March Is Youth Art Month!

March is Youth Art Month Banner 2

Ready to get colorful at your library?  With a brace of crayons at the ready, we are here and waiting for you at Handley Regional Library!

In addition to the color sheets available after Wednesday and Saturday Preschool Storytimes at Bowman Library, the library hosts several other programs to make your own art.

At Handley Library, we have crafts projects after Preschool Storytime at 10:30AM on Mondays.  The crafts tie into the storytime theme of the week.  For our Spring storytime theme, the kids made stained glass windows to take home.

At Bowman Library, we have Twilight Tales Family Storytime, Tuesdays at 6PM, which provides all the supplies you need for a craft project after storytime each week.  Twilight Tales is designed for the whole family, so crafts are intended to appeal to a wide variety of ages.  Check out some of the arts and crafts the students have created on display on the Youth Art Month bulletin board in the Children’s Room as well as in this photo gallery.

For the Teens and Tweens, Bowman Library and Handley Library have Coloring Clubs. Bowman Library also has a Manga Art Club.  Learn more about these clubs here: The Coloring Craze.

We look forward to seeing what you can create!


Spotlight on Programs: Twilight Tales

Donna reading at Twilight Tales

In the coming weeks, we’ll be running features on each of the Youth Services programs held at Bowman Library.  We have several storytimes to accommodate different ages and schedules.  Twilight Tales, our evening all-ages family storytime, returns this summer.  It is held every Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m.  Come listen to stories, songs, and poems.  You’ll even earn a badge in the Valley Reads summer reading program!

Crafts at Twilight Tales

Children craft musical instruments to take home after storytime.

A perfect time to come in for those who can’t make it to the Wednesday or Saturday morning storytimes, this storytime also features a craft each week based on the theme of the stories.