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    2016 Winter-Spring Children's

    Program Schedule.

    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.

      WEEKLY PROGRAM: (Preregistration not required unless you plan to bring a group of six or more.)

    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 1, *8, (closed Feb. 15), 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25. Feb. 8 will be a Valentine theme. Children can bring Valentines to share if they wish, but this is not required. Library will provide cupcakes.

     SPECIAL PROGRAMS: (Some require/request preregistration. Please carefully read the descriptions.) 

    I Love Books: We love books and we hope you do too! This reading incentive asks children ages 3-12 to identify five favorite titles (adults can help little ones) and write a sentence or two explaining why they enjoy these books on form provided by the library. These forms can be found on the semi-circle in the Children’s Department or download HERE as Word document or HERE as PDF. Children ages 3-7 will have their name placed in a drawing for a Love Monster doll (pictured on form) and two Love Monster books by Rachel Bright; there will be two winners in this age category. Children ages 8-12 will have their name placed in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card; there will be one winner in this age category. Both age categories will utilize the same form. Forms are due by 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016. Winners will be notified on February 23.

    STAR WARS Jelly Belly Drawing: Children ages five to sixteen (5-16) are invited to fill out a short form about their favorite STAR WARS character for a chance to win a Jelly Belly STAR WARS Bean Machine along with a few bags of Jelly Belly flavored beans. Forms can be found on the semi-circle in the Children’s Department or download HERE as Word Document or HERE as PDF. Forms are due by 8:00 p.m., March 1, 2016. Winner notified on March 2.

    Block Parties: Possible due to the Cruise into Kindergarten statewide grant, Block Parties provide children ample STEM opportunities for learning by playing with large wooden blocks. Block play builds the following skills: math, science, literacy & language, social, technology and creativity. Block Parties are geared for ages three to seven, though all are welcome. This program takes place in the Children’s Department. Dates: Second Monday (3:30-4:30 p.m.) and second Saturday (11:00 a.m. – noon) in the months of February to May. Monday dates include February 8, March 14, April 11, and May 9. Saturday dates include February 13, March 12, April 9, and May 14. Preregistration not required.

    Youth Art Month: Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of Library, February 29-March 29, 2016. 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 on Tuesday, March 8, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    Let’s Learn Something About Dragonflies: Thursday, March 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Slater A, 3rd floor of library. Have you ever wondered about those whimsical insects that dart about in the summer? Join Master Gardener Wilma Fleming as she presents a program about dragonflies for ages 10 and up; adults are welcome to attend. Depending on time, attendees will complete a cool dragonfly craft as a culminating activity or be given the materials to take home. Preregistration appreciated. Registration form will be available in the Children's Department starting Feb. 1, 2016.

    Young Children’s Art Exhibit: Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of Library, April 5-26, 2016. 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 project.

    National Library Week: April 11-16, 2016.

    • Children who attend Toddler Time on April 11 will receive a copy of the 2016 One Book, Every Young Child title Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand.
    • Stop by the Library lobby for a tasty treat on Patron Appreciation Day, April 12.
    • Guessing Contest: There will be several jars placed in the Children’s Department from April 1-16. Youngsters can guess at the amount of objects in the jar. Those who guess the correct amounts will have their name placed in drawings for Amazon gift cards.
    • Stop by the Children’s Department April 11-16 to create your own bookmarks.

    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. 2016 dates: January 27, February 24, March 30, April 20, May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28.


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