Date(s) & Time(s)::
September 10, 2014
September 17, 2014
September 24, 2014
September 6, 2014
September 11, 2014
September 18, 2014
September 25, 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
Storytime for Preschools, Daycares and Other Groups
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
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 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.
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
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!
September 26 – 10:30a & 11:00a
Special stories and songs for active toddlers.
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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