Children's Programs

Programs for All Ages
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. 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 1000 books with your child or they start kindergarten.1000 books may sound like a lot, but by reading just one book a night, you could read over 1000 books together in just three years.


BABY TIME (Babies not yet walking)
Library Auditorium Stage
Tuesdays, September 12 - October 24 (NO BABY TIME ON OCTOBER 10) 
1:00 pm

Share books, songs, music, bounces and rhymes.


TODDLER TIME (Walking babies up to 24 months)
Library Auditorium Stage
Tuesdays, September 12 - October 24 (NO TODDLER TIME ON OCTOBER 10)
9:45 am or 10:45 am
Join us for stories, songs, and more to encourage early language development and social skills.


CIRCLE TIME (Ages 2-3)
Registration required.
Library Auditorium Stage
Wednesdays, September 13 - October 25 (NO CIRCLE TIME ON OCTOBER 11)
9:45 am or 10:45 am
                       or
Thursdays, September 14 - October 26 (NO CIRCLE TIME ON OCTOBER 12)
9:45 am or 10:45 am

FAMILY FUN EVENT: Move & Groove (Ages 2-6; all ages welcome)
Library Mezzanine
Mondays, September 11 - October 23 (NO MOVE & GROOVE ON OCTOBER 10)
7:00 pm
Dance and sing to fun action songs and movement activities!


LEGO @ THE LIBRARY
Canceled until further notice.

Love LEGO bricks? Join other brick builders for a morning of fun and creativity! Lego creations will be displayed at the Youth Services Desk for the remainder of the month. Program is for ages 4+ but there will be a DUPLO area for little ones to enjoy. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

CREEP INTO...THE CREATURE DEPARTMENT GAME (Grades 3-6)
Read The Creature Department by Robert Paul Westin and win a monstrously fun prize! Pick up and complete a Creature Department game sheet and return it to the Youth Services Department by Friday, October 27.

CHAT & CHEW BOOK CLUB (Grades 4-5)
Meet near the box office at MCFTA
Tuesday, October 24
4:15 pm - 5:30pm

4th & 5th GRADERS! WE WANT YOU FOR CHAT & CHEW BOOK CLUB! Do you like to read? Do you like to eat snacks? Do you like to chat and have fun? If so, join us after school to chat about books and chew on some awesome snacks (and ideas). Come meet some of the zany creatures and inventions from Robert Paul Weston's The Creature Department! All the best inventions - like wireless Transmints - come from the R&D department at DENKi-3000 and have been invented by creatures such as Gugor the Knucklecrumpler and Haarumphrey the Hufflehead. Elliot and Leslie and the unusual members fo the creature department need an innovative new invention to save DENKi-3000...and the world! Come join us at The Grace A. Dow Youth Services (Creature) Department for book themed activities and eats! Copies of The Creature Department are available at the Youth Services Desk.
Registration is required. Space is limited. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk or call 837-3466. 





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