Check our calendar for a current schedule of all our programs.
Traditional Story Times
Held every other week, story time will start with a few stories, songs, and finger plays, then end with a related craft. As always, we are working on pre-reading skills, even though it isn’t (we hope) obvious. To see what some of those skills are, and how you can work them into your daily routine, check out this great PDF– stolen from another library, of course! http://www2.westminsterlibrary.org/kids/6PRSSummary.pdf
Think of this as pre-science (and technology, engineering and math) for toddlers. Just as with prereading skills, learning to think scientifically can (and should) be developed early on. We will be exploring the world together using our senses – and we will make a mess! We will have t-shirts you can put on over your child (and yourself), but this is not the day to wear your best clothes. Parent-child interaction in this one is very important, both for the learning process and because we will sometimes have small objects that would fit in mouths.
For people in sixth through twelfth grade; teens are an age group that wants to hang out and have fun with their friends, but is starting to look towards their future as well. Programs are a combination of fun (movies, crafts, etc.) and ‘adulting 101’ (interviewing for a job, cooking basic meals, and so on). Activities usually include snacks. Due to the requirement of background checks for adults in contact with minors, parents are not allowed to stay in the activity room, but are welcome to remain in the building.
Programs for the whole family are offered regularly throughout the year. Builder's Club is on Saturdays (check the calendar for dates and times) and gives people the opportunity to build with Legos®, Duplos®, and their imaginations.
Fall and Winter themed holiday family programs are also held each year. With fun themes, activities, and crafts holiday programs are a must! These events are fun, popular, and always well attended.