Children's Programs

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers have the opportunity to earn a bundle of books when they have read (been read to) 1,000 books.  When your child has completed the program contact Miss Emily at childrens@midlandpark.bccls.org. Each child that completes the program will be awarded with 10 books and a certificate. You can track your books by title if you would like, but can use a sticker system, etc. as well. 

Play Areas

Our library has various play areas for children of all ages that can be utilized during library hours. Our toys include a kitchen, Lego table, train table, dolls, doll houses, dress-up, blocks, trucks, puppets, puzzles, board games, coloring, and much more.

 

All toys must be picked up after you are done playing with them and everything must be put away 15 minutes before closing. 

Story Times and Open Play Time

Story time will run November 4th-December 12th. There will be no story on Monday, November 11th.

Below is a breakdown of the 3 story times we offer. We are flexible about the age ranges assigned to each group. Siblings, cousins, and friends are also always welcome to join in the fun.  

Babies (ages 0-2): Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Toddlers (ages 2-3): Mondays at 10:30 AM

Preschoolers (ages 3-6): Tuesdays at 1:30 PM

Movers and Shakers

Our movement and music program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM in the community room. This program is great for infants through 6 years of age. A structured music class with parachute, stretchy band, scarves, dances, and instruments takes place through 11 AM, followed by a half hour of free play with toys that develop gross motor skills and musical appreciation including bubbles, tunnels, stretchy bands, ride-ons, instruments, balls, and much more. 

Lego Club

December 05, 2019

Free play with our large Lego collection the 1st Thursday of every month from 3:00- 4:30 PM in the story time room. We have both small and large Legos suitable for toddlers and older. 

Number Crunchers

November 13, 2019

Every second Wednesday of the month, join us in the story time room for math games and activities from 3:00-4:30 PM. Attendees of this program are typically in preschool and elementary school. 

Trivia

November 18, 2019

Two teams compete to answer 50 trivia questions in categories such as pop culture, math, spelling, history, science, and reading. We typically meet in the  story time room the 2nd Monday of every month at 3:00 PM. This program is suitable for elementary aged children. 

STEM Club

November 14, 2019

Every 3rd Thursday of each month do a STEM based activity or experiment and play with selections of our STEM toys from 3:00-4:30 PM in the story time room. Toddlers and up are encouraged to attend. 

Nintendo Swith Club

December 06, 2019

Select Fridays from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in the community room. This program is for kids, tweens, and teens.

October 4 and 11

November 1 and 8

December 7, 14, and 21

Special Olympics Young Athletes

November 22, 2019

Special Olympics Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children. 

Meets in the community room the last Friday of each month at 3:45 PM. 

Registration is required, please visit: www.sonj.org/sports/young-athletes/in-the-community/

Thanksgiving Craft

November 15, 2019

Make a Thanksgiving banner and place mat to decorate for the holiday from 10 am to 4:30 PM in the story time room. 

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