A very popular activity here at the library, storytime is back! It's a great way to spend quality time together with your children while we do all the work! Storytime covers many different topics and usually includes songs, finger plays and an activity (such as coloring)!
One thing is sure, no matter what the topic, storytime is always lots and lots of fun! Won't you join us?!?
Here's what's happening in April:
April 9 & 10: Spring Has Sprung
April 16 & 17: We're Going On A Picnic
April 23 & 24: Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Storytimes are as follows:
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM- Toddler Storytime
5:30 PM- Family Storytime
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM- All Ages Storytime
Super Saturday is now Terrific Thursday!
This April, the Kilgore College Rangerettes will be here to meet with our youth patrons! Join us Thursday April 25,th as the ladies let us in on what it takes to be a part of this world-famous drill team! We'll be gathering in the Moeschle Room at 7:00 PM so don't miss out!
Calling all Warriors fans! Join us Wednesday, March 13th at 2:00 PM in the Moeschle Room for a pawsome program all about the cats and their clans! We'll be doing a reading from the series and will also create our own feline Warrior character and make a paper bag puppet of it! Don’t miss out on all the wonderful Warrior fun!
This program is based off of the Warriors series of books by Erin Hunter. The popular books are about several “clans” of warrior cats who battle and have adventures. For more info on the series check out their official website: http://www.warriorcats.com/warriorshell.html
Calling all Easter egg artists!
The Easter Art Contest is back! Beginning Sunday, March 17th, Kids ages 0-12 will have the chance to get creative by decorating a picture of an Easter egg! The eggs will be grouped by the age of the artist: 0-4, 5-8, and 9-12. We’ll pick one winner from each group!
If you want a chance to win and have your artwork displayed in the Children’s Department, bring your eggs the Children’s Desk by Saturday, March 23rd!
Don’t forget to put your name, age, and phone number on the back of your egg. Eggs with information on the front will be disqualified.
Library to Host Lock-in for Genealogists
Friday, February 15th, gather your research materials and head for the Longview Public Library's Genealogy/Local History Department for a night of undisturbed research from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight. The doors will be locked at 6:00pm, so be sure to be in the library before then or you'll get locked out of all the fun!
The library computers will be available for free access to the Footnote database of millions of military records, Dawes Rolls and other important records. Use Ancestry and the Heritage Quest database of Census, Revolutionary War Pension Records, the Freedman's Bank, PERSI and thousands of family history books. Search Newsbank Historical Newspapers database that has complete newspapers dating back to the 1600's! The list goes on and on and on.
You may also bring your own laptop and use the library's WiFi. Regretfully, Footnote and Ancestry are only accessible on the library computers.
Snacks & drinks will be allowed.
For more information, please call Ms. Linda Laminack at 903-237-1359.
If you're too young for Summer Reading Club, you're perfect for Spring Reading Club! This wonderful program will help get your child (under the age of 5) ready for reading. There are 8 activities to complete with your child in the month of March. You can also earn fun prizes just for participating each week!
There's no need to register- just pick up your form on Friday, March 1st when Spring Reading Club kicks off. Stop by the Children's Department for more information.
Super Saturday has changed to Terrific Thursday!
He's back! Le Tourneau University’s Dr. Steve Ball is coming back for another energetic, electrifying science program! This time around, we'll be exploring induction through his program Electromagnetic Magic!
Join us February 28th at 7:00 PM in the Moeschle Room. This program is appropriate for kids ages 5-12. Don't miss out- it’s gonna be a great time!
Our Broughton Branch Library is hosting an event to celebrate the National African American Read-In. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00 PM. It will be an evening of readings authored by African Americans.
Come gather with other members of our community as we continue to celebrate Black History Month. Everyone is welcome!
Our Broughton Branch Library is located inside the Broughton Recreation Center, located at 801 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Longview. The Branch is normally open Monday through Thursday from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM but will stay open later for this event.
For more information contact Miss Nita at 903-237-1326.
"When you wish upon a star..."
We're having a star party & you're invited! Come on out to the Library on Tuesday, February 19th as we turn our eyes to the sky. It's the night of a New Moon and, with the help of LeTourneau University students and Physics Professor Dr. Steve Ball, we'll be able to view through several different telescopes! We should also be able to see the Moon, Jupiter and its moons, as well as the Pleiades, a star cluster- weather permitting, of course!
We'll be outside, starting about 7:00 PM, so please dress appropriately for the temperatures outside. This event will be fun for the whole family and hopefully the weather will cooperate! :)
Get a new eReader, tablet, or smartphone for the Holidays? Did you know that you can check out Library books for free? The Library offers OverDrive where patrons can check out and download free eBooks and eAudiobooks onto various devices.
We can help you get started with your fun new gadget or possibly fix problems you've been encountering! Come into the Library on Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 PM. Simply bring your device and our friendly, knowledgeable staff will sit down with you and help you get up and running with OverDrive!
We'll be in the Moeschle Room from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM so come on in and ask away! *You will need your valid Library card number and the password associated with the card! If you don't remember or have the password, come see our Access Services desk so they can reset that for you.
Can’t make it to the class? You can also pick up step-by-step instructions for OverDrive for Kindle, NOOK, iPad/iPod/iPhone, PC & Mac computers, and Android tablets and smartphones at the Front Desk of the Library. We will also be putting them up on our website within the next few weeks!
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