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Zachary Library Events

The Zachary Library has weekly events for kids of all ages. 

Every Wednesday morning from 10-11 a.m., Children’s Librarian Dora Jordan and Children’s Tech Jennifer Felps host a story and craft time for children under 5. The morning starts with a reading from a seasonal book, and continues with rhyming games and songs, fairy tales, and everyone’s favorite…the scarf dance! Afterwards, the children gather for craft time. Care is taken to make sure that the crafts are all ones that the children themselves can perform with little adult help. Next week's craft is making adorable reindeer headbands, following a reading of Santa's Story.

If your children are a bit older, there is also a craft time for children aged 5-11 twice a month that involves more advanced crafts, like last Saturday's Gingerbread House Make & Take.

Alternatively, if you have a baby under 1, bring them to Baby Story Time every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Finally, for the teens in your life, Teen Librarian Addyson Smith plans seasonal get togethers for the older crowd, like movie nights, jewelry making classes, and game nights. Next week, teens can look forward to game night with Rock Band 4, followed by an ornament decorating class. 

If you can't make any of the classes, don't worry--the library has plenty of child-friendly computers loaded with programs, and a digital game table even adults will love (just ask my 3 year old, whose puzzle was swiftly completed by yours truly). 

No matter the ages of the children in your life, the library has something fun and educational for them to do. Drop by for one of the events, or just to meet with the librarians and get a great book recommendation. As I often have to remind my own children, they won’t bite! 

Visit their calendar for a list of upcoming events. 

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