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Do some reading, make some crafts

Posted on January 3, 2022

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The Wilson County Public Library is located at 249 Nash St. N.

Drew C. Wilson | Times file photo

The Wilson County Public Library is located at 249 Nash St. N.

Looking to begin the new year with some resolutions? Wilson County Public Library has a large collection of materials and resources across six locations and a bookmobile to get you started. 

Planning to read more in 2022? Sign up for the Winter Reading Program and compete for prizes. 

View virtual programs for all ages on Facebook, YouTube and Zoom.

All library locations will close Monday, Jan. 17, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

All library programs are free of charge. Registration is required for some programs. For more information about library programs and services, visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org or call 252-237-5355.

WINTER READING PROGRAM

The Winter Reading Program is open through Feb. 28 to all ages with prizes for each age group. For youth ages 0-12, every 100 minutes read earns the participant a prize and a chance in the grand prize drawing. Teens ages 13-18 and adults who read a minimum of 300 minutes by Feb. 28 will be entered into a prize drawing for gift cards. There will also be awards for the teen and adult who reads the most minutes. Visit http://wilsoncountypl.readsquared.com or stop by any library location to register. For more information, contact Scott Houston, youth services manager, at 252-237-5355, ext. 5055, or shouston@wilson-co.com.

Main Library Programs

The library is located at 249 Nash St. W. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

Youth programs take place on Facebook and YouTube unless otherwise specified. Registration is not required. 

• STEAM programs are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25, and are for ages 5 and up. Join the library staff for science, technology, engineering, art and math-themed programs.

• Storytime is at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, for ages 0 to 10. Storytime is led by library staff. Each week there is a new theme with favorite stories, old and new.

• Pajama Storytime is at 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, for ages 3-6. Branch librarians will provide stories, songs and other surprises to help the library’s younger patrons have pleasant dreams.

• Bilingual Storytime is at 5 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 14 and 28, for kids up to age 10. Listen to favorite stories in English and Spanish.

• Signing Storytime is at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, for kids up to age 10. Storytime will be presented in American Sign Language and spoken English in partnership with Barton College deaf education students.  

Young adult programs will take place on Zoom or Facebook/YouTube unless otherwise specified. For more information or to register, contact Kate Brittain at 252-237-5355, ext. 5073, or kbrittain@wilson-co.com.

• Teens Talk Books is at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, for ages 12-19. Teens are invited to a Zoom book talk featuring “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. There will be a guided discussion on the novel. Register to obtain a Zoom link.

• A bullet journaling workshop is at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. Need some help getting organized for the start of the new semester? This is the program for you.

• TGIF: Teen Book Review is at 11 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 7 and 21. TGIF is a book review show featuring teen librarian Kate Brittain. Listen to book reviews and recommendations for readers of young adult literature and learn background information on each title.

• Teen Advisory Board meeting is at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27. TAB gives teens the opportunity to share ideas and plan programs and services offered to their peers by the library. Members of TAB attend monthly meetings and assist in at least one teen program each school year. Register to obtain a Zoom link.

Adult programs will also take place virtually.

• Diabetes Prevention will be offered at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. Melissa Haynes and Jill Tarleton from the Wilson County Health Department, via Zoom, will share information on diabetes prevention. Join the session at https://bit.ly/328eish to learn about lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk of diabetes. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Amanda Gardner, assistant director, at 252-237-5355 ext. 5072 or agardner@wilson-co.com.

• Preparing Job Seekers for Employment is offered at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. Duna Long from Turning Point Workforce Development will share resources to prepare job seekers for employment. Registration is required. Visit https://bit.ly/33wV6VJ to register for a Zoom link. For more information, contact Naija Speight, adult services librarian, at 252-237-5355 ext. 5074 or nspeight@wilson-co.com.

BRANCH LIBRARY PROGRAMS

• Black Creek Branch Library, located at 103 Central Ave., is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

“Gingerbread on the Loose!” Craft-to-Go kits for ages 6-10 will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. 

Use craft supplies including pompoms, ribbon and foam to create a gingerbread person. Winnie-the-Pooh Day begins Tuesday, Jan. 18. Celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh Day by making a paper plate Pooh Bear.

• Elm City Branch Library, located at 114 N. Railroad St., is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Geometric stacked sculpture Craft-to-Go kits for ages 6-10 are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Build a colorful abstract paper sculpture inspired by painter Frank Stella. Kits are provided by the N.C. Museum of Art.

• Lucama Branch Library, located at 103 E. Spring St., Lucama, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Craft-to-Go kits

for ages 5 and up are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Eyes Forward is noon to 5 p.m., Jan. 6. Receive a specially crafted grab-n-go kit filled with supplies to create a goal board and celebration glasses. Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the dream that he brought to life during the civil rights era in “Don’t Stop Dreaming,” noon to 5 p.m., Jan. 18 and 20.

• Crocker Branch Library, located at 114 S. Main St., Stantonsburg, is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Enjoy decorating snow people and gingerbread people Jan. 10-14 with Craft-to-Go kits. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. For ages 5-12. Make a snowflake craft Jan. 24-28.

For questions about the library, call 252-237-5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.

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