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Children

Welcome! We are proud to be a part of your child’s literacy and learning experiences. We offer a variety of materials, programs and services for children from birth through grade 6. We strive to encourage and enhance a life-long love of reading and learning. We hope you’ll spend some time browsing our links and reading about all that we have to offer. Most importantly, we hope you will visit us often.


Upcoming Events

Wee Rock @ Home – Virtual Music & Movement

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Monday mornings in April ~ see calendar
Time: 10-10:30am
Place: Virtual sessions

Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:

  • Shakers: pasta or beans in a plastic jar, small box or plastic eggs
  • Rhythm sticks: 2 spoons, pencils, etc.
  • Scarf: small blanket, towel, etc.
  • Bean bag: small stuffed animal or other toy

Use your imagination – anything will work. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in February and March. Click here to register.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

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Little Bookworms – A Virtual Storytime

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Tuesday mornings in April ~see calendar
Time: 10-10:30am
Place: Virtual sessions

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We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday mornings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all dates in March. Click here to register.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

Passport Adventures: Washington D.C. & Japan for Cherry Blossoms ~ Virtual Travel

Who: Kids in grades K-3
When: Wednesday, April 8, 2021
Time: 3-3:45pm
Place: Virtual session

Spring is finally here! Celebrate with a visit to not one but two unique places. Virtually visit Japan and Washington D.C. to learn more about the famous cherry blossoms and how each place celebrates their arrival. Think pink - wear or bring something pink to the program. Our adventure will conclude with a demonstration of several different ways to make your own cherry blossom tree.

In order to participate in this craft, please make sure to bring the following materials:
- White or pink paper (square origami paper or letter-sized paper)
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Glue
- Dried branch (optional)

Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Click here to register.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

Lunch Bunch: Grilled Cheese, If You Please
~ Virtual Program

Who: Kids in grades K-2
When: Monday, April 12, 2021
Time: 12-12:45pm
Place: Virtual session

April 12th is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Let's celebrate by having lunch together on Zoom with some cheesy stories and games! BYOGCS (Bring Your Own Grilled Cheese Sandwich).

Registration opens April 1st. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Click here to register.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

R-E-A-D-O ~ A Virtual Game

Who: Kids in preschool through grade 6
When: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 10-10:45am
Place: Virtual session

Just like BINGO, only better. Fill your game card to make a line across, down or diagonally as the names of children’s book characters are called out. When registering, you may have your R-E-A-D-O board emailed if you have a color printer, or wait for a call so you can pick it up.

Registration opens April 1st. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Click here to register.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover ~ A Virtual Game

Who: Kids in grades K-6
When: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 3-3:45am
Place: Virtual session

This virtual challenge is a fun way to find out about great new books in the Children's Department. Can you figure out which cover belongs to the book Miss Lisa is describing? She will share picture books, easy readers, chapter books, graphic novels, and nonfiction books, so there will be something for everyone. Listen carefully for clues so you can choose the correct cover.

Registration opens April 1st. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Click here to register.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

Timmy the Tough Turtle ~ A Virtual Author Visit

Who: Kids in preschool - grade 2
When: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 10:45-11:30am
Place: Virtual session

Glastonbury author and coach Liz Kametz will read her picture book Timmy the Tough Turtle aloud and talk to kids about understanding their emotions.

Registration opens April 1st. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Click here to register.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

Pictionary ~ A Virtual Game

Who: Kids in grades 3-6
When: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 3-3:45pm
Place: Virtual session

Grab some paper and a pencil and get ready to play Pictionary with us live on Zoom. You don't need any special drawing skills in order to participate in this fun challenge.

Registration opens April 1st. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Click here to register.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

Guess Who: Movie Edition ~ A Virtual Game

Who: Kids in grades K-6
When: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 3-3:45pm
Place: Virtual session

Have you seen a lot of great movies? Can you identify a movie character by its silhouette? Join Miss June and have a fun afternoon showing off your movie knowledge with a "Guess Who" game! Please bring a sheet of paper and writing utensil.

Registration opens April 1st. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Click here to register.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

Let's Build: A Night at the Museum Family Challenge ~ Virtual STEAM

Who: Families with children ages 4 and up
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Virtual session

Explore some famous works of art found in museums and then create your own work of art using Lego® bricks or another building system that you have. The whole family is invited to work together.

Registration opens April 1st. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Click here to register.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

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For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

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