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Thursday, April 15, 2021

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CHILDRENS PROGRAMS26

Calendar of Events

Adults

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Tweens

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Adult Resources

Teen Resources 

Tween Resources

Children's Resources

Discover free programs throughout the year for children aged birth–2nd grade. Check the calendar of events for details on storytimes, STEM activities, movies, and much more! If you have questions, please call 812-937-7170 or email our youth librarian, Abby Galyan at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We have many free programs, events and services for children and their families. Children can get help with their homework or take part in summer learning programs. We offer story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. We also offer homeschool help and resources for parents, caregivers and teachers in their work with children. There are always new ways for youth and their families to stay engaged! 

Libraries today offer much more than books, movies, and quiet spaces! Early literacy, play, and STEM exploration are built into our children's programs, so your family can enjoy the Library in new and exciting ways as you read, learn, connect, and create!
 

Our children's collection includes materials for ages birth-2nd grade including board books, picture books, early readers, first chapter books, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, playaway view, playaways, wonderbooks, DVDs, and book kits. We also have an extensive eLibrary collection! To learn more about how we choose materials, see our Collection Development Policy.

tiny tales Tiny Tales: Tuesdays: Virtual at 11:00 a.m. for ages 6-36 months
Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook LIVE. Tiny Tales is a story time for toddlers ages 6-36 months of age. During this story time, Ms. Abby will be reading 1-2 short stories to the toddlers on the topic of the week. Click here for Tiny Tales weekly themes.
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Bite-Size Bookworms: Thursdays: Virtual at 11:00 a.m. for ages 3-6 years
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook LIVE. The goal of story time is to introduce young children to the library and to literature. It also provides them with an enjoyable group activity. Story times are designed to provide children with experiences that enrich their early literacy and social development. Each week story time is geared towards a specific theme (rainbows, farm animals, dentists, bees, etc.). A “typical” story time consists of reading stories in a variety of forms (books, flannel boards, etc.), movement activities (dancing and singing), and of course creative crafts developed appropriately to reflect a range of artistic styles. Story time sessions are a special time for young children to interact with other children their own age and adults outside of the family. Bite-sized Bookworms in a story time for children ages 3-6 years of age. If you would like for your children to enjoy the craft along with Ms. Abby, please come to the Dale library and pick up a Story Time Craft Kit. In each kit are crafts for the entire month. One bag per child please. Click here for Bitesize BookWorms weekly themes.

homeschool2 Homeschool Hangout 1st & 3rd Mondays from 10:00-10:30 a.m. Virtual via Facebook
April 19 (On break May-August)

Homeschool Hangout is a program for all homeschooled youth, or those who are quarantined at home.  Everyone is welcome to watch and enjoy these videos! The first 15 minutes will be a fun activity for youth to take part in with Ms. Abby. The last 15 minutes will be time for the parents where Ms. Abby shares exciting ideas, programs, activities for your famuly during their Homeschool days! Come and join the fun!
   
dear Both Branches: D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Month : April 1st-April 30th:  Ages 0-18 years

All children who visit the library and are “caught” reading will have their pictures taken, with permission, and posted to our Facebook page!  Those children will then be given a D.E.A.R. kit full of reading activities and fun!   Enjoy reading anywhere, anytime! 

spring coloring contest for program pages

Both Branches: Spring Coloring Contest:  April 1st-April 30th:  All Ages (Birth-Adult) 
All library patrons can pick up a coloring contest paper at either library to color at home.  Please return all coloring pages to either library to be entered into the contest. Make sure to include your contact information and enter the appropriate age group.  Enjoy and have fun!

bllomin Chrisney: "Bloomin' Bag of Fun": April 19-23
In honor of Earth Day, patrons will receive a "Bloomin' Bag of Fun" when they checkout library materials during the week of April 19-23. One per patron for the week. Quantities limited!
penpal2 LHPL Pen Pal Club
For ages 5 yrs & up  Join our LHPL Pen Pal Club for our local Homebound & Nursing Home Residents.
Simply request an application and we will match you with a pen pal. You can write your letters at the library or at home. We will mail them.