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Upcoming Programs for Children:

Family Concert with Chip Richter
Saturday, August 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Local singer-songwriter, Chip Richter will serve up stories, songs, and smiles "Family Style". Chip's delightful performances are filled with his gentle spirit, pleasant and winsome style, and unmistakable connection with children and family audiences. Registration requested.
Show is sponsored by Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Columbiana.

American Girl Tea
Saturday, October 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Girls ages 8-12 and their mothers are cordially invited to the Columbiana Public Library on Saturday, October 5th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. for an American Girl Tea. Come make a craft, play games, and refreshments.
Registration is required and begins September 3rd. Group size limited.

Let's Talk Like a Pirate!
Thursday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Grades K-3

Come celebrate "Talk like a Pirate Day" with fun pirate stories, activities, crafts, and games. Program is open to kids in grades K-3. Let's bring out the pirate in all of us, Mateys!
Registration is required.

Cookies & Books Book Discussion
1st Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Grades 3-4
Read a good book, eat sweet treats, and do fun activities! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.
Here are the books for each month:

August 7: Flashback Four: The Lincoln Project by Dan Gutman
September 4: The Friendship War by Andrew Clements

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

Babytime Babytime
August 20 & September 17

10:00-10:30 a.m.
Join us on 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 parent/caregiver. Come enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, and songs. There will be a time of play for the babies & for the adults to socialize after the program.
Registration is required & group size is limited.

September 5 - November 21
10:00-10:30 a.m. OR 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Children ages 18-36 months are invited to the library on Thursday mornings to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and a simple craft. Sessions run for 12 weeks and are every Thursday morning from 10:00-10:30 a.m. OR 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Registration is required.

Storytime Preschool Storytime
September 4 - November 21
Wednesdays: 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Thursdays: 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Children ages 3-5 are invited to the library on Wednesday mornings OR Thursday afternoons for a storytime program including stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft. Sessions are held Wednesday mornings from 10:00-10:45 a.m. OR Thursday afternoons from 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Registration is required.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before they enter Kindergarten. The program begins 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.

New Materials for Children:

New Pictures Books

Bear's Book
by Claire Freedman

Plinka Plinka shake shake
by Emma Garcia

The Someone New
by Jill Twiss

New Fiction Books

Escape from the Isle of the Lost
by Melissa De la Cruz

Masters of Mischief
by Rachel Renee Russell

Thea Stilton and the Phantom of the Orchestra by Thea Stilton

New Non-Fiction Books

The Race to Space
by Clive Gifford

Toy Story 4: The Official Guide
by Ruth Amos

125 Animals that Changed the World
by Brenna Maloney