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Winter Break at GEPL

Category: Where The Child Things Are
Posted: December 22, 2016

By: Emily Richardson, Youth Programming Associate

Stuffed snowman toy in snow.Ah, winter break. The time for snowball fights, sledding, and hot cocoa with marshmallows. But then the boredom hits. And suddenly, it’s “what are we going to do today? There’s nothing to do.”

Good thing the library has some great resources to keep you busy, learning, and having fun during your winter break.

If you’re in middle school, come check out our awesome board games and art cart available at any time in The Middle. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 3:30-5 pm, you can join other middle schoolers for Crafternoons. You can also check out a MacBook from the Youth Information Desk (just bring your library card or school ID). If you forgot your ID, there’s plenty of desktop computers, too.

Our 3D printers have been busy lately; stop in to see them at work sometime over break.

If you’re in elementary school and love action and history, come by this morning from 11 am – Noon for I Survived, based on Lauren Tarshis’ I Survived series. Or check out one of our new Launchpads. Each Launchpad has different games and activities, so feel free to try your hand at a few in order to find what level or game you like best. Our desktop computers are available, too.

You may have noticed our collection display cases in the front of the Youth Department. Our wait list is down from four years (!) to a little over a year, so it’s the perfect time to get your name on the list to show off all your cool Lego creations, book collection, stuffed animals, or more.

You don’t even have to leave your warm house to enjoy the library. We have some great online databases for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you’re learning a new language, reading books, or watching movies, check out all our databases for all sorts of inspiration and fun from the comfort of your living room.

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