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Programs for Kids

The Library offers a full array of programming for different ages and interests throughout the year, including a Summer Reading Program.  Library programs are open to the public and free of charge, sponsored by the Curtis Friends.

Check the kids’ library events calendar for current listings and program descriptions.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Children use a game board to complete reading-related activities throughout the weeks of summer and track their progress, with fun prizes along the way including a new book.  Pre-readers use a read-to-me version of the game.  For preschool – grade 5.  (Older kids may join the teen program.)
The 2013 Summer Reading Program begins Wednesday, June 19.

STORY TIMES

Summer Story Times
Check the calendar for Tuesday morning Stories at the Gazebo dates.  Also check for monthly Musical Story Time with Jud Caswell.

The following story time sessions are held from September through mid-May, with breaks during school vacations. Special story times are usually held during the summer as well. Children attending story time programs must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Finger Fun Lapsit and Play Group
10:30 a.m. on Fridays
Babies and toddlers explore the wonderful world of language through fingerplays, songs, and rhymes, followed by time for reading and play. A great way for parents, grandparents, and babies to meet new friends!

Time for 2s
10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays
Books, movement, songs, and crafts for active 2-year-olds.

Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m. on Thursdays
Stories, music, and crafts for 3-to-5 year-olds.

OTHER ONGOING PROGRAMS

Cornerstones of Science
COS sponsors a variety of science-themed programs for all ages at the library.  Check the calendar for current events.

LEGO Club
Monthly; check calendar for dates and times.
Informal building and play sessions with LEGO bricks. Ages 5-11

Read-to-Me Dogs
2 trained therapy dogs – China and Josie – are available by appointment for children who enjoy reading aloud in a friendly environment.  The dogs are terrific listeners, and great motivation to keep kids reading!