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March is National Reading Month at the Swansea Public Library

It’s National Reading Month at the Swansea Public Library and all readers are encouraged to participate in the March Reading Challenge Bingo where readers will complete activities and win prizes. Complete a traditional bingo and win a treat and sticker. Complete the full sheet and your picture will be placed on our Readers Wall of Fame. Certificates and prizes will be awarded. Pick up your bingo card at the library or online. The March Reading Challenge ends Friday March 31. Celebrate the wonderful world of books at the library!

Homeschoolers are invited to the library every Tuesday morning from 10:15AM-12:00PM. Minecraft club starts at 10:15 for children 7-12. Storybook crafts, for ages 4-7, is at 10:15-11:00AM. Tinker Box, Toys and Trains for the younger children is held at 11:00AM. Lego’s, games and puzzles are available along with special programs of interest to homeschoolers. Plans are underway for a Junior Classics Book group and Geography club.

On Wednesday March 15th, the Brown Bag Book Club will meet at 12:00PM. This months books is Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend. Interested in joining a book club? The Swansea Public Library has several to choose from. Visit the library to find out more.

Every Thursday at 2:00PM, Simply Done: The Recipe and Coupon Club, will be meeting to share and swap recipes. On the 1st and 3rd of each month the group will focus on food, recipes and cookbooks, while the 2nd and 4th is dedicated to the sharing and exchange of coupons. Love food? Love Saving? Love recipes? Join us Thursday March 16th for recipe swapping and working on the 350th Cookbook. This month we are celebrating National Noodle Month and National Nutrition Month.

At 4PM on Thursday March 16th, Book Journeys is a new program that introduces elementary-aged children to books at the library.  We will present books on a particular subject each week and enjoy some read-alouds at the meeting followed by a speedy "book talk" of additional books to read on your own. Book Journeys is for children in 1st and 2nd grades.

The Flowers and Showers story time program has begun. For children ages 2 ½ to 5, sign-ups are being held now through March 17th either by phone, Facebook or email. Two sessions will be offered starting Monday March 6th and Wednesday March 8th, both at 10:30am. Story hours fill up fast so contact the library today to sign up.

New Playgroup to start

The Swansea Public Library invites all toddlers to a new program, Sing with Me with Ms. Lisa of SongShine Music. The six week program begins on Friday March 10 and will take place at 10:30AM. Children ages 3 and under will enjoy this program of music and activity. It’s a great way to introduce your child to the library and enjoy music through dance, puppets, instruments and props. Signups are encouraged as space is limited. This is a free weekly parent/child playgroup for infants and toddlers.

Fridays are a great day to be at the library. Kids Coloring Club, Games and Puzzles and Free Fun Friday Films take place all day.

Big Girls Board Gamers will meet on Friday March 31 at 1:00PM at the library. This month’s game is Dominoes and Bendominoes. Join us for an afternoon of fun, friendship and tabletop challenges.

For more information please call the Library at 508-674-9609. Don’t forget to check out our website frequently at www.swansealibrary.org. We have a calendar of upcoming events and our website is constantly updated so bookmark us and visit often. It’s all happening down on Main Street in Swansea Village.

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