Children’s program at Beverly Library this week

The Beverly Library will hold its “Lap Time” story time this Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. This time if for children ages 0-2 to spend an hour at the library with an adult that must accompany the child and remain with them for the story time. These story times can include, but are not limited to, snack, games, music, and great stories. Tuesday’s “Lap Time” is 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on December 4, and the same event will be repeated Wednesday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact the library at 740-984-4060.

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT PLANNED

The Beverly United Methodist Church is holding a concert of Christmas music next Sunday, December 9, at 7 p.m. Featured will be the adult handbell choir, the adult chancel choir, and the youth handbell choir and chime choir. Handbell director is Chase Myers, vocal choir director is Sharon Jones, and youth bell and chime choir director is Bonnie Hutchins. The public is invited to attend this evening of holiday music, and a free-will offering will be taken. The Beverly United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Park Street and Route 339 (Mitchell Avenue) in Beverly, OH.

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HELPING AT HOME

Have the winter ‘blahs’ set in at home yet for your students? As of this writing, snow has yet to fall and there haven’t been any snow days from school, but the time is coming. Beverly-Center Elementary’s Title 1 teacher Beth Hanes offers these sites as a cure for those winter ‘blahs’. Keep this list of free, high-quality reading resources for students on hand for those snow days yet to come.

Tween Tribune, a history/science site, is a free reading resource from the Smithsonian Institute featuring topics about animals, fashion, entertainment, school, science, technology, national and world news written by kids and professional journalists.

‘Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free e-books. The majority of them are classic literature books and are available in various formats including ePub and HTML. This is a huge reading resource that will endlessly occupy your student.

DOGO News is a superb reading resource offering a variety of content covering current events, sports, science technology, and more. Each article is kid-friendly and contains links to definitions of words students may find complicated. Content is searchable by grade level or category and includes links to relevant national standards. While content is free to view, premium access is also available for worksheets, activities, and more that can accompany the articles.

National Geographic and National Geographic for Kids is a renowned reading resource covering history and science. The site contains articles, videos, games, and more to help kids learn about different places and animals around the world. Content is free, and students wanting to create an account can earn badges for viewing and interacting with content.

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LIONS TO HOLD ANNUAL AUCTION

The Beverly Lions Club will hold their 13th annual Christmas Display and Tree Auction this afternoon, December 2nd, at 2 p.m. at the Beverly United Methodist Church. Browsing is from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., or until just before the auction. All profits from the auction will be divided equally between diabetes research and pediatric cancer. Everyone is invited to come celebrate the holidays and support this worthwhile cause.

The Beverly United Methodist Church is located on 700 Park Street in Beverly, OH.

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Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

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