booksnblankies2Call the Children’s Room at 508-835-2980 for more information or to sign up for the following programs. Programs requiring registration are noted.

Weekly Programs 

Mother Goose on the Loose - Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.

Give your baby a wonderful head start in the world of words by attending this program developed for children from birth to 18 months old. This program promotes emergent learning through lap bounces, rhymes, stories, instrument play and songs. It is a critical developmental time in your child’s life. This is a 6 week program. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please check the calendar for dates.

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Stay and Play - Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Parents/caregivers and their children are invited to this weekly playgroup. Enjoy a story, some rhymes, songs, and crafts which help children of this age explore language development! This program is provided by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant. Please check the calendar for dates.

Books and Blankies - Thursdays at 9:15 and 10:15 a.m.

This program is for children ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers. It promotes early literacy skills, language development and a love of learning through finger plays, rhythmic exercises, movement, instruments and more. This program fosters emergent learning during the critical early years of development. It is a 6 week program. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please check the calendar for dates.

Movin’ and Groovin’ - Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. beginning January 6

Miss Regina , a music and literacy specialist, provides a drop-in class for children with their caregivers that will teach children to develop language skill through songs, instrument play and rhythmic play. This class is provided by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant. Please check the calendar for dates.

Waggin' Tales: Reading to Mernie - Saturdays from 10 - 11 a.m.

Drop in and read to Mernie, the therapy dog, who loves a good story. Jen Sappington is the dog’s owner and would love to assist you in finding something special to read to Mernie.

Drop In Story Time - Saturdays from 11 - 11:30 p.m.

We will have some fun stories ready for you and some hopping good music, too. This program is for all children and their caregivers who love a great book!

Monthly Programs

Books and Brownies - First Wednesday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us on the first Wednesday evening of the month for book sharing and brownies! Bring in a book that you check out from the library and share the story (but NOT the ending) with other kids. It is a great way to find a new author, start a new series, and just have fun talking about great books. Open to all readers! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

NEW Flannel Board Fridays - First Friday of each month from at 11 a.m.

Join us for flannel board stories on the first Friday of each month. We will have stories told with flannel pieces. It’s a story, it’s interactive and it’s fun!

Parent Connection - First Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

This is a monthly parent/care giver group that helps to support child rearing issues. The children will play in the Early Learning Center with an adult sitter who will provide playtime fun, music, and a snack for them while you relax with other adults for 1 ½ hours discussing the vast subject of parenting! Every other month, a guest speaker will be invited to this group to speak on parenting issues that the group has expressed a special interest in. It is free and sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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Reading to your child has immeasurable benefits from developing a love of literature, early language skills, parent/child bonding, and paving the way to success in school. Read books from our library and when you return them, just let us know the number you have read to your child and we will keep a running tally. If you establish a habit of reading daily, it won’t be long before you will have read 1,000 books! Your child will receive a beautiful certificate and book bag for completing this journey with you!

Reading Patch Club

Sign up to start a log keeping track of books in various genres. You must read 8 Early Reader books, 6 Early Chapter books, or 4 Advanced books to receive your beautifully embroidered patch. Don’t worry if your child is still being read to! You can read 20 picture books with your child and receive a patch!

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Please contact Sue Smith,
Children's Librarian
508-835-3711 or ssmith@cwmars.org