Kids Programs

Find out about all of our programs for young people including Legos, movies, storytimes and special suprises!

 

LEGO Club
Second Saturdays, October 13, November 10 & December 8, 10:30-noon (lower level)

Drop in every second Saturday to imagine, build and create. Each month we’ll pick a theme to build upon and creations will be displayed for all to see.
Recommended for grades k-5

Kids MAKE things!
Thursdays, October 11, November 8 & December 13 2:30-3:30 pm (lower level)

Creativity is a foundation of all other milestones in educational development. Harnessing creativity at a young age, when brain development and plasticity are at their peak, not only optimizes academic success, but is critical for social and emotional development, critical thinking and problem solving.

Recommended for grades K-5

Kids Play Games!
Thursdays, October 25 & December 27, drop in between 2:30-3:30 pm (lower level)

It’s another Early Release Thursday and we’ve got games to play at the Library. Board games, rug games, hand games, and maybe even a few group games. Grab your backpack and head on over. We'll get the popcorn popper out!

Recommended for grades K-5

Cardboard Costume Creations!
Saturday, October 20th, 10:30-12:30

Need a costume for Halloween? Let's recycle ordinary materials into incredible costume creations. Engineer your constructions in unexpected ways using materials like cardboard, plastic, felt, and even LED lights for sparkle. Lead by Tinker Camp Instructor Denise Slattery.

Recommended for grades k-5

Paint your Own Pumpkin!
Friday, October 26, drop in between1:00-3:00 pm (main floor)

Why not paint your pumpkin purple and add a few googly eyes? Bring a pumpkin if you can. If not, we’ll have plenty to choose from. We’ll provide paints and brushes and plenty of drop cloths. All ages are welcome.

Musical fun with Mo Phillips!
Saturday, November 17th 10:30 am

Get the family out and moving with the musical fun of Mo Phillips!

Penny's Puppets Presents!
Saturday, December 15th 10:30 am

Penny's back with her puppeteering magic, bring your family for a morning of fun!

Family Movie Nights

Fourth Mondays October 22 & November 26
6:00-8:00 pm

Family Movie night is back and we’re pulling out all the stops by bringing in some brand new releases. Give us a call if you want to know the titles, but here are a few clues.

October 22: If monsters were vacationing, they'd be sure to stay in the hotel where Count Dracula is in charge.

November 26: We know the first movie was Incredible, so we are so excited for the 2nd!

 

Special Programs for Babies!

(Recommended for 0-18 month old children and their caregivers) Every Monday, 3 pm (lower level)

Music and Sign for babies

Music Together at the Library!
Oct. 8 & 22, Nov. 12 & 19, Dec. 10
Are you shy about singing to your baby? Don’t be, singing is one of the five early literacy practices that helps your child succeed as a reader. Join other babies and their caregivers to share songs and play instruments. Learn about musical development in the very young, and how you can encourage it. This ongoing program is presented by Music Together instructors, Craig and Leslie.

Baby Sign Language at the Library!
Oct. 1, 15 & 29, Nov. 5, Dec. 3
Trying to communicate with your infant presents all kinds of challenges. Beyond reading, singing and talking to them, Baby Sign Language can provide a unique bond. Christina Schabow of the Portland Early Learning Project will lead this program introducing new themes for each program.