Kids' Events & Programs

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All Children's Programs are Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library

Summer Meal Service at the Russell Library

Lunch from 1:00 - 2:00pm
Activity Room

For children from birth - 18 years old. (Please note, these meals are 'one size fits all' and are best suited for children 3 and older. We are unable to supply formula. If you require alternate meals for those with dietary restrictions, please contact library staff at 860-347-2528) 
Drop in, no registration. Meals are first come, first served!

Reading Buddies

Wednesdays, August 15, 22 @ 2:00pm
Story Telling Room

Does your child love reading? Or is he or she a struggling reader? Members of the Teen Advisory Council will help your child learn to love reading or continue to love reading by being his or her Reading Buddy! Bring your child’s own favorite books or find one in the library. Your child’s Reading Buddy will give your child a FREE book to take home!
For children entering pre-k - 6th grade (ages 3 - 10).
Drop in; no registration required. 

Gone Fishing

Wednesday, August 15 @ 3:30pm
Activity Room

Join the Youth and Family Learning Department for a fun filled craft of making fishing poles and fish to catch and release. No fish will be harmed.
For children entering grades k - 3 (ages 5 - 9).
Drop in; no registration.

Story Time with Mother Goose

Wednesday, August 15 @ 6:00pm
Activity Room

Story Time with Mother Goose! 
For children age 2 to 6 years old. Siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration required. 

Family Event, Kindness Rocks!

Thursday, August 16 @ 2:30pm
Activity Room

The mission of Kindness Rocks is to promote the idea that 'one message at just the right time, can change someone's entire life.' Come help library staff paint inspirational messages on rocks, and take some home to put out into our community.
For children age 3 and up, and their families.
No registration required.

Game Time

Fridays, August 17 @ 10:30pm
Activity Room

Join us for a morning of fun and learning. Play a variety of games while building important skills such as counting, reading, sharing, learning to take turns, and more.
For children in pre-k - 1st grade (ages 3 - 6). Siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration.

Turtle Dance Music presents: The Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show

Friday, August 17 @ 2:00pm
Hubbard Room

Turtle Dance Music returns with a show crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum. Each song in the 60-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will play instruments, try out interactive music technology, and dance along through the whole show! Parents, teachers and caregivers are welcome to join the fun.
For children age 2 and up, with their families. 

Builder's ClubBuilders Club

Friday, August 17 @ 4:00pm
Ages: 5-12, grades K - 7
Activity Room
Drop-in, no registration

Due very small parts we ask that children be
5 – 12 years old!

Come play and build amazing creations with the bricks you know and love!  Bring your friends!
Drop in; no registration

 

Origami

Origami plane August 21 @ 6:30pm
Youth Area
For grades 2 and up (age 7 +)

Drop in; no registration

Explore the Japanese art of paper folding.
For grades 2 and up (age 7 +).
Drop in; no registration.

Jigsaw Mania

Thursday, August 23, 10:30am
Activity Room,

Do you love doing jigsaw puzzles? Then come and make your own simple jigsaw puzzle. 
For children entering pre-k - 4th grade (ages 3-10).
Drop in; no registration required.

Bingo

Friday, August 24, 3:30pm
Activity Room

Join the Youth and Family Learning Department for the fun filled game of Bingo.
For children entering grades k - 6 (ages 5 - 12).
Drop in; no registration.


Ongoing Programs

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Thursdays, August 9 @10:30am
The 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 in this fun, interactive program.

Wonderful Ones and Twos Playtime Twos Playtime

Mondays, August 13 @ 10:00am
Activity Room

One and two year old playgroup.
For one and two year olds and their caregivers. Siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration required.

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Tuesdays, August 14 @ 10:30am
Hubbard Room,

Come hear stories old and new, and move a little.
For children ages 3 - 6. Siblings welcome.
Drop in; no registration required.

 

Summer Meal Service at the Russell Library

Lunch from 1:00 - 2:00pm
Activity Room

For children from birth - 18 years old. (Please note, these meals are 'one size fits all' and are best suited for children 3 and older. We are unable to supply formula. If you require alternate meals for those with dietary restrictions, please contact library staff at 860-347-2528) 
Drop in, no registration. Meals are first come, first served!

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