March Story Times

Join us Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. for themed stories, songs, crafts and fun galore!

March 1st – Slow, Slow Sloths Stories

March 8th – Kites and Wind Stories

March 15th – St. Patrick’s Day Tales

March 22nd – Celebrate Spring!

March 29th – Easter Bunny Tales

 

Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver. Come see old friends and meet new ones at Bayne Library Storytime.

 

 

Classics Book Club-The Wedding

Join us February 27 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Wedding by Dorothy West

The Wedding

Ask at the desk or email baynelibrary@einetwork.net to reserve a copy of this classic of the Harlem Renaissance . And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
3/27/18–To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
4/24/18–Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
5/22/18–Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
6/26/18–The Masterpiece by Emile Zola

February Surprise Book Challenge for Kids

Do you love books? How about surprises? So do we! This month we’ve wrapped up some great books for kids of all ages. Check one out, unwrap and enjoy it at home, and then, return the enclosed entry form back to Bayne Library. You will be entered in a drawing for a basket of surprises!

 

thumb-Books-with-question-mark-33.3-1987Contest runs from February 1st until February 28th. One surprise book per checkout.

Virtual Senior Academy

If you are 55 years of age and have access to a computer, the Internet, and a webcam you can join the Virtual Senior Academy!

Virtual Senior Academy

The Virtual Senior Academy offers interactive group classes on a wide variety of topics. Their easy to use platform is great for computer novices and pros alike! Learn more!

Friends of Bayne Library

The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be February 20th at 6:00 p.m.

Friends

What are Friends for?

  • They lead fundraising efforts like book sales and donation drives
  • They provide input on events and programming
  • They use their unique skills to volunteer
  • They promote the library and library events in the community

Great Friends make great libraries!

Sensory Play Time

Children ages 1 to 3 are invited to join us Saturday, March 17th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  for Sensory Play Time. Come explore sensory stations geared to sight, sound, smell and touch. Sensory play encourages the development of fine motor skills, social skills, language skills and is just plain fun!

Come play at our new water bead station.

 

We will be set up for a full hour – stay as little or long as you wish. Things may get messy – wear play clothes.

Parent/Child Book Club

The newly formed Parent/Child Book Club has selected our first book.  We will be reading The Lottery’s Plus One by Emma Donoghue. Join us on Monday, February 26th @ 5:30 p.m.  to discuss the book, share snacks and pick our next book.  Stop by the front desk for your copy.

 

Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed “good girl” of her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling house called Camelottery. Then one day, the news breaks that one of their grandfathers is suffering from dementia and will be coming to live with them. And not just any grandfather; the long dormant “Grumps,” who fell out with his son so long ago that he hasn’t been part of any of their lives.

Suddenly, everything changes. Sumac has to give up her room to make the newcomer feel at home. She tries to be nice, but prickly Grumps clearly disapproves of how the Lotterys live: whole grains, strange vegetables, rescue pets, a multicultural household… He’s worse than just tough to get along with — Grumps has got to go! But can Sumac help him find a home where he belongs?  – Goodreads

Come discover great books and meet new friends at Bayne Library.

Senior Coffee Mornings

Patrons ages 55 and over are invited to have full use of the library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.* Come browse books, use the computer, read the newspaper and socialize with other seniors while you enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a sweet treat.  Be an early bird @ Bayne!

* Please be advised that in the event of inclement weather, we will follow Northgate School District for closings/delays. If the Northgate School District has a delay or cancellation – Senior Coffee will also be canceled.

2018 Fifty Book Challenge

50 Book Challenge

The 50 Book Challenge is back!  Challenge yourself to read 50 books in one year!   Registration  can be completed at either Bayne or Avalon Public Library.   When you finish the challenge, you’ll receive a prize and will be entered for a chance to with the grand prize!

Register today!

Baby Lapsit resumes March 2

Baby Lapsit is on hiatus until March 2, 2018.  Join us then, and every Friday morning after, at 10:30 a.m. and we’ll bounce, sing, and clap our way to early literacy!

Baby Reading
Geared to babies from birth to 18 months, Baby Lapsit introduces babies to language and literacy with songs, bounces, board books, and fingerplays. Playtime with age appropriate toys will follow!

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