Preschool Story Time
Join us Mondays at 6:30pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am, and Wednesdays at 10:30am for stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun.
We will be screening a newly-released movie adaptation of a bestselling young-adult novel by Cassandra Clare. (Read More.)Popcorn and soda will be served. Registration is required, and space is limited. Call the library or stop by the main desk to reserve your seat.
Thu, Dec 5th, 6-8:15pm
You won't want to miss being a part of these lively book discussions. (Read More.)Contact Cyndi for more details and to find out what the
Book of the Month will be.
Thu, Dec 5th at 6:30pm
and Thu, Jan 2nd at 6:30pm
Gingerbread House Contest
Entry forms are now available at the main desk. Submit the form when you bring in your house during the week of December 2nd
. (Read More.)Entries will be on display for public viewing during our Christmas Open House.
Judges will award first and second place prizes for each category, and a grand prize for
Best in Show will be determined by popular vote, so be sure to vote for your favorite entry (limit one vote per person per day).
Fri, Dec 6th
and Sat, Dec 7th
Christmas Open House
Join us at the library for this popular annual holiday event. We've packed out the afternoon with a full schedule of entertainments and activities. (Read More.)
Sat, Dec 7th, 1-3pm
- There will be reader's theatre entertainment presented by Spoken Images at 1:00, singer Kim Lovely at 1:30, Showtunes at 2:00, and pianist Lamar Wyse playing keyboard music at 2:30.
- Don't miss our annual gingerbread house contest display. The
Best in Show grand prize will be determined by popular vote.
- There will be arts and crafts displays, including hand-made work by the Creative Crafters.
- Kids, don't miss the make-it take-it crafts and the special storytimes. Also,
will be appearing.
- There will be carriage and wagon rides, including an additional wagon this year and a new route from here to Brownella and back -- convenient since the Historical Society will also be holding an open house there at the same time. The carriage and wagon rides will be provided by Pine Acres Carriage Service, co-sponsored by Galion Building and Loan.
- Three different local bakeries will be bringing us hundreds of cookies, and punch will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
- Each person who comes to the library between 2 and 4pm will receive a free raffle ticket which can be entered into a drawing to win either a Kindle Paperwhite with Wi-Fi capability (upstairs) or a Leap Pad 2 Explorer kids' learning tablet (downstairs).
- The first
Come Home to Galion scavenger hunt ornament, featuring a photo of the library, will also be available. Pick one up at the library before you go out to gather the others, and don't forget to look for us in the parade later.
Teen Anime Club
Join us the second Thursday
of each month to watch anime, discuss manga, learn about Japanese culture, and more. (Read More.)For teens in grades 7-12. Cosplay is optional. New members are always welcome. There is no need to register: you can just show up.
Thu, Dec 12th, 6:30-8pm
Twelve Days of Christmas
are holding their annual Christmas raffle again. (Read More.)The prizes this year include a Cleaning Done Right gift basket, donated by Dez Smith; a hand-painted signed and dated figurine, donated by Barb Farina; Galion Community Theatre tickets for 2 to a 2014 season production; two gift certificates for $60 toward a computer tune-up from Galion Computers and Tools, donated by Johyn Renock; 18 holes of golf for two, including cart use, at the Galion Country Club; an Advance Auto gift box; a Friends of the Library gift basket set; a Ballreich gift basket; a swan statue from the Evergreen Company, donated by Sue Gimbel; a $20 gift certificate from the CDandi Bar, donated by Beth Cramblett; a handmade plush bear, donated by Betty Unkrich; a Crossroads scents gift basket, donated by Cori Kreuger of State Farm Insurance; original photographic art donated by Rosie Faulds; and an anonymously contributed wine gift basket.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Stop by the library to see the items on display.
Wed, Dec 18th at 1pm
Teen Chess Nights
Learn new strategies and face new opponents. Join us for a casual game or enter our ongoing
tournament and see how many opponents you can knock down a rung. (Read More.)For grades 6-12. New members are welcome any time. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for this event: you can just show up.
Thu, Dec 19th, 6:30-8pm
Teen Duct Tape Gingerbread House Program
These houses won't be edible, but they will be fun to make. (Read More.)Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. For ages 12-18. Registration is required. Call the library or stop by the main desk to sign up.
Sat, Dec 21st, 2-4pm
Holiday Make-It Take-It Crafts for Kids
Come in anytime during regular library hours for a holiday craft to make and take home. (Read More.)For children of all ages. No registration required: you can just show up. Ask at the children's room desk for more information.
Mon, Dec 23rd
, Thu, Dec 26th
, Fri, Dec 27th
, and Sat, Dec 28th
Movie Day for Kids
Blizzard Bash for Kids
Come out in the cold
for some wintery crafts, games, and treats. (Read More.)For grades K-6. Registration is required: call the library or stop by the children's room to sign up.
Sat, Jan 18th, 2-3:30pm
Fancy Nancy Tea Party for K-2
Dress in your fanciest and come celebrate Valentine's Day with our 3rd
annual Fancy Nancy tea party. (Read More.)For grades K-2. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up.
Sat, Feb 1st, 2-3:30pm
Olympics for Kids
Join us for our own version of the 2014 Winter Olympics, just for kids. (Read More.)For grades 3-6. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up.
Sat, Feb 15th, 2-4pm
Fresh Air Art Show
An art show on the library lawn is being planned by the Brush and Palette Club. (Read More.)Watch this space for more information as spring approaches.
Sat, Jun 28th
Summer Reading Program Photo Galleries
We've started posting pictures from our summer programs in our photo galleries
. (Read More.)So far we've got photos of the soil and water conservation program, the Star Wars day, the party on the lawn, and the Crawford Park District program. We'll be posting more summer program photos in August.
Starting September 1st
(Read More.)As before, videos still may only be renewed once.
Thanks for your patience and understanding as we implement these changes.
- Each person may have up to 15 items on hold at a time.
- Items may be renewed up to 3 times,
except for video materials.
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