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If you like working with children, enjoy reading, and want to make a difference to the community, we have an excellent opportunity for you!

Every Tuesday and Thursday from October through May, more than 50 children are meeting with their teen volunteers at Centerivlle Library to improve reading.  This highly appreciated popular program has helped hundreds of kids in the past 5 years.  It is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity many teens are looking for.  Applications are now open, for details and to apply, please download the application form and turn it in to the library as soon as possible.  Positions are open until filled.

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The kids at Centerville Library had been checking out bags of books to read in the past two months, all with a same goal–to win their dream prizes at the Kids Auction. When the big day had finally come, the waiting line stretched from the doors of the meeting room, through the gate, then the aisle between the Adults Non-fiction shelves, all the way to the wall, and turned around. We didn’t expect this big of a crowd!

Call that crazy or what! The biddings on the most popular items went over a thousand Library Bucks! Not everyone won but they all had a lot of fun! To make sure everyone could go home with something, we also had a sale of buyable goodies outdoors in the library’s patio. Although it was overwhelming, it was worthwhile seeing all of the happy kids.

This is an event kids will want to participate in again and again. But we need to come up with some good strategy to clam them down next time.



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🙂 Tuesdays and Thursdays except school breaks. 3:15-5:15 P.M.
Read With Me @ Centerville
One-on-one reading assistance for elementary students. Details here.
🙂 Thursdays except school breaks. 3:30-4:30 P.M.
Read To Me @ Centerville.
Drop-in storytime for 2-6 year olds. Details here.
🙂 Thursday, Dec. 4, 12:30-2:00 P.M.
Parenting Class for Mandarin-speaking parents @ Centerville.
Monthly parenting class with Dr. Shu-Ling Chen. Details here.
🙂 Wednesday, Dec. 10, 3:30-4:30 P.M.
Children’s Winter Craft Time @ Irvington. Details here.

🙂 Tuesday, Dec. 16, 3:30-4:30 P.M.
Children’s Winter Craft Time @ Niles. Details here.

🙂 Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1:30-5:30 P.M.
Drop-in Winter Craft Time @ Centerville. Details here.

🙂 Thursday, Dec. 11, 4-5 P.M.
Kids Book Club @ Centerville
This month’s books is Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde. Details here.
🙂 Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2-4 P.M.
Nintendo DS Game Time @ Centerville
For kids 7-14. Bring your DS and games. Details here.
🙂 Wednesday, Dec. 24, 3-4:30 P.M.
Chess Club for Kids @ Irvington. Details here.

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