Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Director's Message

Library News

Dear Friends,

We are excited to present a full slate of programming for all ages and have a lot of new materials for all to enjoy! Please include reading books, listening to audio books, watching DVDs and attending programs at the Library in your summer plans. All programs are free.
The theme for the Summer Reading Program is Libraries Rock! Children ages 3 to 12 may participate in our Reading Program where they earn prizes for each ten books or 250 pages read. Registration to participate will begin on May 31 and continue through July 14. There will also be a weekly drawing for a $10 Walmart card for the children that are registered for the program who read at least 10 books or 250 pages that week.
Music will play a leading role in the programming starting with Music and Movement Mondays for preschoolers on Mondays at 10am. Bring out the kiddos for a whole lot of shaking and wiggling to kid-friendly tunes! Storytime will be presented by guest readers on Tuesdays at 10:15. Enjoy local celebrities reading beloved and new favorite books. Wednesdays will feature programs just for tweens ages 8-12 at 2pm. Thursdays are family programs at 2pm with feature films and educational performances by professional entertainers. Teens ages 12-18 will have a variety of music themed programs on Fridays or Saturdays. Check the images below for each day's events.
The Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation (NMLF) Board members Jim Kearney, President, Tracey Wegenhoft, Secretary and Kenneth Wegenhoft, Treasurer, achieved a milestone on May 29 with the Columbus City Council voting to accept the proposed library expansion/civic center including adding an additional staff for the Library and for maintenance and operations of the facility once it is deeded to the City. The NMLF recently received a donation from Beta Sigma Phi as the chapter closed. An official fundraising campaign for the project will commence this fall. More expansion news will be forthcoming!
I hope to see you at the library!
Susan Chandler
Director

June 4-June 8

Monday June 4—at 10am Movement and Music Mondays for preschool children and their caregivers. Dance and get your wiggles out to children’s music videos. Program lasts 30-45 minutes.

Tuesday June 5—Storytime at 10:15am with Glenda Lambert. This is also the first day you can record books read.

Wednesday June 6—Tweens ages 8 -12 are invited to play board games from 2-3pm.

Thursday June 7—Family Movie at 2pm. Enjoy popcorn while you watch the animated film Leap! on the big screen. All ages are invited.

Friday June 8—Teens ages 12 to 18 will compete in a Music Trivia Marathon

 June 11-June 16

Monday June 11—at 10am Movement and Music Mondays for preschool children and their caregivers. Dance and get your wiggles out to children’s music videos. Program lasts 30-45 minutes.

Tuesday June 12—Storytime at 10:15am with Billy Kahn.

Wednesday June 13—Tweens ages 8 -12 are invited to build a Lego ferris wheel and code it using Lego Wedo software from 2-4pm. Audience is limited to 12 due to limited number of computers and legos.

Thursday June 14—Family program at 2pm, Tonya Edwards will entertain on the Steel Drum and participants will get to keep the beat with a variety of small percussion instruments. All ages are welcome.  Also on Thursday, June 14 at 6pm, Falconer Chuck Redding will bring two of his red tail falcons and give a presentation on this fascinating sport, also described as an ancient art due to the demands of time and energy on the falconer.  All are welcome.

Saturday June 16—Teens ages 12 to 18 will have a WiiU Dance Party at 2pm

 June 18-June 23

Monday June 18—at 10am Movement and Music Mondays for preschool children and their caregivers. Dance and get your wiggles out to children’s music videos. Program lasts 30-45 minutes.

Tuesday June 19—Storytime at 10:15am with Amanda Briscoe.

Wednesday June 20—Tweens ages 8 -12 are invited to make a soft metal craft from 2-3pm.

Thursday June 21—Family program at 2pm. Safari Greg and the Amazing Urban Safari will be here. All ages are welcome.

Friday June 22—Teens ages 12 to 18 will make a CD Art Craft.

 June 25-June 30

Monday June 25—at 10am Movement and Music Mondays for preschool children and their caregivers. Dance and get your wiggles out to children’s music videos. Program lasts 30-45 minutes.

Tuesday June 26—Storytime at 10:15am with Bonnie Meyer.

Wednesday June 27—Tweens ages 8 -12 are invited to a WiiU Dance Party from 2-3pm.

Thursday June 7—Family program. Texas Commission on the Arts Storyteller Bernadette Nason will entertain from 2 to 3pm. This program is sponsored by the Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation. All ages are invited.

Friday June 8—Teens ages 12 to 18 will build a robot using EV3 Legos at 3pm.