Saturday, June 11, 2022

Randy Emmett Tinsley

Randy Emmett Tinsley passed peacefully in his sleep at home with family on June 8, 2022. He was born in Howell Michigan on August 9, 1950 to James and Mona (Jackson) Tinsley. Randy was employed at Reuland Electric in Howell for 43 years. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: Elmer “Duane” Jackson and William “Bill” Tinsley. Randy leaves behind a son: George (Kimberly) Tinsley and 3 grandchildren: Corey Lovaty, Randy (Ana) Tinsley, and Martha Tinsley. He is survived by Laura and Dee Dee Wright, though not his daughters, he thought of them both as his own, 4 loving sisters: Sue Ayers, Theresa (Ed) Davidson, Linda (Dennis) Gendron, Virginia Wright, along with 11 nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends and relatives on June 12, 2022 from 1-5pm at the Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville, Michigan. A Celebration of Life is planned for mid-July.

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at: pjnerrmannfuneralhome.com

 Diona Raye St. Charles

Diona Raye St. Charles, Webberville, born May 4th, 1978 in Howell to Ric St. Charles and Faye Hargrove, passed away in her home on May 26th, 2022 after a short battle with Multiple Myeloma and liver disease.

She was a 1996 graduate of Webberville and attained an Associates Degree from Davenport University. She was employed by Jackson National, Dart Properties and, prior to her passing, Premier Thermal Solutions.

Diona is survived by her daughter, Alanna (Ally) Aldridge; Ally's father, Kriss Aldridge; father, Ric (Cindy) St. Charles; mother, Faye Hargrove; sisters, Carmen (Jason) Davis, Cassandra (Dan) Rose, and Melissa (Seth) Adkins; brother, Chad (Courtney) Simmons; nephews, Brad and Jax; nieces, Makayla, Ezmae, Dalynn, Reese, Paige, Rylee and Bella; grandmother, Donna St. Charles and numerous family and friends.

Diona was preceded in death by grandparents, Richard "Dick" St. Charles, Geneva Hargrove-Barnes and Richard "Dick" Barnes as well as other family and friends.

A celebration of Diona's life is being held on Saturday, June 11th from 1 - 4 pm at the Webberville Spartan Center. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to benefit Diona's daughter Ally.

Diona was a big personality who was loved by so many and will be greatly missed.

We love you Dee Dee.

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at: pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Pearl Spagnuolo

On Monday May 30, 2022 Pearl Spagnuolo left this Earth and went to Heaven. Pearl was the beloved Parti Yorkie of Leticia Spagnuolo. On Saturday May 28th at 9 PM she was inside her own fenced yard when a Bullmastiff jumped her fence and fatally mauled her. She was only four years old and a perfect little girl. We rushed her to the Michigan State University Animal Hospital where the veterinarians did everything medically and surgically possible to save her precious little life. Pearl fought with all her might to live and stay with her family but after two days she finally succumbed to the numerous wounds caused by that Bullmastiff.

Pearl was a gentle soul who loved life and her family. She was an emotional support dog for her grandmother Sue. She gave her a reason to wake up everyday because she knew that Pearl’s cuddles and wagging tail would make her smile and ease her pain. Pearl loved to play with her toys, dig holes and go on walks with her two sisters. Her love was unconditional and she loved to be held and petted by all. Pearl is sadly missed by all that knew her and her tragic death did not have to happen.

Pearl has joined with Letiicia’s father Frank, her brother Anthony and nephew Oliver Salfate and is bringing joy and happiness there, just as she did for a short time on Earth. “Rest in Peace Baby Girl the pain is over.”

Pearl’s life mattered and she did not die in vain. There is a petition online to get the laws changed so that animal control and the local police can remove animals that pose a threat before they maim or kill small animals or children. Please go to http://www.change.org/p/justice-for-pearl and please sign there.

 Rep. Bezotte invites residents to local coffee hours on June 17

State Rep. Bob Bezotte, of Marion Township, announced he will host local coffee hours in June in Howell, Fowlerville and Hartland.

The meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

Friday, June 17:

    · Mark’s Midtown Coney; 1 – 2 p.m.; 208 W. Grand River, Howell.

