McKinley Memorial Library offers a variety of programs that are FREE for children ages birth-12 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.

Fall 2014 sessions will run from September 8 - December 8 (No session on September 29)

 

 

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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.

Fall 2014 sessions will run from September 8 - December 9 (No session on September 30)

 

 

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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. Fall 2014 Sessions: Click on the date below to register

Saturday, September 6 @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 18 @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 1 @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 13 @ 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.

Fall 2014 Sessions: Click dates below to register

Friday, September 12 @ 11:00 a.m.

Friday, October 10 @ 11:00 a.m.

Friday, November 7 @ 11:00 a.m.

Friday, December 5 @ 11:00 a.m.

 


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 picture

Picture Book Parties:

Children ages 3—8 years are invited to join us for these special parties that will celebrate awesome picture book authors and illustrators.   Children will hears stories, play games, do iPad activities, make crafts & more.

Registration is Required. 

Saturday, September 13th at 11:00 a.m. 

Saturday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m. 

Saturday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m.

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fall 

Fall Fury Friends with the Akron Zoo on Saturday, September 20th at 11:00 a.m.

Children ages 3-11 years and their caregiver are invited to join us in the auditorium to meet fall fury friends when the Akron Zoo visits the library!

This program is limited to the first 100 people 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 August 25th.

 

 

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halloween

Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. 

Children ages 3—11 years can wear their Halloween costumes and join library staff for Halloween stories, games, crafts and more!

Click here to register. 

 

 

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 diy

DIY Maker Space Program for Kids on Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m.

Children ages 5—11 years can come make various items such as jewelry, holiday decorations, snap circuits, and various other DIY projects.

Click here to register.

 

 

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 turkey trot

3rd Annual Turkey Trot Games on Saturday, November 22nd at 11:00 a.m.

Children ages 3—11 years can come play turkey games, make turkey crafts and waddle and run in the turkey trot relay race. 

Click here to register.

 

 

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 breakfast

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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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 Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:02
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