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There’s (almost) always something going on for kids, at the library!

During the holiday season the regular storytimes take a break: check the schedule before you leave home! In the following list, all children’s programs meet in the Reader’s Theater in the Children’s area, unless otherwise noted.

MONDAY, DEC 22

No Toddler Storytime for the rest of December. We restart January 5, see you then!

TUESDAY, DEC 23

Library Storytime is taking a break, we will resume on Jan 6

Books & Babies. Tuesday Books & Babies is taking a break for the rest of December, restarting January 7.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 24

CLOSED

THURSDAY, DEC 25

CLOSED

FRIDAY, DEC 26

Library Storytime is taking a break, we will resume on Jan 6

SUNDAY, DEC 28

No Songs & Stories! S&S restarts January 4.

MONDAY, DEC 29

Music with Michael (all ages) Mon, Dec 29, 10:30-11:30 am. Liven up the cold days with music and movement for all ages with Michael Bradley!

TUESDAY, DEC 30

Library Storytime is taking a break, we will resume on January 6.

Books & Babies. Tuesday Books & Babies is taking a break, restarting January 7.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 31

CLOSED

JAN 1, THURSDAY

CLOSED

JAN 3, SATURDAY

Multicultural Storytime 10:30 am (all ages). Stories and songs with guest presenters highlight a featured language or culture: today it’s Spanish! Multicultural Storytime is now scheduled for first and third Saturdays of each month.

Family Movie Day 2:00 pm (all ages).Top off your holiday break with a family movie at the library! Join us for Cool Runnings, and hot chocolate in the auditorium. This charming movie is based on the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team, trying to make it to the winter Olympics. Come a little earlier and try out Parks & Rec’s new ice skating rink at the library. We’ll also be raffling off some skate rentals for the new skating rink!

JAN 4 SUNDAY

Stories & Songs 3:30 pm. All ages are welcome to this musical storytime. Hear great stories, sing, clap, and move your feet!

JAN 5, MONDAY

Toddler Storytime 9:30 & 10:30 am. Sit with your 2 year old and take in the stories, fingerplays, songs and poems! Older and younger siblings are welcome.

JAN 6, TUESDAY

Library Storytime (aimed at ages 3 & up) 10:30 am. Join the crowd of children and parents for stories, followed by a simple craft that all ages can enjoy.

Books&Babies (ages birth to 23 months) 6:00 pm. Babies can enjoy stories, finger plays and songs, paced just for them. Books & Babies is also offered at 9:30 and 10:30 am on Wednesdays. Older siblings are welcome. In the Reader’s Theater in the Children’s area.

JAN 7, WEDNESDAY

Books&Babies (ages birth to 23 months) 6:00 pm. Babies really can enjoy stories, finger plays and songs, paced just for them. Books & Babies is also offered at 9:30 and 10:30 am on Wednesdays. Older siblings are welcome. In the Reader’s Theater in the Children’s area.

The Other Side of the Library

This is for the regulars.  You know who you are.  You’re in the children’s room every week, it feels like you’ve read every picture book in the collection, your child helps other kids find books when the librarian is busy.  Maybe there are days when you even start to feel (gasp!) bored here.  If this is you, march your child right over to the other side of the library and sooth your ennui with the adult oversize books.  These books filled with Read More..

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The Movie Was Better (What!?)

I know, I know, that’s a crazy thing to say.  Everyone knows the book is always better than the movie.  I’ve been disappointed so many times by movie-versions of awesome books that I wonder why I bother anymore.  But every once in a while, I’ve been surprised, loving the visual remake even more than the original book.  Here are some great ones: Read More..

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I Have a Confession

At the risk of losing my library certification, or possibly my job, I have a confession to make:  I hate Goodnight Moon.  Okay, I know that’s not how we encourage children to talk, so let me revise: I don’t prefer Goodnight Moon.  Is this the appropriate forum to go into detail about everything I don’t like about it?  Probably not, but let me just mention a few things.  Read More..

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Poetry in Picture Books

Do you want to share poetry with your child but can’t stand any more of the tired old rhythm of nursery rhymes?  You’re thinking maybe it’s time to explore the emotion and organic flow of free verse, but your kids aren’t quite ready for Sylvia Plath.  Try these books that explore the sound, rhythm, flow, and feel of words as they tell their story.  Read More..

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Perfect Schmerfect, Part 4: Princess-Style

For whatever reason, our culture has become princess-obsessed when it comes to little girls.  Parents with the best intentions to raise their girls as strong, competent, independent members of society, must struggle through the princess years, with inhibiting, frilly clothing, simpering ideals, and pink everywhere.  Read More..

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