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New programs starting up at Polk County Library

Collins Dental Center put on a fun and entertaining puppet show on Aug. 16 at the Polk County Public Library (PCPL).

Children learned about dental health and hygiene with the help of Ruthie Toothie and friends.

The library’s next children’s program is this Thursday, Aug. 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join library staff on the reading deck for an ice cream social. Kids can make their own ice cream sundae, make a sand art craft to take home, get their face painted and play ring toss to win prizes.

Storytime starts back in September, on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main library and on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at Saluda Community Library. This 30-minute program featuring stories and crafts is recommended for children ages 2-5.

Afternoon Adventures, a program for children in kindergarten to fifth grade, will start in October. It will be Mondays at 4 p.m. at the Main Library and first and third Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at Saluda Community Library. There will be different activities every week such as crafts, movies, hiking, board games and cooking.

School has finally started back, which means … homework. Come to the library for free homework help.

Contact Children’s Services Coordinator Jen Pace to make an appointment at 828-894-8721 ext. 227 or jpace@polklibrary.org.

– article submitted by Jen Pace