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.

  

Literacy Programs:

 

Recurring Children's Programs:

Children's Room & Programming Policies

 

 


 

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Mother Goose on the Loose
This lap-sit program for babies ages birth—24 months meets every Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium from September--December and January—April.  Mother Goose on the Loose is an internationally acclaimed program designed to introduce books, music, and nursery rhymes to your child.

No registration is required. To learn more about Mother Goose on the Loose, visit the MGOTL website.

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Reader-Totters
This storytime program for children ages 2 and 3 years oldmeets 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 specially for toddlers.

No registration is required.

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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.

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Recurring Children's Programs:

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. To register, please click on dates below.

Saturday, January 11 @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 8 @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 8 @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 5 @ 11:00 a.m.

 

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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. To register, please click on dates below.

Friday, January 17 @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday, February 14 @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday, March 14 @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday, April 11 @ 10:00 a.m.

 
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Saturday Stories with Pozy
Children ages 4 and up are invited to join Miss Kim and Pozy one Saturday morning each month for stories, games, iPad activities and crafts honoring different beloved storybook characters. Sessions run September—December and January—April.

Registration is required. To register, please click on dates below.

Saturday, January 18 @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 15 @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 1 @ 11:00 a.m.

  

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Special Programs:
We will offer special programs with different themes for kids of all ages throughout the year on Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m.

Registration is required. To register, please click on dates below.

Tae Kwan Do @ the Library on Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 a.m.

 

Pied Piper Theatre presents, The Frog Prince on Saturday, February 1st at 11:00 a.m.

 

2nd Annual Library Winter Games on Saturday, February 22nd at 11:00 a.m.

 

Captain McFinn Anti-Bullying Program on Saturday, March 29th at 11:00 a.m.

 

Munchin’ Crunchin’ Bunny Luncheon on Saturday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m.

***Please make a note that registration is limited to 100 children and will begin on March 15th. There will be no on-line registration for this program. To register, please call the children’s room.

 

Drop-In Craft on Saturday, April 19th at 11:00 a.m.

   

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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, 20 March 2014 21:40
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