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Welcome spring

Posted March 26, 2014 in Altoona, Community Featured

As the old Beatle, George Harrison, said in one of his most famous songs: “It’s been a long, cold, lonely Winter. Little darlin’, it feels like years since it’s been here. Here comes the sun. Here comes the sun, and I say, it’s all right.”

Those of us in Iowa would go a lot further and say: “It’s about time spring got here! What took you so long?” Let’s all celebrate the arrival of spring with some fun activities and programs at the Altoona Public Library and bid Old Man Winter a farewell.

Closed for Easter
The library is closed Sunday, April 20 for Easter. You may always return items in the book drop right next to the south entrance.

Homeschool program
Our homeschool program is Tuesday, April 8 at 2 p.m. We’ll focus on National Poetry Month.

For our youngest patrons
Here is the program lineup for our little patrons:
   Baby Bounce (Infants – 24 months),10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. every Monday.
 Bedtime Stories (ages 2-8), every Monday night at 6 p.m.
    Come to Preschool Storytime (ages 4-6), every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
    Toddler Storytime (ages 2-4), 11 a.m. on Thursdays.

Lego Club
Our monthly Lego Club adventure is at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month, April 2. Participants are asked to follow a theme to make something fantastic. Finished creations will be on display in the lobby. Come on by and see what you can make. Kids and Legos make for a lot of fun.

Family activities
Lego Mania. Lego Mania on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. is an activity for the entire family. Kids are invited to bring their parents and see if together you can complete the challenges. You’ll have a chance to win some cool prizes, too.
Therapy dog. Emma the therapy dog will visit the children’s room on April 5. She is good at helping children who are just learning to read or are shy readers. Children may sign up for a 10 to 15-minute reading session with Emma from 2-3:30 p.m. She is very gentle with children. Call the library for more information at 967-3881.
Music and Movement. Get loose with our Music and Movement program at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. There is no pre-registration required. It’s a half-hour program for ages 0-6. Older siblings may attend.  We’ll feature instruments, bubbles, parachute games and music.
Kids’ movie: “Frozen.” Stop by after school and enjoy one of the season’s most popular movies, “Frozen,” at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9. It’s free and popcorn will be provided.
Dance Party. Move to the groove at our After-School Dance Party on Wednesday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. We’ll have all the best music, plus balloons and bubbles.

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