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The Navigator The Anderson County Library System Newsletter

April 2021

What’s Inside Musical butterflies, chalkboard flowers, a StoryWalk®, and a sensory garden are some of the newest features added to the Children’s Courtyard at the Anderson Main Library, thanks to a generous donation from former County Councilmember Craig Wooten as well as local gardening associations.

New Hours All Library locations expanding hours

PLAY MUSIC on the colorful musical butterflies. Each produces unique sounds for children and their families to create brilliant compositions or even try “Hot Cross Buns.”

WRITE OR DRAW on the bright chalkboard flowers blooming on a brick wall. Want to color outside the lines? Use our chalk to decorate the pavement too!

WALK, SKIP, AND READ through the StoryWalk®, a creative, new way for children and adults to explore the pages of a book along each station. As the stations progress, so too do the pages of the book. Each station may also have an extra prompt that connects to the theme or events in the book. Every so often a new book will be featured in the StoryWalk® so children and their families can check back often.

SEE THE GARDEN GROW. The courtyard gardens have seen major improvements thanks to grants from Anderson County Master Gardener’s Association and the Upstate Master Naturalists Association. A Carolina Fence Garden showcases many of the state’s symbols, such as the state flower Yellow Jessamine, the state stone Blue Granite, a birdhouse for the state bird, the Carolina Wren, and many native wildflowers and pollinators. In the adjacent garden bed, a sensory garden blooms each spring, inviting children and families to engage four of the five senses to see, hear, touch, and smell the plants, birds, and insects in the garden.

Test Your Knowledge Virtual Trivia: Trivial Pursuit Style

April is Financial Literacy Month DIY Piggy Bank for Kids and Online Classes and Resources for Teens and Adults

Building Early Literacy Skills Virtual Storytime on Facebook & YouTube

Mobile Holds Pickup Find a pickup near you, courtesy of our Bookmobile staff

These new features and improvements engage exploring, learning, and reading while enjoying the outdoors would not have been possible without the generous support of Craig Wooten. Library hours are expanding beginning Monday, April 5, adding evening and weekend hours to eight of the nine libraries. Anderson Main Library Monday-Thursday Friday-Saturday Sunday

9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 6:00pm 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Lander, Pendleton, & Powdersville Libraries Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Belton, Honea Path, Iva, & Piedmont Libraries Westside Community Center Library Monday-Friday Saturday

10:00am - 6:00pm 10:00am - 2:00pm

Monday-Friday

10:00am - 4:00pm


BIRTH TO PRESCHOOL

ARTS, CRAFTS, & DIY Creative Crafters: Mason Jar Mini Landscape Make a miniature landcape using a mason jar and other supplies. Take & Make kits will be available at the beginning of the month. Limited kits available. Email adultprograms@andersonlibrary.org to request a kit. Look for a tutorial video premiering on Facebook on April 13.

Virtual Storytime Featuring a song, story, and rhyme, storytime videos are published each Monday morning on Facebook. Find past storytimes on YouTube as well.

CHILDREN DIY Piggy Bank Grab and Go Activity April is Financial Literacy Month! Starting April 6, children can pick up a Grab and Go activity kit to create their own piggy bank from a cardboard tube and learn some helpful financial literacy tips. Available at all Anderson County library locations. Also available for curbside pickup upon request. While supplies last.

Take ‘n Make Craft: Paper Butterfly Mobile This April craft brings paper butterflies straight to your home. Using a wreath, fishing line, and butterflies cut with our Cricut machine you'll be creating a beautiful spring mobile. Kit contains instructions, paper pieces for the butterflies, mini wreath, and fishing line. You will need glue and scissors to complete the kit at home. Kits are available at the Anderson Main Library while supplies last. Available at other libraries or for curbside pickup upon request. Email adultprograms@andersonlibrary.org.

HISTORY & GENEALOGY Available anywhere with your library card through June 30.

TWEENS: DIY HYPERTUFA POT Tween DIY project! Design and mold your own pots by using this simple hypertufa recipe in this Grab and Go activity kit for ages 8-12. Available at the Main Library beginning April 5th. To pick up at your local branch library or for other questions, email childrens@andersonlibrary.org or call (864) 2604500 x158.

TEENS AGES 12-18 Scratch-Off Greeting Cards Create a personalized scratch off greeting card. Funny or sweet - it's how you want to make it! Register, then come by your library to pick up a snack bag. Call, email teens@andersonlibrary.org, or go to calendar.andersonlibrary.org to register. Monday, April 12 | 5:30 pm

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Love Trivial Pursuit? Prove your knowledge and play virtual trivia, Trivial Pursuit style! First, second, and third place players get a prize. Call, email adultprograms@andersonlibrary.org, or go to calendar.andersonlibrary.org to register. Wednesday, April 14 | 6:30 pm


Money, Honey!

