Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Meet Flat Isaac Osterhout


We have the pleasure of introducing the newest member of the Youth Services Department team! Flat Isaac Osterhout is our international flat traveler. In February, Flat Isaac will depart for foreign lands to explore the exciting libraries and meet interesting people.

Below are photos of Flat Isaac around his home at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Here is Flatt Isaac getting his very own library card!

Here Flat Isaac proudly displays his beautiful crest found on the library's main wall.

Here Flat Isaac is hanging out with his pal the mule outside the library. The mule was part of an state wide art project and our mule highlights the areas coal mining history.

Flat Isaac is very proud of his local history book collection found in the library's Reading Room.

Flat Isaac and his great great great grandfather Isaac Osterhout!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Parenting Collection

The Youth Services of the Osterhout Free Library has a wide arrange of books on parenting topics. Great titles for during pregnancy, those first important years as well has health issues such as ADHD and Diabetes.

Take a look at our Parenting Collection on your next visit. It is located in the Youth Services Department on the outside wall. Look for the books with the bright green stickers. Try out online catalog at

Here are some popular Parenting titles:

What to expect when you're expecting by Heidi Murkoff

The AD/HD parenting handbook : practical advice for parents from parents by Colleen Alexander-Roberts.

One family, two family, new family : stories and advice for stepfamilies by Lisa Cohn & William Merkel.

Sippy cups are not for chardonnay, and other things I had to learn as a new mom by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


In anticipation of the first snow fall here are some cool games to get you prepared for the white stuff.

Make a Flake is a great online game that helps make awesome personalized snowflakes.

Create A Snowman is sponsored by the Orange County Library System of Florida. You can build your own snowman as traditional or as crazy as you wish.

Have fun when the real stuff falls!


The American Red Cross Babysitting Class scheduled for Decembers 2nd & 9th has been rescheduled for January 6th & 13th 2007. Please contact the Youth Services Department if you are interested in joining the course. 570-823-0156 Ext. 217

Friday, November 24, 2006

December Activities at the Library

Teen Babysitting Course- A two part course will be offered on December 2nd & 9th at 9:00-12:30 p.m for ages 11-18th. Participants will be certified by the American Red Cross. The cost of the class is $40. Call 823-0156 EXT. 217 to register for this program.

Princess Tea Party- Come be a princess for a day on Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. We'll be making princess crowns, read princess stories and enjoy refreshments. Call 823-0156 EXT. 217 to register for this program.

Mercy Watson Read-Aloud- Wednesday, December 6 at 6:00-7:00 p.m. for students in grades 1-2. Come hear the zany adventures of the crime fighting pig, Mercy Watson and make a craft. Call 823-0156 EXT. 217 to register for this program.

Holiday Pop-Ups! Saturday, December 16 at 2-4 p.m. Make your own pop-up greeting cards for the holidays! No need to register just stop by anytime between 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Call the Osterhout Free Library's Youth Services' Department at 823-0156 ext. 217 to register for any of these activities.

Monday, November 20, 2006

The Youth Services Department of the Osterhout Free Library would like to wish you and yours a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

Interested in what the first Thanksgiving was like? Check out Scholastic's The First Thanksgiving via their website.

Or find out how the pilgrims lived at Plimoth Plantationor the History of Thanksgiving at the History Channel.

Don't eat too much turkey and don't forget to draw your very own hand turkey!

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Everyone in the Youth Services Department would like to wish you a Happy and Safe Halloween.

Stop by to get some scary and spooky books to help celebrate or to make your costume. Check out the online catalog before you come in.

Check out some history on the holiday at the History

Saturday, October 07, 2006

New FAll Activities

Check out the Youth Services new fall activities!

Creepy, Crawly Bugs!
Learn all about 'em!

