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 ;