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    Children’s 2014 Winter/Spring Program Schedule 

    Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater

    Assistant: Kelley Wood 

    Library phone: 814 723-4650

    NOTE: School and Day Care groups of six or more are asked to call and schedule a specific program date and time when requesting a program. Thank you.


    Toddler Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Department. No preregistration 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: January 20, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 28. NOTE: Exceptions are February 17 and April 21.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Some of these require preregistration; please read closely.

    Mother Goose: Mother Goose will visit the Children's Department at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, to share stories, nursery rhymes, songs and a craft with children and their families. Preregistration appreciated. Sign-up sheet located in the Children's Room next to the staff computer.

    I Like My Library Poetry Contest: This contest, for ages five to sixteen, is in honor of National Library Week. Winners will be selected from each of the three divisions: ages 5-8, ages 9-12, and ages 13-16. One winner from each division will receive a $30 Amazon gift card. The topic of the poem will be “Why I like (or love) My Library”. Rules and Entry Forms can be downloaded here or picked up in the Children's Department on the semi-circle in between the children's computers.

    Lego Contest: Contestants will compete in four divisions: family, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9 through adult. Both the public and a panel of judges will vote. Lego creations should be based on a book title, as this contest is in honor of National Library Week. Entries are due to the Slater Room, 3rd floor of the Library, on Saturday, April 12th. Lego creations will be on view April 14-17 in the Slater Room. Amazon gift cards will be awarded to winners at a ceremony on Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Slater Room. Rules and Guidelines will be available at the library and can also be downloaded from the Children’s Events page here .   

    Young Children’s Art Exhibit: Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of the Library, throughout April. (Exact dates to be announced closer to the exhibit.) This show will contain artwork from preschools 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 again and again throughout the month with their families to view the artwork.


     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.