By Jan Pease
This is the week that we begin the fall schedule at Litchfield Library. I’m excited to announce these programs. We may add some new things to the schedule in the weeks to follow. Here is a rough draft of the schedule.
On the second Monday of each month, from 3:15 – 5, Mariah will enjoy leading the Book to Movie Club. This begins September 14, with Pinocchio. Read any version of the book, watch a movie, and have a short discussion. (Because of licensing restrictions, we are unable to share the movie title) (You can probably guess what movie they are watching!)
On Wednesdays, Jan will have fun with Toddler Time, a very simple story time for babies and toddlers through age 2. We sing, dance, and share one easy book. It begins at 10:15, and depending on the children, lasts one half hour. This is an introduction to participating in a group.
On second and fourth Thursdays, Jan invites kids who like to build with Legos to come at 6:30 for Brickheads. This great activity is for young people ages 4-14. Older Brickheads are welcome. Dates in September are the 10th and 24th. October dates are 8th and 22nd. In November we will meet only on November 12th, because of Thanksgiving, and in December we will meet only on the 10th, because of Christmas Eve.
On the third Thursdays of each month Jan invites students in grades 1-3 to join Beginner Book Club. Our first book is “Alvin Ho, Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things.” This is a very funny book which might be a little difficult for first graders. Just read it with your child.
Every Friday children ages 3-5 are invited to Story Time at 10:00. We sing, move around, read a book or two, and work on a simple craft. Older and younger children are always welcome. (Jan really likes presenting this story hour.)
On the second Saturdays of each month, anyone who enjoys story time is invited to come to Second Saturday Story Time from 10-11. This is similar to the Friday Story Time, but sometimes unusual things happen on Saturdays. For example, on Saturday, October 10th reading dogs will visit the library. If you would like to meet some wonderful dogs, and practice reading with them, come from 10-11. Fun!
On second and fifth Saturdays from 1:30 until about 3 p.m. teens are invited to Teen Inventors Mashup, hands on projects that involve inventing, making, creating, and eating a snack.
David LaRochelle , an outstanding children’s author, will visit our library on Saturday, October 3, at 10:00 a.m. I love his books, but “Moo!” is one of my favorites.
Santa and I have been emailing each other, and he promises to come to our library on December 3 from 4-8. He will read a story at 6:30 that evening. Story Time with Santa has become one of the most popular events at Litchfield library. The opportunity to take pictures with Santa has been expanded to begin at 4 so families with very young children take advantage of this great photo opportunity.