Seed Library

We are happy to introduce the library’s first Seed Library!
Open for check outs on April 16!

What is a seed library?
A seed library is an institution that lends or shares seeds. Our goal is to allow library card holders the opportunity to “check out” seeds and try their hand at growing something for the first time, something new they haven’t tried, or an old reliable.
How does it work?
Visit our Seed Library on the upstairs floor near the Information Desk. Once there, go through our seed card catalog and find the seeds you would like to check out. If you are not checking out a whole packet, you may put the amount you are wanting in a separate packet provided. Take only what you will need or use.
How do I check out?
To check out seeds please go to the Information Desk and provide the librarian with the seeds you are checking out and your library card (must be 18+ for check out). While we understand that you won’t be bringing these seeds back, eventually we would like to see patrons save seeds or donate unused package seeds for the Seed Library.
 

Book Spine Poetry Contest

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
CREATE A POEM & ENTER TO WIN A $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO JACKSON AVENUE COFFEE + $10 IN BOOK SALE BUCKS!

START DATE: APRIL 1

IT’S EASY,
Pick 3-6 books.
Line up the words on their spine to create a poem.
Take a picture and send it to us!
Email the picture and typed out poem to: information@charlestonlibrary.org with the subject line Book Spine Poetry Contest. Include your full
name and contact number.

ENTRIES DUE BY: APRIL 30TH
Winners will be chosen by the library board on May 7th.
 

Preschool Story Time

Mondays, February 26—April 30
10:30am, 1:15pm, or 5:30pm
Craft Room
Ages 3-5
Wake up Mr. Turtle and participate in stories, activities, crafts and other fun literacy builders. One program, but 3 different times to come and enjoy the fun.

Did you know?

Enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles? Need to get out of the house on those chilly days?

The library is playing host to the creation of the world's largest jigsaw puzzle--it's 40,000 pieces and split into 10, 4,000 piece parts! This will be a community driven art project. A section at a time, we will have the jigsaw puzzle on the tables upstairs by the paperbacks, allowing any person to sit down and work on it.

When it is entirely finished, the donor plans to then donate the final piece to a facility that can house it. Fully put together, the puzzle will be 6.25 ft. tall and 22.25 ft. long!