10th annual World Read Aloud Day

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According to Women’s Weekly Magazine, if you like to curl up with a good book, you are a people reader. Binge-watching TV? You’re an introspective dreamer. Playing board games? You’re a smart strategist. Knitting or crocheting? You’re a serene sage. Baking or cooking? You’re a sociable spark plug. 

Here at Clearview Public Library, we really do have something for everybody who likes to read, binge-watch movies, play board games, knit or crochet and bake and cook plus tons more.

On Friday, Feb. 1, we will be celebrating the 10th annual World Read Aloud Day by filming patrons who wish to participate in our entry to Scholastic Canada’s contest. We will compile a short video of “reading aloud” vignettes in honor of the spoken word for submission in order to be considered for a prize of a collection of “Reading Aloud Books”. Drop in and add your best theatrical voice to our entry. (Costumes optional!)

Our regular programming is up and running at full strength for the Winter/Spring 2019 season. Times and locations for Library Time, After School Klub, Teen Zone Crew, Adult Book Club and the Card Making Crafting Workshops are listed in our newsletter. Tech Help will be switching from a personal tutorial lesson format to an informal Q&A session on Saturdays starting Feb. 8.

If you like to plan ahead and are considering how you would like your children to spend March Break, we are taking pre-registrations for our popular St. John Ambulance Courses that we will be hosting on Tuesday, March 12 at the Clearview Township Offices. The Home Alone course runs from 9 a.m. to noon ($45) and is designed for children 8-11 years old to give them basic emergency and safety training. Topics include: handling phone calls, people at the door, 911 emergencies, first aid and home dos and don’ts. The What Every Babysitter Should Know course runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($65). This is a one-day course designed for young adults from 10-and-a-half to 15 years old and teaches babysitting, leadership and first aid skills in a fun and informative way. Students learn how to care for infants, toddlers and older children, what questions to ask parents, how to give first aid and what to do in emergencies. This course includes a certificate and a wallet card. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, March 5. Payment is due upon registration. If you are paying by cheque, please make payable to the Clearview Public Library.

The rest of our March Break planning is being firmed up. I do know that programs featuring unicorns and leprechauns are being presented by our Children’s Librarian. Pre-registration for these programs will be necessary in order to confirm numbers for the art supplies that are being used in these creative “messy art” workshops. Please watch this space for more details as the March Break week shapes up.

And in the mean time? If you need a captivating good read or require a woolly warm knitting pattern or on the hunt for an inspirational recipe for the world’s best chocolate cupcake to prevent Blizzard Boredom Syndrome, please visit any one of the three branches of Clearview Public Library to be inspired.

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