By Amy Mann
Do you remember the first game you ever played?
Maybe not, because it was likely “peek-a-boo” when you were an infant. What’s the first game you remember playing with other kids? It might have been “hide and seek,” an activity played all over the world, with variants in rules and terminology. The game is a more advanced form of “peek-a-boo” and is related to some books at the Warsaw Community Public Library.
In 1987, a British artist by the name of Martin Handford drew a crowded scene of people and added a little figure with a red-and-white striped hat and shirt. Wally, or Waldo as he’s known in the United States, became a fixture in the lives of children and adults. He’s still entertaining people today. Have you seen him lately?
Americans Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick have also written many seek-and-find books, including the “I Spy” and “Can You See What I See?” series. Those are located the library’s juvenile non-fiction and easy reader non-fiction categories. Come in and see if you can find them.
Other things to look for at the Warsaw Community Public Library this month include the popular Lego hunt in Children’s Services, as well as in-person story times and Greyt Readers. No, that’s not a typo. The library hosts real live greyhound dogs twice a month, and they love to have kids read to them. No registration is necessary. Patrons can meet them upstairs anytime between 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20. Their next visit will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.
Story times will resume on Monday, Sept. 13, and will feature identical programs for preschoolers at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Choose the one that works best for you. Babies, toddlers and their parents will also meet at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings. Keep an eye on the library’s calendar. It can be accessed in print at the library or online at warsawlibrary.org. The library is adding new events and programs all the time. Seek them out, and we’ll see you here at WCPL.