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Escalon Library Planning Some Winter Season Fun
Looking over some books as she prepares for storytime later this month, Escalon Library Jamie Turner said there are several special programs planned at the local branch in January. Marg Jackson/The Times


Rainy weather may be in the forecast, but the Escalon Library has some programs planned to keep local residents busy and out of the inclement weather.

Librarian Jamie Turner said a group that meets each week at the library is looking for some new members, with a ‘drop in’ knitting group settling in for a session each Tuesday. Running from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., those attending should bring their own materials and join in with other knitters.

“Anybody can come, you can come and get tips, I am going to attend and learn how to knit myself,” said Turner.

Also, the library hosts the twice-weekly Senior Gentle Exercise Class, open to all area seniors on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“I am also planning a special storytime on Thursday, Jan. 21 where we will be building a winter craft snowman,” Turner said.

Storytime is designed for preschoolers and begins at 10:30 a.m. featuring stories, songs, crafts and more.

And even though El Nino is threatening to make this a very wet winter, Turner is already looking ahead to warmer weather.

“I’m going to be working on plans for the summer reading program at the end of January,” she said.

The Escalon Library is at 1540 Second St., and hours of operation are: Monday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King. Jr. Day.