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January 30, 2017 - Sponsored by Courtney Cox in memory of Joanne Cox

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January 2017

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All children and families are welcome to participate in our programs, regardless of residence.

Busy Bees Story Time

BeeBusy Bees Story Time meets weekly on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM, beginning January 17. Busy Bees Story Time is for preschoolers from age 3 to 6 with a parent or other caregiver. We share stories, songs, and crafts designed for preschool children.

Registration is required. Space is limited, but registration remains open until the session is filled. To register, call the library, stop by a circulation desk, or fill out the form below and click “Submit”:

Mommy & Me Story Time

mom and babyMommy & Me Story Time meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, beginning January 17. Mommy & Me Story Time is for for children from birth to age 3 and a parent or other caregiver. We share picture books, songs, and nursery rhymes.

Registration is required. Space is limited, but registration remains open until the session is filled. To register, call the library, stop by a circulation desk, or fill out the form below and click “Submit”:

Art Club

Art Club is a bi-weekly club hosted at the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (January 10 & 31) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Art Club is for all kids ages from 5 to tween. Supplies are furnished but donations are always appreciated.

Art Club provides a space for young artists to free their creativity without boundaries. In each session, the club will try to offer projects involving art history and techniques (clay, drawing, mosaics, appliqué), but this is a chance for the kids to decide how they want to express themselves. Club organizer and library patron, Hannali, feels that art is a celebration of everything in your imagination and wants her peers to feel welcome and at home regardless of their skill level or ideas.

This is a free program and registration is not required.

Crazy 8s Bedtime Math Club

Have fun with a totally new kind of math club! We build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It’s Math gone wild!

This round of Crazy 8s Bedtime Math Club is for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade. (Watch for the 3rd through 5th grade events.) This 8-session program is open to a total of 12 participants and fills up fast, so register early. Meeting dates are January 11 and 18; February 1 and 15; March 1, 15, and 29; and April 5.

The program lasts approximately an hour and parents are required to stay in the building.

Sessions are free, and pre-registration is required.

To register, call the library, stop by a circulation desk, or fill out this form and click “Submit”:

If You Build It… Lego Club

All ages are invited to join us for the If You Build It…Lego Club, where you can let your imagination fly! Come and make new friends while building with Legos! You can make your own design or try the 30 brick challenge. The club meets on Wednesday, January 24 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Adult caregivers are asked to stay in the room during the program. No registration is required for this hour-long drop in program.

Tots & Blocks

Children ages 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to come play with Lego Duplo blocks at the library on Thursday, January 19 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Duplo Blocks are twice the length, width, and height of conventional Legos, and are perfect for little hands to manipulate.

Registration is required by Tuesday, January 17.

To register, call the library, stop by a circulation desk, or fill out the form below and click “Submit”:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten begins this month. This is a free and self-paced program, where you read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, toddler, and preschooler. The goal is to read 1,000 books before each child begins kindergarten. (Yes, you can repeat books.) If you read just one book a night to your child, you will have read 365 books in a year. The only deadline is the start of kindergarten. The library will help you celebrate milestones. It’s easy to participate. Read with your child. Keep track of the titles of the books that you read together. Make it fun! Contact the library to sign up and get more information.