Kids and Families

Eaton Library book sale

The next book sale at the Eaton Library will be Saturday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 20. Get there early for the best selection of fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and children’s books. The sale is during regular library hours at 301 North Barron Street. Items have no set prices. All sales are by donation only. Grab what you want and give as much as you can, as all proceeds go to the Eaton Branch Library.

Registration for Spring Storytimes

Registration is now open for the spring storytime sessions at the Eaton Branch Library. Spring sessions will run from March 2 through April 7. Multiple sessions will be available for different age groups from six months to 12 years old. You can sign up in person at the Eaton Library or by calling 937-456-4331.

Storytime sessions

Library storytimes are a great way to give your child a jump-start on reading. The following libraries are having storytimes for children 11 and under:

New Paris Library on Feb. 29 at 5 p.m.

Camden Library on Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Homeschool Hour: Electricity

Learn all about electricity at the February Homeschool Hour. Open to all homeschool students and educators, this class will take you through the shocking world that powers so much of our world. Homeschool Hour is on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Preble County District Library meeting room at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.

Tween Crafts: Cubelets Challenge

Check out the library’s latest gadgets at the March Tween Craft programs. Cubelets are a modular robotics system designed to teach kids the basics of robotics. The tween craft is for children ages 8-12 and will be held at the:

Eldorado Library on Tuesday, March 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Camden Library on Wednesday, March 2 at 4:45 p.m.

West Manchester Library on Monday, March 7 at 4:30 p.m.

New Paris Library on Tuesday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m.

West Elkton Library on Wednesday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m.

West Alexandria Library on Monday, March 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’s birthday

The West Elkton Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Wednesday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. Join the Cat in the Hat and make a Cat in the Hat mask!

On the same day, the West Alexandria Library is celebrating with an evening of Seuss-filled fun starting at 5:30 p.m.

Create, Explore, and More: family program

At the Eaton Library on Saturday, March 12, families can delve into our different creative and exploratory stations together. We’ll have Magnetic Madness, robotic Cubelets, and more! Drop-in between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and have fun as a family!

Teens (grades 6-12)

Anime Club

If you’re into anime, make sure to register for the Eaton Library’s Teen Anime Club. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. We’ll watch anime, eat Japanese snacks, and make anime- and manga-inspired crafts. Call 937-456-4331 or stop by the Eaton Library to sign up.

Teen Creative Writing Group

Local teens can spur their creative juices at the Teen “Write On!” writing club. We’ll have creative writing prompts, snacks, and you can talk with other teens about writing. You can share aloud, but you don’t have to.

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch Library (301 N. Barron St.). Registration is required. Register in person at the library or call 937-456-4331.

Tabletop Games

Play awesome tabletop games, like Marvel Memory, Zombie-opoly, Zelda Yahtzee, and more at the library! Library branches will host tabletop gaming programs in January and February. See when the program is heading to your local library:

West Elkton Library on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m.

Eldorado Library on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

New Paris Library on Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

West Manchester Library on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Teen Tech Week: Create It @ Your Library

March 6-12 is Teen Tech Week at your library! On Tuesday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Library, teens will learn how to blend photos in the Teen Tech Week Workshop. We’ll also have fun with the MaKey MaKey kit, which allows you to turn everyday objects into game controllers!

Also, each Preble County District Library branch will have kits for teens in grades 6-12 to create a DIY Minecraft Creeper ad a DIY Zombie Launcher. When you build a kit (limit one of each), fill out a drawing slip, and you’ll be entered to win MegaBot flash drive. We’ll draw for the flash drive on March 14.


Michigan author to present on ‘Dollar-a-Day Boys’

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a popular program during the Great Depression, and Preble County had a camp about two miles southeast of Eaton. Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the CCC on Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m. It will be held at the Preble County District Library meeting room at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton. It’s free, open to the public, and will include refreshments, including CCC cookies.

Novel Discussion Book Club

Join us at the Eaton Branch of Preble County District Library for our monthly book discussion. This month, we’ll meet Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “Sworn to Silence” by Linda Castillo. The Novel Discussion book club meets the third Thursday of every month.

Adult Crafting: Paper Basket Weaving

Do you want to learn how to turn old newspapers into beautiful, useful woven baskets? Learn to weave paper baskets at each branch of the Preble County District Library:

New Paris Library on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

West Alexandria Library on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Eldorado Library on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m.

West Manchester Library on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m.

West Elkton Library on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Be a Kid Again

Why should the kids have all the fun? Join us at the West Alexandria Library for a program to remind you of your childhood. On Feb. 23, we’re having a Lego-building program for adults at 5:30 p.m. Bring your creative caps and build. Legos will be provided by the library.

R-H Staff

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