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    2014 Autumn Program Schedule

    Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater
    sslater@warrenlibrary.org

    Assistant: Kelley Wood 

    Library phone: 814 723-4650


    PLEASE NOTE: groups of six or more that wish to attend events should call and speak to the Children’s Librarian to see if preregistration is required for the specific event. We can also schedule a program specifically for your group.

     WEEKLY PROGRAM:

     Toddler Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Department. Preregistration not required. Geared toward ages one to four, but all ages welcome. Theme-based stories, songs, fingerplays. Children do a craft and engage in creative play at the end of each program: Dates: September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, *27; November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 1, *8. *NOTES: Our Halloween program will be October 27. Adults and children are encouraged to dress in costume. Bringing treats to share is optional – count approximately 25-35. Mrs. Claus will visit our December 8 program. Ho! Ho! Ho!

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

      Where Do You Read? This provides all ages an opportunity to be creative with photography. Take a 4x6 color photo of your favorite reading spot. This could just be a photo of that spot, or have someone take a photo of you reading in your spot.

    • E-mail it to photos@warrenlibrary.org or drop it by the Children’s Department (or Circulation desk) in a sealed envelope (please make a copy as photos will not be returned).
    • Include your name, phone # and age along with the photo.
    • All photos need to reach us by September 30, 2014, by 8:00 p.m.
    • Photos will be on display for the month of October in the Library.
    • There will be one winner in each of these age groups: children (one-11); teens (12-18); adults (19 and up).  
    • Each winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Drawings are random as this is not a contest. Winners will be notified via phone by 5:00 p.m. October 31, 2014.

     Pumpkin Decorating Contest: October 13, Slater Room, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. for ages 8-16. Pumpkins should be based on a character from a book. Youngsters who cannot make it on October 13 are welcome to decorate pumpkins at home and bring them in. (limit – 2 entries per youngster). We will accept pumpkins in the Children’s Department from October 13-15. Pumpkins will be on display on top of the magazine shelves near the stairs.  Public will vote for their favorites October 16-25. Prizes: 1st place: $50 Amazon gift card; 2nd place: $40 Amazon gift card; 3rd place: $30 Amazon gift card; 4th place: $25 Amazon gift card. Winners will be notified by phone on October 27. Preregistration required for the October 13 event so we know how many pumpkins to purchase. Registration form will be available next to staff computer in Children's Department starting September 20.

      Enchanted Fairytale Troupe: If your child loves princesses, these programs will be a special treat! A variety of fairytale characters from the Warren Players will visit the Library to read stories and visit with children on six different Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. this autumn. Specific characters have been established for two of the dates, but have yet to be determined on four of the dates. Four of these programs will take place in the Children’s Department while the other two, which are holiday programs, will take place in the Slater Room on the 3rd floor.

    • September 20 – Belle and friend, 11:00 a.m. in the Children’s Department.
    • October 11 – character to be determined, 11:00 a.m. in the Children’s Department.
    • October 25 – character to be determined, 11:00 a.m. in the Slater Room as this is part of our Boil, Bubble, Toil and Trouble Halloween program (see details below).
    • November 8 – Character to be determined, 11:00 a.m. in the Children’s Department.
    • November 22 – Character to be determined, 11:00 a.m. in the Children’s Department.
    • December 13 – Elsa and other characters from Disney’s Frozen, 11:00 a.m. in the Slater Room as this is part of our Mrs. Claus Christmas program.

     NOTES: Children are encouraged to dress in their princess finery for all of these programs. Halloween attire and Christmas attire is encouraged for the respective holiday programs. Preregistration is appreciated. Registration forms will be available in the Children’s Department next to the staff desk starting September 8.

     Boil, Bubble, Toil and Trouble with the Enchanted Fairytale Troupe: Saturday, October 25, 11:00 a.m., Slater Room, 3rd floor. Characters from Warren Players' Enchanted Fairytale Troupe along with Ms. Susan and Ms. Donna will entertain children and families with Halloween stories, songs, crafts and snacks. Children and adults are encouraged to wear costumes. Preregistration appreciated. Registration form will be available next to the staff computer in the Children's Department starting September 20.

     After School with Mrs. Claus: Wednesday, December 10, 3:45 p.m., Children’s Department. Mrs. Claus will read holiday stories and sing songs with the children. There will be a craft and holiday treat after the program. Preregistration appreciated. Registration form will be available in the Children’s Department next to the staff computer starting November 22.

     Mrs. Claus and the Enchanted Fairytale Troupe: Saturday, December 13, 11:00 a.m., Slater Room, 3rd floor.  Mrs. Claus, Elsa and other characters from Disney’s Frozen will share holiday stories, songs, crafts and snacks with children and their families. Children are invited to dress in fairy tale attire or holiday outfits. Preregistration appreciated. Registration form will be available in the Children's Department next to the staff computer starting November 22.

      Game Night: Last Wednesday of *each month in the Slater Room from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Ages 10 and up. No preregistration required. Tweens and teens that enjoy gaming gather for an evening of fun. In addition to ten laptop computers available for online games, there are also games such as Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, GameCube and X Box. No preregistration required. Snacks are usually provided by the library. 2014 dates: January 29; February 26; March 26; April 30; May 28; June 25; July 30; August 27; September 24; October 29; November 26; No Game Night in December.


    Portions of these programs are possible due to generous donations made at the Midwinter Library Benefit.