When: Thursday, October 19, 2006
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: Youth Services Department
Osterhout Free Library
71 S. Franklin St
Wilkes-Barre PA 18701

Who: Kathy Kelchner, Outreach Educator for Frances Slocum State Park will present this educational program for children up to 6th grade and their families

Please call the Youth Services Department to register for this free program- 823-0156 Ext. 217

Story Bites

When: Monday-Thursday @ 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Where: Youth Services Department of the Osterhout Free Library

Who: Children ages 6-10 years old

What: Stop by and hear the lastest section of our selected book. Librarians will read while you can snack and relax. Listeners will vote on the books selected.

For more information on any of these programs or additional ones please contact the Youth Services Department of the Osterhout Free Library at 823-0156 EXT 217.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The good people at the Barnes and Noble at 421 Arena Hub Plaza Wilkes-Barre will be holding book fair to benefit the Osterhout Free Library.

A percentage of net sales made during the week of September 24-30th will be donated to the library.

Stop by the store to say hello to our staff or during one of our special storytimes. Storytimes will be held on Tuesday, September 26 at 10 a.m. & Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be visiting our storytimes on Saturday, September 30 at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. For more information about the book fair please contact the Osterhout Free Library at 823-0156

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Children's Computer Classes

LAPTOTTS (Learning Assisted by Parents and Teachers on Technology for Tots)
For Parents/Caregivers and Children ages 2-5. The classes will include: Safe Internet sites for kids, Using Library Computer Resources, Other fun Computer-based activities.
Wednesday, September 13 at 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11 at 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25 at 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8 at 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6 at 12:00-12:45 p.m.

Computer Workshops for Kids- ages 6-11. Classes include playful computer activities including the internet.
Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Please call the Youth Services Deparment at 823-0156 Ext. 217 to register for this workshops.

Fall Storytimes

Books & Babies (ages 1-3)
Back by popular demand! Parents and their children can spend time together, play, create a craft, hear stories, songs and fingerplays, and talk with community resource professionals on a different child development issue each week.
Tuesdays, September 19-October 10 from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
*Registration starts Monday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 1/2- 5)
Children participate in stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft project, and see a film!
Kindergarten readiness skills will be introduced at each session.
Wednesdays, October 18- November 8 from 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, October 18- November 8 from 2:00-2:45 p.m.
Saturdays, October 21- November 11 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
*Registration begins Monday, October 9 at 8:30 a.m.

Toddler Storyime (ages 2-3)
Children participate in stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft project!
Wednesdays, November 15-December 6 from 10-10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, November 15- December 6 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Saturdays, November 18-December 9 from 10-10:30 a.m.
*Registration begins on Monday, November 6 at 8:30 a.m.

All programs are held at the Osterhout Free Library at 71 South Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre PA

To Register for any of these great programs please call the Youth Services Department at 823-0156 Ext. 217

Family Art Fun!

Bring the while family to our series of art workshops. Spend quality time with your loved ones and walk away with an orginial piece of amily artwork! Each Saturdays, an artist from ARTS YOUNIVERSE will guide you through a different art beginning on...

Saturday, September 16 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Erin will offer instruction in painting techniques. Following the class, those who wish can take a guided tour of the Arts YOUniverse mansion, located on the next block at 156 South Franklin Street.

Saturday, September 23 from 10-11:30 a.m.
WORD PAINTING from Jennifer Hill-Kaucher
Give an old page from a book a new life! Alter it, and make it into a work of art!

Saturday, September 30 from 10-11:30 a.m.
*CREATING IN CLAY with Bob Schmitz
Your hands may get a little dirty, but you'll create something beautiful!
*This class will meet at the Arts YOUniverse building at 156 S. Franklin St.

Saturday, October 7 from 10-11:30 a.m.
CREATING MONOLOGUES with Jennifer Hill-Kaucher
Discover the hidden actor in you, as Jennifer helps you create your own monologue!


Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa
in conjuction with The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and The Scranton Area Foundation.

Friday, September 01, 2006


Come Meet Conductor of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Larry Loh!

