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    2018 Winter-Spring Children’s Program Schedule

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

    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 for the specific event. We can also schedule programs specifically for your group. Thank you.

    WEEKLY PROGRAMS:

     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: January 29; February 5, 12, 26 (closed Feb. 19); March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. NOTE: February 12 will be a Valentine theme. Children are welcome – but not required – to bring Valentines to share. Ms. Susan will provide cupcakes.

    Build-It-Up, Take-It-Down: Thursdays, 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 provides children ample STEM opportunities for learning by playing with large wooden blocks, LEGO, and Bloco Robots along with 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 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

    Wacky Wednesday: Wednesday, February 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Slater Room, 3rd floor. Join us and do something wacky in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday in March. We will share stories, sing songs, do Seuss-themed crafts and eat Seuss-themed snacks. Be a wack-a-doodle and wear a wacky hat, two different shoes, and your shirt backwards…whatever wacky nonsense you can come up with. This event is also in correlation to our Dr. Seuss Poetry Contest (see details below). Preregistration for Wacky Wednesday appreciated but not mandatory. Registration form is located next to staff computer in the Children’s Department.

    Dr. Seuss Poetry Contest: Children ages three to fourteen (3-14) are invited to make up a poem Seuss-style, which means it should contain some rhyming and nonsense words. It can be based on a Seuss character or make up your own wacky character. Pick up a Dr. Seuss Poetry Contest Form for details on the semi-circle in the Children’s Department between the Children’s Computers or download a form here. Poems must be submitted with the Author Information Form (page 2 of the Contest Form). There will be four winners. Prizes consist of a variety of plush Seuss characters and books; hence participants need to mark prizes in order of preference on the Author Information Form in case they win. Winning poems will be selected by judges. Poems are due to the Children’s Department by 5:00 p.m., March 17, 2018.

    Youth Art Month: Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of Library, March 5 - 24, 2018. 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 3 - 28, 2018. 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 9-15, 2018.

    • Children who attend Toddler Time on April 9 will receive a copy of the 2018 Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child title My Cousin Momo by Zach Ohora.
    • Patron Appreciation Day is Tuesday, April 10. 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 and 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 2-14; winner will be notified April 16.
    • 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. 2018 dates: January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26.

     

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