Friday, August 18, 2006

Library Participates in Nationwide Story Time, Offers Fall Programs

New Castle-Henry County Public Library is joining with sites across the nation on Thursday, August 24, in an attempt to set the record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. The library invites children, caregivers, and the general public to attend a special story time in the Children’s Library at 6:30 p.m. revolving around the book The Little Engine That Could. The “Read for the Record” campaign is an initiative of Jumpstart, a national nonprofit organization, with support from Starbucks, Pearson, Penguin (USA), American Eagle and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The library will begin offering weekly Story Times for ages 3 through kindergarten on September 1 and continuing to September 19. Participants can choose from Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. Toddler Time for ages 18-36 months will be held at 10 a.m. on the following Saturdays: September 9, 16 and 30. Caregivers are asked to register children for Story Time and Toddler Time to allow staff to provide personalized attention and materials for the children. To register for Story Time and Toddler Time, visit the Children’s Library, call 765-529-0362, ext. 366, or log on to

The Children’s Library will be closed beginning September 21 and will re-open September 28. The staff will be moving furniture, shelving and materials in order to better serve patrons. Material from the Children’s Library can be turned in to the main desk or the drop box at the back of the library’s parking lot.


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