News and Upcoming Events
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: A Mini-Conference for Families
Families of children of all ages are welcome at our first mini-conference, a day long learning event. Learning is Important at all ages and stages of life. To support families in their efforts at lifelong learning the library and its community partners work to develop this event filled with tips, tricks, and new information about leading a healthy lifestyle. Information on healthy diet, healthy habits, mindfulness, and more will be given and lunch will be provided. Children are welcome but it is recommended that anyone under 16 be accompanied by an adult. For information and a complete schedule of events visit our Event Page.
Little University for Little Learners
Little University is a series of early learning programs that will help the library’s youngest patrons gain knowledge and skills while getting ready for kindergarten. It consists of four special fun and interactive programs that will empower caregivers while helping kids grow and learn.
Pint-Sized Picassos is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Program participants will practice small and large motor skills and critical thinking through movement and art. Pint-Sized Picassos will be held the first Thursday of every month at 6 pm. The next session will take place on Thursday, October 5th where we will be painting using various circles and talking about shapes.
Movers & Shakers
Movers & Shakers, for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers, will takes place on Thursday mornings at 10 am. Movers & Shakers is designed to help the littlest learners make the important connections in the brain necessary for learning. This happens through songs, rhymes, stories, and loving interaction with caregivers. Movers & Shakers is also a perfect time for babies to practice social skills while parents and other caregivers make new friends.
Designed with families having children ages 2-5 in mind, Little Explorers is an exciting program consisting of stories, songs, and special activities to help little minds get ready for school. Program participants will explore their world through reading, math, science, art, and more. Caregivers will be encouraged to participate, making this program a fun experience for everyone. Little Explorers is held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am.
Family Adventures enables the whole family to learn and grow together with fun stories and activities. With a focus on learning through play, this program offers a unique way for the whole family to interact and experience the library. Family Adventures takes place the Second and Fourth Thursdays of Every Month at 6 pm.
Playaway Launchpads and Early Literacy Kits Available for Checkouts
A new edition to the library’s collection, Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets available for children in preschool through 5th grade. Each Launch pas is pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps and game. Apps are grouped by subject area, theme, grade level, and age and feature popular characters. Subjects include math, science, critical thinking, and creativity while themes include animals, building, fantasy, and more. Launchpads are available for Checkout for three weeks.
Early Literacy Kits are available for check out to help you get your toddler or preschooler ready to read. Each kit contains a Playaway View, several books, games, activities, and more all based on the five best practices to help your child: Reading, Talking, Singing, Playing, and Writing. Each kit comes with a binder full of early literacy information and tips on how to use the kit effectively. Kit themes include Springtime, On the Farm, Dinosaurs, Let’s Get Cooking, and more. Kits are available for check out for two weeks.