Highland County Library December Events

Monterey, VA – We have several programs this month for kids and families. On Thursday, December 16th at 3:30 p.m. we’ll be showing an Afterschool Movie, “Santa Buddies” (Rated G). We’ll provide refreshments. Kids with their parent’s permission can ride the bus from school to the library.

On Tuesday, December 21st from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. we’ll be having a Christmas Crafts Party. We’ll be putting together several different crafts for Christmas. We’ll have stories, snacks, and then we’ll listen to Christmas music as we work. There is no charge for the program or supplies. Once again, kids can ride the bus to the library from school with a note of permission.

On Tuesday, December 28th at 10:00 a.m. we’ll be showing a Holiday Break Movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (Rated PG). Free snacks and drinks will be available. Everyone is welcome.

We’re excited to offer a new collection of book and puppet sets featuring children’s book favorites, and puppets to go along with them. Our new book and puppet sets feature “Diary of a Worm,” “The Kissing Hand,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “Horton Hears a Who,” “Guess How Much I Love You,” “Sleep Black Bear Sleep,” “Scaredy Squirrel,” “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?,” “Koala Lou,” and “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.”

At the November 23rd Library Board meeting the Board adopted a revision and update to our Internet Use Policy. The Board was keen to reiterate in the policy that parents are responsible for their children’s use of the internet here at the library. We’ve spelled out some of the unauthorized uses such as accessing obscenity or pornography, harassment or cyber-bullying, copyright violations, and hacking either other user’s accounts or any library systems.

Copies of the new policy will be posted in the library and will be available for distribution. Since parents are held responsible for their children’s use of the internet in the library the Board re-committed to obtaining parental permission for children to use the internet. Each minor child will be given a copy of the Internet Use Policy and a permission form for both them and their parent to sign, acknowledging that they have read and agree to abide by the library’s use policy.

It’s always nice to step away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and curl up with a good book. Stop by and pick up one of our new titles such as Steve Martin’s “An Object of Beauty,” Brad Thor’s “The Athena Project,” J. D. Robb’s “Indulgence in Death,” Fannie Flagg’s “I Still Dream About You,” James Patterson’s “Cross Fire,” Clive Cussler’s “Crescent Dawn,” David Baldacci’s “Hell’s Corner,” Stephen King’s “Full Dark, No Stars,” Jeffrey Deaver’s “Edge,” and Dennis Lehane’s “Moonlight Mile.” In non-fiction we have George W. Bush’s “Decision Points,” Michael’s Caine’s “The Elephant to Hollywood,” and Nora Ephron’s “I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections.”

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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