Library hosting Sensational Saturday events

Submitted photo Above are some of the pumpkins to be demonstrated during the ‘No Carve Pumpkin Decorating’ Class for teens and adults at the Philippi Public Library during Sensational Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Participants will make one pumpkin. The library will also host ‘Builders’ Club – Building with Lincoln Logs’ from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and ‘Dog Tales – Reading to Mountaineer Therapy Dogs’ from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for younger patrons. For more information, please contact the library at 304-457-3495 or stop by the library. Seating is limited; registration and parental permission are required.

PHILIPPI — Philippi Public Library will host Sensational Saturday, a monthly event with fun activities for the whole family, on Saturday.

The library will be registering children for two programs that focus on early literacy of preschool children — the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides age-appropriate books for children from birth to 5 years old who reside in Barbour County. The books are mailed directly to the child at their residence.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new program that encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their children before kindergarten. This program is sponsored by the Allegheny Highlands Parents as Teachers and Elkins-Randolph, Five Rivers and Philippi public libraries.

The library will also be registering children for the library’s Preschool Story Hour, which occurs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The class is taught by library staff member Kathy Ammons, “Miss Kathy.” The sessions typically include reading of a few books, an arts and crafts project, and handouts such as tracing sheets, mazes or other materials to encourage pre-reading and writing skills.

The library will finish off a week of Teen Read Week activities with No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating class for teens and adults from 11 a.m. to noon. Ammons will demonstrate how to make no-carve pumpkins decorated with paint, melted crayons, buttons, bling, foam and much more. Participants may choose to decorate a glitter, chalkboard paint or foam pumpkin and will learn other creative ways in which to decorate many others without cutting. Registration is required for this event so the library staff members know how many pumpkins to purchase. This event is for teens and adults only.

The library will also host Builders Club for younger patrons from 11 a.m. to noon. Children will build with Lincoln Logs. From 12:30-1:30 p.m., the children will read to the dogs during “Dog Tales — Reading to Mountaineer Therapy Dogs.”

For more information, call the library at 304-457-3495 or stop by the library.