McKinley Memorial Library offers a variety of programs that are FREE for children ages birth-11 years of age.
We offer several literacy programs for specific age groups and for families with kids of all ages, as well as recurring monthly programs. We also offer special programs on Saturday mornings throughout the year.

Check the LIBRARY CALENDAR to see the programs being offered this month at the library.

Some Children’s Programs require pre-registration to attend.
To register for Children’s Programs online, please click on the links below.

  

Storytime Programs:

 

Special Programs:

 

Children's Room & Programming Policies

 

 


 Storytime Programs


 

reader totters

Reader-Totters

This storytime program for children ages 2 and 3 years old meets every Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Auditorium with sessions running from September-December and January-April.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and simple crafts designed especially for toddlers.

No registration is required.

Winter/Spring 2015 sessions will run from January 12th-April 6th (No session on January 19th)

 

 

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pozys pals

Pozy's Pals Preschool Storytime


This storytime program for preschoolers, ages 4 and 5 years old, meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium with sessions running from September-December and January-April.

Join us for stories, songs, games, activities, and crafts designed for preschoolers.

No registration is required.

Winter/Spring 2015 sessions will run from January 13th-April 7th (No session on January 20th)

 

 

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Special Programs:


lego club

Lego Club

Children of all ages are invited to join library staff in the auditorium one Saturday morning each month to build something together out of Legos. Sessions run September—December and January—April.

Registration is required for this program. Winter/Spring 2015 Sessions: Click on the date below to register

Saturday, December 13 @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday,  January   10th @ 11:00a.m.

Saturday, February 7th @11:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 7th @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 4th @11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 2nd @11:00 a.m.

 

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music and move

Music and Movement

Children ages 2—5 years can join library staff in the auditorium for 30 minutes of music and moving one Friday morning each month. Sessions run September—December and January—April. 

Registration is required and limited to 15 children per session.

Winter/Spring 2015 Sessions: Click dates below to register

Friday, January, 16th @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday, February, 13th @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday, March, 13th @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday, April 10th @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday,  May 8th @ 10:00 a. m.

 

 

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santa

Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m.

 Children ages 3-11 years are invited to come hear a story, eat donuts and cocoa, make crafts, sing carols, and visit with Santa.

 Children will be given a free gift.

 This program is limited to the first 100 Children to register.

 No on-line registration will be available. Registration will be accepted by phone by calling (330) 652-1704 x 214.

 You may register by phone or in person at the library on or after November 24th.


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 minecraft

Minecraft Mania

Children ages 6-14 years can join us January 17th to play Minecraft together. Children may bring one of their own hand-held tablet/devices, or borrow one of our iPads to play!

To register, CLICK HERE.

Registration is Required. 

 

 

 

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book bear


 Adopt a Book Bear Buddy

Children ages 3-11 years are invited to join us for this two-part program!

Part 1 on January 24th: Kids can stop into the children's room in the library anytime between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to receive their own teddy bear to decorate! 

Then, their bears will spend the week at the library training to become special Book Bear Buddies!

Part 2 on January 31st: Kis can stop into the children's room in the library anytime between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p. m. to watch a video of what their bear did all

week and to pick up their bear to take home as their official Book Bear Buddy!

No registration is required to participate in this program.

 

 

 

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Candyland

Life Size Candyland Game

Come spend Valentines's Day surrounded by CANDY! Stop in anytime between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to play the life size version of the popular board game and watch

it come to life before you eyes!

No registration is required to attend this program

 

 

 

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chip

Cabin Fever Concert with Chip Richter

Got cabin fever this winter?  Come see singer Chip Richter's interactive family concert!

To register, CLICK HERE.

 

 

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frozen

 

 The Library Gets Frozen

Saturday, February 28th at 11:00 a.m. kids ages 3 to 11 years can meet The Snow Queen and the Snow Princess in person, hear stories, sing songs, and participate in some frozen fun!

Registration is limited and will begin on February 1st.  On-line registration will NOT be available.  Please call (330)652-1704 x214 to register on or after February 1st.

 

 

 

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bunny

Bunny Visits the Library


Come see the Easter Bunny at the Birthplace Home from 10 a.m. to noon.  Children can stop by anytime between those hours to visit the bunny and make a craft.

No registration is required.

             

 

 

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monkey

Sock Monkey Hop

Children ages 4 to 8 years can come enjoy a special storytime at 11:00 a.m. featuring all things sock monkeys! 

There will be books, games, crafts and more. Not to mention lots of Monkeying around!!

Registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 

 

 

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beeboppin

Bee-Boppin' Baby Time

Parents with babies ages birth to 24 months are invited to join Miss Kim for this special 4-part series of lapsit music & movement for babies! This program will be buzzing with books, bubbles, and beats to enjoy with your baby. 

The program will meet over four half-hour sessions that will take place at 10>00 a.m. on March 12th, March 26th, April 9th, and April 23th. To register, CLICK HERE


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birdfeeder

Bird Feeder Program

Children ages 3 to 11 years can join us to hear a story and make a bird feeder! To register, CLICK HERE.

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kite

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Children ages 5 to 11 can come hear a story and make a kite at 11:00 a.m. If the weather permits, we will go outside on the lawn and try to fly our kites through the wind.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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parachute

 

Parachute Play

Children ages 2 to 8 years can come have fun with parachute activities and games.  This program will meet at 11:00 a.m. and will be held outdoors (will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Summer Reading Programs:


The library offers special Reading Incentive Programs, storytimes, and activities for kids in all age groups, from birth - 18 years, each year during the months of June-August. 

      

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Children's Room & Programming Policies:

McKinley Memorial Library welcomes our even our youngest  patrons to use our facilities and services. That’s why we have created special spaces uniquely designed for children!

When visiting and attending library programs, it is important to be courteous and respectful of other library users.
Library staff encourages children and teens to  have fun exploring, but ask that you be mindful and follow library guidelines and policies. 

      • Children ages birth-5 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult who is over 18 years of age at ALL times. If the child is in the Children's Room, then the adult MUST BE IN THE ROOM WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES.
      • Children ages 6-12 years of age may work independently in the library, but an adult who is over 18 years of age MUST  BE PRESENT IN THE BUILDING.
        Therefor, the child may work in the Children's Room given the adult is somewhere in the library.
      • Children and teens ages 13 years of age and older may be in the building without an adult and work independently. However, it is important that the child/teen adheres to all McKinley Memorial Library Policies.

When attending library programs:

      1. Children ages birth-5 years must have a parent/guardian over age 18 present with them at the program.
      2. Children ages 6-12 years may attend the program independently, but a parent/guardian over age 18 MUST remain on library grounds.
      3. Children ages 13 & Up may attend library programs independently.

When in the Children's Room:

      1. Please, parents, no shhhhsh-ing! We encourage the kids to talk and explore!
      2. Please be kind and courteous of other library patrons.
      3. Please clean up after yourself and/or your child (i.e., put puzzles and crayons away and place books on the return book cart when you are finished).
      4. Most importantly, explore, learn, discover and have fun using the library!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:29
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