Featured Kids & Family Programs

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER REGARDING BALDWIN LIBRARY’S CLOSURE/MOVE TO LELAND CENTER!!!

  • Friday, January 11 — As of this date, Baldwin Library will no longer be a choice as a pick-up location for new holds.  New holds may be picked up at any library near you!
  • Friday, February 1 at 5:00 pm — This is the date/time we will be closing our Macek Drive location and preparing for our move to Leland Center! We will update social media sites and our website with updates on the opening of our new location some time in March 2019!!
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Family Creative Learning with WQED:  PBS Kids Ruff Ruffman Workshop – January 9, 16, 23 and 30 @ 6:00-8:00 pm

PBS KIDS Family Creative Learning is a series of workshops that focus on learning through creative play and exploration! The STEM based, multi-generation engagement program is designed for kids ages 5-8 (younger/older siblings are welcomed) and are designed to activate creative and collaborative learning using PBS KIDS media and resources. Each session is divided into four areas: EAT, EXPLORE, MAKE and SHARE! Families will enjoy a delicious catered dinner, work together on a fun Ruff Ruffman themed project and share with one another.

  • Session 1: Mix It Up! Playing with Mixtures-Jan 9
  • Session 2: Material World! Investigating Material Science-Jan 16
  • Session 3: Stick or Slide! Exploring Force & Motion-Jan 23
  • Session 4: Build it Up! Learning about Structures-Jan 30

Facilitators from WQED and Venture Outdoors will be available to instruct and support families as they work together. This is a grant-funded program sponsored by The Jefferson Regional Foundation. Registration for the Jan 9 workshop will include all four workshops.  Participants must be able to attend all four workshops.

Bouncing Babies & Books – January 8, 15, 22 and 29 from @ 10:30-11:00 am

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes and bubbles along with baby playtime/socialization following storytime! Meet new caregivers or meet up with old friends while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading! No registration required.**

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

** DUE TO OUR UPCOMING LIBRARY CLOSURE ON FEBRUARY 1, EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS TUESDAY STORYTIME, EVEN IF CHILD HAS SURPASSED 2 YRS OF AGE!

STORYTIMES
 DUE TO THE LIBRARY’S UPCOMING MOVE, LIMITED PROGRAMS WILL BE OFFERED IN JANUARY. CHECK BACK IN MID-MARCH FOR A FULL LIST OF LIBRARY PROGRAMS.

 

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS
 DUE TO THE LIBRARY’S UPCOMING MOVE, LIMITED PROGRAMS WILL BE OFFERED IN JANUARY. CHECK BACK IN MID-MARCH FOR A FULL LIST OF LIBRARY PROGRAMS.

 

FAMILY PROGRAMS
 DUE TO THE LIBRARY’S UPCOMING MOVE, LIMITED PROGRAMS WILL BE OFFERED IN JANUARY. CHECK BACK IN MID-MARCH FOR A FULL LIST OF LIBRARY PROGRAMS.

 

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KIDS AND FAMILY PROGRAMS 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 
The concept is simple but the rewards are priceless! Read any book to your infant, toddler or preschooler — the goal is to have read 1,000 books before they enter the door of kindergarten!

Just reading 1 book a day is:

  • 365 books in a year
  • 730 in two years
  • 1,095 in three years!

You have plenty of time, so take advantage of this wonderful early literacy reading program!

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