Preschool

Every Child Ready to Read

Where: 
At your home

"Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play -- Everyday!" This handout provides early literacy guidelines for you to use with your children. Every Child Ready to Read is not a program at the library, but a resource describing the importance of talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with your child at different developmental levels.

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

When: 
Thursdays | 10:00-10:45 am & 1:30-2:15 pm | January 22 - March 26, & April 9 - April 30
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B
Registration is required.
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Registration begins on Tuesday, September 2 at 9:00am. To register, click here.

Explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics through hands on activities and experiments. Each program will excite the imagination and curiosity of future scientists, artists and mathematicians. While geared toward preschoolers, siblings are always welcome to attend.

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Musical Movin' Storytime

When: 
Tuesdays | 10:00-10:45 am and 1:30-2:15 pm | January 20 - March 24 & April 7 - 28
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B
Registration is required.
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Registration begins January 5 at 9:00 am.

Children practice language, literacy and listening skills through stories, music, movement and creative activities.   Children must be at least 3 years old to attend; siblings welcome.

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Puppet Palooza

When: 
Fridays | 10:00-10:45 am | February 13-27 and March 13-27
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B

Enjoy stories, puppet shows and a craft or activity.

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Ready to Read: Play and Learn

When: 
Mondays | 1:30-2:30 pm | January 19 - February 9, February 23 - March 23 & April 6 - April 27
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B

Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. Each week we will explore a different theme through sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Siblings welcome.

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Ready to Read: Play and Learn - Hispanic Edition

When: 
Sundays 1:00-2:00 pm September 14 through November 23 and December 7 through December 14
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B

Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. Each week we will explore a different theme through sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Siblings welcome.

 

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Ready to Read: Play and Learn- Hmong Edition

When: 
Sundays | 2:30-3:30 pm | September 21- November 23 and December 7-14
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B

Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. Each week we will explore a different theme through sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Siblings welcome.

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Sensory Storytime

When: 
Thursdays 6:30-7:15 pm | February 5, March 5, April 2
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B

Developmentally designed for 4-8 year olds, Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that engages children through movement, music, stories and sensory play. It can be enjoyed by all children, but is ideal for those who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum or have sensory integration challenges. Registration is requested, but not required.

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Sing-Along and Stories

When: 
Select Fridays | 10:00-10:30 am | January 30 & April 17
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B
Sing-Along and Stories

Join Ellen to sing classic and new songs along with books, the piano and the Autoharp.

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Storyvine

When: 
Wednesdays | 9:15-9:45 am OR 10:00-10:30 am | January 21-March 25 & April 8-29
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B

This program for families and childcare providers features stories, music, movement, media, puppets and more!  There are no programs on April 1.

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Tuesday Night Specials

When: 
Tuesdays | 6:15-7:00 pm | January 6 - April 28
Where: 
Children's Program Room A/B

Family game night, movie and craft night and more!

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