April is Library Month

The Shingletown Library has a lot to offer the community. Since April is Library Month, we’d like to invite you to enjoy our services, provided by dozens of hard working volunteers, for over 20 years.

First, the Shingletown Library is pleased to announce the birth of our Adult Literacy Program. Launched in January of this year, the program has seen its first client’s encouraging progress. Our goal is to provide the means for adults seeking to improve their reading skill, the ability to access the information they want, and enable them to decipher it. The Adult Literacy Program offers reading tutoring, including some of the specific needs an adult may have, like completing an application or using a computer. The program includes an evaluation process implemented by a certificated teacher, and regularly scheduled tutoring sessions with qualified volunteers, some of whom are licensed teachers. We provide reading and practice materials in hard copy or on computer or iPad, and create a personalized plan for each student with continuous assessment of their progress. Our services are free to the public. As an independent, community supported library , we are fortunate to have received information and guidance from Shasta County Libraries and Black Butte School District. For more information or to make an appointment with the Shingletown Library Adult Literacy Program coordinator,call the library at 474-1555 Tuesday through Saturday and leave your name and a contact phone number.

The library also offers Miss Midnight’s Children’s Reading Program, held on the first Saturday of each month. Stories and crafts with Miss Midnight and her handler, Shari Meier, have been a delight to the community’s children for several years now. In addition, we have a story time for preschool through sixth grade children, and a summer reading program. The summer program encourages children to while away the hot midsummer hours with a good book, and earn prizes! We throw a party and award grand prizes for reading accomplishment on the final day of the program. The schedules will be determined soon. See you there!

If you haven’t walked the grounds of the library lately, you’re going to be pleased with our improvements, many in progress. We have established a new program which allows you to purchase a memorial bench or picnic table to place on the library grounds in remembrance of a loved one. There are two additional benches which will be installed soon. This is another way for us to raise funds to refurbish our existing Memorial Circle, and to provide a lovely place for you to come and relax. For more information, call the library at 474-1555 and leave a message for the program coordinator.

Please join us on June 19th and 20th from 10am to 4pm for our annual Book and Vendor Fair. You’ll shop to music of a brand new band called Haywire, and this year we are adding a yard sale! We’ll appreciate donations of small working appliances, furniture, utensils, dishes and glassware, tools, sporting goods and decorative pieces. Clothing, exercise equipment and very large items are not suitable. Please contact Jan at 474-5480 to schedule a time to meet at the library or arrange pick up of donations.

Hot Lava Night was so much fun last year, so we’re going to party Western style again on July 18th from 6pm to 9:30pm. Come and enjoy the warm summer evening with a silent auction, casino games, libations and great food, accompanied by the New Bear Creek Revival Band. Advance tickets for this event will soon be available for $15.00 at the library, Majka Real Estate, Shingletown Thrift and Gift and Scott Valley Bank in Redding. If purchased at the door, the price is $20.00, so take advantage of the savings and buy in advance. This year’s Hot Lava Night promises to be the best ever!

The Shingletown Library continues to improve and add programs to benefit our mountain communities, and we take pride in providing a park-like setting for residents and travelers alike. We thank all those who support our efforts to keep our doors open as the library continues to be a great asset to Shingletown.