New Oxford

122 North Peter Street New Oxford, PA 17350
phone: (717) 624-2182

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Programs at the New Oxford Area Library

25 kids read a total of 114 books during Read  Aloud to Therapy Animals after school on Mondays 3:30PM-4:30PM from Sept. to May.  KPETS Therapy animals-Meeko, Cullen and several of their animal friends enjoyed the kids and the stories they read. Three kids received a free book for reaching a goal of reading 12 books. This program will resume in September.
Be sure to check out our DREAM BIG READ Summer Reading schedule of activities online at or in the library. We have 2 special programs - Jim Rule children’s entertainer on June 21 at 1:00PM and Skeeta on July 17 at 10:30AM- registration required. We will also have 3 KPETS programs, some craft activities and a healthy snack program.  
Reading is a skill for life, and, as with any skill, practice is key. Studies have shown that children who read more become better readers. Children who read over the summer months often gain, rather than loose, important skills. Register online or at your library and report your time reading so you can see how much you are reading this summer. Children who read up to 120 minutes a week for 8 weeks will receive a report to take back to school to show their teachers how well they read this summer.
New Storytime for children ages 3-5 years old scheduled on June 7, 14, 28 on Thursday mornings from 11:00AM - 12Noon 20 minutes of stories and activities- 20 minutes for parent’s social time.
We will have stories, handouts and activities from the Kindergarten Here I Come calendar. The Office of Child Development and Early Learning has developed calendars packed with fun activities that also help develop all the skills young children need to success. Each month has a theme and includes four weeks of activities based on the theme. Each activity is also linked to a "learning area" – the type of development that you are encouraging. These learning areas are connected to Pennsylvania's Early Learning Standards.
              Need help with your computer skills?  We have free Computer Classes for adults on the second Thursday of the month at 1:00PM. The scheduled classes are: June 14th-Searching the Internet, July 12th - Email and August 9th - Word.   Seating is limited so call the library at 717-624-2182 to register.
              Readers Forum is an adult book discussion group meeting on the Second Thursday of the month from 9:00AM – 10:00AM. We talk about the Author and then we talk about the book for the month. We also share some comments on other books we are reading. The schedule of books:  June 14 –The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr, July 12 – The Help by Kathryn Stockett, August 9 – One Summer by David Baldacci. Registration is required so we can provide enough books to read.
 New Oxford Area Library located at 122 N. Peter Street in New Oxford, PA.   Our hours of operation are Mon. and Thurs. 2PM- 8PM   Tues., Wed., and Fri. 11AM – 5PM    Sat. 10AM – 4PM, we are closed Sunday.