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    2019 Children's Autumn Programs

     Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater

    sslater@warrenlibrary.org

     Assistant: Kelley Wood 

    Library phone: 814 723-4650


     

    WEEKLY PROGRAMS: PLEASE NOTE: School 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.

    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 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 2, 9. NOTES: Our Halloween program will be October 28 – 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 9 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 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10.

     

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Zombie Doll and Creepy Creature 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 creepy creature. All you need are some old Barbies (or some other type of doll or item), ugly paint, scraps of cloth, etc. and invent a name for your creation. Dolls will be put on display on the first floor for public voting. Two winners will each receive a $25 Walmart gift card. Zombie dolls/creepy creatures may be turned in to Children’s Department between September 30 - October 7. Public voting will be from October 8 - 25. Winners will be notified on October 28. Dolls may be picked up between October 26 – 31. Those not picked up by November 1 will be discarded.

    Alohomora: Saturday, October 5, 10:30 – 4:30 p.m. There will be some Harry Potter themed activities in the Children’s Department in conjunction with the Alohomora Magical Festival taking place on Liberty and 2nd. Activities at the library include painting Gringott’s piggy banks, Sorcerer’s Stones and wands; creating muggle jewelry; building Hogwarts with Magna Tiles, blocks, and LEGOs. Registration not required.

    Spooky Island Safety Show: Saturday, October 12, 2:00 p.m. Checkers the Inventor brings in characters from the Mysterious Spooky island using custom painted props, engaging storyline, hilarious characters and many twists and turns. Featuring comedy, magic, juggling, unicycling, giant balloon stunt and real working machines. Preregistration appreciated. Registration form located in Children’s Department next to staff computer.

    Halloween read and Treat: Thursday, October 31, 5:00-8:00 p.m., 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.

    Happy Birthday Sesame Street: Saturday, November 9, 11:00 a.m. 1-2-3 come join me as we celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th birthday. The children and Miss Donna will read stories, sing songs, play games and make crafts. Be sure to brush up on your Sesame Street shows so you can play our Sesame Street trivia. Snacks will be provided. Limited attendance; registration mandatory. Registration form located in Children’s Department next to staff computer.

    After School with Mrs. Claus: Monday, December 9, 4:30 p.m., Children’s Department. Mrs. Claus loves books and children so she comes to Warren every year to share holiday stories, songs, snacks and crafts. Preregistration appreciated. Registration form will be available in Children’s Department next to staff computer starting November 1.

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa and Mrs. Claus: Saturday, December 14, noon – 1:30 p.m., Slater Room, 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 form will be available in Children’s Department next to staff computer starting November 1.

     

    READING INCENTIVES

    100 Books Before Christmas: Children ages two to eight (2-8) are encouraged to read – or be read to – 100 titles by December 7, 2019. 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 7, and your child’s name will be placed in a drawing for Tyler Gregson’s North Pole Ninjas: Mission Christmas plush pack. (This set includes a 32-page hardcover picture book that tells the legend of the North Pole Ninjas, a plush sensei guide measuring 5.5”H, and 50 special tasks for readers to complete. These ninjas are a special team of elves dedicated to carrying out missions of giving and helping.) Three winners will each win a North Pole Ninjas Mission Christmas plush pack. Winners will be notified on December 9, 2019. “100 Books Before Christmas” sheets are available between the computers 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 7, 2019. Participants will have their name placed in a random drawing; one winner will receive a $25 Walmart gift card. Winner will be notified December 9. “10 Chapter Books Before Christmas” sheets are available between the computers on the semi-circle in the Children’s Department or download one from here

     

    Portions of these programs are possible due to the generous donations made at the 12th 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. 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.