Some Fun Crafty Goodness from Story Time!

Have you brought your children to Story Time yet? There’s always something great going on thanks to Miss Anne’s creative efforts! Story Times are Thursday mornings at 10:30am and include a story, fun activities, and a craft. Early learning basics are reinforced, including basic socialization, participation, shapes, colors, numbers, and curiosity is stoked.

Spanish for Kids!

Join us on Saturday at 11am for a brief beginning Spanish lesson for young people (and the young at heart)! We’re building a basic vocabulary including colors, numbers, animals, and basic phrases through kinesthetic learning. We meet every other Saturday this month (so we meet on 2/8 and 2/22 this month to allow our Tuesday group to catch up).

Paint & Sip Saturday!

This Saturday afternoon (2/8/2020), starting at 4pm, join Kathy Knox for another fun Paint and Sip fundraiser for the library!

We still have some spots open, and for a donation of $35 you get all the supplies and instruction you need to create a painting like this one, plus snacks and beverages! Please RSVP at 988-6661, but if you can’t due to timing, come out anyway and we’ll make room! Your donation in exact change will be greatly appreciated and used to provide more great things for YOUR little but lively library!

Santa Visits for the 2nd Annual Stuffed Animal Slumber Party!

That’s right, Santa Claus is coming to town! He’s let his beard grow out a bit and has rested up since this picture–he looks much younger, but he’s going to be coming for story and cookies, and PICTURES! Children can bring a favorite stuffed animal to join in the celebration and then leave their stuffed animal for a stuffed animals-only sleepover party in the library! Shannon and Anne will get photos of their adventures to share when children come back to the library Saturday to pick up their stuffed animals. You must RSVP by either reaching out on Facebook or leaving a message at 988-6661.

The Annual Silver Tea: Sunday 12/8 at 2pm

We love our traditions and community here in Otego and the Annual Silver Tea is a great event to enjoy.

Due to concerns about some of our valued Senior community members not feeling safe driving at night, the time of the Tea is 2pm.

What exactly IS our Silver Tea? It’s a tradition started by Miss Dasa Harris (who once owned the Harris Memorial House and library property). We all gather together to enjoy tea and other beverages and delicious snacks in the historic Harris Memorial House (which is decked out in holiday splendor). The piano starts up (thanks to the nimble hands of Irmabelle Sheldon) and we sing a bit, thank our volunteers, and announce the winners of the Silver Tea Baskets. It’s all about kindness and good cheer and maintaining a sense of community and connectivity. Granted, it’s an old-timey thing, but some of the best things are sweet traditions that we can pass along.