Kids & tweens at the library in the forest

 

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Toddler and Preschoolers

Together with Twos

Ages: Birth to 36 months
Every Tuesday at 9:30 & 10:30
Sept 3rd - Dec 17th
January 7th - May 13th, 2014

Storytime for children 24 months and under and a caregiver. This storytime is age-appropriate for toddlers with short stories, songs and lots of movement. Each program is 30 minutes in length.

Story Friends

Ages: 5 & Under
Every Wednesday at 10:30
Sept 4th - Dec 18th
January 8th - May 14th, 2014

Storytime for preschoolers 5 years and under and a caregiver. This storytime has longer stories, interspersed with songs and movement activities. This program is 45 minutes in length.

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

Ages: Preschoolers & caregivers
Every 1st and 2nd Thursday from 10:00-12:00
Sept 5th - Dec 19th
January 9th - May 8th, 2014

Come for social playtime in our Children’s Program room with our special play equipment. Stay as little or as long as you like! All preschool age children and caregivers welcome!

  School Age

Skit-torytime!

Ages: Grades Kindergarten and up
Every Wednesday at 3:30
Sept 4th- Dec 18th
January 9th - May 15th, 2014

A story-based program for kindergarten and up with a mixture of stories, audience participation, crafts, songs and activities. An after-school snack and short cartoon round out the end of this 45 minute program. No toddlers for this program, please.

Kickstart!

Ages: Grades 1 - 6
Every Monday from 3 - 4pm,
January 6th-May 12th

Kick-start Your Manic Monday!- Make the Library your place to get your week off to a great start! Join us in the program room for time with other school-age friends. Do your homework on comfy pillows, eat a snack, watch some T.V., play a game-every week is different and based on what the crowd for that week wants to do. Most weeks, homework help will be available. This is your chance to kick-start your week with your friends at the library!

Lego Wars

Ages: 2nd Grade and Up
Every Every 4th Saturday from 11:00-12:00
Come with friends and create Lego masterpieces and win prizes.
Family

Family Night

Ages: Fun for the whole family
Every 2nd Tuesday at 6:00pm
A light supper served at 6pm, followed by a performer at 6:30 pm. Must register. Fun for the whole family!




Parent & Teacher Resources

Award Winning Children's Books
Authors and Illustrators
America's Story from America's Library

Childcare Land
Featured Children's List
KidsSites.com
Leading to Reading
New Children's Books at VHLF
PBS Parents: Raise a Reader
TeachersFirst: 100 Best Books
The Idea Box
  PBS Kids ReadKidsReads.com

Oprah Kids Reading ListSoar with Reading
Kid & Tween News & Events
Lego Wars / Every 4th Saturday @ 11AM-12PM
Come with friends and create Lego masterpieces and win prizes. 2nd grade and up.
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Kick-start Your Manic Monday @ 3:00PM-4:30PM
Mondays @ 3:00 pm-4:30 pm / Beginning January 6 through May 12. Kick-start Your Manic Monday! Make the Library your place to get your week off to a great start! Join us in the program room for time with other school-age friends. Do your homework on comfy pillows, eat a snack, watch some T.V., play a game-every week is different and based on what the crowd for that week wants to do. Most weeks, homework help will be available. Grades 1-6.
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Together With Twos on Tuesdays @ 9:30AM & 10:30AM
Beginning January 7 through May 12 / Together With Twos - Storytime for children 24 months and under and a caregiver. This storytime is age-appropriate for toddlers with short stories, songs and lots of movement. Each program is 30 minutes in length.
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Story Friends / Wednesdays @ 10:30AM
Story Friends - Storytime for preschoolers 5 years and under and a caregiver. This storytime has longer stories, interspersed with songs and movement activities. This program is 45 minutes in length.
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Skit-torytime / Wednesdays @ 3:30PM
Beginning January 8 through May 14 / A story-based program for kindergarten and up with a mixture of stories, audience participation, crafts, songs and activities. An after-school snack and short cartoon round out the end of this 45 minute program. No toddlers for this program, please.
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L.I.F.T. (Library in the Forest Time) @ 9:30AM-12:00PM / Every 1st & 2nd Thursday
Come for social playtime in our Children’s Program room with our special play equipment. Stay as little or as long as you like! All preschool age children and caregivers welcome!
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Fun and Fit in the Forest @ 9:30AM / Every 1st & 2nd Thursday
Fun and Fit in the Forest @ 9:30 am - Every 1st & 2nd Thursday Join us for a fitness program for caregivers and their babies and preschoolers. This thirty-minute program is a fun way to teach good health habits by integrating exercise into your daily routine in a fun and entertaining way.
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Friday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm- Bluegrass band, the Alan Tolbert Unit
Friday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm- Bluegrass band, the Alan Tolbert Unit Join us as we kick off our outdoor amphitheater music season with a family favorite- foot-stompin’, banjo twangin’, get on your feet Bluegrass music! You can’t help but smile and have a good time with the talented Alan Tolbert Unit. Feel free to bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on the hill, or settle back in the amphitheater. The whole family will love this event!
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Extended Library Hours – May 15; 19-21, 2014
Extended Library Hours – May 15; 19-21, 2014 The library will be staying open until 9:00 p.m. on May 15, 19, 20, and 21. Make sure to take advantage of the extra time to get all of your studying completed!
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Sunday, June 1 @ 2:00 pm- Summer Reading Kick-Off with Roger Day
Sunday, June 1 @ 2:00 pm- Summer Reading Kick-Off with Roger Day Phizz! Boom! READ! Begins with everyone’s favorite performer, Roger Day. Bounce houses, icecream, science fun and other surprises will fill out the day. First chance to sign up for a fabulous summer reading, as well! Don’t miss the fun! All ages.
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Famous Characters and Series


Allie Finkle
American Girls
Arthur
Berenstain Bears
Bone
Captain Underpants
Chronicles of Narnia
Curious George
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Hank the Cowdog
Fablehaven
Garfield
Geronimo Stilton
Guardians of Ga' Hoole
Harry Potter
I Spy
Little House on the Prairie
Magic School Bus
Magic Tree house
Percy Jackson &
the Olmpians

Rainbow Magic Fairies
Ranger's Apprentice
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Seussville
Sisters Grimm
Spot the Dog
Thomas the Tank Engine
Warriors
Junie B. Jones

Famous Authors


Andrew Clements
Audrey and Don Wood
Avi
Beverly Cleary
Brian Jacques Bruce Coville
Cornelia Funke
C.S. Lewis
Dav Pilkey
Eric Carle
Jan Brett
Jane Yolen
Tomie DePaola
Roald Dahl
Robert Munsch
J. K. Rowling
Judy Blume
Katherine Paterson
Kevin Henkes
Lois Lowry
Louis Sachar
Meg Cabot