Kids & Families
Celebrate National Library Week
National Library Week is April 12-18, and once again we are joining Culver’s Restaurants, in celebrating for a whole month! During April, children ages 4-11 are invited to pick up a coloring sheet from the library and draw a picture about their favorite book. When the drawing is returned to the library, the child will receive a certificate for a free single scoop of Culver’s frozen custard and be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Culver's Kids Meal. All coloring sheets must be turned in by April 30th and will be displayed in the library. Sheets are available at the service desk.
Other events during National Library Week include our regularly scheduled storytimes, on Thursday the Tween/Teen Book Club will have a special program after reading the book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, and on Friday a "School's Out Movie" special screening. For more information about these programs, see below.
School's Out Movie
Friday, April 17th: 1 - 3
Get ready for the summer program theme: Every Hero Has a Story with the 2015 Kid’s Choice favorite animated film!
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends who he transforms into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”- Written by Walt Disney Animation Studios
Free Popcorn will be served. Rated PG, runtime 102 minutes.
To register, please call 798-3881, stop by the Service Desk in the library, or send an email to Catherine.
Read to a Dog
Come meet our friend Diesel, the soft and cuddly Great White Pyranees. He loves to be read to. This is a great opportunity for all children, but especially encouraging for reluctant readers. Please call ahead to schedule a 15 minute session with Diesel on one or more of the following Mondays, when he and his partner, Beth Viney, will be here from 3:30 - 5 PM:
April 27 and May 18
Join us this spring for All the Colors of the Rainbow
March 31 - May 20
Wigglers and Gigglers
Tuesdays @ 10
Wigglers and Gigglers is for babies and toddlers. We learn fingerplays, sing songs, read simple books and socialize. Librarians are always on hand to help you find good books.
Big Kids Booktime (ages 3-5)
Wednesdays @ 10 AND Tuesdays @ 1:00
**Every 5th week we have a "coffee break". Come and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on us as your kids play and socialize in our child-centered storytime room.
Tween/Teen Book Club
For ages 8-18
Thursday, April 16: 4:15 - 6:30 PM
The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There’s Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who’s thirteen and an “official juvenile delinquent.” When Momma and Dad decide it’s time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. They’re heading South to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history.
Sign up and get a copy of the book at the library service desk.
Join us for pizza and conversation about the book. We will watch the movie after discussing the book. Questions? Call Catherine at 798-3881
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