Build and learn at Art for Young Folks series

CityThe Newcastle Public Library is bringing out the inner artist in its continuing series Art for Young Folks, presented next at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8.

This month’s presentation is all about architecture, as participants will take a look at construction types through the ages before the group will build its own creation.

Supplies are provided thanks to the help of the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Ages 11 and under are invited to attend. Registration in advance is required.

Bring your lunch for our monthly book discussion

Tomorrow Apricots coverBe part of the lunchtime discussion of literature at the Newcastle Public Library, with the next edition of its Brown Bag Book Discussion set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the library.

This month’s discussion will be on the novel Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the front desk of the library in advance of the discussion.

Ages 18 and up may attend. They’re encouraged to bring their lunch, with some additional refreshments being provided thanks to the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Registration is not required in advance.

It’s a morning of stories at the library

Boy playsWe’re sharing stories with some of our youngest customers inside the Newcastle Public Library, with Pre-K Story Time scheduled at 10 a.m. on each Wednesday in June, beginning Wednesday, June 7.

Activities are geared to ages 2 to 5 and include not just stories but also songs, crafts and a chance for parents and caregivers to learn a little more about the library’s Growing Like a Read program.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Newcastle Friends to host Book Sale

Book stackThe Friends of the Newcastle Public Library invite avid readers to add to their personal book collection while supporting the library at the group’s Book Sale, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

The sale will feature books for all ages in a variety of genres, including both audio and paper copies.

Proceeds from the sale go to aid the Friends in their support of library programs and activities throughout the year.

Read to a therapy dog during June

Reading dogThe Newcastle Public Library welcomes young readers to the library for weekly time to read with therapy dog friends at the library on several occasions during June.

Read a Story to Maggie takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27. And the library also will have dogs at the library for Read to a Therapy Dog from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Young readers may bring their own books or pick from the many that are part of the library’s collection. The goal of the program is to provide young readers a place to practice their reading in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. 

Parents or caregivers are asked to set up a time slot in advance for their children to read.