Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter

February 2021

February is Love Your Library Month!

The Glocester Libraries remain open offering both in-person and curbside pickup options. The Glocester Manton Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Harmony Library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We ask our patrons that you restrict your time in the library to 15 minutes, wear a mask, and observe social distancing.


Although our in-person programs are suspended, we are offering many virtual programs for children as well as pick-up crafts. For adults and teens, you can participate in this year's Winter Reading Challenge!


We continue to offer other services including faxing your documents, making copies, and short 15-minute computer use. The Glocester Manton Library offers free notary services on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Virtual Story Time Programs

Tuesday Facebook Live Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, February 2, 9, and 23, 11 a.m., Facebook Live

Age Level: Infant to 3 years old

Visit the Glocester Libraries’ Facebook page and join us for stories, finger plays, and songs!


Thursday Facebook Live Preschool Story Time

Thursday, February 4, 11, and 25, 11 a.m., Facebook Live

Age Level: Ages 3 to 5 years old

Join us on Glocester Libraries’ Facebook page with your preschoolers for stories, finger plays, and songs!


Story Time with Miss Annie

Thursday, February 4 and February 18, video 3 to 5 minutes length

Location: glocesterlibraries.org and Glocester Libraries’ YouTube Channel

Age Level: All Ages

Watch a biweekly pre-recorded video with Miss Annie reading a story, offering suggestions for activities, and singing songs!

Children Programs

Harmony February Pickup Crafts

February 1, 9, 15, and 22, during library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

For the month of February, pick up a new weekly craft at the Harmony Library! With themes like Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day, there will be something very different each week!

· February 2: Groundhog craft

· February 8: Valentine’s Day craft

· February 15: Black History/Diversity Appreciation craft

· February 22: Kindness Flower

Note: Crafts are on a first-come, first-served basis. Crafts at the two libraries are different.


Glocester Manton February Snowy Pickup Crafts

February 1 – February 27, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages (Under 3 years may need caregiver assistance.)

Let’s make some fun winter crafts!

· February 1-6: Groundhog Pop Up

· February 8-12: Love You to Pieces Heart

· February 15-20: Presidents’ Day Hat

· February 22-27: Fruit Loop Bird Feeder


Community Love Letters

February 1 – February 27, library hours, Glocester Manton LIbrary and Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

Show your support for our community by letting the hard workers in Glocester know how much we appreciate them! Examples would be your local grocer, your local banker, firefighters, police officers, teachers, etc. Letters can be hand written or computer generated. Drop off your letters at the Harmony Library or the Glocester Manton Library. You can also email them to nancysteereya@gmail.com. Note: All letters must include the name of the business you wish to receive your letter. Letters will be collected and given to the appropriate recipients. Letters must be received by Saturday, February 27.


Glocester Town Animal Shelter Story Time

Thursday, February 25, YouTube and Website

Age Level: All Ages

The Glocester Libraries is pairing up with the Glocester Town Animal Shelter for a recorded story time each month! Join Miss Kat and a furry friend for a super cute story time. Each month, we will have an adoptable guest joining us for a fun recorded story time.

Youth/Teen Program

Kids and Teen Lit Loot

February 1 – February 27, Glocester Manton Library

Children and teens of the Glocester Manton Library – are you trying to find something new to read for the month of February? Fill out our Lit Loot Google form to help us pick three books for you! Tell us your name, home library, reading level, and reading interests and we will pick three books for you to pick up along with some loot! Requests can be picked up at the Glocester Manton Library on the Monday after your request is made!


Lit loot link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciprPyASprd7qwRLS1zh-It4rNT_z2clLi3zQiRp4cdWkAaA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Adult Program

Glocester Libraries Winter Reading Challenge for Adults and Teens

January 4 – March 20, Harmony Library and Glocester Manton Library

If you love to read, we have the ultimate challenge for you! Read six books chosen from 20 different categories by March 20, and you will be entered into the grand prize raffle drawing. Audiobooks count equally as print books in the Reading Challenge. Pick up instructions at the libraries or read and print the brochure on our web page, glocesterlibraries.org.

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 10, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center (if open)

Discuss your response to Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains by Cassie Chambers.


Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, February 11, 1:30 p.m., via Zoom

Discuss your response to Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X Kendi and Jason Reynolds.


Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, February 25, 1:30 p.m., via Zoom

Enjoy a discussion of Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier.

The Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library