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PBS Kids' Writer Contest!
Now in its 19th year, Vermont Public Television will once again hold its PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Formerly known as the Reading Rainbow Contest, the Writers Contest is a local/national contest designed to promote children's reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages children in grades K-3 to create their own original stories and illustrations. Entries must be submitted with an official entry form and follow the contest rules. Entries are judged locally by a panel of experts and winners are selected – three from each grade, for a total of 12 winners. First place winners in each grade level are sent on to the national contest. Local winners will be announced in mid-April and will be featured online. They will also be recognized at an awards ceremony at the VPT Studio.
The contest deadline is March 21st, 2014.
Each contest participant will receive a certificate of achievement, as well as an invitation to attend a Storytime Party that will be held at locations throughout the state. All contestants can sign up to read their story aloud to family and friends at the Storytimes.
Gentle Yoga with Jill Lang
Jill Lang, local Williston resident and yoga certification candidate, presents a gentle yoga class. Come and enjoy this free class on Monday, March 10, 17 & 31 from 5:30-6:30 and Saturday, March 22 from 1-2pm. Please bring your own mat.
Pajama Story Time with Abby Klein
Bring kids in PJs with their favorite stuffed animal for stories with Abby Klein, and enjoy a craft & a bedtime snack. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures. Monday, March 10th at 6:30pm. No registration necessary.
Math Story Time: Outer Space
Preschoolers are introduced to a variety of books and authors while gaining early literacy skills. Includes a simple craft activity. This week our topic will be Outer Space! Tuesday, March 11 at 11:00am.
The library is now offering a monthly drop-in knitting group for adults! Just come on in, knit, relax and enjoy. All levels of knitters and needlepointers are welcome. Please call the library at 878-4918 with any questions. Tuesday, March 11 at 1:00pm.
Have You Met Frosty?
Reading with Frosty & Friends Therapy Dogs
Frosty and his friends love stories and enjoy meeting the children at the library. Join us and read a book to a wonderful therapy dog! Bring a book or find one here at the library. Tuesdays in March from 3:30-4:30. Pre-register for 10 minute sessions. All dogs are registered with Therapy Dogs of Vermont.