Greater West Central Public Library District with libraries in Augusta, Bowen, Golden, Littleton, and Plymouth are now featuring monthly Early Literacy Play Kits. Play is an integral component of developing reading readiness. Play is included as one of the five early literacy practices according to “Every Child Ready to Read.”
Play is a fun, developmentally appropriate way for children to map concepts to words. Out activity tubs that will be traveling around our libraries include: cars and trucks, trains and other transportation, paper crafts, legos, and play doh. We encourage parents to stop by the library and spend some time playing with your child helping them learn about new things, as well as what those things do.
Santa Claus is Coming to the Augusta Library
This time of year Santa is a very busy man! In addition to all the work that is being done at the North Pole you will find him on TV, in area shopping malls, and at your local public library!
Santa will be making a stop at the Augusta Public Library on Friday, December 12th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm as part of the annual “Home for the Holidays” event. Mrs. Claus will be here to read stories starting at 5:00 pm. There will be cookies and drinks to fill little tummies! Parents can bring their own camera and snap photos of their little ones and enjoy the local library and see what we have to offer. Remember all events and materials at the library are free so come out and enjoy all this small town local library has to offer!
Jason Buss will be at the Greater West Central Public Library District in Augusta on October 7th from 5-7 for a book signing. Jason is the son of Mark and Celia Buss of Bowen.
Augusta Days-On September 20th Augusta Library will be having their annual book sale. All books are free will donation. Come on over and check out the great selection of used books and while you are there come on in and have a cookie and see all the GREAT THINGS your small town library has to offer!
Local author to do Book Signing
Jason Buss will be holding a book signing in Augusta, Illinois.
Bowen, Illinois – Local author Jason Buss will be holding a book signing at the Greater West Central Public Library in Augusta, Illinois on October 7th from 5-7pm. Copies of Buss’ first book, Primeval Power, will be available at the signing.
“Primeval Power is the first in a planned series,” says Buss. The fiction novel, which came out in December of 2013, follows the events surrounding the theft of a high-tech weapon from a heavily protected military base.