Children’s

All Summer


 Maker Mondays

Stop by the library anytime on Monday and make the craft project for the week.  This is a self directed activity, usually for ages 4 to 8, although younger children may enjoy it with help from their adult companion.

Crafts are available throughout the week until they are gone!


The 2018 Summer Reading Program begins June 25th and runs until August 10th. Come into the library between June 17th and August 3rd to sign up and participate.

Pre-Readers- Enjoy having books read to them, with every book read to them they earn a sticker and a raffle ticket.  Earn 6 stickers and they earn a ticket to our Summer Ice Cream Social on August 10th.

Elementary School Readers – Read on their own with little help, Read a book and write a short paragraph about why you liked or disliked the book and you will receive a sticker and a raffle ticket.  After six book reviews you will receive a ticket to our Summer Ice Cream Social on August 10th. Keep reading to earn more raffle tickets.


Flat Stanley

“Kids- if YOU keep your sense of humor, and reach out to other kids in ALL the world, and get them to reach out to you in their own way, there may be a human race here in another 100 years!” – Pete Seeger

Come to the library create your Flat Stanley and take him with you on your summer adventures.  Take a photo of him as you visit places during the summer.  Send the picture to the library director and she will post them on the library Facebook page.  The picture with the most likes on August 10th will receive a special prize.  Remember if you send us your picture you are granting the library permission to publish the entire photo.

Send your photo to cmacmaster@babcocklibrary.org
Flat Stanley will be available at the library starting June 25th until August 12.th All ages welcome!

Storytime

Come join us for games, stories and a craft, for ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions.  This program lasts about 45 minutes and registration is not required at this time.
Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the children’s room.

June 5th, 12th, & 19th
July 3rd, 10th & 17th

August 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th


Games Club

All ages welcome! Saturdays at 10 am.

 June 23rd 
July 7th & 21st
August 4th & 18th

Playtime

Come join us for games, and a craft, for ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions.  In an unstructured activity time.  This program last about 45 minutes and registration is not required at this time. Tuesdays at 10:30 am.

June 26th
July 24th

Lego Club

We’ll supply the LEGOs; you bring the creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down you creations. For ages 5 and up. Club meets on Saturdays at 10 am.

June 30th
July 14th & 28th
August 11th & 25th

June


Sidewalk Chalk

Come to the library and create sidewalk art chalk with your friends.  We supply the chalk, you supply the art!

Friday June 22nd at 1:00 pm

Magical Moments

Ed Popielarczk Comedy Magic Show!! Ed has been entertaining children and family audiences for over thirty years.  The kids in the audience are the stars…they make the magic happen!!!  All ages are welcome!

Friday, June 29th at 11:00 am

Magic Workshop

Ed Popielarczk will hold a magic work shop for children ages 8 and up.  Space is limited and registration is required!

Friday, June 29th at 12:30 pm

July


Learn to Play the Ukulele

Sue Way will instruct students on how to play, tune a Ukulele.  Participants must have a valid library card in good standing for this program.  Program is designed for participants 9 years old and up!  (Yes, adults are welcome!)

Tuesday, July 10th, 17th & 24th at 12:30 pm (additional dates in August)

Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your lunch and blanket along with your favorite stuffed friend.  Listen to stories about bears and other animals on adventures.  If your stuffed friend is in need of fixing, please bring it with you and it will be sewn.  For ages 3 and up. (No registration is required)  This event is scheduled to be held outside, if it rains it will be moved indoors.

Wednesday July 11th  at 12:00 pm

Curious George Story Hour

Children who have entered grade school start their own journeys towards being readers, but they still love listening to stories! This program is designed to support your emergent reader by sharing a sample of stories & series that are geared toward various levels of early readers, and get them excited to use their new reading skills on the sequels later! Stories are followed by a craft, and we finish up the 60 minute session with a snack!

Friday July 13th, 20, and 27th at 11:30 am

Bubble Blowing

Bubbles are so much more fun with friends!  We have the bubbles, bring your friends! For ages 3 and up.

Friday July 13th at 1:00 pm

Bill Thurman Fiddler

Bill will be here to talk about the fiddle and play us some tunes. Do you know the difference between a fiddle and a violin?  If not come find out.  All ages welcome!

Friday, July 13th at 1:00 pm

Sing With Me!
Music Program for Preschoolers & Their Grown-ups

If you have a little one who loves music, this program is for you! Join us for a half-hour of adult-&-child singing, clapping, and stomping along to favorite kids’ songs, with occasional musical instruments or accompanying books thrown in! No need to register, just drop in!

Friday July 20th & 27th, 10:30 am-11:00 am (additional dates in August)

Reading Buddies

We are looking for Reading Buddies who would like to read to younger readers.  Readers should be ages 11 to 16 and buddies can be ages 4 to 11.  Children will be matched with readers and buddies on the first day.

Wednesday, July 25th at 2:00 pm (additional date in August)

Special Storytime With Wee Wings!

Horizon Wings Rehabilitation Center will be here with 5 baby raptor birds.
Space is limited (Registration is required)

 Tuesday, July 31st at 10:30 am

August


 Sing With Me!
Music Program for Preschoolers & Their Grown-ups

If you have a little one who loves music, this program is for you! Join us for a half-hour of adult-&-child singing, clapping, and stomping along to favorite kids’ songs, with occasional musical instruments or accompanying books thrown in! No need to register, just drop in!

Friday August 3rd, 17th, & 24th 10:30am – 11:00am

Bubble Gum Blowing Contest

Come to the library and join in our first Bubble Gum Blowing Contest!  Can you blow the largest, smallest or longest?  How about a bubble inside a bubble?  We supply the bubble gum. For ages 7 and up.

Friday, August 3rd at 1:00 pm

Learn to Play the Ukulele

Sue Way will instruct students on how to play, tune a Ukulele.  Participants must have a valid library card in good standing for this program.  Program is designed for participants 9 years old and up!  (Yes, adults are welcome!)

Tuesday, August 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 12:30 pm

Summer Ice Cream Social

Must have earned a Ticket to attend!

Friday, August 10th at 2:30 pm


Arthur Story Hour

Children who have entered grade school start their own journeys towards being readers, but they still love listening to stories! This program is designed to support your emergent reader by sharing a sample of stories & series that are geared toward various levels of early readers, and get them excited to use their new reading skills on the sequels later! Stories are followed by a craft, and we finish up the 60 minute session with a snack!

Friday, August, 10th, 17th, 24th at 11:30 am

Reading Buddies

We are looking for Reading Buddies who would like to read to younger readers.  Readers should be ages 11 to 16 and buddies can be ages 4 to 11.  Children will be matched with readers and buddies on the first day.

August 15th at 2:00 pm

Paper Airplane

Create paper airplanes and then choose your, favorite to fly outside in our Paper Air Plane Contest!  Can it play the highest, longest or do tricks?
Come join the fun! All ages welcomed.

Friday, August 17th at 1:00 pm