Milton-Freewater library to begin two new programs for children Sept. 19

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MILTON-FREEWATER — Two new programs for children will begin this month at the Milton-Freewater Public Library.

A story and craft time for preschool children will be 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 19. This program will promote early literacy and a love of reading while introducing children to the wonderful things awaiting them in the library.

Another new event will be a weekly story and craft program for elementary school age children. This one will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. As a supplement to the library services provided in the schools, it will promote the love of reading while introducing children to library resources which can help them succeed in school.

Lili Schmidt, has been given responsibility for children’s and young adult services. The new programs are among her plan to reinvigorate library services to the young.

The library, located at 8 S.W. Eighth Ave. is open noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Library cards are free to residents of the Umatilla County Special Library District. Those residing outside the district can get a card upon payment of a $35 annual fee.

For more information about library programs and services, call 541-938-8247 during library hours.

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