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Just in time for holiday travel, we now have two Wi-Fi hot spots for you to check out! These are great to have if you are heading out to visit family or going on vacation, and want to have a more reliable connection to the Internet on the road and at your destination. The hot spots rely on cell phone towers, and they make it possible to access the Internet over wide areas of the country. Hot spots may be checked out for two weeks with valid library card and ID for patrons 18 years or older. We are grateful that one of our hot spots was provided through the Friends of the Library.

Over the holidays, we will close December 24 and 25 for Christmas, and on December 31 and January 1 for the New Year’s holiday.

We are excited to announce there will be a Chords of Friendship Concert at the library on Tuesday, December 14 at 3:30 pm. Music will feature mountain dulcimers, ukuleles, and guitars. Chords of Friendship is guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit with beautiful, relaxing musical offerings, with just the right amount of fun and whimsy. Refreshments are being provided by a donation from Mary Ellen Luellen in memory of Char Amick.

PAWS for Reading is happening on Wednesdays, December 1 and 15 from 3:00 – 5:00 by appointment. We invite children of all ages to practice reading to a very patient, furry, non-judgmental listener. Trainer Destiny Judd will have one of her therapy dogs available to help pre-readers, emerging readers and new readers gain confidence in reading. Call 765-478-3335 by the Tuesday before each session or drop by the library to schedule your time in the doghouse.

Mother Goose on the Loose story times for toddlers and preschoolers are back! Wednesdays, December 15 and 22 at 10:00 am, Ms. Kim will share stories, songs, finger plays, and snacks with our younger patrons. Mother Goose story times are designed to provide activities and games that contribute to “reading readiness” and early literacy skills.

The Senior Center Book Club will meet, Wednesday, December 22 at 1 pm to discuss A Redbud Christmas by Fannie Flagg. The Senior Center Book Club meets at the Golay Center at 1007 E. Main St. in Cambridge City. You can pick your book up at the Senior Center.

If you need help with a resume, a job search, or other projects on the computer, please call the library at 765-478-3335 to schedule a time to work with Jodi Johnson, retired business teacher.

We welcome families with preschoolers to enroll in our popular 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Registering and logging books for this program is available online through our READsquared app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet. This program encourages families to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. Your child will get a free book from the library to keep after every 100 books read. When your family has read 1,000 books, your child will earn a special prize.

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