Lessons and Projects in Cashiers

Melanie Golden

Even though its Summer Reading Program is fading into memory, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library has unveiled additional ways to reach the youngest members of the community.

Child Services Director Melanie Golden is hosting Storytime at 11:00 A.M. Wednesdays throughout the year. It offers children, ranging in age from baby to pre-K, a chance to hear a tale, learn a song, and create their own craft suitable for display in their home or the home of a grandparent. There’s no charge, and library membership isn’t necessary, although a parent should accompany
their child. 

Lego Club meets at 3:45 P.M. on the second Tuesday of the month (that’s the 11th this month). It’s open to children up through sixth grade. Ms. Golden offers guidance for specific designs, but participants are invited to use their imaginations to create their own Lego works. There’s no charge to participate and children do not need to be members of the library.

Ms. Golden also offers Crafternoon on the fourth Tuesday of the month (in September, that falls on the 26th). She presents a craft design that’s suitable for children of all ages and instruction. Naturally, the artists are allowed to take their works home with them. There’s no charge for Crafternoon.

September marks Sign Up for Your Own Library Card, which is open to everyone, not simply children. An ACCCL card allows patrons to check out books, CD books, and DVDs on a full spectrum of topics. 

Even if you don’t own a library card, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library offers a host of services. There’s a free 24-hour wireless signal, free movies (including popcorn and bottled water) every Thursday, and regular educational and cultural events in the Meeting Room. 

For more information, call (828) 743-0215. Or heck, just stop by – 249 Frank Allen Road (across from the Post Office).