Branch’s award-winning program…

BAPL News, Kids & Teens, South Side Branch No Comments »

toddlers at play pixIt’s never too early to make sure your child will be ready to learn when he or she begins kindergarten. Family Place at the South Side Branch connects parents of toddlers, ages 1-3, with early childhood professionals to insure their children are developing on track physically, emotionally and mentally. Children play with educational toys at Toddlers At Play,  and parents talk informally one-on-one with professionals from area agencies. Parenting resources will be available at the program. Circle time, music and art projects round out the Family Place experience. Siblings are also welcome to attend. The 5 week series begins on Wednesday, April 9 at 11:15 a.m. The free program continues on consecutive Wednesdays through May 7.

Register today!

Red shoes optional…

BAPL News, Kids & Teens No Comments »

DeSales University senior theatre majors will recreate Dorothy’s magical journey to the land of Oz at the Main Library on Saturday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m. Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow and both good and bad witches come alive in this dramatic reading adapted from the beloved children’s book by L. Frank Baum. An art activity follows the free performance. Suggested audience is ages 4 & up.

Registration is required. Register now! Parking is available in the garage under the Library/City Hall complex.

Get your book sale fix…

BAPL News, Book Sales, Kids & Teens, South Side Branch No Comments »

asianbkgirl3Browse the Book Sale at the Branch tomorrow from noon to 4PM for gently used books, DVDs and CDS. All at low, low prices! This is a perfect opportunity to see the beautiful interior renovations to the first floor before heading for the book sale in the basement. (Sorry, the basement level is not handicapped accessible). Credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit the Library.

More here

Introducing Dr. Seuss to the next generation…

BAPL News, Kids & Teens No Comments »

Girl readingWe’re a part of the Read Across America event to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Family Fun Night at the Main Library on Tuesday, March 4 will celebrate all things Seuss! You might even meet Thing 1 and Thing 2! Stories, games, crafts & music!

No registration. Open to the public. Ages 3 & up.

More here

Storytime classes unlock the imagination & spark learning

BAPL News, Kids & Teens No Comments »

reading-teacher-colorChildren’s exposure to books at early ages influences their reading readiness, cognitive abilities, and vocabulary. The Main Library is offering Storytimes with separate classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. The Library’s Storytime classes develop language skills and promote letter, number and color recognition. And they’re FUN!

Register your infant, toddler, or preschooler in our five week sessions that begin March 10.

2nd Saturday celebrates winter holidays

BAPL News, Kids & Teens No Comments »

Snow just in time for our 2nd Saturday Family Story & Activity!

Come anyway at 11AM; park in the garage and keep your car warm and dry.

All ages. No registration. Family Fun!

More here

Candy Land @ the Library. It’s BIG! Back by popular demand!

BAPL News, Kids & Teens No Comments »

On Saturday, December 7, You and your children are the game pieces in this life-sized version of the popular childhood game. Collect candy (yum!) and cookies along the way. There are fun art projects, too. And when you finish the game, visit with Santa!

Open to the public. All ages. No registration. Come anytime between 10:30AM and 2:30PM. Children $5/Adults $3. All proceeds benefit Room to Grow.

More here

 

Recording Artist & Yoga Instructor makes great combination!

BAPL News, Kids & Teens No Comments »

Let’s move, groove & smile! Recording artist and yoga instructor, Kira Willey, joins our family fitness, story & activity time on Friday at 11 AM at the Main Library. Kira always brings lots of energy and fun with her. Kids adore her!

No registration. Just drop in! Details here