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Check out our Fall Children's Program Guide

Special Events

Pajama Story Time
Put on your pajamas and join us for songs and stories at this evening story time. Thursdays, September 20th, November 15th, and December 6th, 6:30-7:00pm.

Pumpkin Jamboree
Join us for fun & games, Star Wars Reads, and our pumpkin decorating and costume contests. Saturday, October 13th 3:00-5:00pm.

Costume Contest: Come to the Pumpkin Jamboree dressed as your favorite story book character.  Contest starts at 4:30pm.  There will be prizes for the top winner in each age category:   0-5, 6-12, 13-17, and Family.

Pumpkin Decoration Contest: Preschoolers through 7th graders, decorate your pumpkin (no carving please) and drop it off at the library starting on Friday, October 5th.  Library patrons will vote on their favorite pumpkin during the week leading up to the Pumpkin Jamboree. Encourage your friends and family to stop in and vote!  The winners will be announced at 3:15pm at the Pumpkin Jamboree.

Star Wars Reads:
Have your photo taken with Star Wars characters, do a craft, answer trivia, and celebrate all things Star Wars! Star Wars costumes encouraged.

Ghost Walk Fundraiser
Grab your friends and take a guided walking tour around Buchanan to hear ghostly stories! Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students (ages 5-17). Tour will start at the Tin Shop Theatre. Proceeds will benefit the library's Building Campaign and the Buchanan Fine Arts Council.  Saturday, October 20th 6:00-8:00pm. Tickets may  be purchased at the library, the Tin Shop Theatre, or Redbud Insurance.

Day of the Dead Craft
Come celebrate Day of the Dead by creating Sugar Skull stones and marshmallows! Thursday, November 1st, 3:00-4:30pm.

Holiday Ornament Craft
Come create a holiday ornament from recycled Christmas cards. Recommended for ages 8-17. Thursday, November 8th, 3:00-4:30pm.

White Saturday at the Library
Join us for extended hours White Saturday, November 24th and begin your holiday season!

Santa and Mrs. Claus: 11:00am-12:00pm Come tell Santa your wishes, decorate a cookie,
and make a special craft!

Letters to Santa: 11:00am-4:00pm 
Write a letter to Santa and drop it in our special North Pole mailbox.
Don't forget to check out the Holiday Parade downtown starting at 5:30, and the lighting ceremony on the Common afterward!

Regular Programming

Table for Two
Chess? Checkers? Battleship? Grab a friend and come play one of your all time favorite games in the Teen Area! Tuesdays 3:00-4:00pm September 18th through December 18th.

Pokemon Club
Bring your Pokemon cards and have fun battling, trading, or just talking Pokemon! For children 7 to 12. Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm, September 18th through December 18th.

Story Time
Come sing, dance, listen to stories, and then make a craft. For children up to six years old. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am September 5th through December 19th.

Jack Knight Cafe
5th through 8th graders, come hang with your friends and have a snack, play  games, or make a craft! Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm September 20th through December 13th.

Fandom Club   
For Teens and Young Adults (13 and over). Come to our new Fandom Club! Geek out over your favorite characters and scenes from multiple series! Discuss and make new friends! There will also be a multitude of outlets to let out your Fandom! Fridays 3:30-4:30pm, September 7th-28th.

Lego Club
Come build with Legos, participate in challenges, and put your creations on display. For ages 6-12. Thursdays 4:15-5:00pm, September 27th through November 15th.

Geeky Bits Tech Club - featuring littleBits
A three-week class for our Certified Geeky Techs will be offered Wednesdays, September 12th-26th, 4:15-5:30pm. Certification and registration required; space is limited.

A three-week class for our Certified Geeky Techs will be offered Wednesdays, October 24th-November 7th, 4:15-5:30pm. Certification and registration required; space is limited.

littleBits Beginners Class
New to littleBits?  This is the class for you. Children 8-14 can join our  Beginning Bits Class to learn what littleBits is all about and become a Certified Geeky Tech!  Once you are certified then you can sign-up for Geeky Tech Club programs.  You will receive a certificate and button.  Registration required; space is limited. Contact the library for next class date.

What are littleBits?  Click here to see how it works.

To see what is taking place at our Geeky Bits programs take a look at the videos below or check out our YouTube Channel:   

Hammer Slammer Party Game 

Makey Makey Drum Kit  

Remote Controlled Robots

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club
The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club meets 6:30-8:00pm the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Teens and adults are welcome. Join us the following dates:

October 10th- Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
November 14th- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
December 12th- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program promotes early literacy skills for children from birth to age five and encourages parent and child bonding through reading.  Sign your child up with Miss Sarah or online with Wandoo Reader and track your progress.  See Miss Sarah for your welcome packet, which includes a new book, a reading list, and information on early child development and reading.  After each 100 book milestone, your child receives a small prize.  Participants' names and achievements will be proudly displayed in the Desenberg Children's Corner.  One book a day is 365 books read in 1 year!  Get started today! 

Looking for a good book to read?

View our most checked out titles and staff favorites by clicking here.

Hour of Code
Learn how to code with games, free and accessible from any computer with the internet! Check it out at HourOfCode.com!