Baby Bookworms

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, October 10
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. 

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play

Illustration of Mother Hugging Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, October 11
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, October 11
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.

Handwriting Without Tears

Main Library
Meeting Room D
Tuesday, October 11
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: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Ehlert
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, October 12
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, October 13
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.

Books Before Bedtime

Child Sleeping on a Crescent Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, October 13
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.

Toddler Tales

Cover: Bear Sees Colors by Wilson
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, October 14
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.

Tinker Treat: Halloween Costume DIY

Children in Costumes
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, October 14
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Save that hard-earned money for treats this Halloween and create a costume from scratch. Spooky tunes, tools, materials and extras will be provided, so trick-out the tots with DIY innovation in the Youth Services programming space from 4:00-5:00pm.

Griffin Bike Park

Silhouette of Bike on Simple Landscape
Main Library
VCPL Main Library Lawn
Saturday, October 15
9:30 am to 1:30 pm
We will be heading out to explore the newly opened Griffin Bike Park. Bus transportation to and from the park will be provided by the library. Please call and make a reservation in advance for seating arrangements. 

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