Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 5, 2010

All Briggs Lawrence County Public Library locations will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Briggs Library reminds everyone of the wonderful resources available in their local libraries. Everyone’s invited to apply for a free library card at their local branch library.

All month long, replacement Briggs Library cards are free! Now is the time to replace your lost library card for free instead of the usual $1.00 fee. Or you can trade in your old, worn-out card for a new card featuring an extra key ring library card.

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The Briggs Library children’s department offers programs for homeschooling families at two locations. The fall schedule starts this week. The first class is Tuesday at the Main Library in Ironton at 2 p.m. The class repeats at the same time on Wednesday at the Southern Branch Library in South Point. For information call Jan Gullet at (740) 533-0363.

Everyone interested in learning to crochet as well as those already experienced at the craft is invited to the Crochet Club at the Chesapeake Branch Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Beginners should bring a “G” or “H” hook and yarn. Experienced crafters may bring a current project. For information call (740) 867-3390.

The Chesapeake Library Crochet Club is also seeking donations of yarn. The group is making lap-ghans for local nursing home residents. Donations may be dropped off at the Chesapeake library.

Everyone’s invited to join a Briggs Library Book Discussion Club. The Ironton evening group will talk about “The Cove” by Catherine Coulter at the Main Library at 6 p.m. Thursday. For information on monthly book discussion groups contact your local branch.

Make beautiful greeting cards using scrapbooking materials at the Eastern Branch Library in Proctorville at 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 740-886-6697 to sign up.

The Briggs Library children’s program schedule resumes the week of Sept. 13 with activities for young children featuring books, crafts, songs, games and fun. 4The children’s schedule is:

Storytime for ages three to five:

Ironton at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13

Symmes Valley at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13

Proctorville at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14

South Point at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15

Chesapeake at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16

Toddler Time for up to age three:

Ironton at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14