Shawnee Friends to host book sale

Book saleThe Friends of the Shawnee Public Library will host a Friends Book Sale Oct. 5-7 at the library.

The event hours are 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 7. From 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 will be a Friends members-only sale, with memberships available at the door the night of the sale.

The sale will feature gently used materials in a variety of types and genres, mostly priced at 50 cents to $1 apiece.

Proceeds from the sale will go to support library programs throughout the year.

Bring your kids for weekly activities at the library

Family readsThe Shawnee Public Library gives families with children multiple opportunities to experience the library through its variety of story times and activities in October.

Story Time is scheduled twice each Tuesday during the week, at 10 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. Best for ages 2 ½ to 5, Story Time features stories, rhymes, music and much more.

On Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Story Time shifts to the other side of town at Shawnee Mall, with a similar set of activities best for ages 2 ½ to 5.

Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. bring more for youngsters, featuring the following dates and times:

Oct. 5Wiggle to the Music Story Time: Music, movement and books highlight this event geared to ages 2 to 5;

Oct. 12Stress Relief Story Time: Two certified infant massage instructors will be part of a special story time geared to children ages 5 and under;

Oct. 19Wiggle to the Music Story Time: Music, movement and books highlight this event geared to ages 2 to 5;

Oct. 26Time for Tots: It’s a morning of songs, rhymes and books, geared to children age 30 months and younger.

Registration is not required for any of the programs.

Visit the library on Thursday mornings for family events

Kids dancingThe Shawnee Public Library has added a series of Thursday morning activities to its schedule of events for children and families.

Each program takes place at 10 a.m., and the schedule for September features:

Sept. 7Wiggle to the Music Story Time: Music, movement and books highlight this event geared to ages 2 to 5;

Sept. 14Stress Relief Story Time: Two certified infant massage instructors will be part of a special story time geared to children ages 5 and under;

Sept. 21Wiggle to the Music Story Time: Music, movement and books highlight this event geared to ages 2 to 5;

Sept. 28Time for Tots: It’s a morning of songs, rhymes and books, geared to children age 30 months and younger.

These programs are in addition to the library’s regular Story Time series on Tuesdays and its outreach Story Time on Wednesdays at Shawnee Mall.

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.

Come to weekly story times at the library and the mall

Girl readingThe Shawnee Public Library is bringing its Preschool Story Time to families multiple times during the week, both inside and outside of the library.

Weekly Preschool Story Times are scheduled for twice on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The programs are geared to ages 30 months to five years, and feature not only books but rhymes, music, board stories and creative movement.

And on Wednesday afternoons, library staff takes the show on the road to Shawnee Mall for a weekly 10 a.m. story time starting on Aug. 23. These activities are geared to ages 2 1/2 to 5 and take place at the mall’s Center Court.

Registration is not required to attend any of the events.