At a special breakfast in the Youth Services Department of the Osterhout Free Library on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 9:30 a.m.

Find out about the upcoming Concert for Children ages 3-12 titled Crescendo!

For more information contact the Youth Services Department at 823-0156 Ext. 217

For more informantion on the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic at

Teen Poetry Workshop

You are invited to come and share your writing with
Jim Warner of Wilkes University and other poets.
New members are always welcome.

Every Tuesday Evening
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Osterhout Free Library
71 South Franklin Street

For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at
823-0156 ext. 217

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Starting kindergarten this fall? Come to our Welcome to Kindergarten party! Children will hear stories about kindergarten and create a 'back to school' craft, while parents talk with Kindergarten teacher Sharon Hinchey. Mrs. Hinchey will talk about what to expect on that first day, and now to better prepare yourself and your child for a more pleasant school experience. There is no charge for this program but please make a reservation as space is limited.

The welcome party is on Monday, August 21, 2006 at 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at the Osterhout Free Library.

Call the Youth Services Desk at 823-0156 Ext. 217 to register for the fun!

Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Carole Moyer's all-day kindergarten class eagerly raises their hands to answer a question after she drew a rectangle on the board at her school in Columbus, Ohio, in May, 2002. Ohio is one of 12 states that require children to attend kindergarten at least a half day. The state funds all-day programs only for districts with average or below-average poverty levels. (AP Photo/Daphne Davis, File)
Leanne Grace, Director of the Rainbow Hill School and Liz Jordan, Director of the Wyoming Valley United Way's Success by 6 Initative will introduce parents to the parent activity guide developed by the Department of Education and the Department of Welfare. Each participant will recieve a copy of the guide that is filled with fun activities to give your child the foundation for positive and happy future school experiences. Children will be treated to a storytime session that will focus on early learning skills.

Join us Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The program is free of charge, but registration is necessary. This program is designed for children who will be starting kindergarten in 2007 and their parents. Please call the Youth Services Desk at 823-0156 Ext. 217 if you would like to attend.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Butterfly Guy

Hope you didn't miss the great night of fun on Wednesday August 2nd! The Butterfly Guy, Rick Mikula provided a very interesting and fun filled presentation on butterflies. Here is he dressed as one!

Attention Child Care Providors

The Osterhout Free Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for Child Care Providors for gain 2 hours of TQAS/PQAS credits at our newest early literacy training course. We will cover various storytelling techniques and how to apply for three key literacy levels. We will highlight new books and help in planning your curriculum.

Storytelling For Early Literacy takes place on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please call the Youth Services Department at 823-0156 Ext. 217. Please register by Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Ever wonder what it takes to be a guide dog? Did you know that only special breeds of dogs can qualify as guide dogs? Did you know that you could take care of a puppy who will grow up to be a guide dog?

Come meet some guide dog puppies and their owners on Monday August 7, 2006 at 10-11:00 a.m. to find out more exciting information. Kaitlyn Makara and members of the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club will be here to talk about guide dogs and display their talents.

Please contact the Youth Services Department at 823-0156 Ext. 217 for more information and to sign up.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Butterfly Guy

Come meet Rick Mikula, The Butterfly Guy, on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Osterhout Free Library. All are welcome to this exciting and fascinating program on the beautiful butterfly.

Please call 823-0156 Ext. 217 to reserve your spot. This activity will take place in the Youth Services Department of the Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre PA.

Friday, July 07, 2006

HOT July Events!

Wednesday Nights are Family Fun Nights!
* Wednesday, July 12- 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Make & Take A Snake!
Just bring in an old necktie (or we'll supply one for you). We'll also share some funny snake stories and have a slithery snack!

* Wednesday, July 19- 6:30-7:30 p.m.- Silly Animal Movies
Bring the whole family to see these short, funny movies about some amazing animals. We'll supply the popcorn and punch!

