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Special Programming

Writing Contest
Announcing Write On! our first Annual Writing Contest! Submissions will be accepted through September 30, with winners announced on October 15. Writers must be Buchanan District Library cardholders or students at Buchanan Community Schools. Age categories are under 12, 13–18, and adult, and you can submit a poem/song, short fiction, or an essay. Winners will be published in The Paper and receive a prize! Click here for more information and to submit your writing.

Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month; celebrate with getting a library card! Children who sign up for a library card during the month of September can enter to win a Toy Story 4 book and plush toy. *Children must be able to write their name and have a parent with a library card in order to sign up.

Adulting 101
Join Gena Frantz of First Source Bank in Niles to get a crash course in financial adulting! Learn about the difference between a checking/savings account, how a debit card works, how to balance a checkbook, and how to establish good credit. Perfect for high school seniors and young adults! Thursday, October 3, 6:30-7:30pm.

Pumpkin Jamboree
Family fun with pumpkin decorating contest, games, prizes, Star Wars Reads (meet characters & answer trivia), hay wagon ride, animals, cake walk, fortune tellers, corn hole, caramel apples, and new this year: kids pedal pull! Saturday, October 5, 3:00-5:00pm.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest:
Preschoolers through 7th graders—decorate your pumpkin (no carving please) and drop it off at the library starting on Friday, September 27. Voting will take place 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.

Day of the Dead Craft
Celebrate Day of the Dead with coloring pages and crafts! Friday, November 1, 3:00–4:30pm.

Special Kids Craft
Come make a special craft with Miss Debbie! Ages 4-18. Thursday, November 7, 3:00-4:30pm.

White Saturday, November 30
Santa Visits the Library- Visit with Santa, decorate a cookie, and make a craft to take home! 11:00am-12:00pm
Write a Letter to Santa- Write a letter to Santa and drop in our special mailbox that delivers directly to the North Pole! 11:00am-2:00pm.
Holiday Parade- Holiday Parade starts at 5:30pm at the corner of Red Bud Trail and Front Street and ends at the Common Stage for the Lighting of the Stage. Santa will visit and cookies and hot chocolate will be provided in the Community Center. 5:30-8:00pm.

Regular Programming

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 17 through December 17.

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 11 through December 11.

Lego Club
Receive your challenge and build your Lego masterpiece! For children 6 to 12. Wednesdays 4:15-5:00pm October 9 through 30.

Geeky Bits Tech Club - featuring littleBits
A 3-week class for our Certified Geeky Techs will be offered Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm, September 12 through 26. Certification and registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Front Desk.

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 Bits Tech Club programs.  You will receive a certificate and button.  Registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Front Desk. Thursday, August 22 10:00am-12:00pm.

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

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 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 sticker.  When your child reads 1000 books, his or her photo and name will be proudly displayed in the Desenberg Children's Corner and they will receive a book.  One book a day is 365 books read in 1 year!  Get started today! 

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