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    2018 Autumn Programs for Children

    Note: One Halloween program for adults/teens is listed below.

     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 Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Department. Ages 1-4. Theme-based stories, songs, crafts and creative play. Dates: September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10. NOTES: NO program on Oct. 15. Our Halloween program will be October 29 – adults and children are encouraged to dress in costume. Bringing treats to share is optional – count approximately 25-30. Mrs. Claus will visit our December 10 program. Ho! Ho! Ho!

    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: September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 23, 30; November 6, 20, 27; December 4, 11. NOTE: NO program October 16 or November 13.


     Zombie Doll Contest: Children ages five to eighteen (5-18) are invited to find an old doll and transform it into a zombie or some type of monster. All you need are some old Barbies (or some other type of doll), ugly paint, scraps of cloth, etc. and invent a name for your creepy creation. Dolls will be placed on display on the first floor for public voting. Three winners will each receive a $30 Tim Horton’s gift card. Turn dolls in to the Children’s Department between October 1 – 8; they are due by 8:00 p.m. October 8. Attach a paper to the doll that includes participant’s name, age, phone number and the creepy creation’s name. Public voting will take place from noon on October 9 through October 29. Winners will be notified October 30. Dolls can be picked up starting October 30.

     New York Spirits: Thursday, October 25, 6:30 p.m., Slater Room. Aimed at curious teens and adults this program is a fascinating look into legends of the New York spirit world. Presenter Cris Johnson will share stories about real haunted New York homes and places plus exhibits of ghostly artifacts. Some of the audience may just be too frightened to participate! Spooky Events May Occur! Preregistration appreciated. Registration form will be available at the Circulation desk starting October 1st.

    Halloween Read and Treat: Wednesday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Children’s Department. Treats for the mind as well as the sweet tooth. Children are invited to stop by the Children’s Department to get some candy and choose a book to keep. This program is in conjunction with Free Books for Kids Town.


    After School with Mrs. Claus: Wednesday, December 5, 4:30 p.m. in Children’s Department. Because Mrs. Claus loves books and children, she comes to Warren every year to share holiday stories, songs, snacks and crafts. Preregistration appreciated. Registration sheet will be available next to staff computer in Children's Department starting November 12.

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa and Mrs. Claus: Saturday, December 15, noon till 1:30 p.m. in Slater Room on 3rd floor. Join us for a jolly time as Santa and Mrs. Claus share holiday stories and songs. Afterwards, children can visit with Santa while others create holiday crafts and enjoy yummy snacks. Preregistration appreciated. Registration sheet will be available next to staff computer in Children’s Department starting November 26.



     100 Books Before Christmas: Children ages two to seven (2-7) are encouraged to read – or be read to – 100 titles by December 15. Record titles on a sheet provided by the Library. Turn your child’s sheet in to the Warren Public Library Children’s Department by 5:00 p.m., December 15, and your child’s name will be placed in a random drawing for a Llama Llama plush pack. Three random winners will each receive a 9.5” plush Llama and 10 Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney; winners will be notified December 17. Titles are to be recorded on the “100 Books Before Christmas” sheet, which is available on the semi-circle in the Children’s Department or download one from here.

    10 Chapter Books Before Christmas: Children ages eight to sixteen (8-16) are encouraged to read/list 10 chapter books or nonfiction books about any topic they please. Choose your favorite and write a few sentences about why you like it. Record titles on a sheet provided by the library; this sheet is due to Children’s Department by 5:00 p.m., December 15. Participants will have their name placed in a random drawing; two winners will each receive a $35 Tim Hortons gift card. Winners will be notified December 17. “10 Chapter Books Before Christmas” sheets are available on the semi-circle in the Children’s Department or download one from here.


    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.



    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 the generous donations made at the 11th Annual Midwinter Library Fundraiser.


     Portions of these programs are possible due to generous donations made at the 11th Annual Midwinter Library FUNdraiser.