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    Children's 2020 Winter/Spring Program Schedule

    *March 16, 2020: Programs suspended until library reopens.

     Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater


     Assistant: Kelley Wood 

    Library phone: 814 723-4650


    *March 16, 2020: While programs are suspended during our current closure parents may want to access virtual storytimes at www.storylineonline.net; I recommend When a Dragon Moves In. To find a list of educational websites offering FREE subscriptions to continue learning during closures go to www.kidsactivitesblog.com. In addition to a list of free subscriptions there are also lists of screen free activities and links to virtual museum tours. Great library resources can be found on our website. Click Recommended Sites followed by Power Library and then Power Kids to listen to fiction/nonfiction books on Bookflix and Trueflix. At some point you will be prompted for your library card # and four digit password. 


    NOTE: School and Day Care groups of six or more that would like the staff to do a program are asked to call and schedule a specific date and time. Thank you. 

    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 3, 10, (closed 17th), 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27.

    Build-It-Up, Take-It-Down: Saturdays in February and March, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 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, Magna Tiles 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 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28.


    Youth Art Month: Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of Library, March 5-25, 2020. Talented Warren County students from kindergarten through seventh 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 on Monday, March 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    Young Children’s Art Exhibit: Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of Library, April 3 – 24, 2020.  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.

    I Like My Library Poetry Contest: This contest is open to participants ages five to nineteen. Poetry contest forms and guidelines are available on the semi-circle in the Children’s Department, in the Study Room and here. Poems are due to the Children’s Department by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020. Winners will be selected from each of four age divisions: ages 5-8, 9-12, 13-15 and 16-19. One winner from each division will each receive a $30 Walmart gift card. The topic of the poem is “Why I Like My Library”.

    Baby Animals from Sundance Farms: Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Slater Room, 3rd floor of library. Springtime is time for new growth and baby animals. Mike Morton from Sundance Farm Kids will bring his lambs, chicks, ducklings, goats and rabbits for children and families to visit in the Slater Room between 11:00 and 1:00 p.m. There will also be STEM toys out in the Children’s Department for children to enjoy. Preregistration not required.

    National Library Week: April 20-25, 2020.

    • Children who attend Toddler Time on April 20 will receive a copy of one of the 2020 Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child titles Bugs! Bugs! Bugs by Bob Barner or Freight Train by Donald Crews.
    • Patron Appreciation Day is Tuesday, April 21, 2020. 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 Walmart gift card. Estimation station will be out April 1-25; winner will be notified Monday, April 27.
    • 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.

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

    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. 2020 dates: January 29, February 26, March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28, November (tbd), December 30.

    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.