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Howard Branch library hosts free family events

Published 7:32pm Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Cass District Library is bringing in April with fun Spring Break Boredom Buster programs. All programs are free to attend, open to the public and family friendly.

To kick-off the spring break weekend, the Howard Branch is having its Annual Book and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Browse the large selection of gently used books and pick up some good reads to enjoy. Tasty treats and homemade goodies will also be available for purchase.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cass District Library Howard Branch. All proceeds benefit the Cass District Library.

The Howard Branch is located at 2341 Yankee St., Niles.

Spring Crafts

Enjoy making crafts at a fun-filled afternoon Spring Crafts program. A variety of crafts will be provided. No sign-up is required and the program is free. The Spring Craft program will be repeated at three Cass District Library branches.

The program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. April 2 at the Howard Branch.

Spring Story Hours

• Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to Spring Story Hour. Kids will enjoy listening to stories, participating in hands-on activities and making crafts.

Howard Branch offers story hour at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

Sign up at the library. Story hours are scheduled through May 4.

• Patty Cake Baby and Me: Infant Stories (ages 0-2) will be offered at the Howard Branch.

This special program is designed to introduce reading and music to infants. The short 15-20 minute program is followed with playtime. The Howard Branch will offer the Infant Stories program at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

For more information on programs and events, visit or call the Main Library at (269) 445-3400.

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