New & Renewed Programs Coming to a Library Near You

Starting this Thursday, students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades are invited to join the Book-2-Movie Club, where we will read together, discuss it, and do a fun craft or activity each week. When we finish the book, there will be an opportunity for everyone to go see the movie. At Union Public Library Thursday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:00. September 26th, we begin the NY Times Bestselling novel Wonder by R. J. Palaccio, a story soon to be a major motion picture (in theaters in November.)

Free Family Movie Matinees take place each week in one library in each of our counties, showing family-friendly films and offering free popcorn for all who attend. Fun for all ages at the De Kalb Public Library Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 and at J. Elliott McMullan Public Library in Newton Friday afternoons at 4:00.

New to three libraries in our system, Afterschool Story is a program to inspire the love and joy of reading in young students from preschool to 3rd grade. Just 20 minutes of reading outside of school each day can make a huge difference in reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The library makes it easier for students to fit those 20 minutes into their days in a fun way. At De Kalb Public Library Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m., at J. Elliott McMullan Public Library from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, and at Scooba Public Library from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.