Winter/Spring 2018 Newsletter

Bookmarks for Winter/Spring 2018 (PDF)

Copies are also available at the Circulation Desk.

Research & Learning

Homework Help

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Learning express library

Rocket languages

Walk-in Tech Help

Tues & Thurs
1:30-2:30 PM

Do you have questions about technology or your electronic device? Let the library staff help you! Come in anytime between 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays to get assistance.

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Poetry Contest

The Teen Advisory Board along with Tidewater Reads is sponsoring their 19th Annual Poetry Contest!scroll All ages, K through adult, are invited to participate. This year, we are excited to be joining all the libraries participating in Tidewater Reads in holding a Regional Poetry Contest where the top 3 poems in each age category will compete for regional honors and a chance to win a plaque and meet the author of Solo, Kwame Alexander! Submit one unsigned, original poem and mark your calendars for:

  • Mon, February 26th    Entry forms are available at the library
  • Fri, March 16th  5:00 PM    Submissions are due
  • Sun, April 22nd    3:00 PM    Reception for all poets. Celebrate with poetry readings, souped up awards, encouragement from our judge, and refreshments for poets and their families.
  • Sat, April 28th  3:00 PM  Regional awards with Kwame Alexander

Preschool Gymnastics

2nd Thursdays   10:15 to 10:45 AM

March 8th & May 10th

kids dancingPreschoolers, 3-5 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to join instructors from My Gym on the 2nd Thursday of the month as they keep us moving with fun songs, dances, puppets, and tumbling!

Register online or at the Circulation Desk.

National Geographic for Kids

National Geographic for KidsKids discovery the world in a way you've never seen it before. Take fun and amazing adventures in science, nature, archaeology, and space.


3rd Tuesdays,   4:45 to 5:45 PM

Mar 20th, Apr 17th, May 15th

legosK-5th graders, we have LEGOs and we have space. Get creative and imaginative with our LEGO Makerspace.

Mar 20th  Catapult into Spring

Apr 17th  Barnyard Band

May 15th  100 Brick Tower

Register online or at the Circulation Desk.

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Sunday, April 8th     3:00 to 4:00 PM

Join us as we kickoff National Library Week with the lively sounds of the Caribbean! Musicians from the Mosaic Steel Orchestra will provide an outdoor concert, so bring a chair and a snack for a little fun in the sun. *In case of inclement weather concert will be held indoors. Register online or at the Circulation Desk.

Paws to Read

Tuesday, April 10th     6:30 to 8:00 PM

girl reading to dogTo celebrate, we are “paws-ing” to read! All young readers are invited to sign up for a fun 15-minute time slot to read aloud to trained therapy dogs. Be ready for a lot of tail wags and wet kisses! Parents, please sign a permission slip as you come for your time slot.

Register for each session online or at the Circulation Desk.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

rainbowCalling all families of preschoolers from birth to 5 years!  The library has partnered with Poquoson Kiwanis Club to help you prepare your youngster to enter kindergarten ready to read. Accept the challenge – you can do it! Reading 1,000 books to your preschooler may sound daunting at first, but you are probably already doing it and just don’t realize it. You can set your own pace; it can be a multi-year project. One book per night for 3 years = 1,095 books.  Reading 10 books a week for 2 years will do it or double that and you’ll be finished in just 1 year! Come into the library to register and get started.

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