White County Public Library

Children's Services

Children's Librarian  


You may be hearing a lot about an eclipse lately, and for good reason.  On Monday, August 21 a solar eclipse will cut across the United States beginning in Oregon and exiting through South Carolina.  That means everyone in the contiguous United States will see at least a
partial solar eclipse.  However, we are incredibly fortunate here in White County because we are in the path of totality.  That means we are among the few places which will see a full solar eclipse!

Just how rare is all this?  The last time a path of totality crossed the entire contiguous United States was in 1918.  Even more staggering, White County will not see another full solar eclipse for approximately 400 years!

To celebrate, the Library is planning a number of events to help you prepare for, understand, and view the eclipse.

Beginning August 7, the Library will be giving away free eclipse-viewing safety glasses to anyone with a library card.  Because we want to give glasses to as many families as possible, we are limiting glasses to 4 per family.

On August 17, at 10:00 am., Ms. Dana will have a special Eclipse Story Time and craft for the little ones.

On August 18, there will be an all day make-your-own eclipse-viewing box activity.  Bring your own cereal box and the Library will provide the rest!

And, finally, August 21 is ECLIPSE DAY!  At 11:00 am informational movies on the eclipse will be shown followed by a science demonstration.  The eclipse will begin at 11:55 am, reach totality from 1:24 pm until 1:26 pm, and recede until 2:51 pm.


Children & Teen Programs Scheduled

Now that Summer Reading is behind us, we're gearing up for our Fall programming.  Here are some dates and events to keep in mind as we move forward.

-LEGO CLUB takes place the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm.

-GAME NIGHTS take place each Tuesday night at 6:00 pm.  

-We are having special Eclipse programs August 17, 18, and 21.

-Ms. Dana is returning with regularly scheduled story times each Thursday morning at 10 am beginning September 14.

-Spooky Saturday is being planned for October, so stay tuned. 

Fall Book Sale Planned 

Plans are already in place for this year's Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale!  Now is a perfect time to clear out your book shelves at home and bring the Library your book donations.  Set-up for the Book Sale will be September 20.  If you're available to help set-up, give the Library a call at 931-836-3613.

But most importantly, mark your calendar for the following dates so you don't miss all the wonderful book deals you will find at our Book Sale:

Thursday, September 21
Friday, September 22
Saturday, September 23