Spring Brings New Kids Programs at the Library

Posted: 4/6/2018 10:36:16 AM
Spring Reading Programs for children – Alphabet Antics – begin in April with some exciting additions to activities in the Seagraves Children’s Library.
Beginning April 2 and continuing Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., Paws to Read returns to the library providing children the opportunity to read with a trained therapy dog – Mater the basset hound. Reluctant readers are often more comfortable reading to an animal rather than interacting with another person.
Sensory Storytime for preschoolers, ages 3-6, will be offered Fridays at 10:30 a.m. This program is designed for children with developmental disabilities or sensory processing disorders accompanied by a caregiver.
The activity will be presented by Erin Roan, MS, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist. This program is made possible by a grant from the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
National Library Week is April 8-14 and, along with a week of puppet shows and crafts during the regular programs, the week culminates with the return of a longtime favorite activity in the Community Room on Saturday, April 14 beginning at 1 p.m.
The American Girl Festival will feature music, crafts, dancing and more and will be followed by a free screening of an “American Girl” movie.
A Saturdays with the Symphony concert for the whole family will be offered in the Community Room on Saturday, April 28, sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. After the classical music concert, the kids are invites to meet the musicians and learn what it is like to play a musical instrument.
The regular Spring Reading Programs include:
* Spanish Bilingual Storytime: Mondays, 11 a.m. Learn some Spanish through stories, activities, and crafts for ages 3-6.
* Book Babies Lapsit:  Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m., for children ages newborn to 2 accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.
* Toddler Time Music & Motion: Tuesdays, 11 a.m., fun, songs, movement, and a story for 2-3 year olds.
* Stay & Play: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., after Toddler Time, families can stay for fun and socializing.
* Lake City LEGO Club: Tuesdays, 4 p.m., at the Lake City Public Library in the high school on Ramsey Road.
* Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., stories and a craft geared to ages 3-5.
* Code Club: Wednesday, 4 p.m., learn coding basics with robots and video games. For ages 7-12.
* LEGO Club: Thursdays, 4 p.m., free play with the library’s huge collection of LEGOs.  Generally for ages 5 -11.
Children under 6 visiting the libraries need to be supervised by an adult or a person who is at least 14 even during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building.
For more information call 208-769-2315 Ext. 438 or e-mail Susan Thorpe, Youth Services Supervisor, at sthorpe@cdalibrary.org.

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