Programs for kids planned at SPL

Staff Report

The Swanton Public Library has announced three upcoming events for kids.


Children in grades K-5 are invited to come to the library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, and celebrate man’s best friend. They’ll read Clifford the Big Red Dog stories, play dog games, decorate Clifford cookies, and meet a real live assistance dog! Bruno and his human Gary Phipps will visit.

Register for this free program by visiting the library, calling 419-826-2760, or signing up online at


The next meeting of Swanton Public Library’s Board of Library Teens (BOLT) will be on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 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 5:15 p.m.

BOLT (Board of Library Teens) 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.

For more information, visit their website at


Come to the Swanton Public Library from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, for an afternoon all about anime. This month, they’ll celebrate the New Year with a few traditional Japanese new year foods and games, and of course watch three episodes of anime chosen by the attendees (or by the random button!).

No registration required for this free program.

Swanton Library is located at 305 Chestnut Street in Swanton.

Staff Report