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January Programs for Children

     Start out 2014 by attending one of our Children's programs.  We have programs for children from infants to 92!   We will continue our regular storytime programs on Mondays-Wednesdays: Toddler Time (children 18 months-3 years) on Mondays at 11:15 am and Tuesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 am; Preschool Storytime (children 3-5 years) on Tuesday and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm and Book Babies (children infants to 18 months) on Wednesdays at 10:15 am and 11:15 am.  Tickets are required for these and most other programs.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  For programs starting at 10:15 am, we start giving out tickets as soon as we open at 10:00 am.

Create a Gingerbread House

   A Freeman Library tradition returns...join us for Gingerbread House Decorating on Monday, December 16; Tuesday, December 17 and Wednesday, December 18 at 4:30 pm.  This program is designed for children 3-12 years old. 

All supplies for the gingerbread houses (milk cartons, graham crackers, frosting, and lots of goodies) are free and provided through the generous donations of Oak Farms Dairy and the Friends of Freeman Library.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting thirty minutes before the program. 

December Events for Children

       December will be a busy month in the Children's Department.  Here are some of the fun and festive programs for children to enjoy.

Monday, December  2 - children 5-12 years old will decorate a holiday picture frame at 4:30 pm.  Tickets for this free program will be given out starting 30 minutes before the starting time.

Afterschool Program: Make a colorful paper garland for Thanksgiving!

   Thinking of decorating your table or hearth for the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities?  If you have children 5-12 years old, we have a fun and colorful decoration they can make for your holiday celebration.   We'll be making a paper garland featuring pictures of gourds and corn that the children will color.   This program will be on Monday, November 18 at 4:30 pm.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

 

Baby Playtime on Friday, November 15

     Looking to get out with your baby and enjoy the cooler November air?  Join us this coming Friday morning - November 15 - for Baby Playtime from 10:00-11:00 am.   This program is designed for children from infants through 18 months old and a parent or caregiver.

We will have lots of fun toys, music, board books, and bubbles for babies to catch!  No tickets are needed for this program.  You are welcome to just drop in the Children's Activity Space starting at 10 am when we open.

 

 

Afterschool Program: Learn about Pet Care for Dogs

Are you thinking about getting a puppy for your school aged child?  This Monday, November 4 at 4:30 pm, we will have a staff member from The Pet Palace to talk about the basics of caring for a dog or other small pet.   Children will learn about handling a dog and how to approach a dog.  They'll also get to meet some dogs, too!

Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.   This program is recommended for children 5-12 years old.

Afterschool Program on Monday 10/21 - Lego Free Play

  Looking for a Monday afternoon activity for your school-age children to do?  Join us this Monday, October 21 at 4:30 pm for Lego Free Play.  This program is for children 5-12 years to have fun creating with Legos.  

We'll have an assortment of fun and colorful Lego pieces to get the creative juices flowing.  Parents are welcome to bring a camera to take a picture of the creation. 

 Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Thomas Davis "The Snakeman" returns to Freeman Library on Thursday, October 3@2:30 pm

    Looking for something to do this Thursday afternoon?  Thomas Davis "The Snakeman" wowed audiences this summer with his amazing assortment of snakes.  Mr. Davis returns this Thursday, October 3 for special program at 2:30 pm.  The Snakeman talks about each snake and then lets the audience have an up-close view of the snake. 

October Events for Children

       It is hard to believe we're over a month into the school year.  If you are looking for something for your school-age child to do, we have several programs in October designed for children 5-12 years old.  Each program requires tickets. The tickets are free and given out 30 minutes before the program.

There's a mystery in the Children's Department...

     Psst...there's some books in the Children's Department that some people may not want you to see.  They're covered completely in brown paper.  If you'd like to solve this mystery, stop by our  Banned Books display and find out what's going on out there. 

 Elizabeth Hunt, a Children's librarian, does a display each year in observance of Banned Books Week (this year it's September 22-28).  The display is to inform parents, children and other adults about books that have been banned or challenged in libraries around the country.  The books are wrapped in brown paper, but there's a red flap you can pull up to find out about the book and the story behind the challenge or banning.

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