Granny Apple meets here with preschoolers on Tuesdays at 1:45pm, during the school year.. She reads story books, plays the guitar, teaches songs, and involves the children in inter-active story-telling. Come on in and join the fun! If school is closed for vacation or weather closings, there is no Granny Apple. Check the library calendar for up-to-date information, or give the library a call at 875-2550.
Nanny Rosebud, Storyteller, makes quarterly appearances for seasonal events at the Gilman Library. The next event is:
Valentine's Day Stories with Nanny Rosebud, Storyteller,
at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Refreshments will be sponsored by the Friends of the Gilman Library.
Story times at the Gilman Library, 100 Main Street, Alton, are held at Whimsy Corner in the Margaret E. Kayser Room, (main floor - children's wing), unless otherwise posted.
As of January 2018, Nanny Rosebud, Storyteller, has added two regular monthly programs to her quarterly specials.
* The second Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 6:30 pm *
Bedtime Stories with Nanny Rosebud, Storyteller ~~~ Join Nanny Rosebud for Bedtime Stories. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Nanny Rosebud will bring juice and cookies for your bedtime snack (beginning Thursday, January 11, 2018, weather permitting).
* The fourth Friday of the month from 10:00 to 10:30 am *
Friday Morning Finger-play with Nanny Rosebud, Storyteller ~~~ Join Nanny Rosebud for Friday Morning Finger-play. Mommies and Toddlers will learn nursery rhymes and sing interactive story songs with Nanny Rosebud and Friends (beginning Friday, January 26, 2018, weather permitting).