BOLT, kids clubs meeting at Swanton Public Library

The Board of Library Teens and three clubs for kids will meet this month at Swanton Public Library.

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 the 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 5 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.

Kids and teens are invited to join librarian and chess player Jason on Mondays, Oct. 10 and 24 at 4 p.m., to learn more about the game. Club participants can also request any board or card game available in the library to play.

Youth Chess and Games Club is open to all interested youth.

Coding Club for grades K-12 is moving to a new day this month. It will be Tuesdays, Oct. 11 and 25, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Participants can show up at or any time after 4 p.m. Have fun playing with robots, programming your own Switch games, and more.

An afternoon anime matinee will be held at the library from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, to see episodes from some of the creepiest anime shows out there.

All ages are welcome until 5 p.m. Older kids and adults are recommended after 5 p.m. Popcorn, candy, and drinks provided. No registration is required for this free event.