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Fall Programs at the Alliance Public Library

August 25, 2018

ALLIANCE — The Alliance Public Library will resume children’s programming in September with Story time, LEGO Club, Friday Fun Days and a new Coding Club.

Parents of preschoolers, ages 3-6, are encouraged to register their children for story time, taking place each Tuesday at 10 a.m., and Thursday at 1 p.m., with the same program at both sessions. Children will listen to stories, sing songs and make a craft. Each session lasts 30-45 minutes and is a good chance for children to enjoy books while learning to work with other children in a group. Story time begins Sept. 11 and 13.

LEGO Club will run on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45 p.m., starting Sept. 11. Students in kindergarten and up are welcome to attend. They will use the library’s Lego collection to develop their imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills as they build to meet challenges or to develop their own ideas. Teamwork is encouraged but students can also work on their own. The first time a student attends LEGO Club, a parent or guardian will be asked to fill out a registration form.

Friday, Sept. 7, starts the return of Friday Fun Days. These will be on the first and third Friday of most months from 2:30-4 p.m. and will engage students in a variety of activities. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend with their child and it is open to all ages. Younger children who need supervision (under 6) must have a responsible caregiver attend with them. Activities will be listed on the Alliance Public Library Facebook page and website. The first Friday’s activity will be “Guitar Hero” and “Dance Dance Revolution” projected in big-screen format.

The new Coding Club will begin on Thursday, Sept. 13, for ages 8 and older (students must be able to read). This club will help students develop valuable skills for future jobs — it is projected that there will be 1 million unfilled computer programming jobs by the year 2020 — as well as rational thinking/problem solving, lifelong learning and relational skills. The club will meet on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 p.m., and a parent is asked to fill out a registration form.

The activities are open to all children and will meet in the library community rooms. There is no cost to attend.

Schedules for the programs are available on the Alliance Public Library website at http://libraries.ne.gov/alliance and updates can be found on the library Facebook page.

For more information please contact Elaine Connelly Bleisch, the children and youth services librarian, at 308-762-1387.

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