* Wednesday, July 26- 6:30-7:30 p.m.- Family Game Night
We'll have a large collection of board games & puzzles to keep you busy, and some snacks to munch on. We'll also have prizes!

All Family Fun Nights require registration. Please call 823-0156 Ext. 217 to register.

Meet the thearpy dos and share a favorite story. Saturday, July 15 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. Please call to register at 823-0156 Ext. 217

Reptiles, Rats, and Cats, OH MY!
Join us Monday, July 17 at 10:30-11:30 a.m. when we have live reptiles in the library, as well as some other small animals that you can meet and learn about. Kat Knorrston of TK's Safari Reptile Resue will be here to introduce you her furry and scaly friends. Please call to register for this exciting and interesting event at 823-0156 Ext. 217.

Bookin' With Ronald!
Ronald McDonal will be bring his own library to our Library on Thursday July, 27 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. He'll have some magic tricks, puppets for you to meet and fun for all. Don't miss Ronald! Please call 823-0156 Ext 217 to reserve your spot.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Join us for a fun filled summer!

SUMMER READING PROGRAM- Join today to earn weekly prizes for your reading accomplishments! All ages are welcome!

READ-TO-A-DOG - Saturdays, June 10, July 15, and August 5 from 10-11 a.m.
Meet the Therapy Dogs, and read a favorite story to them. Please call 823-0156 Ext.217 to register.

LIVE PET SHOW on the Library Lawn (weather permitting) – Sat., June 17 from 2-3 p.m.
Kids in grades K-6 can enter a pet in our show! All pets must be pre-registered.
Please call 823-0156 Ext. 217 for contest rules and to register.

STUFFED PET SHOW - Saturday, June 17 from 10:30-11:30
Preschool children can enter a favorite stuffed toy pet. All stuffed pets must be pre-registered.
Please call 823-0156 Ext. 217 to register.

MEET THE PIONEERS & CROCKET – Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Crocket and some of the players from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers arena football team will be here to meet and greet you, answer your questions, sign autographs, and read a story or two.
Please call 823-0156 Ext. 217 to register if you would like to “meet the Pioneers!”

“ONCE UPON A TOON” - Friday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Sheehy Farmer Student Center of King’s College
Professional Cartoonist and Storyteller, Joe Wos, will entertain the whole family with fun & fascinating stories that he will draw as he tells them. Please call the Youth Services Desk at 823-0156 Ext. 217 to register.

Stories, crafts, songs & films for preschool children.
Wednesdays, June 21-July 12 from 10:45-11:30 a.m. or 2-2:45 p.m.
Or Thursdays, June 22-July 13 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Register beginning June 12.

Stories, songs & crafts for toddlers & their parent/caregiver.
Wednesdays, July 19-August 9 from 10-10:30 a.m. or 11-11:30 a.m.
Or Thursdays, July 20-August 10 from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Register beginning July 10.

Many more activities will be offered throughout the summer. Please call the Youth Services desk at 823-0156 Ext. 217 for a complete schedule.

Summer Activities for Teens!

YA Poetry Workshop Group
Ages 12-18 Meets weekly on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

New members are welcome. Poetry can be submitted and reviewed. Learn how to capture your inspiration and manage your time to write. Understand the value of
revision to complete and polish your work. Light refreshments are served.
Call for more information at 823-0156 ext 217.

Otaku Anime Group Meeting
For Ages 11-18 Meets monthly.

Come join us to discuss your favorite Anime. Bring books and talk about why you like
it. Art work and origami demonstrations are available. Light refreshments will be served. Call 823-0156 ext 217 for dates and times.

Teen Babysitting Course
For ages 11-18 Two part course offered July 8th and 15th 9:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m.

Back by popular demand, the Red Cross will be offering a two-part course in babysitting techniques in the Gates Meeting Room of the Osterhout Free Library. Fee for the
course is $40.00. Please make a check out to the American Red Cross. Your check
insures your registration. This course is taught by a Red Cross instructor and participants
will receive a manual and wallet size card to certify completion. Call 823-0156 ext 217
to register.

