Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

April 2021

Story Time Programs

This spring, the Glocester Libraries’ Story Time programs are live on Facebook in an effort to continue our tradition of Story Time programs while making your experience as safe as possible.


Tuesday Facebook Live Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, April 6, 13, and 27, 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, April 1, 8, 15, and 29, 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, April 1, 15, and 29, video 3 to 5 minutes length

Location: glocesterlibraries.org and Glocester Libraries’ YouTube Channel

Age Level: All Ages

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

Children Programs

Glocester Manton April Pickup Crafts

March 29 – May 1, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

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

Chicks, Lotus flowers, Earth Day seed bombs, Butterflies & Birds! Lots of fun crafts to do in April!

· Week 1: Easter Chicks

· Week 2: Lotus Flowers

· Week 3: Birds with fun feathers

· Week 4: Garden Seed Bombs

· Week 5: Yarn Butterflies


Harmony April Pickup Crafts

April 5, 12, 19, and 26, during library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

For the month of April, pick up a weekly craft at the Harmony Library! With themes like Earth Day, Easter, and sheep, there will be something fun and different every week.

· Week 1: Popsicle Easter Basket

· Week 2: Dream Catcher

· Week 3: Earth Day Daisies

· Week 4: Packing Peanut Sheep

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


Paper Bead Bracelets

April 2 – April 30, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Grades 3 and up

Have you ever made a paper bead? They are so cool and once done, you would not believe they are made out of paper! Your pickup bag will include magazine pages to get you started, directions (with pictures), and some floss to make a bracelet with your finished beads.


Virtual Game Night

Monday, April 12, 5 p.m., Zoom

Age Level: Ages 8 and up

Join Miss Kat in a virtual game night! Set yourself up with some snacks and hang out with us on Zoom while we try different games and an escape room!


Glocester Town Animal Shelter Story Time

Thursday, April 29, 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.

Adult Programs

Faux Succulent Magnets

Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13, library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Drop in or take home a tiny ten-minute craft! All of the materials will be available at the library. If you have hot glue, then you can take the materials home. This craft is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you choose to craft at the library, please wear a mask and observe social distancing.


Glocester Libraries’ Healthy Grains and Spices Series

Monday, April 5 and May 3, library hours, Glocester Manton Library and Harmony Library

The Glocester Libraries wants to help you embrace new grains such as quinoa, faro, and bulgur by providing take-and-make ingredient kits on the first Mondays during the months of March, April, and May. Note: The kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

· April 5: Healthy No-Cook Granola Bars

· May 3: Terrific Turmeric Sauce

Book Discussion Groups

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 8, 2:30 p.m., via Zoom (Please note the different time.)

Discuss your response to American Dirt by Janine Cummins.


Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 14, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Discuss your response to Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

Note: Registration is not necessary, but if you have never attended the group before, contact Brenda at the Harmony Library (949-2850) so you can be notified of any COVID-related changes to our schedule.


Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 22, 1:30 p.m., via Zoom

Enjoy a discussion of River of Darkness by Rennie Airth.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library