    · Olden Days Cafe; 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; 118 N. Grand River Ave.,              Fowlerville.

    · Big Boy; 4 – 5 p.m.; 10587 Highland Road, Hartland.

No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those who are unable to attend but would still like to share their thoughts with the representative may call his Lansing office at (517) 373-8835 or email RobertBezotte@House.MI.gov.

Bezotte represents the 47th House District, which includes a portion of Livingston County.

 After long delay, Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to be peformed

Fowlerville Community Theatre is thrilled to bring to the stage Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ this coming weekend. Rehearsals for this production began back in December 2019 and, after a long delay, is finally able to grace the stage at the Alverson Center for the Performing Arts at Fowlerville High School.

COVID-19 may have halted this production for quite some time, but the cast and crew are more than ready to perform this amazing show. You will see people of all ages on stage. Some cast members have joined the production just recently, and some have been here since the beginning. Everyone has come together to create a spectacular show.

You will not want to miss this. It is the “tale as old as time” that we all know and love, portrayed by a top-notch cast and crew..

Show dates and times are as follows: Thursday, June 16th at 7pm, Friday, June 17th at 7pm, and Saturday June 18th at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. They may be ordered online or at the door. Online tickets may be ordered at: https://bit.ly/FCT-Beast-Tickets-2022

Webberville United Methodist Church to serve Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner

The Webberville United Methodist Church, 4215 E. Holt Rd. is serving a Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner on Saturday, June18. The dinner includes 2 pieces oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, roll and cookies. All for $10. The dinner will be served 5 to 7pm or until we run out. 

Red Ceder Julbile holding euchre tournament to benefit parks

The Friends of Williamston Parks (FOWP) will host a euchre tournament on Thursday, June 23 in the Red Cedar Jubilee Food & Beverage Tent. Buy-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and play starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person.

The top prize is a Weber gas grill courtesy of Kodet’s True Value. The event will feature 50-50 drawing and other prizes from Fireworks Glass Studios, Old Nation Brewing Company, Studio Shop and Sunnyside Cafe.

All proceeds from the euchre tournament will benefit park improvements in the Williamston area. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the euchre tournament.

The Friends of Williamston Parks began in 2015 to focus on park improvement efforts. For more information about the Friends of Williamston Parks, visit www.williamston parks.org or e-mail williamstonparks@gmail.com. 

 Livingston County Catholic Charities to host seminar on     Elder Abuse Awareness

In honor of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15th, Livingston County Catholic Charities and the Elder Justice Coalition will host The Many Faces of Elder Abuse Seminar. In partnership with various community members and entities, Livingston County Catholic Charities will bring Elder Abuse Awareness to light through education, networking, and sharing.

The event will feature experts and key speakers including, the Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan, South Central Legal Services, the Livingston County Hoarding Task Force, LCCC’s Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (PEANE) team, Attorney General Dana Nessel and more.

The senior programs at Livingston County Catholic Charities have seen a tremendous uptick in seniors being abused, neglected or exploited. This led to the creation of the Livingston County Catholic Charities Prevention of Elder Abuse Neglect and Exploitation (P.E.A.N.E.) program in 2017. The Elder Abuse Coalition includes staff from LCCC, the Livingston County Prosecutor's Office, the Livingston County Sheriff's Dept., Adult Protective Services/DHHS, the Ombudsmen/AAA1-B, PAAM, the Fowlerville Police, Foguth Financial and the Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project.

As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet we fail to live up to this promise when we allow older members of our society to be abused or neglected.Join Livingston County Catholic Charities and the Elder Justice Coalition to learn more about how you can help prevent and address Elder Abuse in the future. The details of the event can be found below:

The seminar will be held at the Livingston County EMS Building- Hartland Room in Howell.

A $15/per person donation is suggested to cover the costs of

breakfast, lunch, and materials.

To register go to:

weblink.donorperfect.com/WEAD_June2022

For more information or to learn more about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, call Beth Newman at Livingston County Catholic Charities at (517) 545-5944 or visit the National Center on Elder Abuse https://ncea.acl.gov.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089. All programs are free to our patrons.

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FAMILY

Homeschooling Social Hour

Tuesday, June 14, 1:00 pm – 2:00pm

Drop in and get to know other local homeschooling families. Play games, enjoy snacks, and have fun!

