Library offers online activities

Vanessa Lemke
Staff Writer

Even with the Sandy Public Library being temporarily closed due to Covid-19, the library still has an abundance of thoughtful and fun activities for kids, teens, and adults. These programs range from fun activities to volunteer work and even to anti-racism programs.

The Library has a volunteer program called “Craft for a Cause” where volunteers help make non-religious holiday cards with nice messages for seniors in the community. The library supplies a card making kit for those who want it, if not you are still able to participate using supplies at home. When turning in your cards, you can do so through the library’s curbside service by Dec. 20.

People can also participate in “A Librarian’s Guide to Anti-Racism” which helps people of all ages become more educated on racism. The kids program is for preschoolers to fifth graders. The teens program is for grades 6th through 12th and the adult program is for any adult interested in the program.

They are even offering a “Read to the Dog – Virtually” activity for kids to work on their reading in a more comfortable environment. These virtual interactive reading sessions with a dog will take place every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is available online at the Sandy Public Library website.

Teens and adults can participate in the “Hat, Scarf, and Mitten Tree” donation program to help keep your community and neighbors warm this season. The Sandy and Hoodland library are both gathering and collecting donations. The Sandy Library started donating on Nov. 27 and will continue through Dec. 23. As for the Hoodland library, they stopped donating as of Dec. 11.

There are a couple book club related activities for adults to join as well, such as a digital book club taking place on Monday, Jan. 4 at 5 p.m. You can sign up on the Library’s website and you will be emailed an invitation to the Zoom meeting a week prior to the meetings. A “Women’s Book Club” is also available and taking place on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. On the Library’s website there is an email address you can email to receive a Zoom invite to attend the book club.

Covid-19 has changed a lot of everyone’s everyday lives. Activities are becoming more and more restricted as the virus continues to grow. But the Sandy Library is trying to bring back a little bit of the social aspect of life, just through a screen. Be safe and stay active in your community this holiday season.

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