Kids Corner

Upcoming Events

Join us for great events just for kids! Visit the LIBRARY CALENDAR for details.

1KB4K: 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
1KB4K is a library initiative that promotes reading 1,000 books to preschoolers before they begin Kindergarten. It’s easy to do, and the child gets a free book, funded by the Friends of Fondulac District Library, every time they read and report 100 books. For additional information or to register, visit the Youth Services Department.

Anytime Activities
Even when there’s not a program scheduled, there’s always something fun to do at the library! Stop by the desk in the Youth Services Department to learn more about the library’s current Anytime Activity, a craft, game, or project kids can do whenever they visit the library.

Toys & Games
Numerous toys and games are available for your child to play with in the library’s Youth Services Department. The library offers a wide selection of board and card games, as well as a train table, Lego table, puzzles, and a puppet theater. Stop by and enjoy a delightful and entertaining morning or afternoon at the library!

 

Paws to Read • Saturday, January 28 • 1 p.m. • Grades 3-8 
The Peoria Humane Society offers a program at the library for children 8 years of age and older who love dogs and want to practice their reading skills. Registration

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th Birthday • Friday, February 3 • 2 p.m. • Grades K-8
Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday at the library! Learn more about Wilder’s life, and enjoy games, crafts, and treats tailored to her iconic series. Drop In

Valentine Craft • Saturday, February 11 • 1:30-3:30 p.m. • Grades PreK-5
Stop by the Youth Services Department to decorate a bag perfect for collecting Valentine cards. Drop In

Dr. Seuss Day • Thursday, March 2 • 10 a.m. • Preschoolers
It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Visit the library for a unique story time featuring guest reader Mayor Dave Mingus and a Dr. Seuss themed craft. Drop In

Give a Pig a Party • Friday, March 24• 2 p.m. • Grades PreK-5
It’s a day off of school! Come to the library for a fun-filled time of crafts and activities based on the book If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff. Drop In

Weekly Programs:

Story Times • Story times will run from Monday, January 9 through April 14
Introduce your children to new stories, songs, crafts, and friends!  Children must be the appropriate age for the session they attend. Drop In

  • Little Listeners • Mondays • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. • 4 to 6 years old without parent/guardian
  • Together Time • Tuesdays • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. • 3 years old with parent/guardian
  • Family Story Time • Tuesdays • 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. • 2 to 6 years old with parent/guardian
  • Tiny Tot Time • Thursdays • 10:00 – 10:20 a.m. • 1 & 2 years old with parent/guardian
  • New!  Baby Lapsit • Fridays • 10:00 – 10:20 a.m. • Birth to 1 years old with parent/guardian

There will be no story times on Thursday, February 9!  We will be closed until 11:00 a.m. for Staff Development.

Little Explorers • Wednesdays, January 11 – April 12 • 10 a.m. • 4 to 6 years old
This fun and interactive program encourages 4 to 6 years old children to explore art, music, movement, math, and science. Registration

Monthly Programs:

Adventures In Drawing • 2nd & 4th Tuesdays • January 10 & 24, February 14 &28, and March 14 & 28 • 3:30 p.m. • Grades 6-8
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of cartooning?  Join Cori Harkness for this engaging after-school program.  Registration

Pok′emon Club • Tuesdays • January 10, February 14, and March 14 • 6 p.m. • Grades 3-8
Join us for Pok′emon Club! Kids ages 8 to 14 are welcome to participate.  Bring your cards to trade, Nintendo DS and games, and have some fun battling new friends!  Drop In

Tween Messy Art • 3rd Tuesdays • January 17 – March 21 • 4 p.m. • Grades 4-6
Participate in a variety of craft and art projects designed to stimulate creativity and imagination. Drop In

Tween Book Jeopardy
Last Thursdays • January 26, February 23, and March 30 • 6 p.m. • Grades 4-6
Test your knowledge against others in this trivia based book review with a classic game show format. Drop In

Prince & Princess Story Hour • Last Sundays • January 29, February 26, and March 26 • 2 p.m. • Grades PreK-3
Join us for a fairy tale story hour along with crafts and/or activities. Costumes are encouraged but are not required to attend. Children of kindergarten age or younger will need an adult’s assistance with some of the crafts. Drop In

 

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Susan Elder, Youth Services Manager

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