2006 Teen Summer Reading Program
Starting June 1st, fill out a coupon with your name & title of a book you have read and place it in the box in the YA Area for a drawing at the end of the summer – no limit!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

In honor of Memorial Day, The Osterhout Free Library will be closed on Saturday, May 27th and Monday, May May 29th.

Please take this time to remember our armed forces and their service to our country.

For more information on Memorial Day or the armed forces please check out the library catalog at or
The History Channel's article on it at

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Fine Arts Fiesta

Look for your favorite Youth Services Librarians at Fine Arts Fiesta in downtown Wilkes-Barre May 18-21st. We'll be reading stories each day! Join the all the fun of this great cultural festival!

For more information on The Fine Arts Fiesta take a look at their website at

Friday, April 14, 2006

Special Family Storytime

For the first time ever, Pennsylvania has selected "Once Book for Every Young Child" to highlight the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers.

This year's book selection is Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse a picture book by Pennsylvania author Lindsay Barrett George.

In celebration of this book join as for a fun evening of crafts, puppets and songs. Each family attending will recieve a copy of the book Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse to keep and enjoy.

The story time is Monday, April 17, 2006 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.

This is a free event but please call the Youth Services Department at 823-0156 ext. 217 to register.

For more information and resources on the "One Book Every Young Child" please visit their website at

History Alive

With our friends from the Wilkes University History Club come take a visual tour through history from a child's perspective.

April 22- Meet a Civil War solider
April 29- Learn about the local Native American Tribes
May 6- Celebrate Rosa Parks

All events are from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Youth Services Department of the Osterhout Free Library.

Space is limited so please call to register at 823-0156 ext. 217.

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Osterhout Free Library will be open 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 14, 2006.

The Library's Branches will be closed on this day.

Happy Holidays from the Staff of the Youth Services Department.

Check out our OPAC your Easter or Passover books!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Read to a Dog

Ever wonder if dogs really listen when you talk to them? The Osterhout Free Library Youth Services Department proudly presents the beloved Read-to-a-Dog Program. Sign up today to read to a certified therapy dog on Saturday April 1, 2006 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. This is a very popular program so please register at 823-0156 ext. 217.

Join the fun with our furry friends and you won't regret it!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Toddler Story time

Sign ups are coming! The time is near to sign up for the next set of story times for toddlers ages 2-3 1/2 years old. Please call the Youth Services Department on Monday, March 27, 2006 starting at 8:30 a.m. to register.

There are three different times to choose from:
-Tuesdays, April 4-25 from 10:00-10:30 a.m.
-Tuesdays, April 4-25 from 11:00-11:30 a.m.
-Saturdays, April 8-29 from 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Spring is almost here!

Come celebrate the new season by making a Spring Craft on Saturday, March 18, 2006 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Youth Services Department.

There is no charge for this activity and no sign ups needed! It is open to all children ages 5-12 in age.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Luck of the Irish

Come join the fun in downtown Wilkes-Barre this weekend as the St. Patrick's Day Parade marches through town! The parade starts at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday March 12th.

Make sure to keep an eye out for the Osterhout Free Library float to get your golden ticket redeemable for prizes! Don't forget to wear your green!

For more information on St. Patrick check out these books:
Patrick : patron saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola.

St. Patrick's Day by Janet Riehecky

St. Patrick's Day by Joyce K. Kessel

Or for some Irish Folklore check out:
Jamie O'Rourke and the big potato : an Irish folktale retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola.

Jamie O'Rourke and the pooka by Tomie dePaola

A pot o' gold : a treasury of Irish stories, poetry, folklore, and (of course) blarney selected and adapted by Kathleen Krull ;

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Celebrate the life of the beloved children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisel on Thursday, March 2, 2006 by reading one of his many books.

