Swanton library offering book clubs, anime club


The library’s virtual do-it-at-home book clubs for all ages also continue. Everyone who participates gets to keep the book.

There are four age categories: grades K-3, grades 3-5, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. Every book will come with a blank review form, a few questions, and a few small activities or crafts that tie into the book.

Visit the library to pick up your free packet, either in person or via curbside service.

There will also be a post for each book on https://www.splyouth.org for anyone who wants to discuss the book. If you’d prefer not to go online, fill out the included review sheets and get them back to the library, and we can post your comments for you. Even better, everyone who either posts on our site or brings back anything included with the book will also get a small prize at the library.

The books are:

Grades K-3: “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown.

Grades 3-5: “Frindle” by Andrew Clements.

Grades 5-8: “Taking Sides” by Gary Soto.

Grades 9-12: “I Am Princess X” by Cherie Priest.

Anime Club meeting

The Swanton Library’s Anime Club for grades 5-12 will meet Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. for an afternoon of anime.

Watch three episodes of anime chosen by the attendees. Snacks and drinks will also be provided. No registration required for the free program.

Turkey craft

The library is inviting preschool and elementary-age children on to make their own holiday turkey Thursday at 4 p.m. Members of the local sewing club, the Seam Rippers, will be there to show kids how to make a turkey craft using recycled books.

Everyone can enjoy cookies while they craft as well. Registration is requested but not required. Call 419-826-2760 or visit the library to register.