Events for kids at ACPL Children's Services

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Weekly on Friday from July 25, 2014 until August 29, 2014

Weekly on Saturday from August 2, 2014 until August 30, 2014

Weekly on Wednesday from August 6, 2014 until August 27, 2014

September 10, 2014

September 17, 2014

September 24, 2014

September 4, 2014

September 6, 2014

September 11, 2014

September 18, 2014

September 25, 2014

September 5, 2014

September 26, 2014

September 20, 2014

September 16, 2014

September 23, 2014

September 27, 2014

Location: Allen County Public Library: Main Branch - Children's Services, 900 Library Plaza

Phone: 260-421-1220


Event Description

May 23, 2014 Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM EDT

Storytime for Preschools, Daycares and Other Groups
September 3 – 9:30a
September 24 – 9:30a
Preschools and Daycares are invited to join Children's Services librarians for 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, early literacy activities, and fun! Please call in advance (260-421-1220) to register your group.

Smart Start Storytime
August 27 – 10:30a
September 3 – 10:30a
September 24 – 10:30a
Join us for 30 minutes of theme-based stories, fingerplays, early literacy activities, and fun for your 3 to 6 year old child! Smart Start storytime is designed to support Indiana's Preschool Foundations.

Paws to Read
September 4 – 6:30 – 7:30p
September 6 – 11:00 – 12:00p
September 11 – 6:30 – 7:30p
September 18 – 6:30 – 7:30p
September 25 – 6:30 – 7:30p
Come to the Library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Welcome our new dogs and their handlers who want to listen to you read! Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing reading to animals. Readers will take turns as time allows.

Lego® Club
August 27 – 2:00 – 3:30p
September 11 – 3:00 – 4:30p
September 20 – 3:00 – 4:40p
September 25 – 3:00 – 4:30p
Get your brains, and hands, and imaginations working... by playing! Children's Services' Lego® Club is the place where kids' brains get to meet other kids' brains and give each other brain-high-fives! We provide the building blocks, and you provide the... you guessed it: brains!

Babies and Books
August 29 – 10:00a
September 5 – 10:00a
September 26 – 10:00a
Bring in those little babies for a special time just for them. They're never too young to begin with books!

Toddler Time
August 29 – 10:30a & 11:00a
September 5 – 10:30a & 11:00a
September 26 – 10:30a & 11:00a
Special stories and songs for active toddlers.

Barr Street Market Art
August 30 – 9:00a – 1:00p
Join Children's Services at Barr Street Market for art making fun! Each week, through August, we will offer a different creative experience to enjoy!

Minecraft Masters
September 3 – 4:00 – 5:00p
September 10 – 4:00 – 5:00p
September 17 – 4:00 – 5:00p
September 24 – 4:00 – 5:00p
Welcome all Minecraft survivors! Whether you are an expert builder or just getting started, come and explore the Minecraft world. We'll have plenty of computers set up for play and even have Minecraft activities and games for offline fun!

Abracadabra: Magic Tricks 101
September 6 – 2:00p
Who needs Hogwarts when you have a library! We may not be fully fledged magicians, but we do have a few tricks up our sleeves! During this hour long program, children ages 6 to 11 will learn some basic magic tricks and discover the science and history behind some famous optical illusions.

Imagine That! -- The ACPL 32nd Annual Poetry Contest
September 14 – November 3
This is the 32nd annual Poetry Contest at the Library. School-age children and young adults are invited to submit one original poem on the theme "Imagine That!" All entries must be received by 6:00 pm on Monday, November 3rd. Complete rules are available at your local library.

Learning and Working with Autism
September 16 – 6:30p
A panel of local specialists from the Northeast Indiana Autism Connection will present strategies and treatment options for individuals across the spectrum and their families. Information and resources will be available both before and after the program, as well as time to connect with the presenters and other parents.

Science Explorers: Bubble-ology
September 23 – 2:00p & 6:30p
We'll experiment and learn about the sticky science of bubbles!

Open Art Gallery Exhibit: Opening Reception
September 27 – 2:00p
Stop by the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery at the Main Library for a reception honoring the children from all over Allen County who created art at the library's Summer Reading Program Open Art events.

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