L.I.F.T. (Library in the Forest Time)

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Come and play together every Thursday morning from 9:30-12:30. LIFT is a program just for preschoolers designed to give them the opportunity to develop social skills and to have fun. This is a great program to bring your playgroups to. Let them play and socialize while you get to know other parents in the community. This program features pop-up castles and …

Winnie’s Thanksgiving Vacation

Kristin Gilmore Kids & Tweens

This week I leave for my Thanksgiving vacation. Every year, I visit my family for Thanksgiving. We eat lots and lots of hedgehog food. My favorite dish to bring is grilled mealworm. We also watch football and roll around in the yard. After that, we all talk about what we are thankful for. I have a lot to be thankful …

Winnie’s Blog – The Dinosaurs are Coming!

Kristin Gilmore Kids & Tweens

Tonight I found a little dinosaur egg. I was so surprised to find one here at the library. When he hatches, I think I will name him Herman Jr., because Herman reminds me of a spiky dinosaur. I am keeping the egg warm so that maybe it will hatch in time for next week’s story times. It is dinovember after …

Winnie and Pete Rock!

Kristin Gilmore Kids & Tweens

Tonight I was visited by Pete the Cat. He was in town so he came by to jam with me. I play the harmonica. Pete plays the guitar. When I saw him walk into the library I called out, “Hello Pete the Cat! You’re my favorite cat!” “Yo.” Said Pete. “What are you doing at the Vestavia Hills Library?” I …

Family Night – Bubble Fun!

Kristin Gilmore Kids & Tweens

Come and join us for Family Night featuring Bubble Fun with Ms. Kit! A meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome! Date/Time Date(s) – Tue, 11/15/2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This & That for Tweens

Kristin Gilmore Kids & Tweens

This & That for Tweens takes place every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 pm (except when we have holiday hours). Check out this new program just for grades 3-6! Each month will feature a different after-school activity designed to grab you! This after-school program is where kids can wind down after a long day at school by playing games and learning fun new things …

Winnie’s Spooky Night

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Last night was really spooky! I saw shadows moving around the library. Skittering and scattering as I walked by. I tried to hunt down whatever it was, but every time I got close… Skitter, skitter, SCAT! And they were gone! Then I felt something behind me. When I turned around, I saw five scorpions ready to sting me! “OH HELP!” …

Winnie’s Blog – Pirates!

Kristin Gilmore Kids & Tweens

I woke up tonight to the sound of merry squeaking. It was a group of mice singing, “Yo-ho Yo-ho! Pirate mice are we!” Pirates! I couldn’t believe my ears! I wondered if they were good pirates or bad pirates. Bad pirates would want to sword fight. Good pirates would want to look for treasure with me. Either way, I had …

Winnie Wishes on a Star

Kristin Gilmore Kids & Tweens

I woke up early today and realized… IT’S WEDNESDAY!! Hurray!! Wednesday is the day that Ms. Kristin wakes me up really early and lets me meet all of the library kids. She gave me a nice warm bath and I got to snack on some worms! After I ate and got cleaned up, I played in my play pin with …

Maker Mondays

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Come show us your creativity and ingenuity every Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. At this program, there are crafts to make, games to play, and always a lot of fun had by all! The games featured at this program are all designed to introduce young ones to concepts in engineering and design. This program also features the …