Poetry, Puppetry, Music, and Movement with Kevin Kammeraad

With a cast of puppets and a trunk full of tunes, Kevin and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe return with another exciting, high-energy show. They will inspire the audience to create, write, sing, and dance.

Thursday, Oct. 12,

6:30 p.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room

Animals Around the World

Experience an exciting look at live, wild animals from deserts, rain forests, and other diverse ecosystems presented by Animals Around the World. Kids will be able to see the animals up close.

Thursday, Nov. 9,

6:30 p.m.,

Miller Stone Building

Build a Better World - Children's Summer Reading Program

Children in fifth grade and younger may earn prizes for reading and enjoying books. Summer is the perfect time for kids to read the books they want to read. Reading throughout the summer helps students maintain their reading levels.

Children may stop by either library to pick up a reading log to keep track of daily reading. Children mark the log for each day they read. After reading for 16 days, children may receive a prize and $5 in Willard Bucks, which may be applied toward fines. After an additional 16 days, children receive a different prize and $5 more in Willard Bucks. And after an additional 16 days, youngsters will receive another prize and $5 more in Willard Bucks.

Children's reading activities may include:

  • Reading to yourself
  • Reading to someone else
  • Having someone read to you
  • Listening to a story on audio
  • Using the online Tumblebooks.

Also, children who attend at least three library programs will be entered into a drawing for a family prize.

Through Tuesday, Sept. 5,

Willard Library Children's Room,

Helen Warner Branch

Early Childhood Connections Playgroup

This parent and child interactive playgroup, presented by Early Childhood Connections, focuses on developmentally appropriate school readiness activities for children 5 years and younger. Activities include sensory play, open ended art, and activities to encourage early literacy skills. Children are offered the chance to learn how to play and interact with other children while becoming comfortable with the library. Siblings are welcome.

Mondays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 20,

6-7 p.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room

and

Thursdays, Sept. 14 to Nov. 16,

6-7 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch

Music and Movement

Preschoolers are invited to move, dance, and stretch during this interactive story time taught by fitness instructor Debbie Marz. Movement, music, and stories will be a fun combination that makes reading something active the whole family can do together. Adult participation will be required. Participants are asked to wear shoes and clothing that permit movement. No strollers please.

Mondays, Oct. 2-30,

11-11:45 a.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room

Play Date at the Library

This program encourages curiosity and builds self-confidence in children while they play and make new friends. Play Date is designed to encourage children age 5 and younger to explore new learning opportunities at their own pace and in their own way. 

Mondays, Sept. 11, 18, 25, and Nov. 6, 13, and 20,

11 a.m. to noon,

Willard Library Meeting Room