Thank you to everyone who hosted a trunk at the Trunk-or-Treat event and for everyone who came to enjoy the Haunted Library and Trunk-or-Treat on Oct.20 at the Hammond Community Library. Even though it was chilly, it was a fun evening for families to enjoy a non-freighting, family-friendly event. A huge thank you needs to go out to Michael Johnson who puts it all together each year, from the maze that the kids love so much to the design and layout. Michael is amazing with his designs and creativity.
We are super excited for the Rhythm and Music program where we will all get to dance, move our bodies and enjoy learning through music. Tuesdays, beginning on Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m. and Fridays, beginning on Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. Rhythm and Music, a fun program that will get you moving and grooving. Learn songs, finger plays, parachute play, rhythm activities and so much more. The class is 30 minutes long on Tuesday morning and is recommended for ages 3-5; younger children welcome.
The Hammond Community Library will host a free writing workshop for novice authors featuring Redmond Herring, who will guide attendees through five classroom lectures outlining the necessary steps before you write your first manuscript, as well as explaining how an author should have a chapter outline, creating the first chapter, connecting subsequent chapters while writing the prose for a memorable conclusion.
Friends of the Hammond Community Library is a group that is dedicated to the community and throughout the year; they host various programs at the library. This fall they are proud to host the following programs: • Saturday, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15: Baldwin's Main Street Farmers Market. The Friends will be at the market with homemade breads and a special surprise. • Mondays, Oct. 1-Nov. 5: Woodburning/Pyrography with Kimmer Prosser. Six weeks of learning woodburning/pyrography from 6-8 p.m. $30 includes all supplies. Registration needed.
Ten things you need to know about the Hammond Community Library. 1. Provides a meeting place to bring people together in our community. 2. Offers programs and events for all ages throughout the year. 3. Has two free little pantries, one inside and one outside. 4. Owns over 26,000 books, over 1,800 audiobooks, close to 3,000 DVD's, and multiple other items that can be checked out from the library. 5. Allows you access to over 200,000 e-reader and e-audio selections via Wisconsin Digital Library. 6. A library card is free.
We have had an amazing few weeks at the library with our library camps. During the week of June 25-28 we had a week filled with game show fun; everyone enjoyed "Deal or No Deal." Each child was able to be a contestant on our library version that starred Howie Mandel as the host and ran from 2005-2009 on NBC.
As parents, you have a rewarding job of watching your child grow and succeed. Your child needs you to help guide them and one way to guiding your child for a successful life is to sit and read books. Dr. Seuss said it best: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
We have made a few changes to our Summer Fun schedule. Summer library camps are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Afternoon activities have changed slightly. We now have only Monday and Wednesday programs at 1 p.m. Each of these programs are one hour in length — times may vary on each activity and participant completing the activity, but an hour at the max for each program. July summer afternoon activities: Registration is appreciated and can be called in or use our registration form at goo.gl/forms/ZONwIFXBDlHHe8Pe2. All of these activities are open for kids and adults.
Where has the month of May gone? June is just around the corner and we are super excited about our summer programs. The programs are open to all ages, from summer camps for ages 4-5 and up, afternoon activities for ages 4-5 and up, summer story-times with special guest readers for ages 2 and up, and a variety of teen and adult programs scattered throughout the evenings of the summer months. A couple of special events that the Friends of the Hammond Community Library are hosting that the whole family can enjoy are:
The best way to spend your summer days are at the library! This year we are super excited to offer a full day of programs. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., kids can enjoy a half-day camp Monday through Thursday with each week having a different theme. Then from 1-7 p.m., each hour is a new activity, such as jigsaw puzzles, open crafting hours, fitness, book discussion groups, trivia, and more for all ages.