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YOUTH PROGRAMS Carson Caboose O PE N H O US E Friday, May 9, 2 - 4 In honor of National Train Day (Saturday, May 10), the Appomattox Regional Library System will be hosting an open house of our historic Norfolk and Western Carson Caboose, located next to the Carson Depot Library. Highlights include train stories read by Youth Services staff at 3 and simple crafts. Rain or shine. All Ages Homeschool Meetup NEW! Homeschool families with children of all ages are invited to this casual program. Join us to make new friends and connections and discuss a classic book. All ages are welcome. Most of the books chosen are available in a variety of reading levels, from the original to abridged for younger readers. If you need assistance finding a copy of one of the titles, please contact your local branch. Hopewell/Prince George Group: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. March 25 - Hopewell Library April 28 - Prince George Library Dinwiddie Group: Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. March 27 - Dinwiddie Library May 1 - Dinwiddie Library March selection (for both groups): Black Beauty by Anna Sewell April/May selection (for both groups): The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle Please join us! No advanced registration is required. Seasonal crafts: At the Hopewell, Prince George, Carson, McKenney, Rohoic, Disputanta and Dinwiddie Libraries! Typically held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. MAR-MAY 2014 Friends of the Library Corner Children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and print awareness. Tweens & Teens Red Cross Youth Leadership Meetings Tuesday: Hopewell— 7:00 p.m. (see schedule) and Rohoic— 7:00 p.m. Prince George— April 12 at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday: Dinwiddie — 10:30 a.m. American Red Cross Youth Leadership/Preparedness meeting for teens 13-17. We will learn a leadership topic, discuss how to get involved as a Red Cross youth volunteer, as well as learn about steps to prepare yourselves and your community, in the event of an emergency or disaster. Friday: Carson Library—10:30 a.m Evening Story Time Special offerings for families not able to attend during the day. Hopewell— March 8 at 1:00 p.m. Dinwiddie— May 10 at 1:00 p.m. If you have questions, please call or e-mail Christy (804-731-5682 or Homeschool Meet-up (See description in All Ages section) Rohoic Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Hopewell Alternating Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m April 1, April 22, May 6 Read to a Dog! Canine Book Buddies at the Hopewell Library April 10 & June 12 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Gary Robertson performs An Evening with Mark Twain Storytellers Judith Onesty & Les Schaffer There will be no Story Time the following week: April 14-18 Kids (Grades K to 5) V2 N3 (Grades 6 to 12) Monday: Hopewell— 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Prince George— 10:30 a.m. and Disputanta 4:00 p.m, Appomattox Regional Library System Stream FREE video, music, & audiobooks. Two Tellers Telling March 10 April 21 (Third Monday - Special Earth Day craft!) May 12 Join us to make a fun craft with friends! Children under 8 should attend with an adult that can assist them. Let Your Inner Book-Geek Out Reviews, discussions, polls, and more. Babies, Toddlers, & PreSchool (Birth to Pre-K) Spring Story Time: March 24 - May 9 NEW! Story Time is now being offered in 5 branch locations, as well as the headquarters library in Hopewell. Story time programs aim to instill a love of reading by encouraging parents and other special adults to read aloud to children. Activities in story time promote brain and language development for children from birth to age 5. Children gain confidence in reading by reading aloud to therapy dogs! Join clever canines handlers and therapy dogs for a fun way to practice reading skills! The program is for students in grades 2-4. Sign up for a 15 minute reading slot from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Registration Required. Call 804-458-6329 ext. 1005 to register. Enjoy on your PC, tablet, or phone with only your ARLS library card! No software to install,  no holds lists, no late fines… no waiting. Celebrate National Train Day! Carson Caboose Open House • May 9, 2 - 4

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