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February kicks off Library’s Lovers Month. And there’s a lot to love about the Redstone MWR Library, like the way they want to give away free stuff to people just for checking out a book.

“When people come to check out a book, they can enter to win a prize for free,” Nate Godwin, library manager, said. “So, basically, we offer bribes to get people to come use the library.”

It works. The library won the Excellence in Army Recreation 2019 Small Garrison Library and info services centers award.

The giveaways will last through February, and names will be drawn March 1 for prizes.

The promotion is for all ages and includes several MWR prizes and other library-themed items like Lego for the kids and gift cards for the adults. The goal is to have 25 prizes in all, according to Godwin.

The library will hold an open house Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the food runs out.

The library is open to anyone with access to Redstone and offers the latest books, movies, television shows, videogames, audiobooks and e-books.

There are many other events for patrons, too. They include:

Coffee, Cookies and Coloring

When: Jan. 23 from 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Where: Redstone MWR Library, 3323 Redeye Road

Cost: Free

Notes from the Library: “Coloring pages and pencils provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. Coffee and cookies will be provided to participants. This program is aimed for adults to unwind in a peaceful environment.”

Coffee, Cookies and Coloring

When: Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Redstone MWR Library, 3323 Redeye Road

Cost: Free

Notes from the Library: “Coloring pages and pencils provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. Coffee and cookies will be provided to participants. This program is aimed for adults to unwind in a peaceful environment.”

LEGO Builders Club

When: Jan. 25 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: Redstone MWR Library, 3323 Redeye Road

Cost: Free. All materials provided by the library.

Notes from the Library: “Each month we explore the wonderful world of LEGO through different themes. Builders can come anytime during the program and do not have to stay the entire hour. Due to small objects, this event is designed for children age 5 and up. Parents are welcome to build with their kids. No signup necessary.”

Tech Club

When: Feb. 1 from 1-2 p.m.

Where: Redstone MWR Library, 3323 Redeye Road

Cost: Free. All materials provided by the library.

Notes from the Library: “Tech Club is a monthly program where kids can explore various STEAM activities and crafts. The program is designed for kids between 7-12, but parents are welcome to participate in the activities.”

Homeschool STEAM Meet-up

When: Feb. 5 from 10-11 a.m.

Where: Redstone MWR Library, 3323 Redeye Road

Cost: Free. All materials provided by the library.

Notes from the Library: “This program provides STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) themed activities for children ages 7-14 and runs from 10-11 a.m. No registration required.”

Budding Bookworms Storytime

When: Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Redstone MWR Library, 3323 Redeye Road

Cost: Free. All materials provided by the library.

Notes from the Library: “Budding Bookworms is a program designed for younger readers. Kids will listen to a few stories related to the monthly theme and participate in a hands-on activity or craft.”

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