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Pumpkin Decorating

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Extreme Pumpkins

Children: get ready for an exciting Halloween by creating a great Jack-o-Lantern at the Troy Public Library! We will provide the pumpkin and the material to decorate it and you provide the creativity. What will you design?

There are three sessions: Sunday, October 16, 1:30 pm; Sunday, October 16, 3:15 pm; and Friday, October 21, 10:45 am. We expect all the sessions to fill up so register today! This popular program is brought to you by the Friends of the Troy Public Library.

Story Time Returns in September

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Fall LeavesChildren's story times return to the Troy Public Library in September.

Lapsit story time, for ages 12-23 months, begins Tuesday, September 6, at 10:30 am, and runs for six weeks.

Toddler story time, for ages 24-39 months, begins Wednesday, September 7, at 10:30 am, and runs for six weeks.

Preschool story time, for ages 3-6 years, begins Thursday, September 15, at 10:30 am, and runs for five weeks.

Registration begins August 22, at 10 am.  Space is limited, so be sure to register early.

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Michigan Reads 2011: The Memoirs of a Goldfish

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Memoirs of a GoldfishSeptember 8 is celebrated around the world as International Literacy Day. It is very important to read and share books with your children. Did you know that reading to your child for only 30 minutes a day from birth to 5 years old equals 900 hours of literacy preparation for school?

Come to the Troy Public Library on September 8, as we read this year's Michigan Reads 2011 book, The Memoirs of a Goldfish by Detroit-area news personality, Devin Scillian, to both parents and children alike. There will be three special story times that day, at 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm. Please register in advance for these events.

While you are reading, why not pick up a few books from past years' Michigan Reads. They are all great books with wonderful illustrations. And don't forget to sign the Michigan Reads poster in the Library's Youth area!

Winnie the Pooh Turns 90!

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Winnie the PoohThe loveable bear Winnie the Pooh turns 90 on August 21. His adventures with Christopher Robin have entertained countless children. The New York Public Library is hosting a birthday party for Winnie and the children of Troy can help celebrate the occasion by making a fun birthday surprise for him.

Starting on Sunday, August 14, and continuing until Wednesday, August 16, children can make a surprise for Winnie the Pooh by stopping by the Troy Library's Youth desk for supplies. We will mail the birthday wishes on Thursday, August 17, and hold a Winnie the Pooh Story Time on Friday, August 19.  Join the celebration!

Destination College Savings

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Enter to win a $1,500 scholarship for your child through the Destination College Savings program, offered annually each summer by the Library of Michigan Foundation and Michigan's two 529 programs, Michigan Education Savings Program and Michigan Education Trust.

You can enter by visiting the Troy Library's Youth Services area to pick up an entry form. Fill out the bottom portion and drop the postage paid card in the mail. Each submission also enters the Troy Public Library for a chance to win $1,000.

Entries must be postmarked by August 12. Your child must be 13 or younger to qualify for the sweepstakes.


Youth Story Time: Wednesdays in July

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Join us in the Troy Public Library's Youth area every Wednesday in July for Story Time!

On July 6, from 11 to 11:30 am, Andover Theater Manager, Tim McGee will entertain children with stories and finger plays. On July 13, 20 and 27, also beginning at 11 am, Story Time will be lead by Bonny Avery, retired librarian and former head of the Troy Public Library Youth Services department.

This program is open for all ages. Troy residents should register beginning June 23 for the July 6 Story Time; and beginning June 30 for the July 13, 20, and 27 Story Times.


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