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Upcoming Programs for Children:

Letters to Santa
December 1st - 18th
Kids can drop off their letter with their Christmas wishes for Santa in the Children’s Department. Please make sure you include the child’s name and a return address to receive a response letter. You can download a letter to fill out here or write your own. Letters will be accepted December 1-18 to ensure a response before Christmas.

Drive-Thru Santa Visit
December 4th at 11:00 a.m.
Santa will be at the library on Saturday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m. to wave hello and spread Christmas cheer. Preschool - elementary age children and their families enter the library parking lot beginning at 11:00 a.m. to drive thru, wave to Santa and receive a treat bag to take home. Please do not exit your car when driving thru to keep the cars moving.

Countdown to Christmas Box for Kids!
Available beginning Monday, December 6th, while supplies last
This cool box for kids includes a fun activity to help kids ages preschool – 4th grade count down the 12 days before Christmas! Activities in the kit begin December 13 and are available to pick up beginning Monday, December 6 while supplies last. Kits are limited to one per family and include activities to share.

Birthday Greeting from the Library
Does your child love getting mail? Sign up your child aged 1-10 to receive a birthday greeting from the library in 2022 beginning December 1. Around your child’s birthday they will receive a card with birthday wishes from the library. Click here to sign up or stop by the Youth Services Desk to register your child today. Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Winter Reading Challenge
January 3rd - February 28th
Kids in preschool - 4th grade can join our winter reading challenge. Read for 500 minutes during the challenge and be entered to win a gift card. There are two ways to enter. To record your progress with the Reader Zone app, search for “Reader Zone” in your app store. Install the app on your Android, Apple or Amazon device. Make an account and enter the code 30aeb and begin logging your minutes on January 3. To register and receive a paper reading log, stop by the Youth Services Desk. The program and registration begins January 3. Call the Youth Services Department with any questions.

Indoor Obstacle Course
January 3rd - 31st
Kids, tired of being stuck inside? Visit the Youth Services Department and try our indoor obstacle course. The course will be set up in the Youth Services Department from January 3-31 during regular library hours. Come and check it out!

Beaded Snowflake
Available beginning Monday, January 3rd, while supplies last
Kids in preschool - 4th grade can pick up a beaded snowflake kit with all your supplies and directions to make a simple pipe cleaner beaded snowflake. Kits will be available beginning January 3 while supplies last.

STEM Take & Make Kit
Available beginning Tuesday, January 18th, while supplies last
Kids in Grades 1 - 4 pick up your Winter Symmetrical Snowflake STEM Kit in January beginning on January 18. Kits are available while supplies last

Kidz Klub
Want to have some fun after school? Come to our Kidz Klub in January and February. We will do fun activities, play games and just have a lot of fun. We will meet every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. beginning January 13. This is open to kids in Grades K-4. Registration is required.

Guessing Game
The guessing game is back in the Youth Services Department! Guess how many items are in the jar when you visit the library each month for a chance to win fun prizes. Game changes monthly.

Starting February 3rd
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft. Winter session runs for 12-weeks every Thursday morning from 10-10:30 a.m. beginning February 3rd.
Registration is required and begins on January 3rd.

Storytime Storytime
Beginning February 2nd
10:00-10:45 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft. This preschool program will run 12-weeks beginning February 2nd. Sessions are held Wednesday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m. Registration is required and begins on January 3rd.

Cookies & Books Book Discussion
1st Wednesday of each month

Grades 3-4
Read a good book, eat sweet treats and do fun activities. Each month we will read books from a different genre. Sessions are the first Wednesday of every month for students in grades 3-4.
Here are the books for each month:

December 1: Holiday
January 5: Graphic Novel

Registration is requested.

OH WOW! Passes
The OH WOW! Passes are available for check out. Call the library for more information.

STEAM Kits Available
We have STEAM Kits available to check out with a valid library card. The kits include a book and activity based on one or more Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics themes. The kits will circulate for 2 weeks and are located being the Youth Services Reference Desk. Ask a librarian for more 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 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.