Highland Library Introduces Baby Time’ To Great Success

Monterey, VA – The new Baby Time at the Library program introduced in January has been a welcome success! The program is designed for babies zero to two years-old and their parents or caregivers. Participants enjoy stories, music, and social time in a safe and welcoming environment. The next Baby Time at the Library will be Wednesday, February 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. No registration required, just show up.

The next After School Crafts program will feature “Heart-Shaped Sun Catchers” and will be held on Tuesday, February 8th from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The program and supplies are free of charge. Refreshments will be provided. As with all after school programs, kids with a parent’s permission can ride the bus from school to the library. Everyone is welcome.

We’re pleased to announce that the library has received a gift of a Wii Gaming Console. Inspired by that gift we’ve purchased several board games and card games and will now be offering an “After School Games” program. The first games event will be on Tuesday, February 15th from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Family Movie Night on Friday, February 18th will feature “Secretariat” (PG) at 7:00 p.m. We suggest that folks arrive early to guarantee a good seat. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The movie, popcorn, candy and drinks are all free of charge. Everyone is welcome.

On Tuesday, February 22nd from 3:40 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. we’ll be showing an “After School Movie” featuring “Nanny McPhee Returns” (PG). Refreshments will be provided.

The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation has graciously provided the library will a grant allowing us to purchase thirteen new books on breast cancer, all chosen from a list provided by the VBCF. These books are featured at the front desk of the library right now. We’re grateful for the gift and hope that the books will provide a good resource for local people fighting breast cancer.

We are currently collecting surveys on interest in free computer classes at the library. If you are interested in any sort of computer class please stop by the library and fill out a survey. We’ll decide what to teach based on feedback from you. Those who fill out a survey will be the first in line when classes start.

If you’re in the mood for a good read check out our new titles at the library. We have:

James Patterson’s “Tick Tock”
Alice Hoffman’s “The Red Garden,”
Stuart Woods’s “Strategic Moves,”
Kim Edwards’s “The Lake of Dreams,”
John Lescroart’s “Damage,”
Brad Meltzer’s “The Inner Circle,”
T. Jefferson Parker’s “The Border Lords,”
Robert Crais’s “The Sentry,”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s “Call Me Irresistible”

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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