Ongoing Events for Children
Music and Movement with Denya
The popular monthly music program is off for the summer! We will meet again at 11 am on the last Friday in September.
Storytime is a 30 minute themed program with a craft followed by playtime. It happens on the second Friday of each month through June at 11 AM. Storytime is geared to toddlers but older siblings are always welcome. Note: there is NO Storytime in the summer! We will meet again in September.
Watch the Calendar of Events for more opportunities for families and children!
Wednesday, July 18th at 2 PM
Amy of Rain-forest Reptile Shows will once again be bringing some fascinating animals to amaze and inform the whole family.
Saturday, August 18th
Julie Stepanek will be here do her fabulous Ukulele Program. We'll have songs, maybe a story, and chances to try out the ukulele. If you have one, bring it along. If not, Julie is bringing a bunch. It will be a great time for all ages! Needless to say, reservations will be necessary to assure we have enough space (and ukuleles!) for all.
Read With A Dog
July 13th and August 10th at 11 AM
Stop by and read a story (or tell one!) to these sweet, friendly animals. They love to listen. If you would like a 15 minute reading appointment, please call ahead to reserve a time. Free. All welcome.
Family Fun Drop-In Days
Beginning Wednesday, July 11th and running through August 22nd from 2 to 6 PM each Wednesday
Bring the whole family for a surprise activity each Wednesday. Legos, Arts, Crafts, Games, STEM activities and more.
Free. All welcome.
"80% of brain development happens
during the first three years of life.
Seize the opportunity."
Boston Basics uses technology to support and encourage intentional interactions with young children, including reading. The five Boston Basics principles can be accessed at no cost online and include a short culturally respectful video and tips for parents based on ages of their children, between birth and age three. Check out the website here.
Why Reading with Children Matters...
"Reading regularly with a caregiver improves young children's language development, early reading achievement, and school readiness. When adults read with young children and engage them in rich conversations, children develop larger vocabularies, learn to read more easily, and grow stronger emotionally." (Excerpt from NC Early Childhood Foundation, Institute for Child Success - NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading. Click here for the full report "What Works for Third Grade Reading; New Resource Outlines Research-Based Policies, Practices and Programs.")