In This e-Newsletter
  • New Year's Resolutions
  • Cookbook Club via Zoom
  • Winter Reading Program
  • Upcoming Programs
  • Be Creative Online
  • Open 'til 6 PM Fri & Sat
Top 10 Most Common 
New Year's Resolutions 
  • Exercise more.
  • Lose weight.
  • Get organized.
  • Learn a new skill or hobby.
  • Live life to the fullest.
  • Save more money / spend less money.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Spend more time with family and friends.
We Can Help You With That!

Call us or come in to take advantage of our books, DVD's, and other materials to help you achieve your goals. Don't know where to start? Ask us! We can help you with that!
First Cookbook Club
Tuesday, Jan 12, 4 PM
via Zoom

It's our inaugural Cookbook Club meeting and we're starting with a common New Year's resolution: eat healthier!

We've got four diabetic cookbooks you can checkout, or prepare a dish of your own and share your expertise.
Asian Chicken in a slow cooker is on the menu for tonight. What dishes do you like to make? Are they "one pot" wonders, or require a bit of food prep? Do you usually have the ingredients on hand, or did you have to shop? Does it taste good?

What's the best part? After the Zoom meeting, you'll have something to share with your family for dinner!
Tuesday - January 12th
4 PM via Zoom

Diabetic Recipes

Register HERE.
Zoom link will be emailed to you on Monday, January 11th.

February's Cookbook Club will feature favorite chocolate desserts.

Let's Eat!

Reading is Snow Much Fun!
Winter Reading Challenge KickOff
Monday, January 18th

What do I do to participate?
We'll be using our virtual "logbooks" again from Beanstack.
Register for the first time or sign in HERE.
Whether you're reading to a toddler, following along with a pre-schooler, reading a hand-held book, or listening to an audio book, you can count up your minutes on Beanstack.

Can anyone join in?
Yes. The program is open to all - kids, families, teens & adults.

What's this year's Goal? Each minute read will help us get to our goal of 100,000 minutes! When we reach our goal, a monetary donation will be made to the Burlington Hampshire Area Food Pantry.

This program is sponsored by Heartland Bank and Resource Bank.
Upcoming Events
4 & 11
Dungeons & Dragons - Zoom
5:30 PM. Sign up for virtual D&D sessions in December. Please register for the Zoom meeting link.
For Jan 11th, Register HERE.
Ella's Friends Meeting - Zoom
7 PM Volunteer with this fun group; coordinate community-wide activities like Chocolate Festival, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, and Book Sales that generate income to support the Library. Simply email to join!
6 & 13
Move and Groove Family Storytime-
10 AM, This is a music based storytime perfect for children of all ages (birth – 5 years old). We will be singing and dancing so get ready to be silly.
7 & 14
Virtual Storytime with Miss Janelle-
10 AM Have fun with Miss Janelle for this storytime with books, songs, and fun rhymes.
Book Club - Zoom
6 PM Join us for a lively discussion of The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri. Print copies available for checkout at the library. Audio and ebooks available through our DIgital Library.
9 & 14
Sat & Thurs
Minecraft Hangout - Zoom
Join us for a couple of hours of building and chilling with our Minecraft Club. Registration Required.
For 2 PM - Saturday, January 9th, Register HERE.
For 6 PM - Thursday, January 14th, Register HERE.
Cookbook Club - Zoom
4 PM Let's Eat and enjoy some tasty recipes at our first cookbook club! We'll "share" dishes virtually for now. Get a cookbook from the library, or use one of your favorite recipes.

January's Theme: Diabetic Recipes

Whether in the slow cooker, one pot, oven or stovetop, we'll share the making of good food in the New Year. Registration required for Zoom link.
Register HERE.
Bedtime Story PJ Party - Zoom
7 PM Join Miss Janelle for a fun filled bedtime story. Make sure you're in your PJ's and ready to snuggle! This storytime will include some stretching and breathing exercises to help prepare your children for rest. We encourage a blanket and stuffed animal too! This program will be via zoom, a link will be emailed before the program. You must register in order to participate.
Register HERE.
Art Explorers - YouTube
11 AM Have fun while you create and learn all about different types of art (ages 8-12). This session we will read Faith Ringgold's book Tar Beach and make a paper story quilt. Instruction will be provided through YouTube and kits will be available for pick up the day of the program while supplies last. 
TreeClimbers - Zoom
3 PM Explore other resources available on the web; today's event includes a demo of the website It's similar to but it's a free resource. Check it out before today's meeting, or follow along with GG!  Zoom link HERE.
thru Mar 1st
Reading is Snow Much Fun!
Winter Reading Program
Coming Soon!
Creative Bug at Your Finger Tips
Want a new idea for a craft project? Have an idea of what you want to do, but don't know the steps you need to take? Creative Bug is for you! Complete "how-to's" are available from your home by logging in with your 14-digit Ella Johnson library card number.
Enjoy guilt-free inspirational screen time with UNLIMITED ACCESS to CreativeBug!
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Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 8 PM
Friday & Saturday 12 - 6 PM
Sunday Closed
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