Kids

Programming and Events for Kids!

Volunteer Information!

Middle School Community Service Spring Session!

Due to the increasing popularity of the middle school community service at the library, we have restructured the program to improve the experience and increase productivity. Rather than week-by-week drop-in program, we will be offering three sessions of community service throughout the school year. The students will meet five times during each session for a total of 5 community service hours per session. Because space is limited, we are requiring that students register for a whole session and ask that students plan to attend at least 4 of the 5 dates during the session.

Please note that priority will go to new students, if you attended the Spring or Winter session and wish to participate you will be placed on a wait list.

**Note that there is a session for 5th and 6th grade and a separate session for the 7th and 8th grade. Please be sure to register for the appropriate grade. ** 

Grades 5 & 6 Thursdays, 3/28, 4/11, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30 from 4:45-5:45 pm. Session is Full

Grades 7 & 8 Thursdays, 3/21, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23 from 4:45-5:45 pm. Session is Full

 

 


April Events


Read to a Dog

Monday, April 15th, 2:00pm – 3:00 pm Grades K-4

Therapy dogs encourage and provide a non-judgmental audience to reluctant and shy readers. Give your child the opportunity to make a furry friend and gain reading confidence. Space is limited. Registration is required.

 

 

Paint a Pot and Plant a Seed

Tuesday, April 16th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ages 3 and older

Spring has sprung and it’s time for color and greenery. Can’t decide whether to be an artist or a gardener? Be Both! First, paint a flower pot with your own design. Then, plant a flower to take home. All supplies will be provided.

 

 

 

Earth Day Science with John Lyga

Thursday, April 25th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Mr. Sunday Science,John Lyga is making a special Thursday appearance. This hands-on Earth Day Experience is sure to delight. Registration Required.

 

 

 


Weekly Activities

Monday


Stories and More for Twos and Threes

Mondays, April 2nd- April 29th (No program 4/15)                                            10:30-11:00am For ages 2 – 3.

Children will learn the rhythm and routine of story time through theme-related books, finger plays, verses, rhymes, and will complete a simple craft.

 

STEM Story Time

Mondays,  April 2nd – April 29th (No program 4/15)                                          1:30 – 2:00  pm For Ages 3 1/2-5 

Through simple stories, activities and experiments, Preschoolers and caregivers will be introduced to STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts.

 

Middle School Code Club

Mondays, April 2nd – April 8th (No program 4/15) 5:00 – 6:00 pm Grades 5-8.

Code Club is an informal way for kids to learn Scratch, Javascript, HTML/CSS and Python. Kids choose what they want to work on, go at their own pace, and have fun. Registration is required.  Click here to register.


Tuesday


Toddler Tales

Tuesdays, April 3rd – April 30th (No program 4/16)                                                9:30 – 10:00 am. Ages 17 months – 2 1/2 years. 

This story time is just right for Toddlers. With shorter stories, action verses, finger plays, rhymes,and games, toddlers are sure to love listening and learning.

*Please note: The library will be closed at 9:30. Please enter the Community Room through the side door.

 


Wednesday 


Baby Book Time Plus Additional Play Time! 

Wednesdays, March 27th – April 30th (No program 4/17)  9:30*-10:00 am.                   Baby Play Group  10:00-10:30am For Birth – 17 months, with caregiver.

Babies and caregivers will be introduced to finger plays, baby games, action verses, and Mother Goose rhymes. Followed by Baby Play Group that is an open play time with toys.

*Please note: The library will be closed at 9:30. Please enter the Community Room through the side door.

 

 

Ready-To-Read Story Time

Wednesday, March 27th- April 24th (No program 4/17)10:30-11:15 am. Drop in anytime. Ages 3 1/2 – 5 years. 

Through theme-related stories, preschoolers and their caregivers will be introduced to key early literacy skills. Songs, finger plays, games, and a craft will                                                                                    reinforce reading readiness.

 

 

Art a La Cart

Wednesdays,  March 27th – April 24th (No program 4/17)  4:30-5:30 pm. Drop in anytime. For ages 3 and up. (Younger siblings are welcome)

This open studio approach to art programming is ideal for creative people with busy schedules. Children are encouraged to use their own imaginations to develop their own art.

 

Chess Classes with Marty Sobin

Wednesday, March 27th,  For Grades 1 & up

 **Please only register for the class if you can make more than half of the sessions. If not please consider registering for chess classes at another time.  Registration is required, and will open 2 weeks ahead

 

Beginner Class   4:30 pm
Learn the basics of this challenging game of strategy. As a guideline, if the student does not know the finer details of chess, they will be comfortable in our beginner class. Click here to register.

Advanced Class   5:30 pm
If the student is familiar with the terms checkmate, castling, pawn promotion or en passant then this is the class for them! Click here to register for advanced chess


Thursday


Stories and More for Twos and Threes

 Thursdays, March 28th – April 25th (No program 4/18)                                         10:30-11:00am For ages 2 – 3.

Children will learn the rhythm and routine of story time through theme-related books, finger plays, verses, rhymes, and will complete a simple craft.

Preschool Picassos

Thursdays, March 28th– April 25th (No program 4/18)                                          1:30-2:00 pm.For ages 3 – 5 years.

Preschool children will explore their creativity and experiment with different materials in a relaxed atmosphere.

 


Friday


Friday Fun

Fridays, March 29th – April 26th  (No program 4/19)                                          10:30 – 11:00 am. Ages 2 1/2 -5.

Each week focuses on a different hand-on, activity-based program featuring games, crafts, creativity, food and fun. Highlights include:

Healthy Snacks with Allie Sanderson: April 12th

Yoga Story Time: April 5th


Saturday


Family Story Time

Every Saturday, 10:30-11:15 am. All ages are welcome! 

Saturday is family day! Enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, games, and a craft.


 

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