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Childrens programs

Programs for All Ages

Baby Time: non-walking babies
Toddler Time: walking babies up to 24 months
Circle Time: ages 2-3
Family Story Time: families with young children
Move and Groove: ages 2-6
Stories & More... : ages 4 - up
Crafty Readers: grades K-3
Teen Programs: grades 6-12

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Baby Time

This program is especially designed for parents and caregivers to introduce their young infants to books, songs, music, bounces and rhymes. We'll start with a 15 minute adult-child interaction portion, followed by 15 minutes of social time for babies to play and adults to chat. Due to the interactive nature of the programs, we recommend one adult per child and that only children of the appropriate developmental age attend. All sessions are drop-in and no pre-registration is required.

Join Us:

Tuesdays at 1 or 2:30 PM:
April 22

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Toddler Time

Once your baby is walking, join our more active baby program. We'll be sharing books, rhymes, music and more in a 15 minute adult-child interaction portion followed by 15 minutes of social time for babies to play and adults to chat. Due to the interactive nature of the programs we recommend one adult per child, and that only children of the appropriate developmental age attend. All sessions are drop-in and no pre-registration is required.

Join us:

Tuesdays at 9:45 or 10:45 AM:
April 22

Move and Groove

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Come shake your sillies out! You and your child can dance and sing along with action songs.



Family Story Time

A story time for the whole family! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun activities designed for families with young children.

Join Us:
Tuesdays at 7 PM:
April 22

Circle Time

You and your child are active participants in this 30 minute circle time. We'll share the simplest of books and stories - just right for 2 and 3-year olds - and include lots of fun finger plays, puppets, songs, and get-up-and-move activities. Due to the interactive nature of the programs we recommend one adult per child, and that only children of the appropriate developmental age attend. All sessions are drop-in an no pre-registration is required.

Join Us:
Wednesdays at 9:45 or 10:45 AM:
April 23
Thursdays at 9:45 or 10:45 AM:
April 17, 24


Stories & More...

Preschoolers have fun with engaging stories and conclude with a simple craft for children and their caregivers to complete together.

Join us:
Fridays at 2:30 PM:
April 25

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Crafty Readers

Join us in the Community Room (Formerly the Library Lounge) for stories, crafts, snacks and more!

Sign up for one session per month:
 
Dino-Mite Dinosaurs
Register now, 837-3466
Monday, May 12 at 4:15 - 5 PM
Monday, May 12 at 6:30 - 7:15 PM

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Special Events

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Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 3
10 am - 5 pm
Visit Youth Services for a free comic book
for early readers to teens 

Children's Movies

We show full-length feature films free of charge in the Library Auditorium during school vacation days.

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Holiday Programs

Halloween, Christmas, and Children's Book Week are celebrated with special programs.

Battle of the Books

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This is a special reading program for students in Grades 4 and 5 who participate in reading teams. The teams read from a list of 20 books during the period of November to March. After preliminary written rounds, 16 teams compete in a series of oral battles for the championship.

Summer Reading Program

We offer a ten-week summer reading/listening program for pre-readers and independent readers as well as separate reading programs for teens and adults. Participants receive awards for reading or listening. Many programs and special performances are scheduled for the summer.

Teens

Teen events vary. Please check our Teen Spot or ask a Youth Services librarian about current programs.

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