It's board games galore at our Games Day

BoardGames ClosetIt's gaming without a phone or any technology at all but instead a look at board game favorites both old and new, as the Newcastle Public Library presents its Games Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

There will be board games galore set up throughout the morning and afternoon for participants of all ages.

It's a come-and-go event and registration in advance is not required.

Newcastle Library to be closed August 27 and 28

Temporary Closed SIgnThe Newcastle Public Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th, so that the library parking lot can be resurfaced. 

During the closing, library customers may visit any of the other 10 hometown libraries in the system, with the closest being in Blanchard. 

The library plans to reopen for its normal hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Monday, August 29th.

Wednesday mornings bring story times

4203913106 2b7259e30a mRemember how fun listening to a great story was when you were a kid?

The Newcastle Public Library is making those sort of memories at its Preschool Story Time, which takes place at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays during August, with events on Aug. 3, 10, 24 and 31.

Activities are designed for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers, and the programs include stories, songs and other activities.

Registration is not required to take part in any of the programs, which include an introduction to the library's Growing Like a Read initiative for families with young children.

Share a story with a furry friend

ReadingDogDogs and reading go hand in hand at the Newcastle Public Library and its longtime Share a Story program. In August, young readers will have multiple chances to read with visiting therapy dogs.

Maggie will be at the library from 10 a.m. to noon while Bubba will visit from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

The goal of the program is for reluctant readers to be able to sit with the dog and read to them in a non-threatening atmosphere.

Registration for a 15-minute increment to read should be made in advance through library staff or by calling the library at 387-5076.