Finding Money for College, Plus Pysanky, and Children's Literature Celebrations at Stark County District Library

Finding Money for College, Plus Pysanky, and Children's Mo Willems and Dr. Seuss Celebrations at Stark County District Library

Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? Each week the library promotes early literacy with numerous story times for children and families. The library offers Baby, Toddler, Preschool, and Family Story Times on a regular basis, with special story times like For Me, For You, For Later, a program on financial literacy sponsored by PNC Bank, Pajama Story Time, and Black History Month Story Times. Coming in April, the library will also present National Library Week Celebrity Story Times—local celebrities will treat families to their favorite stories. So, get your child ready to read with stories, songs, and fun at a Stark County District Library location near you. Here’s a link to all the upcoming story times at SCDL.

As always, each program listed here is linked to the Stark County District Library Events calendar, where you'll get more information about the program (such as the time the event is offered), and have the opportunity to register online or by phone to attend.

If you are looking for options for financial aid for college, Sandy Valley Branch will offer FAFSA on Tuesday, February 26. Learn to navigate the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Here’s a link to other programs at Stark County District Library designed to help you find funding for college.

Families can celebrate Black History Month one more time at Black History Month Story Time on Wednesday, February 27, at North Branch. Enjoy stories, songs, and fun while learning about the lives and achievements of African Americans.

Teen fans of all things British—such as Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes, Monty Python, and more, can make new friends and chat about their favorite characters and culture from the U.K. at British Social Club on Wednesday, February 27. The club meets monthly at Main Library.

Stark County District Library has two fun upcoming programs inspired by great children’s authors. Young fans (Grades K-5) of award-winning author and illustrator Mo Willems colorful stories can enjoy an elephant, piggy, and pigeon party at Don’t Let the Pigeon Visit the Library on Thursday, February 28 at Main Library. And, on Saturday, March 3, Grades Preschool-3 are invited to Jackson Township Branch for a Dr. Seuss Celebration. It’ll be an afternoon of stories, crafts, games, and music, with snacks and refreshments--sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library.

Science Saturdays at Sippo begins on Saturday, March 2 at Perry Sippo Branch and continues each month through May. Grades K-5 can have all kinds of fun as we explore the science behind creating slime, how acids and bases work, and what it takes to make milk explode.

DeHoff Memorial Branch hosts Super Saturday Matinee on March 2. Families can enjoy a movie on the first Saturday of the month through May. This month’s movie is Music of the Heart.

National Library Week is coming in April, and to celebrate, Stark County District Library will present several Celebrity Story Times. It’ll be a fun way for families to enjoy great stories read by local celebrities. As a preview, Plain Community Branch has scheduled a Celebrity Story Time for Saturday, March 2. Join us for a story time with local celebrity Beth Kline, Frazer Elementary Principal. Here’s a link to the other upcoming National Library Week Celebrity Story Times.

Get ready for Easter at Sandy Valley Branch on Monday, March 4 with Pysanky. Bring 3 blown out eggs and learn to decorate them in the traditional Ukrainian way, using the wax-resist method, to create beautiful designs.

You can now read complete issues of your favorite magazines for free online, on your internet-enabled tablet, or mobile device through the library with Zinio. It’s a great service with no holds, wait lists, or due dates. All you need to get started is your library card. Find out more at the library’s Zinio information page, or read my recent blog post which provides some more details.

There are many other excellent events planned at a branch of the Stark County District Library near you, including children's story times, book groups for adults, computer classes, classes that will assist you with your eReader, programs for teens, and much more. For a full listing of events and programs, check www.StarkLibrary.org/eventscalendar and find something that enriches and inspires you today.

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Dominic Caruso February 25, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Correction: The FAFSA program at Sandy Valley Branch scheduled for Tuesday, February 26 has been cancelled. Other finding money for college programs are still on--see the link in the post above for details.


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