FAMILY FUN NIGHT (All ages)
Friday, March 22
Join us for a "pawsitively" fun family event. Meet Carbon the standard poodle, and her owner Wendy and learn about agility training. Enjoy a "pawfect" dog-themed story and craft. Registration is required.
CRAFTY KIDS: DOG CRAFTS (All ages)
March 25 - March 29
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hot Diggity Dog! Stop by the Maker Space for drop in crafts celebrating man’s best friend! Supplies and directions will be available for a different craft each day. Younger children can be assisted by a parent or caregiver.
SPRING BREAK MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN!
2:00 pm in the Library Auditorium
March 25 The Secret Life of Pets (PG)
March 26 Hotel for Dogs (PG)
March 27 Bolt (PG)
March 28 Lady and the Tramp (PG)
March 29 Because of Winn-Dixie (PG)
BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN MOVIE: Field of Dreams (PG)
Friday, April 5
When Iowa farmer Ray hears a mysterious voice one night in his cornfield saying "If you build it, he will come," he feels the need to act. Despite taunts of lunacy, Ray builds a baseball diamond on his land, supported by his wife, Annie. Afterward, the ghosts of great players start emerging from the crops to play ball, led by "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. But, as Ray learns, this field of dreams is about much more than bringing former baseball greats out to play.
MOVE & GROOVE (Ages 2-6)
Tuesday, April 9, 16
10:00 am and 11:00 am
Build active bodies and active minds! Movement helps young children develop thinking skills, directional skills, and self-confidence. Drop in to dance to fun action songs and movement activities! Please pick up a ticket at the Youth Services Desk prior to the program to reserve your place. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the start of each program.
TINY TOTS STORY TIME (0 - 23 months)
Wednesday, April 10, 17, 24
10:00 am and 11:00 am
Stories, songs, and rhymes to encourage bonding between parents and children. Please pick up a ticket at the Youth Services Desk prior to the program to reserve your place. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the start of each program.
GRACE'S TEDDY BEAR TEA (Ages 5 - 9)
Thursday, April 11
6:30 pm and 7:30 pm
You’re invited! Help us celebrate the 150th birthday of our library's namesake, Grace A. Dow, with a teddy bear tea party! Join us for “tea”, treats, stories, games, and a “beary” special craft project. Space is limited. Registration is required.
LEGO @ THE LIBRARY (All ages)
Saturday, April 13
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Drop by the Story Room to create an AWESOME masterpiece with our collection of LEGO bricks and mini-figures! We’ll have LEGOs for big builders and DUPLOs for little ones!
READY TO READ STORYTIME
Tuesday, April 23
10:00 am & 11:00 am
Talk, sing, read, write, and play at the Library! Join us for fun songs, action rhymes, stories, and flannel board activities designed to build early literacy skills. Please pick up a ticket at the Youth Services Desk prior to the program to reserve your place. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the start of each program.
BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB
Thursday, April 25
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Join us as we talk about Ban this Book by Alan Gratz and enjoy a craft related to the book. Bring your dinner. We will provide drinks and dessert. Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services desk. Registration is required.
FAMILY FUN: FORTS @ THE LIBRARY (Ages 2 - 9)
Friday, April 26
Join us for fabulous fort making in the Youth Services area of the Library! We'll provide the sheets for you to create your own structure; you bring the creativity! Carve out your own private space or collaborate with others to make a village! Pick up a snack of walking s’mores at the Youth Services Desk, find a few good books and snuggle inside.
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
1000 Books is a national program developed to encourage early literacy development by reading to young children. The program is simple. Pick up a reading record for the first 100 books at the Youth Services Desk or print online by clicking this link (PDF). Read 100 books together, then bring the completed log to the library to pick up your child’s recognition and the next reading record. The program lasts until you have read 1,000 books with your child or they start kindergarten.1,000 books may sound like a lot, but by reading just one book a night, you could read over 1,000 books together in just three years.