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ADULTS

Green Living with Clean Refillery

Monday, June 13, 12:00pm

Join us here at the Library to learn about ways to live eco-friendly with Clean Refillery - a low waste health and beauty store located in Lansing.

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Monthly Cardmaking

Thursday, June 16, 6:30pm

Wish you could craft your own greetings cards, but feeling a little intimidated? Follow Mary’s step-by-step instructions, and you’ll go home with a set of four strawberry themed cards.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Monthly Book and Coffee Club

Monday, June 27, 2:00pm

Join Zoe in the afternoon for a traditional book club with coffee and dessert. This month‘s selection is The Stranger in the Life Boat by Mitch Albom.  Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Monthly Beyond the Book

Thursday, June 23, 6:30pm

An evening book discussion plus the movie, recipe, or more. This month’s selection is A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Yoga Fitness Class

Mondays, 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Mondays, 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Lean into Yin Yoga with Ellen Zezula from Simply Authentic. Wake up the body with soft stretches and yoga asanas, including a touch of meditative practice. No cost to attendees, just bring your mat and a water bottle. Now offering morning and evening classes!

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LIFE SKILLS

Beginner Sewing (Adults & Teens)

Monday, June 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in sewing but don’t know where to start? Do you struggle to sew a straight line? If so, this is the program for you! Join Tally to learn how to use a sewing machine and increase confidence on sewing. First project is making Microwavable Rice Bags.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Michigan Works! Jobseeker and Education Workshops

2nd Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Michigan Works! can help people of all ages with one-on-one career coaching, resume writing, job search assistance, skills training, computer training, and more! Get direct help at the workshops or come and learn the ways they can also assist young adults, ages 16 - 24, with education assistance, paid work experience, transportation, and even interview and work clothing.

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TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have our teen librarian Connor run a one-shot.

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Teen Craft Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Mary has tons of fun teen craft projects planned! Drop in to take part in making super cool crafts, such as beaded animals, resin jewelry, and other top secretprojects.

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Friday Gaming

Fridays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in anytime from 2:30 to 5:00 for free play on the Nintendo Switch. Teen hosts Connor and Tally have an amazing setup with lots of games from the Library’s steadily growing collection.

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KIDS

Our revamped storytime programs are open to everyone! No registration necessary.

Family Fun Storytime

Saturday, June 11, 2:00 pm

Bring the whole family for this extra special storytime! We’ll read stories, sing songs, fingerplays, and more.

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My First Escape Room: Minecraft (Ages 5-9)

Friday, June 17, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm

Saturday, June 18, 1:00pm, 1:30pm

Can you defeat the Ender Dragon? Perfect for younger kids with a curious mind who love puzzles! No previous knowledge of Minecraft is required.

Registration required. Sign up for a time slot online or call the Library.

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K-5 Book Club (K-5)

Tuesday, June 21, 1:00pm

Read a book along the theme, then come to the library to discuss it while enjoying snacks and a craft! Visit the library for a list of reading suggestions if you’d like! This month’s theme is Book WithWater on the Cover.

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Reading with Bosco the Dog

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm

You’ll find Shelly and her book loving dog Bosco waiting in the children’s area from 4:00 to 5:00. Bosco wants some two-legged friends to come and read him their favorite books.

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Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5 with caregiver)

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:00 am

Join our always terrific Mrs. D. for engaging stories, sing-a-longs, finger plays, and so much more!

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Toddler Storytime (ages 1 to 3 with caregiver)

Thursdays & Fridays 10:00 am, May 19 – August 25

Get ready to move and groove with some funky tunes and stories with our dynamic youth librarian Storm.

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Baby Lap Sit (ages 0 to 2 with caregiver)

Fridays 9:30 am,May 20 – August 26

Come and make some new baby friends in this musical storytime led by baby-loving Storm. Babies and their caregivers will socialize, sing songs, and play together.

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Facebook Live Storytime (ages 2 to 8)

Thursdays on Facebook, 12 pm

Learn signs, sing songs, and play in this recorded storytime on our Facebook page. Build some early literacy skills in your pajamas.


