Library offers fall activities


Staff report



ARCANUM — It is the season of football, raking leaves, hayrides and more. Autumn officially begins this week, and the Arcanum Public library has geared up for fall.

“Want to learn more about your favorite team? What about finding the perfect recipe for fall gatherings? Need some craft ideas for yourself or your kids? What about a great story to read outside in the beautiful weather,” library officials ask. “Come into the library and find a book! The staff can help you find just the right one.”

The Arcanum Library is also offering plenty of programs for all ages this season. For preschoolers, Mondays are the days for the popular StoryTime sessions. One begins at 10 a.m. and the other at 11 a.m. Both sessions are filled with stories, songs, crafts and fun. Keep updated with specific dates by checking out the calendar on the library website, www.arcanumpubliclibrary.org.

For children in grades 1-4, they can come to the library for their own afterschool program, AfterWords, on Mondays from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Come for the games, crafts, fun and friends. For children in grades 5 and up, the library has begun a new program, TNT (Tweens and Teens). This is a drop-in program held on Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m. Come join the staff for food, fun, crafts, games, experiments and more.

All ages have been enjoying the ongoing crochet group. They meet at 6:30 on Thursday evenings and all skill levels are welcome to join in.

“Bring a crochet hook and some yarn to begin, or feel free to bring a project you may have already started,” organizers said.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the library will have a “Coffee, Cocoa and Coloring” session for adults beginning at 10 a.m. Come in and relax with a nice hot beverage, and enjoy some quiet time to color and meet up with friends.

If there are any questions about these programs, or someone would like to learn more about the Arcanum Public Library, call 937-692-8484 or visit the library website at www.arcanumpubliclibrary.org, or find them on Facebook.

Staff report