Wellington Public Library update for Nov., 2012

Something to add to the to-do list: Read to your children. Yes, I know your to-do list is already pretty full and at the end of the day it’s all you can do to drag yourself to bed, but this is important. Reading to your kids provides structure in their lives. Setting a bedtime routine ending with a half hour to an hour devoted to reading will help wind both you and them down. It helps promote better sleeping habits and it counts towards precious together time. Plus it’s a lot of fun.

By Kathy Bornhoft, Assistant Director

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Here at the library we love to hear parents telling their kids “This was one of my favorite books when I was your age.” It’s also fun to see the expression on the child’s face when they try to imagine their parents at their age. Our “The book that started it all” contest winner shared her favorite book with her niece. Hopefully this starts her niece on a lifetime of reading. Bringing your child to the library is a great way to find out where their interests lie and as we all know their interests change quickly. One day it’s horses; the next day it’s trains.

Our November contest is called “Oh, I know that one.” To enter just stop in and answer ten trivia questions about well-known books. We also have a child’s division for ages 14 and younger. The contest starts Nov. 1 and ends Nov. 30. November also kicks off our Food for Fines Program. For each canned good you bring in we will take a dollar off your fines. More expenses items such as tuna and bags of pasta will be worth two dollars off your fines. All items will then be donated to the local food bank.

November storytimes will take place the Nov. 13 and 27 at 11 a.m. Bring your preschooler to learn about colors on the 13th and food on the 27th.

The WPL Book club is reading “The World We Found” by Thrity Umriger. Thrity Umrigar is an Indian American writer, who was born in Mumbai and immigrated to the United States when she was 21. She is a journalist and the author of the novels, “Bombay Time,” “The Space Between Us” and “The Weight of Heaven.” Book club will be meeting Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. here at the library.

The library will be closed Nov. 12 in honor of Veteran’s Day and also we will be closing at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21. We will remain closed thru Sunday; opening up at our regular time of 10 a.m. on Nov. 26. Our staff wishes you a reflective Veteran’s Day and an joyful Thanksgiving Day.