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Saturday, October 5 at 2:00 pm

Imagination Builder
Main Library - Children's Room

Let your imagination run free and create whatever you’d like out of a huge pile of Duplo blocks. Children ages 2-12 years, accompanied by an adult. No registration.

Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 pm

Halloween Story/Craft
Main Library - Children's Room

Best suited for children ages 3-8 years, accompanied by a caregiver. No registration.

Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 pm

Science Saturday— Batty about Bats!
Main Library - Children's Room

2:00 pm: Ages 3-6 with an adult

3:00 pm: Ages 7-10.

As Halloween nears, we see lots of images of scary bats, but should we be afraid?  Did you know that the bat is the world’s only flying mammal? Come learn about this misunderstood animal with age appropriate activities.

Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm

Halloween Costume Party
Main Library - Children's Room

Who’s that I see? A princess? A pirate? A superhero? Join the fun with stories, treats… and tricks? Best suited for children ages 2 to 8 with an adult. No registration.

Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 pm

Cele-BOO-ate Halloween at our teddy bear workshop
Main Library - Children's Room

Hand-stuff a furry friend, wish on a star, give it a name, and take it home. Ages 6-9. Registration is required and begins on October 12.

Terrific Tots

Ages: 2½- 3½
Times: Mondays at 10:00 am
Location: Main Library

Storytime for children ages 2½- 3½, and their parents or caregivers. This is a weekly program that goes from September until mid May. Activities include stories, a simple craft, and time to play with library toys at the end of the program. No registration.

Super Kids

Ages: 3-5
Times: Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Location: Main Library

This is a weekly program for more experienced listeners. The program lasts approximately 30 minutes. Children 3 and older are encouraged to stay alone in the story hour room so that they can become comfortable being apart from their parents for a short period of time. However, parents must stay in the Children’s Department. Late arrivals will not be admitted because they disrupt the continuity of the program.

Family Story Hour

Ages: 3-8
Times: Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Location: Main Library

This is a weekly program for families to attend together. Activities include stories and a film or craft. The program lasts 30-45 minutes.

Time for Tots

Ages: Under 3
Times: Fridays at 10:00 am
Location: Main Library

This is a weekly program that goes from September until mid May for children and adults consisting of two basic activities: using library toys with your child and participating in mini-storytimes. Children and parents are not expected to stay for the full 1½ hours. You may come and go as is comfortable for your child and the group. Parents must stay with their child at all times and use the toys with them. This will help children develop the art of sharing and learn respect for others and for toys. This program is restricted to children under three years old and their caregivers.










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