Take a look at the catalog online to check out your favorite, whether it be The Cat and The Hat, Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham or one of the many others!

For a complete history of his phenomenal career take a peek any of the following books:

The boy on Fairfield Street : how Ted Geisel grew up to become Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krull

Dr. Seuss by Mae Woods

The Seuss, the whole Seuss, and nothing but the Seuss : a visual biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel by Charles D. Cohen.

Also take a visit to the website dedicated to the man himself at

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Story Time

Photo property of the Manhattan Public Library, Manhattan, Kansas

Infant Story Time for children birth to two years old will start Wednesday March 8, 2006 and will run every Wednesday till March 29, 2006. There will be two time sessions to choose from: 10:00- 10:30 a.m. OR 11:00- 11:30 a.m.

Call to register on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. This is a very popular program and fills up fast!

Friday, February 03, 2006

New Books

Come check out our new books that arrived just in time for Valentine's Day:

Happy Valentine's Day, Dolores by Barbara Samuels.
Dolores has agreed to stop "borrowing" things from her older sister Faye's dresser, but then she discovers a special Valentine's Day necklace there.

Marly's ghost : a remix of Charles Dickens's A Christmas carol by David Levithan
The spirit of Ben's girlfriend Marly returns with three other ghosts to haunt him with a painful journey though Valentine's Days past, present, and future.

The Unsigned Valentine by Johanna Hurwitz
In early twentieth-century Vermont, sixteen-year-old Emma confides in her diary both her hopes of becoming a farmer's wife one day and her frustrations with her parents' belief that she is too young to be courted by the handsome Cole Berry.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Free Book Distributions

Reading Is Fundamental
Here are the upcoming dates for Reading Is Fundamental Free Book Distributions at your local branch libraries of the Osterhout Free Library. Book distributions are provided by the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library and the Reading Is Fundamental Organization.
All children in grades K-6th are invited to attend one distribution to recieve a free book.

Plains Township Branch: Monday, January 23, 2006 2:30- 5:00 p.m.
126 North Main St. Plains

North Branch: Monday, January 23, 2006 3:00-5:00 p.m.
235 George Avenue, Parsons Section Wilkes-Barre

South Branch: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:00- 5:00 p.m.
2 Airy Street Wilkes-Barre

Osterhout Free Library: Saturday, January 25, 2006 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
71 South Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre

Monday, January 16, 2006

Upcoming Programs

Is cabin fever setting in? Looking for something to do during the long cold winter months? Look no further!

Preschool Storytime (ages 3½-5)

Wednesdays, February 1-22 from 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, February 1-22 from 2:00-2:45 p.m.
Saturdays, February 4-25 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
*Register beginning Monday, January 23 at 8:30 a.m.

Infant Storytime (ages birth-2)
Wednesdays, March 8-29 from 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, March 8-29 from 11:00-11:30 a.m.
*Register beginning Monday, February 27 at 8:30 a.m.

Hey Everyone!
The Osterhout Free Library is providing computer workshops for children ages 6-11 and teens ages 11-18 this Spring. We will have computer activities including internet.

The Classes are as follows:
Ages 6-11:
January 14th, February 18th, and March 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ages 11-18:
January 28th, February 25th, and March 18th from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Please call 823-0156 ex. 217 to sign-up for any of these activities or to suggest some of your own.

The Computer Workshops are funded by Verizon Reads Grant and the Rotary Reads Grant.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Come meet some of the stars of the
Disney on Ice Jungle Adventures!

Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
in the Youth Services Department.
Please call 823-0156 Ext. 217 if you would like
to attend this very special program.

Performers of the upcoming Disney on Ice
Production of Jungle Adventures at the Wachovia Area
will be visiting the Osterhout Free Library
to meet and read to children.

The show features beloved characters from Disney films
The Jungle Book, Tarzan and The Lion King.