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January at the Creswell Library - Family Newsletter

What’s New in January?

Happy New Year! We will be closed on January first.

Thursdays for Kids

We have four events this month for kids. 

1/4 at 3:30pm - Quilling - Make a Snail - Quilling is the art of paper curling and gluing. We will have everything you need to learn this new craft and decorate a snail shell. 

May contain: envelope, greeting card, mail, paper, birthday cake, cake, cream, dessert, food, spiral, and art

1/11 at 3:30pm – LEGO Club – Join us for LEGO building awesomeness! Each child that completes a project will get to put it on display in the library until the next LEGO Club.

1/18 at 3:30pm – Full STEAM Ahead! - Steam stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Science. This month, we are learning all about snowflakes and making them with marshmallows and toothpicks. 

May contain: nature, outdoors, snow, and snowflake

1/25 at 3:30pm - Art with Holly - Holly is a local artist who generously hosts art lessons for kids at our library. Each month we will have a different activity and Holly will lead us through it one step at a time. 

May contain: green, logo, and text

PreK Storytime - Thursdays at 10:00am in the Creswell Library

Join us for fun books, songs, and rhymes!! This storytime is intended for children in preschool but all kids and their families are welcome to join. We shoot for about 30 minutes of fun but sometimes we go a little long and sometimes just a tad short. Afterward, we will all do a fun craft. 

Babytime   Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Creswell Library 

Join us on Tuesdays for songs, fingerplays, lap bounces, scarves, egg shakers, stories, and bubbles! This storytime is 20 minutes long so we can wrap up before the littlest get too squirmy.

Pajama-rama Storytime  January 23rd at 6:15pm

Come dressed in your pajamas and bring your stuffies for this storytime. This storytime is a fun event for all ages and will have songs, rhymes, and picture books. 

May contain: plush and toy

January Reads for February's Book Club

Middle Grade Book Club 

Middle Grade Book Club (ages 10-13) meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4pm and goes for about 45 minutes. It always includes a simple activity relating to the story. 

We will meet at the library on 1/2 at 4pm to chat about "A Whole New Ballgame". Our next book is "Tidesong" by Wendy Xu. We will talk about this graphic novel on 2/6 at 4:00pm. Here is a quick blurb about this book from the publisher.

May contain: book, publication, comics, and person

Sophie is a young witch whose mother and grandmother pressure her to attend the Royal Magic Academy—the best magic school in the realm—even though her magic is shaky at best. To train for her entrance exams, Sophie is sent to relatives she’s never met.

Cousin Sage and Great-Aunt Lan seem more interested in giving Sophie chores than in teaching her magic. Frustrated, Sophie attempts magic on her own, but the spell goes wrong, and she accidentally entangles her magic with the magic of a young water dragon named Lir.

Lir is trapped on land and can’t remember where he came from. Even so, he’s everything Sophie isn’t—beloved by Sophie’s family and skilled at magic. With his help, Sophie might just ace her entrance exams, but that means standing in the way of Lir’s attempts to regain his memories. Sophie knows what she’s doing is wrong, but without Lir’s help, can she prove herself?

If you are interested in joining a Book Club, please email

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