The Will Rogers Library is encouraging everyone to take the time to unwind after a busy holiday season. What could be a better way to kick off the New Year than with new books, and a new Adult Winter Reading Program! “For most of our patrons, the favorite way to relax is with a good book” said Library Director Sherry Beach.
“We just add a little extra festivity to celebrate the New Year, with the chance to win some fun prizes just for doing what you love to do!” The ‘reading bingo’ style program is designed to get library customers to read something new, explore some books or authors they haven’t read before, and discover everything the library has to offer. There will be drawings and prizes, and the final Grand Prize drawing will be for a new Kindle Fire tablet.
The Adult Winter Reading Program will run January through February, with the Prize Drawings for Book Bags, Gift Baskets and Grand Prize Kindle Fire drawing held February 29th. Gift baskets are on display now at the library. To participate, stop by the library, sign up and receive your entry card and instructions. The more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win!
Also happening at the Library this month:
Adult Craft Workshop! Wednesday, January 8th from 11:00 am- 12:00 pm join us in making Farmhouse Book Stacks! All materials will be provided. Sign up is requested. Adults 18+ only please.
Stop by the Adult Coloring Club each Tuesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, and enjoy the relaxation and stress-relieving benefits of the adult coloring craze. The library provides the coloring materials, or feel free to bring your own. Adults 18 and over only, please.
The Friends of the Library will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, January 27th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Multipurpose room. Join Friends for exciting speakers and ongoing events, and have fun supporting the library.
Come and meet the Green Country Beekeepers, a group for new and experienced bee keepers in the Claremore and surrounding areas to meet and share ideas. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. This month's gathering will be Tuesday, January 21st from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Multipurpose room. All interested are welcome!
Wednesday Storytimes! From 9:30 am – 10:00 am, Baby & Me Storytime features rhymes and songs for ages 0-3. Then from 10:00 am – 10:30 am, little ones ages 3-5 gather for our regular Storytime, featuring short stories and more. Parents bring your little ones and join Tena every Wednesday!
Lego Clubs! Junior Lego Club for ages 5-9 meets the 1st Tuesday of each month; Lego Club for children ages 10-14 meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Each group meets in the Library Multipurpose Room from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm. For all children who love to read and build, the library provides the Legos - you bring your imagination!
The Genealogy Volunteers will return Monday, January 27th to help you with your family tree research! Finding out more about your family history is easy with library resources such as Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and more.
PLEASE NOTE: The Will Rogers Library will be closed Saturday, January 18th and Monday, January 20th for the Martin Luther King holiday. The library will be open again Tuesday, January 21st for normal business hours.
For more information on what’s happening during this and every month, be sure to check out the Library website at www.willrogerslibrary.org, drop by the Circulation Desk or call 918-341-1564 for information.