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.

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!

 

 

2015 Summer Reading Program


 

The theme for the 2015 Summer Reading Program is EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! The program will kick-off on Saturday, June 13th and run through July 30th.  To learn more about the summer reading program, for a complete list of summer activities and to sign-up for activities, or to register for reading incentive programs, plese visit us at our summer reading website at https://sites.google.com/site/mmlsrp, or click on the image below

 

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Storytime Programs:

       

        Recurring Programs: (Meet monthly in the Fall, Winter & Spring)

 

Children's Room & Programming Policies

 

 


 Storytime Programs


 

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Reader-Totters

This storytime program for children ages 2 and 3 years old meets on Monday mornings at 11:00 a.m. in the Storytime room in the basement of the McKinley Birthplace Home.  Sessions will run in the Fall, Winter & Spring. 

There will be special storytimes that will meet as part of the summer reading program.  Please see the summer reading section for storytimes over the summer

 

 

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Pozy's Pals Preschool Storytime


This storytime program for preschoolers, ages 4 and 5 years old, meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the storytime room in the basement of the McKinley Birthplace Home.  Sessions will run in the Fall, Winter & Spring. 

There will be special storytimes that will meet as part of the summer reading program.  Please see the summer reading section for storytimes of the summer.

 

 

 

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Recurring Programs:


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Lego Club

Children of all ages are invited to join library staff one Saturday morning each month in the storytime room in the basement of the McKinley Birthplace Home to build something together out of Legos. Sessions will meet once a month September-May.

Registration is required for this program.  Click on the date below to register

 

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

 

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Music and Movement

Children ages 2—5 years can join library staff in the storytime room in the basement of the McKinley Birthplace Home for 30 minutes of music and moving one Friday morning each month. Sessions will meet once a month September-May.

Registration is required 

Click dates below to register

Friday,  May 8th @ 10:00 a. m.

 

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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 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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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 Monday, 20 April 2015 14:19
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