EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 16, 2013

Plaistow library has lots of boredom-busters

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PLAISTOW — Plaistow Public Library will be closed Monday.

Ongoing children’s programs include Baby Lap Sit and Toddler Time Storytimes. Baby Lap Sit meets Tuesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. for ages newborn to 2. Toddler Time meets Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. for ages 3 to 5.

Both programs feature age-appropriate rhymes, music, wordplay and stories with an occasional craft. Snacks are provided. The first three Tuesdays and Thursdays of the month are traditional storytime; the fourth is free play time for both age groups.

Stories With Savannah also continues in 2013. Cuddle up and read with this special Labrador retriever therapy dog and her handler. Choose your own books, relax with Savannah, and practice your reading skills. Savannah comes to the library the fourth Monday of the month, from 4 to 5 p.m. Registration is required for one of four 15-minute time slots available. This is for children ages 6 and up.

The Plaistow Knitters meet every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Bring knitting needles, yarn and a pattern, and have experienced knitters help you learn.

The library owns two new Paperwhite Kindles. Patrons may check out any of the three Kindles and access the titles the library owns on Kindle. For anyone who wants to learn more about how to use an eReader, “Tech Talks” begin again this year: Mondays at noon and 6:30 p.m. Come to the library with or without an eReader.

Anyone interested in volunteering as a library trustee is encouraged to sign up at the town office between Jan. 23 and Feb. 1. At least one position will be vacated this year. Trustees’ duties include adopting bylaws for the government of the library, preparing an annual budget for the support and maintenance of the library, expending moneys raised and appropriated by the town for library purposes, and appointing the librarian (director) and, in consultation with the librarian, all other employees of the library.

The library’s January artist is Nicole DeClerck, who is displaying a mix of her and her students’ winter scenes. Visit the library Facebook page for photos of the work, and come by the library to see it in person.

If you are an artist or you have a collection to display at the library in 2013, let the library know.

Cribbage meets Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Head to the library to sharpen your cribbage skills and socialize. Snacks and drinks are provided by Plaistow Recreation and the library.

Join Lego/Wii Fridays to build with the library’s large Lego collection or challenge yourself to a game of Wii. Preschool children meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. School-aged children meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Visit plaistowlibrary.com for news and updates.