Periodically, the library likes to check in with users about how well the library is serving them and what more we could do for them. Now is one of those times.
From now until the end of the year, we are asking users to take a survey either online or using forms available at the branches. The surveys are confidential and not tied in any way to your library account.
Our goal is to provide you with the best library experience we can. We will use the information you provide to make changes and improvements where we can.
Thanks for your cooperation. Click here to take the survey.
On Nov. 3 and 4 at the Belt Branch, teens and tweens have two opportunities to learn and have fun at the library.
On Saturday, November 3, at 10am, teens are invited to learn to crochet and make a bookmark. Registration required here.
On Sunday, November 4, tweens and teens ages 8 and up are invited to a Drop-In Gaming session which will feature gaming consoles and computer games. The program will run from 2-4pm.
Halloween will be more than just kids’ play this year at the library with adults getting their chance to dress up in costumes for an after-hours event of their own.
Halloween events begin Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Belt Branch has its annual Uncle Fester’s Costume Closet from 2-5 p.m. in the Community Room. Youths who need Halloween costumes can pick out something to wear in the free giveaway of gently used and new costumes and costume pieces donated to the library. The event usually is part of Boofest at the Belt Branch but it has been moved up a week because of a construction project at the library.
Boofest is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and will feature safe trick-or-treating, games and crafts throughout the library. The Kiwanis Club will serve a free hot-dog lunch to the first 200 children.
Adults can sign up now for the program Spooky Stories in the Stacks – After Hours @ the Library, which is set for 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Belt Branch. Participants will take a tour of the library and hear classic scary stories before enjoying refreshments. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Register in advance at rhcl.libcal.com/calendar/events.
The Savannah Branch will have its Halloween Haunted Stacks party from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, with safe trick-or-treating, Halloween Plinko, a treasure hunt in the stacks and refreshments. No sign-up is necessary for this drop-in event.
Seasonal Storytimes are also planned for preschoolers at both branches, and children can wear their costumes to these events. Savannah will celebrate Halloween at Storytimes at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Belt will decorate pumpkins and read books about autumn at its 11 a.m. Storytime on Oct. 31.
How spooky is the library after dark? On Monday, October 29, 2018 come for an after-hours tour and some classic scary stories–if you dare!!!!!! Costumes are certainly encouraged but not required. Spooky refreshments included. It’s the grown-up Halloween event of the season!
Note: Limited to participants ages 16 and up. Attendees must be in Community Room of Library before 8:45pm.