Library Services: For Kids & Young Adults

STORY HOUR

Join us at the library every Thursday morning at 10:00 am in our children’s area for stories, songs, and crafts.  Story Hour is a great place for children to gain literacy and social skills and for parents to connect with other area parents.

TOY LENDING LIBRARY

Stop by the library to check out one of our maker/builder/creative-type toys from our Toy Lending Library. We have 14 toy sets appropriate for children 1-10 years.

Toys available for loan for a two-week period. Take one home, play, bring it back, and check out another! One toy at a time per family, please.

Recommended age range labeled on each toy. Let your children’s imagination and creativity run wild! Here is a sample of our toys:

*Mega Blocks
*Brio Builder’s Set
*Bristle Blocks
*Mobilo Building Set
*Q-BA Maze
*Stack-able Alpha Blocks
*Cube Burst Blocks
*Marble Run
*Wooden Castle and Fortress Blocks
*Wooden Color Blocks
*Mix & Match Magnetic Vehicles
*Marble Maze
*Gears! Gears! Gears!
*Jungle Gears

OUTDOOR PICNIC AND PLAY AREA

Stop by the library anytime to enjoy our outdoor picnic and play area.  We have two picnic tables, and a box full of outdoor toys and games like bocce, horseshoes, lawn darts, beanbag toss, jump ropes, wiffle ball, and more.  The library need not be open to come and have a picnic and play a few games.

SUMMER LEARNING BAGS

In cooperation with Waits River Valley School, we have summer learning bags available to keep kids engaged with learning throughout the summer.  The bags are full of age appropriate books and games for kids entering grades K through 5.

Note: The following images are of the mural by Peggy Watson in the Children’s Room.

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Thanks to a grant from the Vermont Department of Libraries and our other Summer Reading sponsors, we are able to offer a range of children’s programming at the library during the summertime.  Past summer reading programs have included magic shows, storytelling presentations, interactive musical performances, dance programs, puppet shows, and more.  We also have Summer Reading challenges to promote reading and literacy over the summer months with prizes for those completing the challenge.

For more information about our 2019 A Universe of Stores Summer Reading Program, including our Summer of Stories Books Challenge and our Library Activity Challenge, go here »

 

 

Please call or email the library for more information about any of these programs.

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