|The Children’s Room offers regular literacy programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as special program throughout the year such as our summer reading challenge, nature and science programs and book events. Our regular school year programs engage our youngest museum patrons through stories, songs, games, and crafts. For toddlers our story hour promotes speech and listening skills though repetition and fun challenges. Our preschool program assists in the development of early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. And our programs for babies stimulate language development and increase their capacity for learning. For an up to date schedule of our weekly and special programs, See below|
Saturdays, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
January 6, 13, 20 & 27
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thornton Academy is now offering an early learning
program for kids ages 3-6 whose parents want to get a head start on kindergarten level basics. Our student mentors want to teach your child how to count, read, and learn. While laying the groundwork for preschool or kindergarten, we hope to also build the framework for kids to learn and explore on their own!
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Interested in Anime? Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Join us for old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing. Meets the last Friday of each month.
January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Join us on Wednesdays for after school "lounge", where tweens and teens can be themselves. A safe and fun space for homework, socializing and/or participating in various group activities. Drop in for ten minutes for stay for an hour.
December 14, 21 & 28
January 11, 18 & 25
The Pokemon League meets the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday evening of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Deering Room.
A Pokemon League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and have some fun. Using your own cards you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokemon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.
LAUGHING WITH LOIS: PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Bring your 3-5-year-old preschooler to the library every Tuesday morning for a reading adventure! This program involves children's literature, songs, and a craft project and is designed to help children develop early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. Deering Room, Dyer Library
January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Calling children of all ages who love Legos! Join the after school lego club to create and build. Legos are provided. Children aged 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
ROMP & RHYME TODDLERS
January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
This special program for kids 18 months to three years old includes finger plays, songs, sign language, movement and stories with social time for parents and play time for children afterwards. Through repetition and fun challenges toddlers learn speech and listening skills. Make it part of your routine and join us every Thursday morning! Deering Room, Dyer Library
LITTLE WIGGLER BOOKS AND BABIES
January 5, 12, 19 & 26
Fridays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
We welcome our very youngest library patrons (up to 18 months) every Friday morning for baby bounces, songs, and stories in the Deering Room, with social and play time afterwards. This program stimulates language development and increases your baby's capacity for learning. Deering Room, Dyer Library