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DALTON — It’s hard to believe the hustle and bustle of summer is winding down, but as we all know, the busyness of fall is upon us.

Story Time will start again on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. Join us to hear stories, stir alphabet soup, count circles and dance while reciting basic colors.

Children learn together, have fun, create and share stories. We may build with blocks, work on a craft or do morning stretches.

The parents enjoy their time together, too.

The after school group, Kid’s Crew, will also begin on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 3:50-4:50 p.m. This is the perfect place and time to decompress after a hard school day. We build, play games and have fun.

Kid’s Crew is a great way to make friends, work together, and take a break from school work.

All students in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited.

Any questions about our children’s groups can be directed to me at

The adult programs at the library will run as usual this month. Mahjong is played Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Bridge is on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Both of these groups accept beginners if you’re new to the game.

There are two monthly book clubs for adults: one on the third Tuesday of the month and the other on the last Saturday of the month. For the book titles for each group, email me or call the library at 570-563-2014.

The Lackawanna County Library System will accept donations for Schaeffer’s Retreat Homeless Shelter during September. Donations of non-perishable food and personal care items are needed and can be brought to the Dalton Community Library or any Lackawanna County Library. Thank you in advance for donations made.

With October just around the corner, I’d like to remind the community about our library’s upcoming Book and Bake Sale. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are accepting book donations this month.

Another October event worth looking into is the Scranton Reads county-wide book discussions of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds.” The Dalton Community Library’s Saturday Spotlight book club will use this book for the discussion on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m.

The group will gather during September, too, on Saturday, the 29th, at 10:30 a.m. For September’s book choice, visit

Last, but not least, I’d like to send a thank you to all the families who made this summer another wonderful, family Summer Quest. The kids had so much fun this year, as did I. Our final activity day ended with a visit from The Everhart Museum, and then on to a pizza party lunch with pizza donated from McGrath’s Pub & Eatery. There were smiling children everywhere in our library that day and all summer. Thank you to The Everhart Museum for bringing us a great ending program, to McGrath’s for the yummy pizza, and to each family and child that participated. This year’s Summer Quest success wouldn’t have been the same without any of you.

Jennifer Familetti is the program coordinator at the Dalton Community Library.