Li­brary an­nounces fall pro­grams

The Covington News - - The Second Front - GABRIEL KHOULI gkhouli@cov­news.com

The New­ton County Li­brary Sys­tem is of­fer­ing some new ser­vices this fall, in­clud­ing new chil­dren’s and teen’s pro­grams and two new book col­lec­tions. Youth pro­grams

The li­brary is start­ing up an artis­tic-based Mouse Ca­pades pro­gram for toddlers and preschool­ers, from 18 months in age up to 3 years old.

“Each ses­sion seeks to cap­ture your child’s imag­i­na­tion while de­vel­op­ing lan­guage, lis­ten­ing and mo­tor skills by nav­i­gat­ing the world through sto­ries, songs, dance and crafts,” ac­cord­ing to the li­brary’s press re­lease.

For teens, the li­brary is start­ing up Re­ally Awe­some TeenS (RATS), where teens will meet ev­ery other Thurs­day from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Cov­ing­ton to “en­joy a host of teen ac­tiv­i­ties, from anime art, pizza party, teen card swaps and gam­ing nights.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit new­ton­li­brary.org or call (770) 787-3231. New book col­lec­tions

The li­brary will now start of­fer­ing a “GoGreen” col­lec­tion for youth at the Porter Memo­rial Branch Li­brary, 6191 Ga. High­way 212, Cov­ing­ton, and lead­er­ship col­lec­tions at both the Porter and Cov­ing­ton branches.

“In keep­ing with Porter’s LEED GOLD cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, this col­lec­tion is de­signed to ed­u­cate chil­dren and teens on healthy eat­ing, ex­er­cise, re­cy­cling and other things they can do in the community to help sus­tain the en­vi­ron­ment,” ac­cord­ing to the press re­lease. “Be sure to look for the books with the lit­tle ‘green bird­house.’”

The col­lec­tion was sup­ported with funds from the James H. Porter Foun­da­tion.

The lead­er­ship col­lec­tion is geared for adults and fo­cuses on lead­er­ship and man­age­ment skills through books writ­ten by both con­tem­po­rary and clas­sic authors. The mate- ri­als will be marked with a col­or­ful “lead­er­ship” logo; the col­lec­tion was funded by the Rotary Club of Cov­ing­ton. Book sale

In Oc­to­ber, the Friends of the Li­brary non­profit group will host its bi-an­nual sale of used and do­nated books and au­dio­vi­sual ma­te­ri­als. The ma­te­ri­als will be sold at dis­counted prices at all three li­brary lo­ca­tions: the Porter, Cov­ing- ton and New­born branches. The ex­act date has not yet been an­nounced. Vol­un­teers

The li­brary sys­tem is also putting out a call for more vol­un­teers to help in the adult and chil­dren’s ar­eas at all three li­brary branches. Prospec­tive vol­un­teers can call the li­brary at (770) 787-3231 for more in­for­ma­tion; vol­un­teer ap­pli­ca­tions can be printed from the li­brary’s web­site.

file photo /The Cov­ing­ton News

The New­ton County Li­brary now has new book col­lec­tions, as well as pro­grams for both chil­dren and teens.

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