By TERRI RITTER
Public Relations Coordinator, North Webster Public Library
Spring break is coming soon, and the library has plenty of resources to keep the kids entertained, engaged, and learning while they are away from school.
Planning a road trip? Take along some audiobooks on CDs to keep the family entertained while traveling.
The Youth Department has a large selection to choose from including many new titles. Overdrive for Kids and Teens allows you to download e-books, audiobooks, and videos onto your e-reader, tablet, laptop, or smart phone using your library card.
The library also offers Hoopla, a digital borrowing service, which allows free downloading of thousands of movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and music albums onto your computer or mobile device using your library card. Kids can also view free online animated talking picture books, read-along books, chapter books, videos, puzzles, and games through TumbleBooks.
Overdrive for Kids and Teens, Hoopla, and TumbleBooks can be accessed from the library’s website at www.nweb.lib.in.us.
Of course, the library also has a large and varied collection of print books for children of all ages from infants to young adults. When the kids get tired of their toys, check out a Book Buddy Play Kit from the Youth Department. Designed to teach as well as entertain, each kit focuses on a specific topic and includes books, activities, and play pieces. With over 20 Book Buddy Kits available, you will be sure to find one that interests your child.
The library also offers plenty to keep adults entertained and engaged in learning including online resources and traditional print materials, along with a variety of programs
Next week, Lose It at The Library, our weekly weight loss support group, will learn about “Nutritional Goals During Weight Loss” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 30. Then at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 2, you can learn how to make your own greeting cards at the Make and Take Card Class. Pre-registration is needed along with a $7 class fee that includes all supplies and materials. Just sign up at the front desk or call (574) 834-7122 to join the class.
Be sure to save the date for our National Library Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the North Webster Community Center Banquet Hall. It will be a free evening of entertainment, refreshments, and prizes.
Guest speaker will be author and journalist Sam Weller. He is the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury, one of the most celebrated American authors of the 20th century who wrote “Fahrenheit 451” which is the featured book for this year’s community Big Read sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. You won’t want to miss this opportunity, so mark your calendars.