January 2022

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Kids Take & Make Kit: Polar Animals

Kids Take & Make Kit: Polar Animals

Felt Penguin in Snow
Main Library
Monday, January 3 at (All day)

Ages 6-12: The North and South Poles are unique environments-and the animals that live in these regions have had to adapt to extremely cold, dry temperatures and abnormal day and night cycles. Sew your own cuddly animal friend and learn more about the lives of seals, penguins, and polar bears with 100 Facts: Polar Lands by Steve Parker and The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-El.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Early Literacy Kit: Letter Recognition

Early Literacy Kit: Letter Recognition

Young Boy Holding up Written Letter A
Main Library
Monday, January 3 at (All day)

Ages 0-5: It is important for your child to know the names of letters and their related sounds when they learn to read and write! Teach them the alphabet, improve their letter recognition, and increase their fine motor skills by using playdough or dry erase markers to practice creating letters.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
 
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 7 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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Maker Hour: DIY USB Charger

Maker Hour: DIY USB Charger

Teenage Girl Using Soldering Iron
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Monday, January 10 at 6:00 pm

Ages 9 & Up: Soldering is an easy-to-learn skill that will open up a wide range of electronics projects for your young maker to create! Your child will learn the basics of using a soldering iron safely while they build a solar-powered mini USB charger.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, January 11 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 14 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, January 18 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Read to Rover

Read to Rover

Girl Reading to Dog
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Wednesday, January 19 at 5:30 pm

All Ages: Share a book with a furry friend from Love on a Leash. These good-natured therapy dogs are eager to listen to your child practice reading aloud in a stress-free setting, complete with cuddles, belly rubs, and ear scratches!

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 21 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, January 25 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 28 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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