Bring your toddler

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toddlers at play pixBring your toddler to Learn and Grow, a Family Place workshop offered at the South Side Branch on Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning March 29. Children, ages 1-3, play with educational toys and explore music and art activities. Each week childhood professionals from the community serve as resources and interact one-on-one with parents, answering questions on an individual basis. Register today!

Update on new Children’s Center

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children's centerThe Children’s Room will be closed to the public on Thursday afternoon, Saturday and Monday, but for a very good reason! The children and teen collections will be moved upstairs into the new Children’s Center this weekend. The new Center will open on Tuesday. We are still waiting for some furniture to be delivered and the beautiful donor recognition board to be installed, so we will wait to have a formal grand opening with our wonderful donors. But in the meantime, come and see the new space starting next week

Fright Night

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scary movie weblWednesday, March 23 is Fright Night at the Main Library. Teens in grades 6 to 12 can chill out by watching a scary movie at 6:30 pm. on the first night of their spring break. Snacks are included. No registration for this free movie night!

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Get your Irish on!

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irish dancerLearn how from the pros! Irish step dancers are coming on Tuesday, March 15 to Family Fun Night to perform and teach simple steps.  The Freedom High School Fiddle Ensemble performs Celtic tunes on Wednesday, March 16. More here

Both programs are thanks to our devoted Friends of the Library!

Celebrate all things Seuss!

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catinhatBring the family on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss with crafts, music, games, and, of course, his stories. The event is hosted by the Library’s Teen Advisory Board. Open to the public. Ages 3 to 11.

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Do you have a toddler?

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ReginaHealthy toddlers are ready to learn. Bring your toddler to the  Main Library on Fridays for Learn and Grow. Children, ages 1-3, play with educational toys and explore music and art activities. Each week childhood professionals from the community interact one-on-one with parents, answering questions on an individual basis. The workshops underscore the role of parents as the first teachers of their children and offer strategies for healthy child development.  More here

Encouraging young artists

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STEAM LOGO EMAIL HEADERCreate exciting art projects with your child. As part of PBS 39’s early childhood educational initiative, Create with Me, an art workshop will be held at the Main Library for children ages 2 to 8 on Saturday. Additional classes are scheduled at the Main Library and the  South Side Branch in the coming months. The free classes are part of the public television station’s Full STEAM Ahead program to expose children to the arts and provide educational resources through community partnerships. More info

New picture books at the South Side

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Paw Patrol and other picture books have arrived at the South Side.

The following titles are paw patrol books:  Let’s Find Adventure; Pup, Pup, and Away!; Chase’s Space Case; The Pups Save the Bunnies; Rubble to the Rescue; Team Colors; Pups to the Rescue; Chase is on the Case; Pit Crew Pups.

Other picture book titles are:  This Book Just Ate My Dog; A Recipe for Bedtime; Otis and the Puppy; Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner; Monsters Love Underpants; Monkey and the Little One; Mind Your Monsters; Max and Marla; The Little Snowplow; Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups; Hug Machine; How to Grow a Friend; Don’t Push the Button; Dinosaur Rocket!; A Crash of Rhinos; Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop!

Hurry in as some of these titles have already been checked out by other patrons!

Enjoy these new children’s books.