing rod. Extra hooks and bobbers are provided with each rod. If you are new to fishing, that’s not a barrier. Included are instructions on casting a fishing rod, as well as information on local fishing spot. Do you need bait? You can purchase worms at bait shops and at most gas stations. Poles can be borrowed for one week. Everyone over the age of 16 must possess a valid New York state freshwater fishing license (sold at most sporting goods stores, town/county clerks, DEC offices, over the phone at 1-866-933-2257 or online by visiting www.dec.ny.gov.). In addition to the fishing rod lending program, the library also has disc golf sets available for borrowing.

More Library Information

√ Registration is required for all library events, unless indicated otherwise. Call the library at 716-773-7124.

√ Curbside service is still available. Call 716-773-7124 during open hours for more information.

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