BOOK CLUBS

April is Financial Literacy Month. Find these resources and more with your library card.

Book clubs are currently meeting virtually. Registration required to receive a Zoom link. Contact your local library or call 260-4500 x126 to register. Books are available to pick up at your local library. Cover to Cover Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane April 1 | 6:00 pm Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout May 6 | 6:00 pm Brews and Books hybrid meeting: meet via Zoom or at Carolina Bauernhaus Ales Pachinko by Min Jin Lee April 21 | 7:30 pm The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick May 19 | 7:30 pm Bring Your Own Book Club April 15 | 12:00 pm May 20 | 12:00 pm Brown Bag Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid April 28 | 12:00 pm This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger May 26 | 12:00 pm Chuck Fleming Memorial Book Club Tell Me A Story by Cassandra King Conroy April 22 | 6:00 pm Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly May 27 | 6:00 pm

Online, self-paced classes including: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Accounting and Bookkeeping 101 Debt Reduction Estate Planning Goal Setting 101 Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Habits of Millionaires Investing 101 & 201 Microsoft Access 2019 Microsoft Excel 2019 Personal Finance 101 QuickBooks 101 Retirement Planning

Financial education lectures on topics such as: • • • •

Economics of Uncertainty Money Management Skills The Art of Investing Understanding Investments

Investment how-to guides, education tools, and market research. Still looking for more? The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) provides tools and programs that encourage financial education and capability from childhood through retirement. www.consumerfinance.gov

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LOCATIONS

Friends of the Library Bookstore

Anderson Main Library

Find gently used books, DVDs, gifts and more at the Friends of the Library Bookstore at the Anderson Main Library. All proceeds go towards the Friends of the Anderson County Library, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports the programs and initiatives of the Anderson County Library System. Open* Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 4:00 pm Friday 10:00am - 1:00 pm

300 N. McDuffie Street Anderson, SC 29621 (864) 260-4500 administration@andersonlibrary.org

Belton Library 91 Breazeale Street Belton, SC 29627 (864) 338-8330 belton@andersonlibrary.org

*Hours are subject to change without notice

Bookmobile (864) 260-4500 x176 bookmobile@andersonlibrary.org

Want to volunteer? Email communityservices@andersonlibrary.org or pick up a volunteer application from your local library.

Iva Library 203 W. Cruette Street Iva, SC 29655 (864) 348-6150 iva@andersonlibrary.org

Mobile Holds Pickup

Jennie Erwin Library 318 N. Shirley Avenue Honea Path, SC 29654 (864) 369-7751 honeapath@andersonlibrary.org

Lander Memorial Library 925 Greenville Drive Williamston, SC 29697 (864) 847-5238 lander@andersonlibrary.org

Pendleton Library

Pick up your holds across Anderson County, courtesy of our Bookmobile staff. Call 260-4500 x175 or email bookmobile@andersonlibrary.org to start or for more information. Currently, this is for pickup only; there will not be materials available for browsing at these stops. Tuesdays Townville Dollar General 8498 Hwy 24, Townville, SC 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Roberts Presbyterian Church 2716 S Hwy 187, Anderson, SC 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

650 S. Mechanic Street Pendleton, SC 29670 (864) 646-3045 pendleton@andersonlibrary.org

Piedmont Library 1407 SC Hwy 86 Piedmont, SC 29673 (864) 845-6534 piedmont@andersonlibrary.org

Powdersville Library 4 Civic Court Powdersville, SC 29642 (864) 295-1190 powdersville@andersonlibrary.org

Westside Community Center Library 1100 West Franklin Street Anderson, SC 29624 (864) 260-4660 westside@andersonlibrary.org

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Wednesdays Morningside Senior Center 1304 McLees Rd, Anderson, SC 29621 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. The Cottages at Summit Place 107 Perpetual Square Dr, Anderson, SC 3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Northlake Condominiums 100 Northlake Dr, Anderson, SC 3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

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The Navigator - April 2021  

See the new and improved Children's Courtyard, plus financial education resources, virtual trivia and book clubs, and take-and-make crafts f...

The Navigator - April 2021  

See the new and improved Children's Courtyard, plus financial education resources, virtual trivia and book clubs, and take-and-make crafts f...

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