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Grab-N-Go meals available at the library

Beginning Monday, October 4, Grab-N-Go Meals will be available at the Upper Sandusky Community Library for youth up to age 18.

For the 2021-2022 school year, libraries are participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to provide afterschool meals for children and teens. Children’s Hunger Alliance helps sponsor CACFP and has partnered with the library to provide services needed to ensure children receive a healthy meal after school. Youth can visit USCL from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick up a Grab-N-Go Meal.

STEAMPunk Family Drive-In & Car Show

Ka-chow! Drive on in to the library for the return of S.T.E.A.M.Punks!

Kids, teens, and adults can make their own cardboard car at home and visit the library for the Drive-In Movie and Car Show on Monday, October 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the large meeting room. Need some extra supplies for your cardboard car? Check out the supplies Youth Services Specialist Lisa Andres has collected and take home what you need to deck out your car. Trophies and cash awards will be given to winners by age group categories. All participants will also receive a snack pack supplied by Boo Bear Auto.

Walk the Trail of Terror

If you’re in the Halloween mood and ready to send shivers down your spine, then sign up for Upper Sandusky Community Library’s Trail of Terror: Chilling Tales from History and Urban Legend.

Tour host Ashlie Payton will captivate you with her spine-tingling, hair-raising, and eerie stories from the past. The walking ghost tour, which takes place on Saturday, October 16, will wind through the wooded trails at Harrison-Smith Park with tales told by local storytellers.

Bring your best apple dish to What's Cookin': Lunch Bunch

Got lunch plans? Then join Cheryl Lyon for What’s Cookin’: Lunch Bunch on Monday, September 27!

Lunch-goers should bring an apple dish to the noon edition of What’s Cookin’: Lunch Bunch to share with everyone. Then get ready to discuss cooking, baking, recipes, and more. Make sure to bring your own beverage to quench your thirst.

This year’s What’s Cookin’ schedule is as follows: September 27 (apple dishes), October 25 (pumpkin dishes), November 15 (brunch), and December 13 (potluck and gift exchange).

Learn what the library can offer to help you teach your children

The Upper Sandusky Community Library has a ton of resources, but do you know how it can help you educate your children?

Join library staff at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 30 for the Homeschool & Teacher Open House. Designed with teachers and homeschool parents in mind, this program will highlight the resources available at the library that you can use in your teachings. Spanning from Adventure Central items to the Quest Collection to online databases and more, staff will show you items to use that will help your children in their educational journey.

Plant Swap is Sept. 23 & 24

Get ready for plants, seeds, and bulbs galore with the return of the Upper Sandusky Community Library’s annual Fall Plant Swap.

Donations for the Plant Swap can be brought to the library between Monday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 22. Donations being accepted include house or outdoor plants, starts, bulbs, and seeds. The plants should be healthy, easily transportable, and should include any instructions for care or planting.

Have an afternoon of fun at That Thursday Thing

Got plans after school? Then join Miss Lisa and Miss Jill each week for That Thursday Thing.

This weekly afternoon program is for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It takes place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. every Thursday from September through May. Miss Lisa and Miss Jill plan fun, interactive games, crafts, and activities for kids while making learning fun.

For more information about this or any other Upper Sandusky Community Library program, stop by the front desk or call the library at 419-294-1345.

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