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Programs Begin Next Week!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

But it isn’t too late to register! There are spaces still available in many of popular kids’ programs…stop by the Youth Desk to register or follow the links below to reserve your spot today! These programs are offered on multiple days and times. Visit our calender for details.

Preschool Storytime: Books, stories, activities, live music and fun for your child aged 3-6.

Move With Music: Explore movement and music with favorite songs new and old. The music will be enhanced with movement activities using rhythm instruments, bean bags, the parachute and more! Parents/caregivers stay and play during this interactive family program for children aged 2-5.

Action Tales: This storytime features books, storytelling, imaginative play and a simple craft. Program may last up to 45 minutes. Parents and siblings are encouraged to stay and play! For ages 3 to 5.

Yoga Tales: Children ages 4-8 will listen to and act out stories, play games, sing songs using a variety of modified yoga poses.

Or join a book club!

Bookworms:  You don’t have to be a reader for this book club! We’ll read, dance, chant and craft in this book club designed just for pre-readers. Parents will be an integral element of this program so come prepared to take part in the fun!

Page Turners: Explore different authors or types of books each month in this new book club for children in grades 1-3. In January we’ll be looking at Toon Books, a series of graphic novels (comics) for beginning readers.

ARC! Advance Reader’s Club: Do you love to read? Do you love to talk about what you read? In ARC you will have the opportunity to read books that haven’t been published yet: we call ‘em “advance readers copies”. You may be the first to read the next Hunger Games or Harry Potter!

Fall I Program Registration begins August 23!

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Are you ready to move with music, hear stories, sing songs and tell tales with yoga?

Fall I registration for some of our most popular programs is almost open! Beginning Tuesday, August 23 at 9am you may register your child for classes online or in person at the Youth Desk. Visit our Events calendar for a complete listing of programs.

Move with Music: Explore movement and music with favorite songs new and old. The music will be enhanced with movement activities using rhythm instruments, bean bags, the parachute and more!

Yoga Tales: Children ages 4-8 will listen to and act out stories, play games, sing songs using a variety of modified yoga poses.

Preschool Storytime: Sign up your 3 to 6 year old for stories, rhymes, songs and more!

Bookworms Book Club: You don’t have to be a reader for this book club! We’ll read, dance, chant and craft in this book club designed just for pre-readers. Parents will be an integral element of this program so come prepared to take part in the fun!

Don’t want to register?
Check out these drop-in programs:

Wee Wonders: Lap babies and walkers through 18 months are invited to join us for books, songs and rhymes specially chosen for them. Registration is not required.

Rhyme Time: Rhymes,songs,books and games for children 18 months through 2 years and their caregivers. Registration is not required.

Open Preschool Storytime: Stories, rhymes, songs and more for 3 to 6 year olds! Registration is not required.

Saturday Tales: Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the entire family – presented each Saturday at 11:00 am. Registration is not required.

See you at the library!

I’ve been bloggin’ on the railroad…

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

All aboard! Choo-choo,  we love trains. How about you?

Those of you who have been to our fantastic kids’ programs like Move With Music may recognize the “Train Song.”  We love to sing the train song when we are in circle time. The best part is that it’s easy to do!

train

First, rub your hands together to mimic the choo, choo, choo, choo rhythm of the train. Then sing:

“Choo-choo, choo-choo, choo-choo, choo, Up the Railroad tracks! Choo-Choo, Choo-choo, choo-choo, choo-choo, then we come right back!

First we go to (child’s name)’s house and then we go to (another child’s name)’s house and then we go to (another’s house)’s and then we come right back!

Try working in fun “destinations” for your child. You can “stop the train” at friend’s houses or grandparents’ houses or at the grocery store or post office! You can speed up your train or slow it down by speeding up or slowing down the swoosh movement of your hands.

Can’t get enough of trains? Check out these picture books!

And if you haven’t been to Move With Music or any of our kids’ programs, you should give it a try! Spring II Registration starts today!