THE VILLAGER | FRIDAY, May 19, 2017
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Newton Falls Public Library’s Free Program and Events The Seed Library is now open! The Newton Falls Public Library is pleased to offer a variety of vegetable, flower, and herb seeds available for check out anytime, while supplies last. Tomatoes and peppers should be planted soon, so stop by and pick up your seeds today. Seeds can be harvested at summer’s end and returned to replenish next year’s seed library. Tech Games & Coding - Students in grades 4-8 can try out tech games and coding on Thursdays at 4:30. Please call or visit the library to register. One-on-One Tech Sessions - Have questions about your email account? Need some refreshing for that presentation? Not sure how to use your new device? OneOn-One sessions with our technology educator can be scheduled on most Monday afternoons and some Monday evenings. Call to reserve a forty-five minute time slot and be sure to tell us what you would like to learn. Bring your own tablet, device or laptop or use one of ours. Upcoming Book Discussions You don’t have to be a teen to enjoy YA books. Are you a middle school or high school teacher or librarian?
Or just an adult with an appreciation for young adult literature? Join us the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm to talk about some excellent young adult books. Join us for book discussion and refreshments at 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 25. We’ll be discussing “The Cold Dish” by Craig Johnson. Copies are available by request in the CLEVNET catalog. It isn’t necessary to finish the book to attend. Seed-to-Table will be from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 1. Don’t miss our annual garden kick off with free plants, garden and soil information, games and crafts for children and more! This year we will feature a special live animal show with Jungle Bob! See real animals first hand, and learn amazing facts that make each animal unique. No registration required. All ages welcome. Visit the library to pick up a schedule of activities and events. More information about free library programs and hours is available at the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, phone 330872-1282, and on the library’s online calendar at www. newtonfalls.org. To get updates and reminders about programs, consider Liking our page at www.facebook. com/NewtonFallsLibrary. Newton Falls Public Library hours are Monday–Thursday 9 am–8 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am-5 pm, and closed Sunday.
Library’s Summer Reading Club Registration Has Begun Portage County District Library is excited to announce that 2017’s Summer Reading Club registration has begun at most branch libraries. Summer Reading Club activities begin the week of June 5 and most run through July 12. Contact your branch library for specific dates. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145). This is an excellent opportunity to remind parents and caregivers about the many benefits of children attending summer reading club. Includes encouraging reading as a lifelong habit for children, reluctant readers can be drawn in by the activities, reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up, and summer reading can generate interest in the library and books. Also, summer reading clubs are considered a prevention of learning loss. So instead of losing knowledge and skills during the summer months, kids who attend public library reading clubs actually show gains. And, it being summer and all, the reading club can be good fun and provide an opportunity for family time too. For more information about reading club or about other library programs and services, contact your branch library or visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org. Connect with us on Facebook.