April 24th

For ages birth to 8, 10:30-12 in the Junior Room. This is a great chance for both children and parents to make new friends! Come meet, play, and connect!

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

Special May Events:

Scratch Workshop: Do you want to create your own games? Children in 3rd through 6th grade are invited to participate in a “Scratch Workshop.” At this workshop the AppZap girls will be teaching how to create, change, and move characters to make your own game! Join us Tuesday May 1st from 3:45-5 pm. Please call the library at 432-5062 to sign up.

Girl Sprouts: Explore the Girl Scouts world of opportunities at our next flower garden adventure for girls entering kindergarten this fall! Join this fun free event for you and your daughter on Thursday, May 10th from 6-7 pm at the Franklin Public Library. Please call 1-800-248-3355 to reserve your spot today!

Mother’s Day Craft: Stop by the library Saturday, May 12th to make a craft for Mom! Supplies will be available in the Junior Room all day (10-5 pm).

Story Time with Miss Lynn!

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me Story Time meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, May 1, 8, and 15. 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.

Busy Bees

Busy Bees Story Time meets weekly on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM, 10:15 AM, May 1, 8, and 15. 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.

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. This month, the club meets on Monday, April 23rd from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Adult caregivers are asked to stay in the room during the program. No registration is required for this hour-long drop in program.

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.