Children's Programs

Summer of Wonder - Summer Reading 2015
On the go this summer? Take the Library with you! ebooks&Audiobooks, eBooks for kids, Magazines, Movies and Music
Every Hero Needs a Sidekick - FCPL Sidekick Programs

Upcoming Events for Children's Programs

TinkerTime - Junk Drawer STEAM

Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
Tinker with what is in the library's junk drawer - duct tape, washi tape, discarded craft supplies, cast-aside electronics and more! Spend the afternoon making and thinking about how science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics are woven together. Ages 6-12 are welcome.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.
*Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*

First Friday Fun Fest at Westview Promenade

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Blvd.

Frederick County Public Libraries teams up with Westview Promenade for Free, Fantastic Fun every First Friday. Just drop by for a variety of stories, music, games, and crafts. Each month features a special theme and unique activities. Best for ages 2-6 with an adult.

Held in the former Coldwater Creek storefront near MOM's Market. Visit the Westview Promenade Facebook Page for any location changes the morning of the event.

Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little Ones

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
Join us for a special storytime in partnership with Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program. Meet new friends and share books, music, activities, and more. Ages birth - 36 months with an adult. Registration opens two weeks before the storytime event.

Transition to Twos

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Is your curious toddler transitioning from baby to child? Transition to Twos nurtures this exciting time in your child’s development through books, movement, music and rhymes. We’ll begin learning to play with others, wait turns, and listen to stories, as well as dance, sing, laugh and have fun! This storytime is designed specifically for caregivers and children 18 months to 30 months. Registration is available two weeks before the monthly program series begins.

Transition to Twos

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:15am to 11:45am
Is your curious toddler transitioning from baby to child? Transition to Twos nurtures this exciting time in your child’s development through books, movement, music and rhymes. We’ll begin learning to play with others, wait turns, and listen to stories, as well as dance, sing, laugh and have fun! This storytime is designed specifically for caregivers and children 18 months to 30 months. Registration is available two weeks before the monthly program series begins.

Art Zone: Colorful Leaves

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
In this beginning drawing class we will learn how to create colorful images using leaves. Participants will use real leaves found from nature to create colorful leaf rubbings. All materials and tools will be provided. No previous drawing skills are required.

Bouncing Babies Story & Playtime

Date: 
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 10:15am to 12:00pm
Learning to read begins BEFORE your child starts school - as a matter of fact, it begins at birth! Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story, and activities. Stay after storytime for independent playtime during which you and your child can socialize with other parents, caregivers, and children. The library will provide the space and a variety of educational toys to explore and share. Ages 0-3

Create a Nature Journal @ Catoctin Mountain National Park

Date: 
Monday, September 7, 2015 - 12:00am
Event Type: 
The Park is partnering with The Thurmont Library to host Nature Journal Making programs conducted by Artist-In-Residence, Linda Johnston. Call 301-663-9388 for times and park location.
Ages 5-12 program is Monday, 9/7 and Saturday 9/12.
Ages 10 - 18 program is Sunday, 9/13.

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