Kids Programs

February Closings

The libraries will be closed for Lincoln's birthday on Friday, February 12, 2016 and for President's Day on Monday, February 15, 2016.

Browse our Flickr page for program photos and visit our Pinterest page for fun kids ideas!

         

News and Upcoming Programs


 


 

                    

 

Each child will be allowed a full 10 minutes of one-on-one reading time. The dogs provide an uncritical ear while the children gain self-esteem, confidence, public speaking skills and a love of reading. The dogs never interrupt or criticize!

Read to a Dog

 Children ages 5-10 are invited to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog or Seeing Eye Puppy-in-Training.

Louise Childs Branch:
Fourth Tuesday of each month:
February 23
Sign up for: 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, or 4:45 PM 

Sussex-Wantage Branch:
Read to a dog on
Wednesdays in February

Sign up for: 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, or 7:15 PM

Franklin Branch:
Read to Lucy and Finnegan
Wednesday, February 24

Sign up for: 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30 PM

Please arrive on time with a couple of books or early enough to pick out some library books.

Registration is in person or over the phone.


 


 

  

LEGO Clubs

Attention all builders in Kindergarten and up: if you love LEGOs (and who doesn't?), join us for our monthly LEGO Club meetings.

We've gathered a large and varied collection of our favorite plastic building bricks that can be put together in endless combinations. Work alone, bring a friend, or even make a new friend as you build, rearrange and even demolish all your LEGO creations!


Main Library:
Saturday, February 20 at 10 AM


Sussex Wantage Branch:
Wednesday, February 24 at 4:30 PM

Louise Childs Branch
Thursday, February 25 at 3:30 PM

Franklin Branch
Friday, February 26 at 3:30 PM

Registration begins two weeks before each date.  If fewer than five persons register for a date, this program will be canceled.


 


 

        

Minecraft Club

Louise Childs Branch
Thursdays
February 4, 11, 18
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Come to our Minecraft Club, meet other like-minded gamers, and swap tips and tricks with other Minecrafters!
 
Children are encouraged to bring their own device (laptop, iPad, iPod, Android, etc.) and will require their own Minecraft account. This is available from https://minecraft.net/

Recommended for grades 3+.

Registration will begin 2 weeks prior to each program date.


 


 

         

S.T.E.A.M. into the Library!

This new monthly program involves hands-on activities and an exploration of different subjects.  In February, join us as we explore the world of rocks!  We’ll be demonstrating how rocks form using Starburst candies and classifying rocks based on hardness.  Participants will make their own rock in a cup to take home and study. Recommended for grades 2 and up. 

Sussex-Wantage Branch
Wednesday, February 17
5:00 - 6:00PM

Franklin Branch:
Thursday, February 18
4:30 - 5:30PM

Main Library:
Saturday, February 20
2:00 - 3:00PM

 Please register for this program.


 


 


Lapsit Program

Books, songs, and fingerplays for ages 6 months to 2 years old.  This is a short, fast-spaced program followed by free play.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Sussex-Wantage Branch:
Mondays at 10AM:
1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14

Dorothy Henry Branch:
Wednesdays at 10AM and 11AM:(please sign up for 10AM or 11AM, 
but not both) 
1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2

Please register for this program.


 


 

 

Preschool Storytime

Stories, songs, and activities for children ages 3 to 6 years old (pre-K).
Siblings are welcome.

Sussex-Wantage Branch:
Mondays at 1:30PM:
1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14

Dorothy Henry Branch:
Wednesdays at 1:30PM
1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2

Main Library:
Thursdays at 1:30PM
1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3

Please register for this program.


 


 

           

                 

Read & Play

Kids ages 6 months through 4 years are invited for stories, songs, activities, and free play.  This special program encompasses a wide age range making it perfect for kids with younger siblings!

Dennis Branch:
Tuesdays at 10AM and 11AM:
(please sign up for 10AM or 11AM, 
but not both) 
1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Main Library
Thursdays at 10AM and 11AM:
(please sign up for 10AM or 11AM, 
but not both) 
1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3

Franklin Branch
Fridays at 10AM:
1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11

Please register for this program.


 


 

                 

American Girl Club @ Louise Childs Branch

Saturday, February 27
10:00 AM

The American Girl Club will meet on Saturday, Feb 27 at 10:00 am. We will learn about Molly, create a small first aid kit, and we will try our hands at knitting!  Feel free to invite a member of your family that loves to knit to join you. We would love to have them. 

Please register for this program.