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Riverbank Library Hosts Fun Family Programs
Youngsters enjoyed a creative day of button making on a Wednesday afternoon at the Riverbank library along with the option to play a variety of Wii games like Just Dance at one of many festivities they host at the library branch. VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS

The fun continues at the Riverbank library.

Librarian Vicky Holt organized a special event on a recent Wednesday, where she set up two work stations for local youths. Participants were asked to bring small photos of friends, family, or pets to place on a button or they could cut out pictures from magazines that were provided. Each attendee was allowed to make three buttons. Another option at the library event was a variety of Wii games like Just Dance that kids and adults alike could partake in.

This is the third craft that Sonia Vazquez has brought her two kids, Giovanni and Gisselle, to at the library and she said they love it.

Mark your calendars for the events happening at the Riverbank Library in February.

Visitors to the Riverbank Library this month will find a selection of free programs including book club events, a children’s craft program, and tax preparation sessions for adults.

The month began with the “Mayor’s Book Club” on Monday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. Riverbank Mayor Richard O’Brien read to preschool age children and their families following Story Time.

Children were also invited to make fish shaped Valentines on Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Participants used paper hearts to create colorful Valentine’s Day cards shaped like fish. This craft is sponsored by the Friends of the Riverbank Library.

On Wednesdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the public may visit the library for assistance with tax preparation by Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers, who are trained by the IRS. Space is limited; call the Riverbank Library at (209) 869-7008.

The Riverbank Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. to discuss ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ by Mary Ann Shaffer. Library book clubs provide an opportunity for community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussion with others. A limited number of books are available for checkout at the library’s circulation desk.