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Monday, January 24, 2022

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CHILDRENS PROGRAMS26

Calendar of Events

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Discover free programs throughout the year for children aged birth–2nd grade. Check the calendar of events for details on Storytime's, STEM activities, movies, and much more! If you have questions, please call Shannon Werne, youth librarian at 812-937-7170 or email her 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, Playaways 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.

mindful

Mindful Minis     Ages: 0-3 yrs 

Dale: Every Monday at 10:00 a.m. 
Weekly theme is music/yoga/exercising.
Let’s get our week started off on a marvelous Monday. One story then dancing, singing, yoga and exercising.

homeschool solutions

HomeSchool Solutions      Ages: All 
Dale:  1 & 3 Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. 

January 21: Exploring Emotions using slime

February 4: Valentines Day Crafts & Fun
February 18: All Around the World Discussion 
 
Bring families that are homeschooled together. Parents can talk and share experiences/troubles while children will do crafts, play games and read with Mrs. Shannon.

family ties

Family Ties   Ages: All
Dale: Last Tuesday of the month 6:00-7:00 p.m. & 3rd Saturday of the month 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chrisney: 1st Wednesday of the month 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Dale: Tuesday, January 25: Ice Painting & winter sport activities.

Chrisney: Wednesday, February 2: Game Night (minute to win it games)
Dale: Saturday, February 19: Crafting (Chalk Art)
Dale: Tuesday, February 22: Game Night (minute to win it games)  


Monthly programming for families to come together and bond with their children.

steam tinkers STEAM Tinkers     Ages: 18 months-5 yrs
Dale: Every 2nd Thursday drop in from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Chrisney: Last Wednesday of every month from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

January: Forces of Motion-Bottle Raft

February: Building points through reaching challenges 

“STEAM” represents STEM plus the arts – humanities, language arts, dance, drama, music, visual arts, design and new media. ... STEAM investigates the same concepts, but does this through inquiry and problem-based learning methods used in the creative process” – see https://theconversation.com/explainer-whats-the-difference-between-stem-and-steam-95713 for more information *Siblings of all ages welcome. Prizes awarded based on completed challenges

steam explorers STEAM Explorers      Ages: 6-12 yrs
Dale: Every 3rd Thursday drop in from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Chrisney: 2nd Wednesday of the month 3:00-4:30 p.m.

 

January: Forces of Motion-Bottle Raft

February: Building points through reaching challenges 

“STEAM” represents STEM plus the arts – humanities, language arts, dance, drama, music, visual arts, design and new media. ... STEAM investigates the same concepts, but does this through inquiry and problem-based learning methods used in the creative process” – see https://theconversation.com/explainer-whats-the-difference-between-stem-and-steam-95713 for more information *Siblings of all ages welcome. Prizes awarded based on completed challenges
STORYTIME

StoryTime SocialHour    Ages: 0-5 yrs
Dale: Every Tuesday at 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Chrisney: Every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Weekly Themes:
January 17: Feelings
January 24: Winter Sports
January 31: Groundhog

February 7: Valentines Day
February 14: Community Helpers
February 21: All Around the World

We will start off with a game while waiting to start. Then 3 stories to read, one being interactive/sing-a-long story, then a craft pertaining to the weekly theme. Social time where children will get to play at the end.

WOWBRARY PEN PAL CLUB LHPL Pen Pal Club
Join our LHPL Pen Pal Club for our local Homebound & Nursing Home Residents. For ages 7 yrs. & up Simply request an application and we will match you with a pen pal. You can write your letters at the library or at home. Simply sharing a handwritten note, a funny story or your favorite poem, you can make a senior feel connected with their community and overcome any feeling of loneliness they may be experiencing.  Registration forms, letter templates and free envelopes are available at LHPL.  To register, please email Justine Thomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Your message or hand-written note is a simple gesture that can go a long way and will make a Senior’s day. We will mail them. So, no cost to you.
wow snail and whale

Chrisney: StoryWalk® 
This is for all ages. Stroll the 1/2-mile walk between the Chrisney Branch and Chrisney Elementary. Who doesn't love getting exercise while reading a funny story along the way. Enjoyable for the entire family. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy under our solar paneled pavilion.

Books by Month on the StoryWalk®
January: "There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow" by Lucille Colandro

the littlest reindeer

Dale: Karen Moran Memorial StoryWalk®

This activity is for readers of all ages. Take a walk around the Dale Branch starting at the back patio near the Dale Community Center. On Monday, April 23, 2018 Lincoln Heritage Public Library dedicated an outdoor story walk with a ribbon cutting in memory of former library director, Karen Moran, who passed away in 2017. Karen served as the library director from 1997-2008. The inaugural story was Karen's favorite book "Heidi".

Books by Month on the StoryWalk®
December: "The Littlest Reindeer" by Brandi Dougherty