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Upcoming Programs for Children:

Christmas Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to the library for a holiday evening filled with stories and a visit from Santa Claus. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite pajamas and bring their Christmas wishes to share with Santa. No registration necessary.

Lego Ninjago Program
Thursday, January 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Kids in Grades 1-4 are invited to the library to discover their inner ninja. We will test our ninja skills with fun activities and games. Find out your ninja name and make fun crafts. Pre-registration is required.

Have a Winter "Frozen" Afternoon
Wednesday, January 31, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Kids ages 3-5 and their parents come to the library for stories, activities, and crafts. Different stations will be set up in the room with activities and crafts. Then stay for light refreshments and a showing of the movie. Pre-registration is required and begins January 2.

Chocolate Olympics
Monday, February 12, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Kids in grades 2-4 come to the library to participate in some "sweet" Olympic challenges. We will have different challenges set up around the room to test your chocolate knowledge. Sweet prizes will be given out. Pre-registration required and begins January 22.

Pigeon and Piggie Party
Wednesday, February 28, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Kids in grades K-2, let's celebrate Mo Willems' Pigeon and Piggie characters! Come listen to stories and do fun activities and crafts. Pre-registration is required and begins February 1.

Crazy 8s Math Club
Tuesdays, January 9 - February 27
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Kids in grades 2-4 join Crazy 8s Math Club, a totally new kind of math club where you'll build stuff, jump over things, make a mess, and more! You'll have a blast with mischief-making activities like Color Crush, UFO Landing, and Ninja Training. We will meet every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 pm for 8 weeks. It's Math gone wild! Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cookies & Books
1st Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Students in grades 3-4 are invited to discuss great books, eat tasty cookies, and do fun activities.

Here are the books for each month:

December 6th: Jingle by Gordon Korman
January 3rd: The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff
February 7th: The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders

Registration is requested. Books will be available in the Youth Services Department.

Babytime Babytime
December 19th, January 16th, and February 20th
Join us the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00-10:30 a.m. for a lapsit program for babies ages 6 – 18 months and their caregiver. Come enjoy stories, nursery rhymes & songs. Pre-registration is required & group size is limited.

February 8 - April 26
Toddlertime will be held Thursday mornings from 10-10:30 a.m. OR 11:00-11:30 a.m. for toddlers ages 18 – 36 months and their parent/caregiver. Pre-registration is required and begins January 2, 2018.

Storytime Storytime
February 7 - April 26
Storytime will be held Wednesday mornings from 10:00-10:45 a.m. OR Thursday afternoons from 1:00-1:45 p.m. for kids ages 3-5. Come enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs. Pre-registration is required and begins January 2, 2018.

Movies, Movies, Movies!
Thursday, December 7, 3:30 p.m.
After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform him he has a long-lost twin brother. He will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad. Call the library for movie information.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before they enter Kindergarten. The program beginds September 1st and is for kids from birth to the beginning of Kindergarten. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills to encourage learning success. Earn fun incentives while preparing your child to succeed in school.
Stop by the Youth Services Department to register and for more information beginning September 1st.

New Materials for Children:

New Pictures Books

Click, Clack, Surprise!
by Doreen Cronin

The Storybook Knight
by Helen Docherty

Good night, bat! Good morning, squirrel!
by Paul Meisel

New Fiction Books

Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure
by Ann M. Martin

Sword in the stacks
by Jen Swann Downey

Mrs. Moody in the Birthday Jinx by Megan McDonald

New Non-Fiction Books

American Girl Ultimate Visual Guide: A Celebration of the American Girl Story
by Carrie Anton

The Book of Knights
by Julia March

by Elizabeth Carney