Many fall activities on schedule

Despite a cutback in hours, the Taft Branch Library will continue to offer both Preschool Storytime and Grandma’s Attic this fall.

Children between the ages of 3 and 5 are invited to participate in Preschool Storytime on Thursday mornings at 11:30 a.m.  This half-hour program features stories, songs and fun for the younger set.

Beginning Saturday, September 18, Grandma’s Attic offers an old trunk full of surprises for 5 to 8 year-olds and their families, and stories presented by volunteer readers.

The storytime will begin at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday through November 20. Children who participate will receive a form to return to their teacher for credit in their school reading program.

The Westside Friends of the Library resume their monthly meetings on the second Thursday of the month at 10:15 a.m.
This support group provides many things to the Taft Branch that are not covered in the Kern County Library budget, such as children’s programs, refreshments, furnishings and supplies.

All are welcome to attend the next meeting on October 14 at the Taft Branch.  Funds are raised from an on-going sale of gently used hardback books, paperbacks and magazines donated by members of the community.

Current hours of opening are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, visit the library at 27 Emmons Park Drive, call 763-3294 or logon to