Kids' Events & Programs

mouse Children's Calendar for Programs and Events

Special Programs

Frosty TalesFrosty the Snowman

All preschoolers are invited to this special program on Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30pm in the Activity Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown.  Frosty Tales are our seasonal pick for your evening, along with warm songs of cheer, crafts and your friends on a cold winter’s night. 

Siblings, older or younger, are welcome too.  No registration is required.

Christmas craftsHoliday Card and Gift Tag Drop-In Craft

Children ages 5 and up are invited to this holiday craft program on Friday, December 19, 4-5 pm  in the Activity Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown.  We have plenty of beautiful recycled cards, holiday ribbon, sparkles and more for a fun hour of crafts and a cup of hot chocolate.

No registration is required.

 

Midnight @ NoonMidnight at noon

Don’t worry if you are too young to stay up until midnight, because it will be midnight at noon on Wednesday, December 31, 11:115am -12:15pm in the Activity Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown.  Children ages 3 and up are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve.  We will make noise makers and party hats to help bring in the New Year with a special library count down. 

No registration is necessary.

Preschool FairPreschool Information Fair

Parents and their children are invited to meet representatives from local preschool programs and ask questions about curriculum and tuition on Saturday, January 24, 10:00-12 noon in the Children’s Activity Room.  The snow date is Saturday, January 31.  A craft area for children will be provided.  Don't delay - begin your search for preschool enrollment.  Inclusion in this fair is for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement of individual programs by the Russell Library.


Ongoing Programs

Baby Rhyme TimeToddler Biting Book

Wednesdays, 1:30pm
Activity Room
Ages: birth-12 months and their grown-ups
Drop-in, No Registration

Looking for something to do with your infant or toddler?  Come join us for Baby Rhyme Time, a program for babies one year and under and their caregivers.  We’ll sing songs, learn rhymes,
finger plays and more in this fun, interactive program. 

Ones Fun

Thursdays, 10:00amToddler and Robot blowing bubbles
Activity Room
Ages: 12 months to 23 months
Drop-in, No Registration

This program for ones and their caregiver is the perfect way to start your day.  We'll sing songs, learn rhymes, finger plays and more in this fun, interactive program.  

Wonderful Ones

Mondays, 10:00am
Activity Room
Ages: 12 months – 23 months

Registration is required
Due to high demand this program is open to Middletown residents only.

Children ages 12 months to 23 months and their caregivers will enjoy music, puppets, books, and age-appropriate play.  It’s a great way for little ones to start their week.  Children should be 12 months old by the first class.  Due to high demand this program is open to Middletown residents only. 

Twos Are Terrific

Toddlers in a puddleWednesdays, 10:00am
Activity Room
Ages: 24 months – 35 months

Registration is required
Due to high demand this program is open to Middletown residents only.

Children ages 24 months to 35 months and their caregivers will enjoy books, rhymes, music, flannel stories and craft time. Age appropriate play is also included.  Children should be two years old by the first class. 

Robot and Girl

Preschool Power Story Hour

Thursdays, 1:30pm
Activity Room
Ages 3-5 and their caregivers
Registration is required

Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers will enjoy favorite stories, old and new, in this early literacy-based story time.  Preschool Power is a fun, energetic mix of stories, finger plays, puppets, music, dance, and crafts; we’ll also have time to just play. 

 

Lego FoodBuilder's Club

Fridays, 4:00-5:30 pm
January 16 & 30
Ages: 6-12
Activity Room
Drop-in, no registration

Due very small parts we ask that children be 6 – 12 years old!


Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to join the Builders’ Club 4-5:30pm on Fridays (see dates above), in the Activity Room.  Join us for afternoons of building with the bricks we all know and love.  Come build with your favorite interlocking blocks!  Each week we will have a challenge, and if you’re lucky, your creation will be chosen to be displayed in our glass case.  And don’t forget, we take donations!  If you know anyone who has outgrown their Lego Bricks, we will take them.  Due to the small pieces utilized, we ask that only those children 6 – 12 years of age be actively involved in the program and that they stay and help put pieces away.  Perhaps your “littles” would enjoy our newly reopened Parenting Room.
 No registration is required. 

Favorite Stories and Crafts

First Saturdays, 10:00amFavorite Stories image
Ages: 3-5 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome!
Activity Room
Drop-in, no registration

On the first Saturday of every month, a Children’s Librarian will share her favorite stories with you.  Drop by for stories and stay to make a craft together.  The stories are selected for children age 3-5 years and their caregivers.  Siblings are also welcome.  Get a great start on your 1st Saturday.  No registration is needed.

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