Kids

STEM Saturday: Buoyancy

Children aged 7-10 years old, interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) will learn something new each month. Join us this month as we discuss and explore buoyancy. What floats, what doesn't, and why? Registration required and begins August 26th.

Image of floating boat by Rocky A is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

In light of the upcoming presidential election, take a look at the lives of past Presidents!

A biography of US president Barack Obama, the first African-American to ever become president. 

George W. Bush by Sally Lee

A biography of George W. Bush, whose response to terrorists forever altered the United States and changed the way security was viewed by the government.

Bill Clinton by Josh Gregory

Sometimes called "The Big Dog", Bill Clinton was truly the people's president. This biography offers insights into what made him so popular with the people and how a scandal in the White House almost cost him everything.

Monster Mash Masquerade

Princess and Pirate Dancing

Families with young children can get dressed in their most comfortable costumes and boogie over to our open dance party. Our littlest patrons will be movin' and groovin' with their grownups to some great spooky tunes. After we've danced the monsters away, be ready for a costume parade through the library!

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old, dancing is a great way to have some fun. Grown-ups and children alike are encouraged to wear costumes and dance together.

Please choose only one time to attend.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club

D&D miniature figures

Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming! This ongoing program takes place the fourth Monday of every month.  Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice and/or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet. This program is suggested for ages 9-12, and no registration is required.

Photo IoTR 49–51 Elf Wizard/Human Fighter/Halfling Rogue by Chris Heard (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Present with Prezi - CANCELLED

Student giving a Prezi presentation

Go beyond PowerPoint for your school presentations and learn about the dynamic options available with Prezi. In a brief class, we'll learn the basics and create a simple presentation.  Registration is required and begins August 26.  This program is for ages 11-18.

Photo: Prezi Presentation (cropped) by Yosomono (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: Super Bookworm badge.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.
Thorndyke with Maracas

Hey Kids,

Today is National Dance Day! Celebrate with a dance story or stop by our CD collection in the Children's Department for some boogie-worthy tunes. I've included a few suggestions for books about dance below, but you can always find more under the subject headings for fiction and nonfiction dance books. If you're feeling especially groovy today, come show me your best dance moves. 

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

 

Waddle! Waddle! by James Proimos

A penguin waddles along, searching for the dancing friend he met yesterday, while encountering other penguins, and a hungry seal on the way.

I got the rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other childen join her.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5.These activities help develop pre-reading skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend and participate, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends' Activity Room (former purple room) starting Monday, September 12 through Friday, October 21st. Registration required. Please pick a Monday or a Friday session:

​NOTE that specific locations are listed below, and the library will be closed on Monday, October 10. There will be no programming that day.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Thorndyke and Little Bear

Hey Kids,

I’ve been working on my Connect Your Summer badges. This is a lot of work! I’m lucky I’m On-the-Scene all the time, so finding good books and going to programs isn’t too hard for me. I’d love to hear about what you’re doing to earn your Connect Your Summer badges. If you have any good books or movies to suggest, you can leave them in the comments. I think my favorite book so far has been Finding Winnie, and my favorite movie was DisneyNature’s Bears. I need to work a little harder on my eLectrified badges, too.

Don't forget your last day to earn and claim badges is Wednesday, August 17 before the library closes at 9:00 PM. Then come to our final party on Saturday, August 20 for a fantastic wrap-up to the summer.

Bear hugs,

Thorndyke

ABC Activity Time

Mom with Child

ABC Activity Time will run for six weeks from September 12 - October 22. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Each playtime is preceded by a storytime, and takes place on

  • Mondays @ 10:30 AM 
  • Tuesdays @ 10:30 and 7:30 PM 
  • Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM 
  • Thursdays @ 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM
  • Fridays @ 1:30 PM
  • Saturdays @ 10:30 AM

NOTE that specific locations are listed below, and the library will be closed on Monday, October 10. There will be no programming that day.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, October 5 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, October 6 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, October 6 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Friday, October 7 -
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, October 8 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 11 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 11 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room
Wednesday, October 12 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, October 13 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, October 13 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room

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