Preschool Storytime ‐ Children of three, four, and five are on the threshold of reading. Our interactive preschool stortime, led by new Children's Librarian April Hayley, provides an opportunity for children to spend time with their peers, develop skills in listening, sitting still, and concentrating, and, most importantly, nourishes a love of reading that will last a lifetime. This 45-minute program includes stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and a mini-craft. No registration required. Preschool storytime is every Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the library.
Twilight Tales Family Storytime ‐ A new 30-minute program for the whole family. Come relax and enjoy a selection of traditional story favorites, bedtime tales, folklore, songs from around the world. Stories will be geared for children under six, but all are welcome! Pajamas and teddy bears optional! Twilight tales are every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the library.
Book Babies ‐ Stories and songs are presented for children up to three years old in the Town Council Chambers every Monday at 10 a.m.
Playing with Words Children's Poetry Club ‐ Do you like poetry? Come join April, the Children's Librarian, as we read poetry together and create our own, from acrostics and haiku to more experimental and collaborative forms. For children ages 6-11. Come down on the first Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Please call to register at (415) 258‐4656 or email email@example.com.
After School Crafts ‐ Have fun and relax after school by making cool crafts of all sorts. If you can't make it to the program, check the table in the Children's Room ‐‐ we leave them out so you can do them all week long. This program is best suited for children in grades 1 and up, but all are welcome. The schedule is as follows:
• Wednesday, April 13 at 3:30 pm. Join us in making windsocks from recycled materials, including colorful plastic bags and bottles.
• Wednesday, April 27 at 3:30 pm. Cranes are sacred creatures in Japanese culture. Join us in learning to make Origami cranes.
Read to a DOG ‐ The Marin Humane Society SHARE a Book program allows children to read to dogs as a way to improve their literacy skills. The library programs bring a new and fun way to enjoy books. Call to sign up for a 10‐minute slot on Wednesday, April 20, 3:30 to 4:30pm. For kids in kindergarten and up.
Climate Action Planning
San Anselmo is a member of the Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP). MCEP is a group of Marin cities/towns, MMWD, the Transportation Authority of Marin and the County of Marin that was formed to work together on climate action planning.
Local governments realize that climate protection is an important new aspect of their work to develop more livable, sustainable communities. With limited staff time and resources, especially in small towns like San Anselmo, it is difficult to launch climate protection efforts on a scale commensurate with the challenge of climate change. Membership in the MCEP has allowed the members to share resources and expertise, and jointly hire a dedicated staff person as a Sustainability Coordinator to work with jurisdictions on building climate protection capabilities.
Highlights of the program include:
• MCEP has been able to leverage public resources as well as attract additional grant funding from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the Marin Community Foundation.
• Marin’s General Services Authority, a joint powers authority, acts as the fiscal agent for the MCEP.
• To date, MCEP has worked on a green building ordinance, an electric vehicle transition plan and energy efficiency retrofits in government buildings.
In addition, the Sustainability Coordinator has been working with each jurisdiction on a Climate Action Plan. The purpose of the Climate Action Plan is to compile existing and potential strategies that the town’s government operations and the community can take to address climate change. It provides a brief background on what climate change is and its potential impacts, but focuses on the efforts San Anselmo can take to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate, to the extent feasible at the local level, the potential impacts of climate change.
San Anselmo’s draft Climate Action Plan will be reviewed by the Town Council on Tuesday, April 26 in the Town Hall Council Chambers, beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited and encourage to attend. The draft plan is posted on the website here.
Annual Bunny Hop
On Saturday, April 23, from noon to 4 p.m., find all the hidden colored eggs in participating shops along San Anselmo Avenue to enter a drawing to win goodie baskets. Sign up Saturday morning on Town Hall lawn, finish at !
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