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2017 Winter-Spring Children's
Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater
Assistant: Kelley Wood
Library phone: 814 723-4650
PLEASE NOTE: Schools and/or 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.
Toddler Time: Mondays, 10:30 a.m., Children’s Room. Preregistration not required. Geared towards ages one to four, but all ages are welcome. Librarian shares theme-based stories and songs; children do a craft and engage in creative play at the end of each program. Dates: February 6, 13, 27 (closed Feb. 20); March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24.
BUILD IT UP, TAKE IT DOWN PROGRAM:
LEGO’s and Lincoln Logs: Select Wednesdays and Saturdays, Children’s Room, see dates/times below. Children are encouraged to use their imagination to build castles, towers, roads, homes, farms…whatever they want. In addition to LEGO’s and Lincoln Logs, other toys such as Magna-Tiles will available for three hours for the children’s enjoyment. However, what goes up must come down. Children are expected to disassemble what they have assembled, which is part of the learning process. Parents are encouraged to take photos of their child’s creation so children can proudly “share” their creations with friends and relatives. Preregistration not required. Dates: first Wednesday of the month from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3; Saturdays (mixed dates) from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on February 4, March 11, April 8, May 6.
Some require preregistration; please read closely.
A Pigeon, A Knuffle Bunny and Some Pizza: Saturday, February 18, noon till 1:30 p.m., Slater B, 3rd floor. Author Mo Willem's Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny characters will be brought to life for children via the reading of stories, a few short movies, and coloring pages. Audience will also enjoy pizza and a few door prizes. Preregistration appreciated; registration form is next to staff computer in Children's Department. This PA Forward program is offered in honor of the Knuffle Bunny play at the Library Theatre the following weekend.
Youth Art Month: Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of Library, March 1-25, 2017. Talented Warren County students from kindergarten through twelfth grade will have teacher-selected pieces of artwork on display in celebration of Youth Art Month. Cookies and punch will be served at the Open House, of which the date is TBA.
Young Children’s Art Exhibit: Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of Library, April 4-25, 2017. This show contains artwork from preschools and kindergartens around Warren in celebration of Month of the Young Child. Each class will create one large piece or individual pieces based on a favorite book. Many of the creations are interactive and thus encourage children to touch. Proud preschoolers return throughout the month with their families to show off their class projects.
Author Visit: Thursday, April 6, 10:25 a.m., Slater Room, 3rd floor of Library. Micha Archer, author/illustrator of the 2016 Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child title Daniel Finds a Poem, will visit with children, parents and teachers to talk about her book. Several preschools are scheduled to attend, and this program is also open to the public. Preregistration appreciated; registration form will be available next to staff computer in the Children’s Department starting March 1.
National Library Week: April 10-15, 2017.
Passive programming means activities that do not require staff direction; materials and instructions are left out for parents and children to learn and enjoy together.
Play-K: The Library received a variety of educational toys from Commonwealth Libraries that are geared towards helping children develop skills for kindergarten readiness. Parents and children can keep an eye out for a variety of themed toys and instructions that can be utilized in the Children’s Department at their leisure. The materials will be located on the rectangular table directly across from the staff computer in the Children’s Department. Materials will be switched out every few weeks.
Crafty Saturdays: one or two crafts will be set out on Saturdays when there is staff working in the Children’s Department. Children can work on these crafts at their leisure.
Children’s Book Week Reading Incentive: Are you a fan of Disney’s Finding Dory? Would you like to win a Finding Dory prize collection, which includes books, DVD, TY Dory Beanie Baby, and Jelly Belly candy? Children ages two to twelve (2-12) are encouraged to read five fiction or nonfiction books about oceans or ocean creatures and fill out a form about the books. Forms are available on the computer semi-circle in the Children’s Department, or download a form here. NOTE: Younger children can have the books read to them. Forms are due to the Children’s Department by 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6. Two winning names will be randomly drawn from participants. Each winner will receive a Finding Dory prize collection. Winners will be notified via phone on Monday, May 8.
The above reading incentive is in honor of Children’s Book Week (May 1-6), which celebrates the importance of books and early literacy for children. It is never too early to read to your baby. The American Library Association and the Friends of Warren Public Library are supporting early literacy by offering Books For Babies. Stop by the Children’s Department staff desk and pick up a free board book for your baby.
OFFERED MONTHLY THROUGH THE YEAR:
Game Night: Once a month in the Slater Room, 3rd floor, 3:30-7:00 p.m. Individuals 10 and older participate in games and activities offered by the Library. The best part is that it is not just for computers and game consoles. Table-top games, board games, card games and even pen & paper and RPG Gamers are welcome. You are invited to bring your Gaming Group. 2017 dates: January 25, February 22, March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29, December 27.
Portions of these programs are possible due to generous donations made at the Midwinter Library Benefit.