DeWitt Library features guest speakers, reading competition

By Emily Griffes
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff writer

The DeWitt District Library has something for everyone, from cooking classes to knitting groups; a photography seminar to game night.

For the youngest in the family, the library has story times multiple days of the week. ‘Baby Story Time’ is offered Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children under the age of two and ‘Toddler Tales Story Time’ is on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers ages two and three.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, children of all ages are invited to stop by the library on February 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. for a “Make-it and Take-it” craft night.

Since January, the DeWitt District Library has been encouraging children of all ages to get out and read more with their “Read in the Wildest Places” winter reading contest. For the months of January and February, those participating in the contest need to keep track of the days in which they participate in some form of reading. For pre-readers that could include listening to or telling a story; for those more advanced, reading a book or magazine. Once each participant has reached 20 days of reading, they get to return their log to the library and be entered into a drawing for prizes. This competition is continuing until February 27, and the prize drawing will be on March 2.

But it’s not all about reading. Every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. kids ages seven and up can stop by the library for “Creative Crafts” and create a different art project each week to take home and enjoy.

The library also offers a plethora of programs for adults. On Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m., Darla Jaros, author of “The Kitchen Assistant” will share her tips on how to save money and time while cooking. And on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., the president of Cluttergone, Rita Wilhelm, will be stopping by to give a presentation on how to get, stay and enjoy, being organized.

Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bob Grzesiak of Digital Consulting for Imaging, Information and Instruction teaches a photography seminar, each week focusing on a different topic: techniques, computers and composition basics.

With so many additional programs to offer along with rows and rows of books, the DeWitt District Library is doing its part to enrich the lives of all in the community.

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