The Heginbotham Library plans various events throughout the year. Information about the activities as they come up can be found on the library’s Facebook page and the calendar.
Looking for something new to read? Look no further than the annual Book Bonanza! For two days in September members of the community can stop by the library and buy gently used books generously donated by library patrons. There are many different genres available, from nail-biting thrillers to awe-inspiring memoirs. People of all ages will be able to find something interesting to read.
On the second Sunday of December, the library hosts a handmade Christmas shopping event. Gifts are made by the librarians, Friends of the Library members, board members, and patrons. Items are usually priced between $0.25 to $10.00. Past gifts have included mason jar cookie mixes, scarves, ornaments, carved out books, embroidered hand towels, and more!
Storytime runs September through May for for children ages two years old and up. Themes vary from month to month and activities are planned around each one. An animal theme could mean reading books such as My Heart is Like a Zoo and playing an animal guessing game. Parents are asked to sign up and bring a snack each month.
Summer Reading and Teen Summer Reading Programs
Starting in June, the library hosts two summer reading programs. The Summer Reading Program (SRP) is for children ages three years old through the fourth grade. Past theme titles have been Be Bright, Reading is my Superpower, and Puppy and Kitty Tales. The Teen Summer Reading Program (TSRP) is for students going into the fifth grade and up. Past theme titles have been It’s a Crime not to Read, Fizzle! Bang! Books!, and Camp R*E*A*D*. SRP is on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. TSRP is Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. depending on the activity day.
Tea Party Book Club
Join the library and members of the community for great books and conversation. The Tea Party Book Club begins in the spring. Choose one of three books to read before the party begins. Afterwards come and enjoy homemade tea goodies while discussing the chosen books. Dates and times are not set.