Children’s Department News – August 2019
Preschool Story & Crafts for children ages 3 & older
Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30 to 11:15; Children’s Activity Room
Story & craft times are for children who are ages 3 & older and their families or caregivers. Free; no registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note: There will be no story & craft sessions on August 6 or 9th.
Music & Fun for children ages 2 & older
Wednesdays at 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.; Walnut Room
Children ages 2 and older and their parents or caregivers are invited to sing and dance with Miss Gail. Free; no registration
Please note: There will be no Music & Fun sessions on August 7 or 21.
Lap Sit for babies and children who are 1 year old
Mondays at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.; Children’s Activity Room
This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to very easy stories and learning songs with Miss Gail. Free; no registration.
Future Program: On Thursday, September 5, we will be offering a new story time, “Time for Twos”, for children who are 2 years old. It will include easy stories, songs, and a simple craft with Miss Gail. There will be no program on the 4th Thursday of every month, as that is the day the library is closed until noon. Time: 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Place: Children’s Activity Room
Summer Reading Club – A Universe of Stories
Thank you for participating in our 2019 Summer Reading Club and attending our many programs. We had lots of fun, and we hope your families did, too.
Important Reminder: Children may collect prizes until Saturday, August 10.
August Events for Children
Lego Builders Club
Saturday, August 10: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms
Lego Builders Club is open to children of all ages. Come and build with the library’s Lego collection. After the program, children may display their creations in the display cases in the library for three weeks.
Children who are age 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, August 24th; 2 to 3 p.m.
Children’s Activity Room, 1st floor
Registration open from August 12th to 23rd
Presented by members of Caring Paws. Come and read to a certified therapy dog. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library. This program is for children ages 4 and older who are reading.
Register at the children’s desk or by phone from August 12 to 23.
Family Fun Day @ the Library
Sunday, August 25th, 1 to 4 p.m.
Magician, Civic Youth Theatre show, “One Size Fits All”, chalk art, crafts, face painting & more
+ Snacks for everyone
+ A free book for every child 0 to 12 who attends this event!
Check our web site a week before the event for additional information about this yearly event.
Free; no registration
The staff of the children’s department would like to thank all the people, organizations, and businesses who helped make our summer reading program a success: The Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library, Nick Schenkel, West Lafayette Public Library Foundation, Columbia Park Zoo Mobile staff, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Beth Purkhiser, Becce and Anna from Engage Nature,, Brittany and Matt Gerberich, Helen Hicks-Wenthold, Applebee’s, Arni’s Pizza, Arrowhead Bowl, Cold Stone Creamery, Insomnia Cookies, Malone’s gymnastics, Monster Mini Golf, Penguin Random House Publishing Company, Subway, West Lafayette Parks and Recreation, and all the teen volunteers who registered children and gave them prizes.
Thanks! You were wonderful!