Kamas library hosting events through the end of the year
Story time and after-school programs continue
Library officials with the Kamas branch of the Summit County Library are trying to make do with what they have to continue serving Kamas Valley residents.
“We are very limited in terms of the size of events we can host, but we are making it work with the space that we have,” said Lee Whiting, manager of the Kamas Library.
When the Summit County Services Building was demolished last year, the library was relocated to the Kamas Health Center building, next door to the Food Town shopping center. Last month, Summit County hosted an open house to talk about the schedule for construction and design of the new building, which is slated to be complete in August of 2017.
More than 6,000-square feet in the new facility will be dedicated to the Kamas library and will include an auditorium, computer lab and larger, more varied spaces for adults, children and teens.
Whiting said the library has continued to host most of its programs since relocating, including story time and after-school events for teens.
On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the library will host the final story-time seasonal program for toddler-aged children before the end of the year. Whiting said the event will include a holiday craft and related story between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
“This week, we will be having a holiday story read to the children,” Whiting said. “We do not have a story time during Christmas week, but we will be starting it again in the New Year. They happen every Tuesday morning and the topics will vary by week.”
On Thursday, Dec. 22, the library will host Park City author Susan Johnston as she introduces ‘Gnome in Your Home’, a book that encourages kindness in the home. The event will be followed by the after-school program, which Whiting said typically draw at least 10 teens.
“Once a month we also have a teen group that has a teen advisory board that reads a book. It meets the first Monday of the month and then we have another group that meets called the ‘Read it and Reap’ program,” Whiting said. “We are fortunate to be able to still hold the events that we do and we hope that everyone continues to come out to support them.”
For more information about events held at the Kamas branch of the Summit County Library, go to http://www.youseemore.com/SummitCounty/directory.asp?dir=24.
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