Family Bingo comes to library


ARCANUM — The Arcanum Public Library will be hosting a family bingo night on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

“There is bound to be plenty of action at the fun-filled event,” said organizers. “Bring your family, and join up with friends for a great way to spend a winter evening.”

Also in February will be an adult coloring session. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, come for a relaxing morning of cocoa, coffee, and coloring. The program begins at 10 a.m. Supplies are provided, and patrons are welcome to bring their own if they wish.

The library is pleased to announce that plans for the launching of the “Ivy Ester Seed Vault” are currently underway. This seed library will be ready for patrons beginning in March to “check out” seeds for their own use. If anyone has seeds they wish to donate to add to the library collection, feel free to bring them into the library anytime.

The library would like to invite those with pre-school children to come to the popular StoryTime sessions held most Mondays. The sessions are filled with stories, songs, crafts, and fun. On Feb. 6, there will be two sessions. The first will be at 10 a.m. followed by one at 11 a.m. On Feb. 13, there will be one combined session with a Valentine’s Day theme at 10 a.m. There will be no sessions held on Feb. 2o due to schools being closed for President’s Day. On Feb. 27, there will be two sessions. One will start at 10 a.m., and the second at 11 a.m.

Children in grades 1-4 are invited to come over after school on Mondays for AfterWords. From 3:45-4:45, children can hang out with friends, make crafts, have a snack, play games, and more. There will be sessions on Feb. 6, 13 and 27. Note that on the 20th, there will be no Afterwords.

There is also a group for children in grades 5 and up. TNT (tweens and teens) meets on Thursdays from 2:45 until 4:15. There is plenty to do: Games, team competitions, snacks, crafts, tech projects and more. In February, there will be sessions on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and the 23rd.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to call the library at 937-692-8484. Patrons can also check out our website at, or find the library on Facebook.

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