Library staff has reasons to be thankful

Some story time changes are scheduled

Lisa Bowden Contributing columnist

It’s the season of being thankful. Many of us are wondering what to be thankful for after Hurricane Matthew left us. So, on behalf of Robeson County Public Library, let me just say we’re thankful for you, our patrons. We have spent this past year growing and changing.

We have new faces on staff and new faces starting to become regulars at our library and this is all something to be thankful for. Each person that comes in is quite possibly our new friend and libraries need new friends.

So what are we doing to encourage this friendship? Why are we drawing in so many new friends? Well we have tried very hard this year to please you, our patrons, and I can honestly say I feel we’ve done an outstanding job. We’ve had guest performers and speakers to educate and entertain us.

We’ve shared favorite stories as well as new stories. We’ve sung songs and played games. We’ve given prizes and shared laughs. I wish I could show you all the wonderful times we’ve had this year, but you have to come in to see our pictures, or visit us on Facebook.

The best thing about being thankful for our patrons is the fact that we’re going to keep trying to please you. We’re always striving to improve our story times by being flexible and trying to encourage more young people to attend. Our Tuesday story times have been modified slightly.

While our St Paul’s time is still 11 a.m., our Lumberton story time is now 2 p.m. to draw in more young people after lunch. Our Pembroke story time remains 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in hopes of increasing our attendance. Of course Lauren, our wonderful crafty person, is always looking for new craft ideas to share at our story times.

Red Springs is going to remain our 9:45 a.m. story time on Wednesdays, followed by our Maxton story time at 11 a.m. New to our schedule is our daycare slot and it has been very popular. Daycares are encouraged to join us on Fridays at 10 a.m. Remember, daycares, call us and let us know you’re coming so we can be prepared for the great numbers that are showing up.

Want more proof of our trying to show you how thankful we are? Lego Club. Oh yes, Legos. This little club has become one of our favorites in Youth Services. There’s no pressure and plenty of music. We build what we want and we talk while we do it.

On some days we dance a little, just because we want to. There is always someone to build with and plenty, plenty of Legos to build with. Our Children’s Library is busy with activity on these Wednesday afternoons at 4 p.m. So postpone that homework for just another hour and come to the library. No teacher ever complained about a student going to the library. Shhh… we won’t tell that we’re just meeting to play.

We’re thankful for you, our wonderful patrons. Come read, play, and learn with us.

Lisa Bowden Contributing columnist Bowden Contributing columnist
Some story time changes are scheduled

Lisa Bowden is the Youth Services Librarian at the Robeson County Public Library.

Lisa Bowden is the Youth Services Librarian at the Robeson County Public Library.

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