By Jan Pease
It may be time for warm hoodies, crackling fires, and colorful leaves, but I draw the line at pumpkin spice in anything but pumpkin pie. That said, it’s time to look at the fall schedule for children, tweens and teens at the library.
On the second Monday of each month, tweens and teens ages 10 and up are invited to Maker Space starting at 3:30 p.m. The projects are different, interesting, and free.
Fourth Mondays are reserved for Teen Gaming Night. Teens 12 and up are invited to come to the library at 6:30 to play a variety of board games.
Every Wednesday at 10:15, parents and toddlers are invited to come to Toddler Time, a story time that is planned for little ones up to age three, but older siblings are always welcome. Mom, Dad, or a caregiver must attend this story time with the toddlers. This story time does not include an art project.
Third Thursdays of each month are reserved for Beginner Book Club for grades 1-3. Come right after school, at 3:15. The September book is “The Twits,” and copies are available at the desk.
Brickheads, our Lego building club, meets every Thursday night at 6:30. Children should be at least 4 years old to attend. We use our library Legos, so all you have to bring is your imagination.
Every Friday morning, the library offers Story Time at 10:00. This story time is planned for children aged 3-5. We sing, act silly with Jim Gill, read a wonderful book, and do an art project.
Second Saturdays of each month, tweens and teens 10 and up are invited to teen programming from 1:30-3:30. They tend to do interesting things, like learning how to manipulate green screens or computer coding. There are several months with fifth Saturdays, so a second teen program is offered on those Saturdays.
Watch for announcements about other special events that may pop up now and again. For example, later this month the library will celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary. Please join us for the Harry Potter Anniversary Party, September 29th from 1:30-3 p.m. Please wear your best wizarding robes to this special event.
A long ago director of Pioneerland Library System told me that he thought Litchfield’s children’s department had an “ambitious” amount of programs for young people. Yes, yes we do!