Local libraries offering activities for all ages

For those not wanting to get caught up in the dreariness of indoor winter living because of ice – or thunder, depending on the day – there are still plenty of free things to do to keep busy.

The Selbyville Public Library is starting up a knitting group, according to Library Director Pam Munro, and there are already eight people signed up for the group.

“They are beginners through experts,” explained Munro. “It is evolving into a chat group, a chit-and-knit group.” The class, titled, “Knitting with Pam,” will be held on Mondays evenings. The next one is Monday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The library also offers craft classes for adults. They are held the first Thursday of the month and headed by Circulation Supervisor Lori Ingram. The next one will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Space is limited, and registration is required.

These adult classes are in addition to the Tuesday Tot Time the library holds each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. for preschoolers and the Kids Craft they have each Thursday at 4 p.m. for children ages 4-10 (children have to register beforehand).

Munro also said the library is looking forward to March, which is officially Kids Art Month in Selbyville.

For information on new arrivals, or to be kept informed of the latest ongoing events at the library, people can sign up for the e-newsletter online at www.selbyvillelibrary.org. The phone number is (302) 436-8195.

For those down the road in Frankford, there is an adult book discussion held on the third Thursday of every month, at 1 p.m. In January, the group read “Frankenstein,” and February’s book is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

“It’s open to everyone,” said Cindy, who heads up the discussions, adding that this one of the few activities at the library specially geared toward adults, besides regular English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. “It’s a fun one. We rotate between fiction and non-fiction and range from six to 10 or 12 people.” She added that the books for the discussions are loaned by the library during the month, so there is no need to purchase one.

The Frankford Public Library also offers Tot Time on Tuesday mornings, with Miss Dorothy Fisch, for preschool-age children, and it offers many of its special events for children bilingually.

For more information on events at the Frankford library, visit http://www.sussex.lib.de.us/Frankford.html online or call (302) 732-9351.