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    Children's 2019 Winter/Spring Program Schedule 

     Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater


     Assistant: Kelley Wood 

    Library phone: 814 723-4650

     PLEASE NOTE: Preschool groups 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. We can schedule programs specifically for your group. Thank you.


    Toddler TimeMondays, 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 4, *11, (closed 18th), 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. *February 11 will take place in the Slater Room on the 3rd floor for Valentines and Red Balloons. Children will hear a story or two, watch the 30 minute film “The Red Balloon”, ice strawberry cupcakes, make a Valentine craft and play with toys after the film. Each child will take home a red balloon.

     Build-It-Up, Take-It-Down: Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Children’s Department. Made possible due to the Cruise into Kindergarten statewide early literacy initiative, Build-It-Up, Take-It-Down provides children ample STEM opportunities for learning by playing with large wooden blocks, LEGO, Bee-Bot coding robots, Bloco Robots and other toys that enhance the experience. Such play builds math, science, literacy, language, social and creative skills. This program is geared for ages three to eight, though all are welcome. Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.


    Valentines and Red Balloons: Saturday, February 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Slater Room, 3rd floor. This program will start with a story or two followed by the showing of the classic 30-minute movie “The Red Balloon” on the 3rd floor. It is amazing how quietly children sit through this wordless video and are entranced with the balloon’s journey. Children can enjoy strawberry cupcakes and then do some crafts and play with some STEM toys in the Children’s Department after the program. Each child will receive a red balloon to take home. Preregistration appreciated. Red registration form located next to the staff computer in the Children’s Department.

     A Cat and A Hat: Wednesday, February 20, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m., Slater Room on 3rd floor. Entertainer Cris Johnson returns to Warren with a program centered around the wacky characters and plots of many Dr. Seuss books. This interactive, hilarious theatrical experience will have children and adults laughing, clapping and cheering. Children will help hatch the egg from “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and create stretchy green Oobleck from “Bartholomew and the Oobleck”, and giggle as a Cat in the Hat drawing comes to life and talks to the kids, plus so much more. Preregistration appreciated. Blue registration form located next to staff computer in the Children’s Department.

    Youth Art Month: Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of Library, March (exact dates TBD), 2019. Talented Warren County students from kindergarten through twelfth grade will have teacher-selected pieces of artwork on display in celebration of Youth Art Month in March. Each child with art on display will receive an Art Award Certificate from their teacher at the Cookies and Punch Open House, of which the date is also TBD.

    Young Children’s Art Exhibit: Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of Library, April 3 - 25, 2019. 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.

    National Library Week: April 8-13, 2019.

    • Children who attend Toddler Time on April 8 will receive a copy of one of the 2019 Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child titles Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming or Not a Box by Antoinette Portis.
    • Patron Appreciation Day is Tuesday, April 9. Stop by the Library lobby throughout the day for a tasty treat.
    • Estimation Station: Children ages 4-16 are invited to pop into the Children’s Department to estimate the amount of objects in a jar. Child closest to the correct amount will win a $25 Tim Horton’s gift card. Estimation station will be out April 1-13; winner will be notified April 15.
    • Visit the Young Children’s Art Exhibit in the Wetmore Gallery (see above). All of the preschools base their artwork on children’s books. It is candy for the eyes, both young and old.

    Books for Babies: 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 ask for a free board book for your baby.


     Offered MONTHLY through the year:

    Game Night: Last Wednesday of each 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. 2019 dates: January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 20, December...not offered in December this year.


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