Meet Sharlene Anderson, Youth Services Coordinator

Don’t let her forensic science degree fool you, Sharlene Anderson has extensive experience working with children. Bluffton Public Library’s new youth services coordinator has returned home to Bluffton after teaching English as a second language near Seoul, South Korea, from 2017-2020.

Anderson – or Mrs. Sharlene, as the children know her – graduated from Bluffton High School and Tiffin University. She worked at the library while a student and took up her new role in October 2021.

A sample of youth service programs include story times twice a week for children ages 3 to 5. There are evening and morning sessions: 6:30 p.m. on Monday and 10 a.m. on Wednesday. At 5:30 p.m. on March 22, there will also be a special storytime for all ages with the Lima Symphony Orchestra. The number of places is limited and registration is mandatory for story hours. Visit the library at 145 S. Main or call 419-358-5016 to register.

Anderson prepares take-out crafts that can be picked up starting Wednesday. This week’s craft is a rainbow and cloud arch made of paper and cotton balls that’s perfect for playing with toy cars and mini figures.

Library staff are also preparing for the Summer Reading Program, which will take place from June 6 to August 6, 2022. The theme for this summer is “Oceans of Possibilities”. Anderson notes that there will be holiday breaks on June 16 and July 4.

Look at the icon for more details on summer reading and visit www.blufftonpubliclibrary.org .

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