The Library Lines
BY NIKKI CUNNINGHAM
The Carroll County Library had a great time participating in Take Your Child to the Library Day this past Saturday! Take Your Child to the Library Day is an annual event that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. Altogether we had 40 children and parents come to the Library to have Storytime with Louie, Dr. Brock and Dr. Krista Martin’s West Highland Terrier. Renee McGrady, Dr. Krista’s mother and author of the children’s book featuring Louie, brought Louie with her and read aloud to the children. Afterwards, they all enjoyed meeting and taking pictures with Louie as well as making a Louie craft using cotton balls, making a monster bookmark, and Reading with a Teen! This event was such a success that we can’t wait for the next Take Your Child to the Library Day; be sure to join us the first Saturday in February next year!
Our next Lego Club Night is this Thursday, February 8, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. We are doing a Valentine’s Day Challenge to encourage creative Valentine’s Day themed creations of all kinds. Lego Club is targeted towards children ages 7-12 based on the difficulty level of each month’s challenge. Due to a growing interest in Lego Club the Library is asking for donations of Legos to help accommodate every child who would like to participate. Based on our current supply of Legos; however, we may have to require a registration for Lego Club Night in the future. Lego Clubs encourage math and science skills as well as cooperation and problem solving skills.
The Library appreciates Misty Delaney with Relax Therapeutic Massage in Huntingdon for sponsoring the 2018 Reading challenge. The Library would also like to thank Renee Mc-Grady for coming to the Library to read her book to the children as well as Dr. Brock and Dr. Krista Martin for bringing their precious Westie, Louie! The Library appreciates The Huntingdon Booklovers Club for their donation to the library in memory of Richard Gooch.