Library Programs

Library Programs

McKinley Memorial Library offers a variety of programs that are FREE for children ages birth-11 years of age throughout the year. We offer several literacy programs for specific age groups and for families with kids of all ages, as well as recurring monthly programs during the Fall, Winter and Spring months. We also offer exciting Summer Reading Programs that keep kids engaged and excited about reading over the summer months.

Check the LIBRARY CALENDAR ONLINE to see all of the programs currently being offered.

Click here to download a printable version of this month's children's programs.

*Children ages birth to 11 years must have a responsible person over the age of 18 present with them at all times during library programs and events.

 


 

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

 

 The Library offers summer reading programs for kids 18 months to 18 years of age.  With exciting themes, reading incentive programs, special storytimes and weekly activities, the summer reading program is packed with fun! 

The theme for the 2016 Kid's Summer Reading Program is On Your Mark, Get Set...READ! The 2016 Summer Reading Program will run from June 16--July 30. The library will offer a variety of reading incentives and activities for children and teens to enjoy! Learn more by visiting the Summer Reading Website by clicking on the image below!

 

 

Please visit the 2016 Summer Reading Website to learn all about the Youth Summer Reading program & activities!

For a printable newsletter that includes all summer reading information, please click here.


 STORYTIME AND EARLY LITERACY BASED PROGRAMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The library provides several different storytime and early literacy based programs for babies, toddlers & preschoolers by age group during the fall, winter and spring months. These programs are designed to introduce early literacy concepts and skills to the children and adults who attend. These programs are walk-in and do not require pre-registration. All storytime programs will meet in the Basement Storytime Room in the McKinley Birthplace Home. The following is a list of the storytime programs that will be coming in the Fall of 2016:

  • Baby & Toddler Storytime for ages birth to 36 months & caregiver will meet weekly on Monday mornings @ 10:00 a.m. 
    • This lap-sit program will introduce short stories, rhymes, songs and puppets for our youngest readers. Sessions will last approximately 20-30 minutes with built-in play time at the end of each session.

 

  • Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 5 years & caregiver will be offered weekly on two different days/times: Monday mornings @ 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday mornings @ 10:00 a.m. 
    • This popular storytime program will be offered on two different days/times each week to better accommodate today's busy families--so, you can choose to attend on Monday mornings at 11:00 OR Tuesday mornings at 10:00 to fit your schedule! Each session will feature books, fingerplays, music, interactive games and activities, and a themed craft. Sessions will last approximately 45-60 minutes.
     

 

  •  Pages in Pajamas Family Storytime for all ages will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings @ 6:30 p.m. 
    • This program will feature stories, fingerplays, music & movement, and a themed craft. Sessions will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

 

 

  • Music & Movement Class for ages 18 months (and walking independently) to 5 years will meet every other week on Friday mornings @ 10:00 a.m.
    • Children will move and groove along with library staff. There will be instruments, musical scarves, parachute and more! Sessions will last approximately 30 minutes.

 *The above programs will begin September 9, 2016. Please check back  in August 2016 for a calendar of specific dates. 

 


 

 

MONDAY MANIA @ THE LIBRARY

We’ve taken back Mondays and turned them into a day to look forward to! Kids of all ages can drop into the children’s room in the library every Monday after school between 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. during the fall, winter & spring months!* These programs are walk-in and do not require pre-registration. Here's what's coming in the Fall of 2106:

  • First Monday of the Month: Lego Mania
    • Children will be provided with legos to build something cool!

 

  • Second Monday of the Month: Pinterest Projects
    • Children will be provided with materials needed to create a project that library staff discovered on Pinterest!

 

  • Third Monday of the Month: Apps-olutely
    • Children can use the library's iPads to try out and play with the featured App of the month!

 

  • Fourth Monday of the Month: Simple Science
    • Children can come in and do a simple science project with library staff!

 

  • Fifth Monday of the Month: Mystery Box Craft
    • Children will be provided with materials to make a surprise craft project!

  *Monday Mania programs do not meet in the summer months of June, July & August due to summer reading programs. To learn more about the summer reading programs, click here. Monday Mania programs will resume September 12, 2016. Please check back  in August 2016 for a calendar of specific dates. 

 


   

 SATURDAY PROGRAMS

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS THE LIBRARY

 The library offers a variety of fun programs for children to enjoy on some Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. throughout the fall, winter and spring months.* Registration is required for all of the Saturday Special programs. 

 *Saturday Special programs do not meet in the summer months of June, July & August due to summer reading programs. To learn more about the summer reading programs, click here. Please check back  in August 2016 for a calendar of specific dates. 

 

 

 LEGO CLUB

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join library staff one Saturday morning  at 11:00 a.m. each month in the fall, winter and spring months* to build something together out of Legos. This program will meet  in the Basement Storytime Room in the McKinley Birthplace Home. Lego Club is a walk-in program and does not require pre-registration. 

  * Lego Club programs do not meet in the summer months of June, July & August due to summer reading programs. To learn more about the summer reading programs, click here.  Lego Club will resume in September 2016. Please check back  in August 2016 for a calendar of specific dates. 

 

   
McKinley Memorial Library Children's Services 330-652-1704 ext.214