NORTH WEBSTER — Take advantage of fall’s cooler temperatures and shorter days by curling up with a good book. North Webster Community Public Library has a large collection of fiction and nonfiction books, audio books and e-books in all genres. The staff can always help individuals select books they will like. The library’s website also lists new books that have recently been added to the library’s collection or people can sign up for BookPsychic, an online personal reader recommendation service also available on the website.
Although reading may be thought of as a solitary activity, book clubs let people share and discuss with others. The North Webster Library offers two monthly book clubs. R.E.A.D. (Read, Eat And Discuss) Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. third Monday each month. Everyone reads the assigned book and then gets together to discuss it. The group reads a variety of genres and authors throughout the year.
Those who want more flexibility can join Voyager Book Club that meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Monday each month. In this book club, participants read a book of their choice within that month’s assigned genre or topic. The group then meets to share and discuss what each one has read.
The library will be holding a Friends of the Library Book Sale Oct. 27-29. Hundreds of good quality, gently used books will be for sale at low bargain prices. Fiction and nonfiction books in all genres will be available as well as a good selection of children’s and teen books. While shoppers reap big savings, their proceeds will go to support the work of the library.
The love of reading starts young. Bring your children or grandchildren to Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning for a time of books, stories and crafts. Geared toward ages three to five, the fall session, which runs through Nov. 16 (except Nov. 9), focuses on learning about pets.
Wildlife rehabilitator Maria Waltz will bring her bird friends to the library 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, when she presents her Owl Moon Bird Program to teach kids about birds in the wild. A bird craft and prizes are part of the program. Pre-registration is required to attend, so stop by the Youth Services Desk to sign up or call (574) 834-7122 ext. 202.
Because the staff will be in training during the morning on Monday, Oct. 10, the library will open late at 1 p.m. that day.