Franklin Public Library - March 2020 Youth Services Events

Library Hours

The Library’s regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30-5:00 p.m.

Programs for Children and Teens

Mondays

Move Along! 10:30 a.m.  For ages 0 – 5 years.

This thirty minute program features music, movement, stories, and other interactive activities to encourage social skills and promote early literacy! Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to participate. No registration is required! Join us immediately after for an informal playgroup with toys and books for children who are accompanied by an adult. Connect with other parents and let little ones interact with one another!

 

Dungeons and Dragons Club for Kids! 3:30-5:00 p.m. For ages 7-13.

Kids ages 7-13 are invited to join us for a weekly Dungeons and Dragons Club! Dungeons and Dragons, also known as D&D, is one of the most complex tabletop games in history. The library will supply dice, rule books, and blank character sheets! We will be using the 5th edition books and rules. (Dungeon Masters must be ages 12 and up) Email [email protected] to sign up!

 

Tuesdays

Cool Cruisers: a Playgroup for crawlers and early walkers! 9:30 a.m.

Babies who have graduated from tummy time and are scooting all over the place are welcome to this playgroup just for them! We recognize that fun age of exploring is very different from their first few months, so join us for a special playgroup just for this exciting time!

 

Get Ready for Kindergarten! 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 – 5.

This 45 minute program featuring stories, songs, activities, and crafts will help prepare your children for preschool and kindergarten.  Parents and caregivers can attend with their child if they wish.  No registration is required.

 

Toe-Tapping Tuesdays! 4:00 p.m. For ages 2-4.

Let’s play some music and get those little toes grooving! Join us for an introductory class into creative movement using basic ballet moves and props. From tip toeing, twirling and skipping to jumping and tapping, we will have fun learning to move to the music while building coordination and confidence.

 

Code IT! 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m. For Grades 4+.

Welcome to the evolution of technology programming at the Franklin Public Library.  Come on in for a Beginner level Hour of Code! Recommended for 4th grade and up. To sign up contact [email protected].

Wednesdays

Terrific Toddlers! 10:30 a.m.  For ages 18 months to 3 years.

Enjoy thirty minutes of interactive stories, songs, and activities for families and children from 18mo to age 3. No registration is required. Join us immediately after for an informal playgroup with toys and books for children who are accompanied by an adult. Connect with other parents and let little ones interact with one another!

 

Creation Station! 3:30-4:30 p.m. For ages 4+.

Join us each Wednesday for an afternoon of crafting, building, and flexing our creative muscles! We'll have themed crafts and building challenges each week in this special drop-in program that combines arts and crafts, Legos, and other fun surprises! There's sure to be something for everyone!

 

RAD Storytellers Club! 3rd Wednesday of the month, March 18th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Join local author James Rad for a special book club and storytelling class for all ages! Young storytellers will share, learn, and create with middle-grade author James Rad and art teacher Amy Rad! Plus--pizza!

 

Thursdays

Baby Tummy Time! 9:30 a.m. For pre-walkers ages 0-18 months

Babies and caregivers: join us each Thursday morning for Tummy Time! Nurture your baby’s development with gentle music, movement, and sensory play at the library! Please bring a small blanket or towel for your baby’s comfort!

 

StoryXplorers! 10:30 a.m. For ages 0-5.

Join us for 30 minutes of themed stories, songs, and movement followed by 30 minutes of craft and sensory play!

 

Bookworm Bounce! 4:00-4:45 p.m. For ages 0-5.

Kids ages 0-5 are welcome to join us for an afternoon storytime full of music, movement, stories, and other interactive activities to encourage social skills and promote early literacy! Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to participate! No registration required!

 

Tales for Tails!  2nd Thursday of the Month, 6:30 p.m. For Grades 2+.

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog! Bring your favorite book or pick out one of ours to read. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Email [email protected] to sign up!

 

Fridays

 

Happy Feet! Fridays, March 13th & 27th, 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-4.

Let’s play some music and get those feet moving! Join us for an introductory class into creative movement using very basic ballet moves. We will have fun learning to move to the music while building coordination and confidence. Laughter and giggles are definitely expected!

 

Chess Club for Kids! March 13th & 27th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. For ages 8-13.

A fun and educational program for kids? What more could you ask for? Whether you are new to the game or are a more seasoned player, we invite all kids ages 8-13 to join us! 

 

Saturdays

 

Baby Sensory! First Saturday of the Month, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a 45 minute baby sensory program! Watch your little one interact and engage with a variety of sensory items! Sensory play is a fantastic way to help babies explore their worlds, stimulate the senses, and create little inquisitive explorers! Babies under 2 are welcome and encouraged! (Got older siblings? They can bring along a stuffed toy or baby and play along!)

 

Special Programs

 

Dog Man Party! Saturday March 7th, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for games, crafts, snacks and more as we celebrate everyone's favorite crime-biting canine!

 

Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt! March 13th-17th

Can you find the mischievous leprechaun hiding in the library? Drop in to the library at any point St. Patrick’s Day weekend and follow the clues to win your share of the treasure!

 

Baby-Wearing Dance Party! Friday, March 13th, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Strap your little one in and join us for music and movement together! Bond with your baby in a fun, interactive way for this half-hour program!

 

Storytime S.T.E.A.M.! Saturday, March 21st, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a special reading of "How to Catch a Leprechaun" by Adam Wallace followed by a lucky gold challenge!!

 

Super Power Celebration! Saturday March 21st, 9:00 a.m.

Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Day with a fun celebration of the way our differences are our superpowers!

 

Teen Programs

 

Artist Amigos! First Wednesday of the Month, March 4th, 6:00-6:30PM

Join us for a monthly artsy meetup in the teen room! Bring your own art projects to work on, or get inspired by fun prompts devised by our youth services librarians! Materials and snacks will be provided!

 

Volunteens! 1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Calling all Tweens and Teens! Are you looking to build your resume? Have you ever been interested in volunteering at the library? Well now’s your chance. Join us Thursday nights twice a month for volunteer projects! Attendance to at least one meeting a month is required.

For more information please contact Bree at [email protected].

 

Teen Pasta Party! Saturday March 7th, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Teens! Bring along a bowl of your favorite cooked pasta as we celebrate one of our favorite ways to eat carbs! We'll have a topping bar to enjoy, and maybe some pasta related surprises!

 

Teen Advisory Board, 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 6:30 p.m.

Join us each month for Teen Advisory Board! The Teen Advisory Board is a GREAT opportunity to get involved here at the library! You'll help plan events and programs, create displays and decorate the teen space, and help drive decisions around the kinds of materials we bring to the YA collection, from books and beyond, all while eating snacks and getting volunteer hours! It's a win-win-win!

 

Girls Who Code! 2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month 1:00-3:00 p.m. (6th-8th Grade!)

Club curriculum focuses on a culminating Girls Who Code Project, where girls work in teams to use their coding skills and bravery to solve a real world problem they care about by engaging in fun and simple self-guided coding tutorials that range from beginner to advanced in Scratch, Python, JavaScript, and Thunkable. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please email [email protected] to join!

 

Teen Spring Cleaning Swap! Saturday March 21st, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Teens! Are you in spring cleaning mode? Bring along clean, gently used clothes, accessories, or decor that no longer "spark joy", and swap with your friends! Discover new treasures and help your old ones find a new home!

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