Children's  Room  

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Located on the first floor, the Children's Room offers a variety of reading and listening materials for your child, from birth through the middle grades. Games, puppets, blocks, toys, and science experiments are also available to encourage learning and literacy through play for you and your family. 

Children's ebooks, digital audio books, non-fiction resources, and streaming video are available through the MCLS Overdrive catalog.   All you need is a MCLS library card to access free digital content.  
 


Summer Reading 2017
June 30-August 18

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Summer Reading is a great way to keep your child's mind active and ready to learn in the fall. Studies show that kids can lose an entire grade level over the summer if they do not read. This program is meant to keep your child reading while having fun!

The program is simple:
  • Keep track of how long children read/are read to on a time log. 
  • Completed time logs are turned into the library for a small prize. 
  • K-2nd graders earn a prize after completing 3 hours of reading. 
  • 3rd-5th graders earn a prize after completing 5 hours of reading.
  • Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers earn a prize after completing a pre-reading activity sheet.
  • Every completed time log is entered into a weekly drawings for museum passes and a grand prize drawing for a Barnes & Noble gift card at the end of the summer.
  • Enter to win free tickets to Seabreeze just by registering!
 

 

Story Times & Events 
  
     

 Story time is a fun way to support your child's literacy development, inspire a love of reading, and meet other families from the area.  Each story time and event is designed for a specific age group, but siblings of all ages and abilities are always welcome. Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.   All programs are free of charge.    

Baby Story Time
Mondays at 10:00 am
July 10, 31
August 7, 14
Learn games to play with your baby, sing songs, and read stories to support your baby's early literacy development. For babies and their caregivers.  Older siblings are always welcome.
        

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PreK Story Times 
Fridays at 11:30am
July 7, 14, 28
August 4, 11, 18  
Help your child get ready to read.  Join us for stories, finger plays, and a simple craft.  For ages 2-4 and a caregiver.  
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Summer Reading Kickoff w/ the Wegmans Zoomobile
Friday, June 30, 2017 at 3:00pm
Register for summer reading, learn about endangered animals and the zoo's conservation efforts, and what you can do at home to protect wildlife.  For all ages.

  
Build a Better World Arts and Crafts
Monday, July 10, 2017 at 3:30pm

Get creative with clay, sand art, and popsicle stick craft stations.  For ages 4 and up. 

 
 
Music with Missy Reed!
Saturday, July 15, 217 at 10:30am

Enjoy your favorite children's songs with singer Missy Reed. For all ages.
 
  

Baby Sign Language with Linda Schmackpfeffer
Monday, July 17, 2017 at 9:30am

Learn pre-verbal communication with your baby using ASL signs. This fun, free class teaches with songs, books, and movement activities. For babies 6mo and up with a caregiver.

     
Kid Tech Challenge
Monday, July 17, 2017 at 3:30pm

Take on a STEM challenge using a fun tech toy that teaches beginning electronics, coding,and robotics. For ages 5 and up.

 
 
Yoga Preschool
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:30am

Get your child moving and focused with an interactive story time that includes fun animal poses and creative movement led by a certified yoga instructor. For ages 2-5

 
 
Worm Composting
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:00am

Get your child moving and focused with an interactive story time that includes fun animal poses and creative movement led by a certified yoga instructor. For ages 2-5

 
 
American Girl: Samantha and the Suffragettes
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 3:30pm

Join Teresa Wood as she shares her collection of American Girl Dolls and teaches us about Samantha's experience with the suffragettes and their work to get women the right to vote. Dress up, bring your own doll, and party American Girl style! For ages 5 and up.

 
 
Travelling Campfire with Rick Merritt
Monday, August 7, 2017 at 3:30pm

Rick Merritt is bringing the campfire to the library and acting out fantastic tales and stories. Lively and energetic this is a show that can't be missed. For all ages.

 
 
Ice Cream Social
Monday, August 14 at 3:30pm

Celebrate all your hard work with a yummy frozen treat, crafts, and games. For all ages.
 

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