January 11 2018
Whew! The New Year is here, and it’s time to get going with children’s programs at Litchfield Public Library.
Programs in the children’s department begin January 8th with Maker Space, a great chance for young people ages 12 and up to get together, listen to some music, and make various projects. Maker Space happens on the 2nd Monday of every month at 3:30, and lasts until about 4:30. Mariah leads this program.
Every Wednesday, very young children are invited to Toddler Time at 10:15 for half an hour of movement, singing, and a story. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Babies are welcome! This story time is planned for little ones up to age two, but older siblings are always welcome.
On the third Thursday of every month, students in grades 1-3 are invited to Beginner Book Club, after the school day ends, at about 3:00. The book for January 18 is “The Infamous Ratsos,” and copies are available at the front desk.
We get the Legos out every Thursday evening at 6:30 for a building session that lasts for an hour. Brickheads is for anyone, ages 4-14, who likes to build with Legos. We use our imaginations and create amazing things with these tiny bricks.
Friday mornings are devoted to Preschool Story Hour. I’m starting year 27 of Friday morning story times, and this year promises to be the best yet. We sing, dance a little, read a book, do a project and have a good time. This program is for children ages 3-5. Younger and older siblings are always welcome. Moms and dads usually stay, and I appreciate having them in the audience.
The Second Saturday Story Time is presented on the second Saturday of each month. On January 13, we’re going to the dogs again! Therapy dogs will visit the library. These wonderful dogs love to sit with you and listen as you practice reading. They also love to meet children, which makes this an opportunity to socialize your child with a very well-trained dog.
Every second and fifth Saturday Margaret offers programs for tweens and teens. These events involve interesting things to do and a snack.
Information about these programs is available at the front desk. No registration is required. All library programs are presented free of charge, but they are all priceless. See you at Story Time!