Saturday, June 4, 2022

Londa Kay Horton

Londa Kay Horton, age 71, a lifelong resident of Fowlerville, MI, was called home on May 26, 2022.

Londa was born on May 1, 1951 in Howell to Rollin Lorraine Horton and Rosmond (Bachman) Horton. She was an older sister to Raye Horton and Rollin Lloyd Horton. Londa grew up on the family farm in Fowlerville, MI.

A 1969 graduate of Fowlerville High School, she was a part of the percussion section in the school band and also took up the piano. Her love of animals drew her to 4-H which later led to her becoming a 4-H leader with the Northern Neighbors Club in adulthood.

Londa was an advocate for continuous education and earned numerous degrees in her lifetime. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Western Michigan University. She attended Michigan State University and received a Bachelor of Arts Multiple Disciplinary Social Science and Masters in Education Psychology. She also received a Master of Arts at Central Michigan University in Industrial/Organizational Development. During her time at Michigan State she studied abroad in Valbonne, France.

Londa had an extensive career. Following her love of education, she taught history and was a coach at DeWitt High School and Whitmore Lake High School and later with the Michigan Virtual University. For 24 years she was the president of her own company where she was an instructional designer. Londa also held numerous jobs where she designed training programs and initiatives.

Londa was a lifelong member of the Fowlerville First United Methodist Church where she was a part of the missions team. Inspired by biologist Jane Goodall, she travelled to Uganda to see endangered gorillas. Londa was also a member of of the Conway Township Planning Commission, serving as its secretary for over 13 years.

Londa is a beloved mother, daughter, sister, and aunt. She will be remembered for being hardworking, independent, a dedicated mother and for her involvement in the community.

Londa is preceded in death by her mother Rosmond (Bachman) Horton.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Keelan Horton, beloved father Rollin Horton, sister Raye Horton, niece Sarah Grill, nephew Thomas Grill, brother Rollin Lloyd Horton (Cindy Mackie Horton), nephew Rollin Thomas Horton, nephew Ranier Horton, and niece Mallory Horton, and numerous cousins.

Her celebration of life took place on Friday, June 3, at the Fowlerville United Methodist Church, with vistation held from 11am-Noon and the service at Noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Londa’s favorite charity—Heifer International which aids impoverished families around the world with a gift of livestock. https://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/animals/index.html?msource=KIK1E21BS0001&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1tGUBhDXARIsAIJx01n7gLDuWGy-Sg5EUcG1NXnMCRItpjekHALj1XlfCfNMHxjZqeNtlJ8aAsFzEALw_wcB

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at: pjherrmannfuneralhome.com 

 Webberville United Methodist Church serving drive-through chicken dinner

The Webberville United Methodist Church, located at 4215 E. Holt Rd., is having a drive-through chicken dinner on Saturday, June18. The dinner includes two pieces oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, roll and cookies. All for $10. The dinner will be served 5 to 7 PM, or until we run out.

 Howell Recreation holding Flip N’ Flop Fishing Tournament on June 12

Join us for our annual fishing tournament for kids ages 2-15 held on Michigan's Free Fishing Weekend on Sunday, June 12. Bring the whole family down to Scofield Park for a chance to win prizes at this year's tournament!

Breakfast starts at 7:30am, tournament starts at 8am and ends by 10am, brief awards ceremony to follow. Each entry into the tournament will get you: -Entry into the tournament -Pancake Breakfast (non-participants may purchase a breakfast ticket separately) -A goodie bag of supplies for the tournament (including bait) -A chance to win prizes

This event is made possible by Brandon Krugh State Farm who will be on site. Make sure to stop by and say hello. Cost: $10/person $5 for breakfast only (all ages) Time: 7:30am-10:00am Location: Scofield City Park, 404 Thompson St. Registration link: https://www.howellrecreation.org/events/flip22

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089. All programs are free to our patrons.

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FAMILY

Under the Sea Party (All Ages)

Tuesday, June 7, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Join our summer reading kick-off party! We’ll have games, snacks, activities, and a chance to sign up for summer reading where you’ll win PRIZES!

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Homeschooling Social Hour

Tuesday, June 14, 1:00 pm – 2:00pm

Drop in and get to know other local homeschooling families. Play games, enjoy snacks, and have fun!

