december, 2016

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8dec3:15 pm- 4:30 pmBFF (K-3rd Grade)
10dec9:00 am- 3:30 pmSemi-Annual Book Sale
15dec3:15 pm- 5:00 pmKids Movie Day: The Wild Life
29dec3:15 pm- 5:00 pmKids Christmas Break Movie Day: Pete's Dragon


Ho! Ho! Ho!
‘Tis the season for shopping and giving.
Don’t fight the crowds in the mall.
Buy a book for one and all.
No worries about the wrong color,
Or if it’s too big and needs to be smaller.
SciFi, Fantasy, Humor or Mystery
Nothing to return, books keep on giving.

Merry Reading!




Winter Toddler and Story Times

Beginning the week of January 9, 2017


Toddler Time: Animals are Snow Much Fun in the Winter

Join us for our winter toddler time as we discover animals playing in the snow.
Toddlers 18-36 months old and their favorite adult will enjoy 20 minutes of winter stories, songs and finger plays.
Mondays from 6:30-6:50PM OR Tuesdays from 10:00-10:20AM.

Story Time: Penguins and Bears and Snow. Oh, My!

Three, four and five year old children will warm up in the library with 45 minutes of winter animal stories, finger plays, songs and a simple craft. Please choose from one of the sessions:
Mondays from 7:00-7:45PM, Wednesdays from 10:00-10:45AM OR Thursdays from 10:00-10:45AM.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 740.924.3561 or email to sign up your little reader.

wildlifeKids Movie Day: The Wild Life

Thursday, December 15  from 3:15–5:00PM

On a tiny exotic island, lives Tuesday, an outgoing parrot and his quirky animal friends. Tuesday dreams about one day discovering the world. After a terrible storm hits the island, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach, Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately thinks Crusoe will be his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Crusoe soon realizes that he needs Tuesday and the other quirky animals to survive on the island. It isn’t always easy since the animals don’t speak “human.” Eventually, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when two savage cats want to take control of the island. That’s when Crusoe and his quirky animal friends soon discover the true power of friendship even when faced with danger.

Library staff will pick K-3rd grade kids up at school and escort them to the library for movie day. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th & 5th graders, transportation arrangements will need to be made for them to attend movie day. Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for kids to walk over with library staff AND kids need to be registered at the library by 4:00PM Wednesday, December 14. Space is limited. Please contact the library if you have questions or to register for Movie Day at 740.924.3561 or email



petesdragonKids Christmas Break Movie: Pete’s Dragon

Thursday, December 29  from 3:15–5:00PM

If you’re looking for an afternoon out of the house during Christmas break to meet with friends, have some popcorn and see a new movie, come to the library and watch Pete’s Dragon on Thursday, December 29. Please contact the library if you have questions or to register for Movie Day at 740.924.3561 or email

For many years, Mr. Meacham has told tales of a fierce dragon who lives in the deep forest. For his daughter, Grace, the stories are just tall tales. That is until Grace meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious, ten year old boy with no family. Pete claims to live in the forest with a green, giant, Dragon named Elliot. Elliot has become Pete’s caretaker and friend after his parents were killed in a car accident. Not everyone thinks Elliot is a good friend for Pete.

Licking Park District final logo print

Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Due to Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, The Licking Park District will take a short break. Park programs will resume at the library on January 26th. More information will be in our December newsletter.


Reading Round the Clock

Reading can happen anytime, anywhere!  And you and your children can explore the joy of reading together with this series of “Reading ‘Round the Clock” flyers and videos that gives easy tips for working reading practice into everyday activities. INFOhio developed them in partnership with the State Library of Ohio, Ohio Educational Library Media Association, and the Ohio PTA, and they are available to all Ohioans for free download. So take a look for great tips on keeping your family reading and preparing your children for Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

Reading on the Screen from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.

Reading for a Purpose from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.

Reading on the Go from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.


Ellison Dies Available for Use

These dies and machine are available for anyone 12 and older to use during library hours. Bring your own paper, make something special!

For a full list of available dies, please click here: Alexandria_Ellison_Dies.




ABC Mouse! is an educational website for young children that provides online learning activities for 2-6 year old children at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels.