Swanton Public Library offers clubs for kids

The Swanton Public Library offers multiple clubs that meet each month for kids.


Coding Club covers all kinds of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) activities, from coding robots to snap circuits to art projects – and, of course, learning the beginning steps of writing code. The meetings are on Saturdays, March 7, 14, and 21, from 1-2 p.m.

Inspired by Girls Who Code, a free after school program for kids in grades 3-5 and grades 6-12, Coding Club is open to girls and boys with zero computer science experience all the way up to college-level, so everyone is welcome.


The poetry club for grades 6-12 meets on Mondays, March 9 and 23.

Attendees will discuss famous poetry, and you can perform your very own poetry for the group. No registration required fro this free program.


The Anime Club will meet 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 for an afternoon all about anime. Watch three episodes of anime chosen by attendees.

Japanese snacks and drinks will also be provided. The club is free with no registration required.


The next meeting of Swanton Public Library’s Board of Library Teens (BOLT) will be on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining this group is invited to attend. Attendees can show up anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

BOLT is an advisory board of students in grades 6 through 12. Members meet regularly one day a month with a youth services librarian. At meetings they discuss books, help plan programs for their peers, provide input on library issues related to teens, assist in selecting teen-related materials, and promote the library to teens. Free snacks are also included.

For more information, call 419-826-2760, or visit www.swantonpubliclibrary.org. Swanton Library is located at 305 Chestnut St.