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ADULTS

Green Living with Clean Refillery

Monday, June 13, 12:00pm

Join us here at the Library to learn about ways to live eco-friendly with Clean Refillery - a low waste health and beauty store located in Lansing.

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Monthly Cardmaking

Thursday, June 16, 6:30pm

Wish you could craft your own greetings cards, but feeling a little intimidated? Follow Mary’s step-by-step instructions, and you’ll go home with a set of four strawberry themed cards.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

* * *

Yoga Fitness Class

Mondays, 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Mondays, 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Lean into Yin Yoga with Ellen Zezula from Simply Authentic. Wake up the body with soft stretches and yoga asanas, including a touch of meditative practice. No cost to attendees, just bring your mat and a water bottle. Now offering morning and evening classes!

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LIFE SKILLS

Sewing Craft Projects with Patty (Adults & Teens)

Friday, June 10, 11:30am – 2:00pm

Join local seamstress Patty Fitzgerald for fun sewing projects. From beginning to advanced – all levels of skill are welcome. Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Beginner Sewing (Adults & Teens)

Monday, June 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in sewing but don’t know where to start? Do you struggle to sew a straight line? If so, this is the program for you! Join Tally to learn how to use a sewing machine and increase confidence on sewing. First project is making Microwavable Rice Bags.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Michigan Works! Jobseeker and Education Workshops

2nd Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Michigan Works! can help people of all ages with one-on-one career coaching, resume writing, job search assistance, skills training, computer training, and more! Get direct help at the workshops or come and learn the ways they can also assist young adults, ages 16 - 24, with education assistance, paid work experience, transportation, and even interview and work clothing.

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TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have our teen librarian Connor run a one-shot.

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Teen Craft Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Mary has tons of fun teen craft projects planned! Drop in to take part in making super cool crafts, such as beaded animals, resin jewelry, and other top secret projects.

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Friday Gaming

Fridays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in anytime from 2:30 to 5:00 for free play on the Nintendo Switch. Teen hosts Connor and Tally have an amazing setup with lots of games from the Library’s steadily growing collection.

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KIDS

Our revamped storytime programs are open to everyone! No registration necessary.

Kids Crafternoons (ages 6 -12)

Tuesday, June 7, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Roll over here after school and get your craft on. Mrs. D provides all the supplies to bring her magical ideas to life in your hands.

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Family Fun Storytime

Saturday, June 11, 2:00 pm

Bring the whole family for this extra special storytime! We’ll read stories, sing songs, fingerplays, and more.

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My First Escape Room: Minecraft (Ages 5-9)

Friday, June 17, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm

Saturday, June 18, 1:00pm, 1:30pm

Can you defeat the Ender Dragon? Perfect for younger kids with a curious mind who love puzzles! No previous knowledge of Minecraft is required.

Registration required. Sign up for a time slot online or call the Library.

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K-5 Book Club (K-5)

Tuesday, June 21, 1:00pm

Read a book along the theme, then come to the library to discuss it while enjoying snacks and a craft! Visit the library for a list of reading suggestions if you’d like! This month’s theme is Book With Water on the Cover.

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Reading with Bosco the Dog

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm

You’ll find Shelly and her book loving dog Bosco waiting in the children’s area from 4:00 to 5:00. Bosco wants some two-legged friends to come and read him their favorite books.

* * *

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5 with caregiver)

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:00 am

Join our always terrific Mrs. D. for engaging stories, sing-a-longs, finger plays, and so much more!

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Toddler Storytime (ages 1 to 3 with caregiver)

Thursdays & Fridays 10:00 am, May 19 – August 25

Get ready to move and groove with some funky tunes and stories with our dynamic youth librarian Storm.

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Baby Lap Sit (ages 0 to 2 with caregiver)

Fridays 9:30 am,May 20 – August 26

Come and make some new baby friends in this musical storytime led by baby-loving Storm. Babies and their caregivers will socialize, sing songs, and play together.

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Facebook Live Storytime (ages 2 to 8)

Thursdays on Facebook, 12 pm

Learn signs, sing songs, and play in this recorded storytime on our Facebook page. Build some early literacy skills in your pajamas