Books Before Bedtime

Owl in Crescent Moon Reading to Two Owlets
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 9 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 0-5: Come have fun and interact during storytime by building early literacy skills through reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing.

Tiny Tot Time

Whale Reading to Baby Whale
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 13 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0-24 months: Listen to books, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays while letting your baby experience a group setting for the first time. After thirty minutes of storytime, babies and parents can engage in free play.

Explore Beyond the Classroom

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, January 14 10:00 am to 11:00 am
In this family-oriented program for all ages, families will explore, create and have fun learning about science, art, history and other subjects. Free-play will also be available for younger children. In January we will learn all about New Year's traditions around the world. Discover what fortunes an apple core has for you, what your sign in the Chinese Zodiac means, and find out why Polka Dots are considered lucky to wear in the Philippines. 

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, January 15 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, and body movements while building early literacy skills. Thirty minutes of free play will follow storytime.

Books Before Bedtime

Owl in Crescent Moon Reading to Two Owlets
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 16 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 0-5: Come have fun and interact during storytime by building early literacy skills through reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing.

Read to Rover

Girl Reading to Small Dog
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, January 18 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in which kids of any reading level can practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material or choose from books and magazines at the Library. Call the Youth Services Department at the Main library to reserve a time slot. 812-232-1113 ext. 4242 

Jim Gill's Sing-a-thon of Celebrated Songs!

Main Library
Saturday, January 18 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Jim Gill is a musician and author known for celebrating active play. At this concert you will see Jim strum energizing rhythms on his banjo while everyone sings, claps, dances and spins along to his silly and inspiring musical games.  Each concert is more than a show to watch - it is an opportunity for family play! This event will be hosted with the United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Vigo County School Corporation's Preschool program in January.

Tiny Tot Time

Whale Reading to Baby Whale
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 20 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0-24 months: Listen to books, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays while letting your baby experience a group setting for the first time. After thirty minutes of storytime, babies and parents can engage in free play.

Osmo: Digital learning in the real world - Tangrams & Coding

Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, January 20 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Puzzle it out with tangrams; then practice your coding skills.  Osmo uses physical pieces and an iPad to create a unique, hands-on learning experience.Osmo equipment made possible by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

Creative Writing Workshop with Leah Singer

Main Library
Meeting Room A
Tuesday, January 21 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 9-14: Do you dream of being an author? Do you have family stories you want to share with the world?  Or do you have lots of ideas that you want to put on paper, but you're not sure where to start? Let freelance writer and editor Leah Singer teach you how to conquer the blank page with writing exercises in both fiction and non-fiction and with creative techniques that will get your wildest ideas out of your head.

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