Kids programs continue at Swanton Public Library

The Swanton Public Library has announced the options for book club and storytimes in May.

The virtual book club is for grades K-12. There are four age categories.

Every book will come with a blank review form, a few questions you can think about, and a few small activities or crafts that tie into the book. Visit the library to pick up your free book and packet.

The book for grades K-3 is “Frog and Toad Are Freinds” by Arnold Lobel. The book for grades 3-5 is “The Hero Two Doors Down” by Sharon Robinson.

The book for grades 5-8 is “War Hose” by Michael Morpurgo. The book for grades 9-12 is “Uglies” by Scott Westerfeld.

They will also have a post for each book on for anyone who wants to discuss the book.

The library is also offering storytime kits for preschool aged children.

The activities included will be the color game played at storytime, a handout with rhymes and web links, coloring sheets, stickers, activity sheets, magnets, an instrument, and a craft.

For May, the book is “”Soup Day” by Melissa Iwai.

Also, the Coding Club meets Mondays and Fridays at the library from 4-5:15 p.m. Dates are May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20.

Sign up online at, contact the library on or the library’s Facebook, call 419-826-2760, email [email protected], or sign up in person.

BOLT meeting

The next meeting of Swanton Public Library’s Board of Library Teens (BOLT) of the school year will be on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining this group is invited to attend. Attendees can show up anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

BOLT is an advisory board of students in grades 6 through 12. Members meet regularly one day a month with a youth services librarian. At meetings they discuss books, help plan programs for their peers, provide input on library issues related to teens, assist in selecting teen-related materials, and promote the library to teens. Free snacks are also included.

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