April is about to go into full swing at the Cove library, beginning with a “Birds” theme for the weekly Toddler Time starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday for ages 1-3, and Story Time on Thursday for children ages 3-5.

The monthly gaming session is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Tabletop games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder and Magic should be big hits this month.

“It’s always good to have these monthly gaming sessions because it’s always a delight to see the kids interact,” said library director Kevin Marsh. “These gaming sessions are always a refreshing way to bring new interest to the library.”

The library will observe National Public Library Week with daily events from April 14-18. The week starts with Muffin Monday at 9 a.m. Library patrons will be treated to a muffin courtesy of the library.

“This is our second year doing this and last year was incredible. I am looking forward to all of the festivities.” Marsh said.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is observed and sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country in April.

It is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries — school, public, academic and special — participate.

The following new book releases are available at the library or eBooks online:

Children’s titles

“My Friend Has Autism” by Amanda Doering

“Owls” by Nature’s Children Collection Scholastic

Adult titles

“NYPD Red 2” by James Patterson

“The GoldFinch” by Donna Tarrtt

“Little Green” by Walter Mosley

Visit the library from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Call 254-547-3826.

Monique Brand is a Herald correspondent.

Monique Brand - Herald correspondent​

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