New Saturday Children’s Program at SCC Library

Preschool Show and TellIn an effort to build a culture of reading and a love of books for local children, the Katharine L. Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College invites Pre-K through fifth-grade students to a new Saturday morning program entitled the “Saturday Children’s Program.”

From 10 until 11:30 am for five Saturdays, children and their accompanying parent or guardian will be entertained and delighted by Mary Ellen Cravotta, a children’s librarian and program creator. In addition, children and their parents will learn all the Boyd Library has to offer.

The premiere event “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My,” will be on September 23. An amusing selection of lion, tiger, and bear books and poems will be shared, interesting animal books for all ages will be on display for checkout, animal crafts will be available for parents to help their child with, and a drawing to give away three new animal books. All children will depart with a packet of animal crackers and an animal bookmark.

“Fall into Fiction and Non-Fiction” will be on October 7. “An Usborne Read Aloud and Craft Fair” will be on October 21. Usborne Books is an innovative British publisher with international multicultural books from the Kane Miller subdivision. The theme for November 18 will be “Thankful for Knowledge” and December 16 will be “A Child’s View of Christmas in Stories and Pictures.”

Please RSVP a spot for your child by emailing, konoldm@sandhills.edu with the names of participants and ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The SCC Boyd Library

Those who live or work in Moore or Hoke counties, and are 18 or older, may receive a Community Patron Library Card.

The Katharine L. Boyd Library provides comfortable, pleasant surroundings for study and leisure reading. Library materials are not only selected to support and supplement academic programs, they are chosen to stimulate reading as a leisure-time activity.

The collection includes more than 80,000 items and extensive periodical holdings which include subscriptions to local, state, and national newspapers. There is a large microfilm and microfiche collection which includes a complete run of the New York Times from its beginning in 1851. There are computerized indices to newspaper and periodical articles such as NC LIVE and Opposing Viewpoints. The library’s collection of over 2,000 videotapes and DVDs contains instructional programs, feature films, documentaries, musicals, operas, plays, classic children’s films, and PBS programs.

The Boyd Library is open Monday-Thursday 7:45 am-8 pm, Friday 7:45 am-4 pm and Saturday 9 am-1 pm. The library is closed on Sundays.

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