Children's Room

Children's Literacy Programs:

The Children’s Room offers regular literacy programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as special program throughout the year such as our summer reading challenge, nature and science programs and book events. Our regular school year programs engage our youngest museum patrons through stories, songs, games, and crafts. For toddlers our story hour promotes speech and listening skills though repetition and fun challenges. Our preschool program assists in the development of early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. And our programs for babies stimulate language development and increase their capacity for learning. For an up to date schedule of our weekly and special programs, See below

Thursday, June 27,
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Interested in Anime? Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Join us for old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing.

Thursdays, June 13, 20 & 27,
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A Pokemon League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and have some fun. Using your own cards you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokemon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do. Deering Room, Dyer Library.

Wednesdays, June 5 & 12,
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join us on Wednesdays for after school "lounge", where tweens and teens can be themselves. A safe and fun space for homework, socializing and/or participating in various group activities. Drop in for ten minutes for stay for an hour.

Tuesday, June 11,
10:45-11:15 a.m.
This special hands-on children's science program will occur at the end of Laughing With Lois Story Time. Kids will learn about our amazing living planet! Discover the role of water and carbon dioxide in our ecosystem. What happens when a volcano erupts? Learning made fun for our preschool patrons!

June 4 & 11,
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bring your 3-5-year-old preschooler to the library every Tuesday morning for a reading adventure! This program involves children's literature, songs, and a craft project and is designed to help children develop early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. Deering Room, Dyer Library

Tuesdays, June 5 & 12,
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Calling children of all ages who love Legos! Join the after school lego club to create and build. Legos are provided. Children aged 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursdays, June 6 & 11,
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This special program for our active younger patrons who are toddlers and walkers. It includes finger plays, songs, movement and stories with social time for parents and play time for children afterwards. Through repetition and fun challenges toddlers learn speech and listening skills. Make it part of your routine and join us every Thursday morning! Deering Room, Dyer Library

Fridays, June 7 & 14,
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
We welcome our very youngest library patrons (pre-walkers) every Friday morning for baby bounces, songs, and stories in the Deering Room, with social and play time afterwards. This program stimulates language development and increases your baby's capacity for learning. Deering Room, Dyer Library

Friday, June 28,
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
A mobile planetarium will be setup in the Deering Room as part of our STEM Fridays program! Learn about "Star Stories," the myths and legends that surround our night sky. Discover how the constellations got their names like the Great Bear, Orion, and Andromeda!

Thursday, June 27,
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Come join us for some space-themed dancing and singing! For all our patrons 3 years old and younger!

Monday, June 24,
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
School's out but your reading doesn't stop! Join us for our Summer Reading 3-2-1 Blast Off event hosted by Mad Science! You can sign up for our summer reading program at the Dyer Library at any time after the last day of school. Read the books that you want to read this summer!