Toddler Tales

Cover: Izzy & Oscar by Estes
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, September 16
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Parents and caregivers, bring your toddler to join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 30 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

Harry Potter Trivia

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Friday, September 16
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Muggles and wizards alike can test their Harry Potter knowledge at this after-hours event! Compete with your team of four or fewer or all by yourself.   Kids, teens, and adults are welcome. Trivia begins promptly at 6 pm.

Baby Bookworms

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, September 19
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your babies to this lap-sit programming full of bonding time, engaging stories, songs, and activities. A 30 minute optional playtime will be offered afterwards. Please call 812-232-1113 for additional information. 

Books Before Bedtime

Child Sleeping on a Crescent Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, September 19
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
All children love to hear a bedtime story before they go to sleep. They will love listening to a drowsy story, music, and activities. Plan for your child to wear their pajamas to story time and let them fall asleep in the car as you drive home.

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play

Illustration of Mother Hugging Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, September 20
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play

Illustration of Mother Hugging Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, September 20
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.

Kid's Torch Relay

State of Indiana with Gold Stars, a Torch and Laurels
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A & C
Tuesday, September 20
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The torch will be in Vigo County tomorrow, but today kids can get in on the action. The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is one of the major commemorative events of the 2016 Bicentennial celebration and this program will teach children what that means while letting them get their hands on their own torch. We'll play games, make art and literally "pass the torch".

Handwriting Without Tears

Main Library
Meeting Room D
Tuesday, September 20
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
We invite you to join us this fall for a class that presents writing the alphabet in such a way that students can learn through play as well as movement and sensory experiences. Handwriting Without Tears is a fun way to enjoy beginning literacy efforts! This course is multisensory, using music, play-dough, wooden building pieces, slate boards, and stamps to learn and form letters. Fine motor skills are often very difficult for kids with physical disabilities and kids on the spectrum, so we are prepared to adapt the lessons to meet specific needs. Caregivers are encouraged to attend.   This program is a collaboration between ISU's Community School of the Arts; ISU's Occupational Therapy program and Saint Mary of the Woods Music Therapy program. Dr. Paula Jarrard (supervisor) and Occupational Therapy graduate students, along with Prof Sharon R. Boyle (supervisor) and Music Therapy undergraduate students, will facilitate sessions. To register or for more information, please call the Community School of the Arts at (812) 237-2528. Early registration is advised, as enrollment is limited to 14 students. 

Preschool Story Time

Cover: Mouse's First Fall by Thompson
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, September 21
10:00 am to 11:00 am
There will be stories, songs, hand-on learning and art projects! This program is created with children ages 3-5 in mind.  Along with parents and caregivers, we do a half hour librarian- led story time and a half hour of free choice play. Registration is not required for this program. If you have questions, please call 812-232-1113 for more information. 

Music Makers

Children Playing Musical Instruments
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, September 22
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Get up and move! Little ones ages 1-6 will love dancing to music, singing songs and moving with their favorite Youth Services librarians.

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