Cobourg Public Library declares Feb. 14 Patron Appreciation Day

By Cecilia Nasmith

Valentine's Day is synonymous with chocolate- and that's also true at the Cobourg Public Library, where patrons are invited to stop by for free Lindors chocolates as their way of observing Patron Appreciation Day.

Feb. 13 is an even bigger splash, actually, as the library stages its seventh annual observance of James Cockburn Day on the Father of Confederation's 200th birthday. Library staffers and volunteers have been working with town staff to arrange a variety of demonstrations, workshops and presentations at Victoria Hall. Teachers are invited to organize a visit for their students by calling 905-372-9271 ext, 6120.

Other February dates to remember include Feb. 5, when the Teen Advisory Group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. when young people are welcome to hang out, enjoy some snacks and offer their thoughts on library programming. Participants may also be eligible to receive credit for their schools' Community Service Hours requirement.

And for Bewdley patrons, it's Book Club day on Feb. 27. The meeting runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and readers are invited to call the branch to register.

The library reminds patrons of its regular weekly programming.

Mondays, join the Needle Nuts Yarn Circle from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Mondays and Fridays, Movie Time is 2 to 4 p.m. A complete listing of films is available at the library,

Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. is Family Story Time, with stories, activities, rhymes and a craft for preschoolers. For February, these include Curious George, Valentine's Day, Families and Royalty.

Thursdays, bring your supplies and ideas to the Needle Nuts Yarn Circle at the Bewdley ranch from 7 to 9 p,m, Refreshments will be provided.

Also at the Bewdley Branch, Fridays are Family Story Time from 10 to 11 a.m., a time for preschoolers to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and crafts that enhance pre-literacy skills.

Fridays at the Cobourg branch are Tinker Table Fridays, During library hours, drop in to enjoy different hands-on activities each week.

To register for programming, call 905-372-9271 or visit