Register for programs in person or call 610-566-9331, extension 4. Provide the child's name, age or grade, and your phone number.

Infant Lap Wiggle Thursday mornings at 10:15

Babies joyfully celebrate books with their parent/caregiver during these interactive storytimes. Infants from birth to 23 months are the focus of this class along with stories, songs, lap-wiggles, and nursery rhymes. The Children's Library is located on the lower level and is accessable by elevator. Board books and an up-to-date parenting collection are available.

Toddler Tales Monday mornings at 10:15

Cabin fever? Then you won't want to miss our Toddler Tales storytime which is designed with the 2 to 3 1/2 year old's interests in mind. These active sessions include 10 themes that toddlers love:

2/2 Penguin Antics, 2/9 Cat Nights, 2/16 Lost & Found, 2/23 Mix It Up!, 3/3 Wholly "MOLE"ly, 3/9 Birdsongs & Stories, 3/16 My Hands, 3/23 Bathtime Splash, 3/30 Who Forgets?, 4/6 Celebrate Libraries!

Pre-School Kindergarten Stories Thursdays at 1:30 and 4:00 pm

Turning into an ice cube outdoors? Warm up at the library! This storytime is designed expressly for children aged 3 1/2 through Kindergarten. Our Winter/Spring themes include:

2/5 February Foxes, 2/12 Coat Capers, 2/19 It's Winter!, 2/26 Sheriff Stars, 3/5 Hot Air Drifters, 3/12 Hello, Holes!, 3/19 Stray Dog Tales, 3/26 Draw It!, 4/9 Party Time!

Chat, Play, Learn

A special playtime encouraging social and verbal interaction between parent and child, as well as among children. As children enjoy developmentally appropriate toys, learning skills are informally reinforced. Weekly art activities are an opportunity for creative expression. Community experts in the areas of language development, nutrition, play, etc. answer parent questions.

Children ages 1 to 3 are welcome, along with their siblings from newborn to age 5.

Register now at the Library. Enrollment is open to 20 families who must be available all three days March 5, 12, & 19.

Chat Play Learn is a Family Place Program.

Paws for Reading

Can't keep your PAWS off a good book? We challenge you to join Goldie's Gang.

Read to Piper or one of the other therapy dogs 5 times in one year and earn a free t-shirt! We have spaces for 6 to 18 readers (age 5 through adult) each session. Sign up for as many as three sessions in each series (3 series each year). Call to register.

Tuesdays, February 3, March 10, April 7 at 4:00 pm

Sundays, February 22, March 22, April 19 at 2:30 pm

SooYoga Saturday March 21, 1:00 pm

Child certified yoga teacher, Sue Gaur will teach students how mind, body, and breath work together in yoga. She invites Kindergarten through 5th grade students to join her as they develop strong, limber, and healthy bodies while cultivating self-esteem and self-confidence.

Please bring a beach towel or yoga mats to class.

This is a free introductory class. We have a limit of 25 students, so register now.

Lego Builders: Skyscrapers Saturday, February 21 at 1:00 pm

We'll take a look at New York City's Chrysler Building with it's steeple, eagle ornaments, radiator cap and hubcap designs, and Art Deco elevator doors. Them we'll embark on building our tallest structure yet. We'll need plenty of help, so invite your friends! Parents are welcome too.

If you have any large LEGO baseplates you would be willing to lend or donate, please let Ms.Lori know ASAP! In the mean time think tall thoughts. The next LEGO event will be April 18th.

SKOYZ Skill Toy Funshop Tuesday & Wednesday, March 24 and 25 at 3:30 pm

Chatter Rings! Diablo! Flower Sticks! Kendama! Spinning Plates!

Fourth through eighth grade students are invited to challenge themselves with these skill toys from around the world. Find your own flow state of concentration as you are completely absorbed in mastering tricks for each of these unique toys.

Active learning and play two days in a row from 3:30 to 4:30 allows you to make real progress! Registration starts March 1st, and we ask that you attend both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Limited to just 15 students!

BOB: Battle of the Books Tuesdays, February 10, March 3, March 31 at 3:30

Calling all Middle and High School students! Join in the fray known as the Battle of the Books (BOB for short).

Our first mission on February 10th is to EAT PIZZA as the Battle Commander booktalks the 16 contenders for 2015:

BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson

CHILDREN OF THE KING by Sonya Hartnett

THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander

EGG & SPOON by Gregory Maguire

EL DEAFO by Cece Bell

THE FAMILY ROMANOV by Candace Fleming

GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andrew Smith

THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos

THE MADMAN OF PINEY WOODS by Christopher Paul Curtis

POISONED APPLES by Christine Heppermann

THE PORT CHICAGO 50 by Steve Sheinkin

THE STORY OF OWEN by E. K. Johnston

THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

A VOLCANO BENEATH THE SNOW by Albert Marrin

WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart

WEST OF THE MOON by Margi Preus

Chooose a BOB book that interests you and read it by March 3rd when our mission will be to EAT PIZZA and discuss books choosing an "Undead Pick" (more about that later).

Pick another BOB book to read and join us March 31st when our mission will be to EAT PIZZA and the winning book will be announced with someone awarded a prize!

 


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