Children's Department News - December 2016
Preschool story times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; no registration.
Location: Children’s Activity Room
There will be story & craft times during the winter break for children ages 2 and older.
Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the children’s activity room. This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends, listen to simple stories, and learn finger plays and songs.
*****No Lap Sit program on December 19th or 26th or January 2nd*****
Saturday, December 24th and Sunday, December 25th: Library closed
Monday, December 26th: Check the home page of the web site for the hours the Library will be open.
Saturday, December 31st and Sunday, January 1st: Library closed
Monday, January 2nd: Check the home page of the web site for the hours the Library will be open.
***Please check the home page of the Library’s web site for closings during inclement weather & changes in the hours the Library is open.***
Special Programs for Families
Lego Builders Club
Saturday, December 3rd
(Please note: 1st Saturday of the month, not the 2nd!)
Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Location: Walnut & Elm Rooms
Children in preschool through grade 6 will have the opportunity to build with the Library’s collection of Lego blocks. Children who are 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No fee or registration. Come and build and make new friends! Structures will be on display for 3 weeks in cases near the children’s area and elevator.
Winter Holidays Family Craft Day
Saturday, December 10th
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Walnut & Elm Rooms
Bring your families to the Library to make winter holiday crafts to decorate your homes. There will be samples, instructions, and supplies to make crafts for Christmas, Hanukkah, and winter. No registration. This event is for children of all ages, but an adult must stay with children who are 8 and younger. Free.
Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, December 17th
2 to 3 p.m., Walnut & Elm Rooms; For children ages 4 and older
Dogs from Therapy Dogs International will be back and eager to listen to children read stories to them! Children may bring favorite books from home or choose books when they arrive at the Library. Please note: Visitors, other than the parents of children who are reading to the dogs, are welcome to greet the dogs and talk to therapy dog team members only at 3 p.m., so that the readers are not disturbed.
Please register by phone or at the Library by Friday, December 16th at 5:00 p.m.
Happy Holidays to all our families!