First Floor - Storytime Room

Wonderful Ones

For children 12-24 months, with a caregiver. Created especially for energetic 1s, this storytime includes short books, lots of fingerplays, and fun props. OPPL card required.

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Building with Blocks

Calling all budding engineers! Use our brand new wooden blocks to build whatever your imagination can come up with, from zoos to skyscrapers and everything else. Block play helps kids gain important math skills like counting, shapes, weight, volume, spatial skills, grouping and sorting as well as well as improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. Building also lets kids practice their storytelling and narrative skills, which are important for early literacy. All ages.

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May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Party

Not a long time ago, nor in a galaxy far away... we're celebrating all things Star Wars right here and right now. Join us for crafts, a costume parade, games and more! Light side and Dark side welcomed equally.

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Drop Everything and Read... in your PJs!

Spend some time at the library to celebrate Drop Everything and Read day, an annual event honoring Beverly Cleary's birthday and the importance of sharing books together. Make it even cozier by coming in your PJs and building a bed sheet fort to cuddle up inside.

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Building with Blocks!

Calling all budding engineers! Use our brand new wooden blocks to build whatever your imagination can come up with, from zoos to skyscrapers and everything else. Block play helps kids gain important math skills like counting, shapes, weight, volume, spatial skills, grouping and sorting as well as well as improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. Building also lets kids practice their storytelling and narrative skills, which are important for early literacy. All ages.

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Lego Club

We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes. No registration.

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Barbie Club

Have a fab time celebrating everything Barbie. We provide a dream house, lots of fashions, accessories, horses, cars, and a choice of dolls and you simply bring your imagination. No registration.

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Sensory Storytime

For children with special needs and a caregiver. Designed for kids who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups. This class features stories, songs, and movement activities along with sensory playtime to enhance cognitive and social development. No library card is required.

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Raising Digital Natives with Amanda Armstrong

Wondering how to balance all of the flashy new technology with traditional play and learning? Amanda Armstrong from Chicago’s Erikson Institute for Child Development will talk about best practices for parents and caregivers on sharing technology with your young children. Register online beginning February 17.

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T.O. Play: Mario Kart Tournament

Just for kids in grades 4-6! We don't care if you prefer Mario, Donkey Kong or Princess Peach, just come and race for victory.

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