With the start of a new month, the Guthrie Public Library has a new schedule of events available and free to the public. A new â€śTrails and Talesâ€ť program is starting on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Highland Park, with a walking path set up for parents and children that reveals a story along the way.
â€śWeâ€™re super excited about this program,â€ť says Director Cyndi O. â€śWeâ€™ll choose a different book every week and make giant copies of the pages, so the kids will get to read it piece by piece as they walk down the trail.â€ť
The Get Fit Logan County group will provide a snack at the end of the trail, and the library will also set up a craft for the children that is related to the story.
â€śItâ€™s great to be able to have an event that actually takes place outside of the library,â€ť she says.
O says that â€śTrails and Talesâ€ť is appropriate for very young walking children up to children about age 10 or 11.
On July 21, 24, 28 and 31 at 2 p.m., the library will provide LeapPad2 Explorers electronic tablets for hands-on story times. The library purchased the tablets in order to improve childrenâ€™s digital literacy.
â€śThe games on the LeapPads are really educational. This program is also designed to help get the word out that we have these available now, and they can also be checked out,â€ť O says.
Another reoccurring childrenâ€™s event is LEGO Club, which will meet on Tuesdays from 1â€“3 p.m. (with blocks provided).
The Caregiver Support Group, where participants can share experiences and develop a mutual support group, meets on July 12 at 11:30 a.m. A facilitator from a nonprofit that deals with issues around aging leads the group on the second Saturday of each month. Check out www.guthrielibrary.com or call 282-0050 for more information.