Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater     814 723-4650 x126
Children’s Room Assistant: Kelley Wood

   Please visit our Children’s Story Time Videos page, where you can view Snoozer’s Storytime Adventures and the ABC Read with Me with Ms. Susan recordings.  

2023 Winter/Spring Children’s Program Schedule

Weekly Programs

Note: Preschools, daycares and/or groups of six or more are encouraged to call the Children’s Librarian to schedule a special time for your group.

Toddler Time:  Mondays at 10:30 am in the Children’s Department. Ages 1-5. Join Ms. Susan for stories, songs, crafts and creative play. Dates: January 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24.

Special Events

Start Your Summer Garden Using Winter Sowing:  Saturday, March 18, 11:00 am, Slater Room. Warren County Master Gardeners will demonstrate and share examples of how to grow new plants from seeds. Participants will then construct their own homemade mini greenhouses from milk bottles and plant some vegetables and flowers to start their summer garden. All supplies provided by the Master Gardeners. Preregistration is mandatory with a maximum of 18 participants in grades K – 8. Registration form available in the Children’s Department starting February 15.

Toyland Story Time:  Saturday, April 15, 11:00 am, Slater Room. Join Ms. Susan for a few stories about a little girl named Trixie who is very attached to her favorite toy. What happens when the toy goes missing? The program culminates with each child choosing a homemade wooden toy provided by the Toy Shoppe of Warren to keep. Registration Mandatory. Registration form available in the Children’s Department starting April 1.  

Youth Art Month Wetmore Gallery, 3rd floor of Library, March 8-March 29, 2023. Talented Warren County students from Warren County School District, St. Joseph Elementary School and local homeschoolers in grades K – 12 will have teacher-selected pieces of artwork on display in celebration of Youth Art Month throughout March. Each child with art on display will receive an Art Award Certificate from their teacher at the Open House on March 8.

Online Programs

Page Turner Adventures Laugh & Learn Video Series:  Shows geared for grades K – 5. There are six shows (30-45 minutes each) that include an interactive show, crafts, projects, and a recipe or activity. The six shows are: Myrtle Over the Moon, The Smallest Show on Earth, The Ocean’s Got Talent, Everglades Adventure, Steam Lab, and Juggling Workshop.   Access to these online videos begins Feb. 1 and lasts through May 3. To view these shows go to Enter Username: warrenlibrary and Password: Warren123.

DIY Program

Read Your Way through the Farm: A new reading incentive for a new year. Children ages two and up are encouraged to read 25 books about farm animals. For more details, pick up a Read Your Way through the Farm form on the Children’s Department staff desk or download a PDF at this link. All children who submit this form will receive a Readers are Leaders ribbon and a farm goody bag. In addition, their names will be entered in to a random drawing for a $25 Walmart gift card; three children will each receive a gift card. Participants have until Monday, April 17, to submit their forms. 

National Library Week: April 23 – 29.

  • Children who attend Toddler Time on April 24 will receive a copy of one of the 2023 Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child title, which is yet to be announced.
  • Patron Appreciation Day is Tuesday, April 25. Stop by the Library lobby throughout the day for a tasty treat.

 Available All Year

1000 Books Before Kindergarten:Help put your child on the right track for kindergarten and build a solid foundation for academic success by reading early and often to your young children. The Warren Library is providing the opportunity to participate in this popular program open for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Information about this program and reading logs can be found on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten page here.  When visiting the library, information and  a reading log for the first 100 books can be found on the semi-circle in the Children’s Department. Those who prefer an online method may keep track at Reader Zone. Register on their website using the program code fc392. Like apps? Download the Reader Zone app from Google Play, the App Store or Amazon by searching for “Reader Zone”; be sure to use program code fc392.

Prerecorded Virtual Story Times

Snoozer’s Storytime Adventures:  Mrs. Hamilton and her vacuum robot sidekick Snoozer share stories during ten different 12-minute episodes aimed at providing entertainment for children while illustrating the benefits of reading in a fun and exciting way. They also complete a craft and sing a fun song.   These episodes can be viewed on Children’s Story Time Videos page, which you can link to at the top of this page.                                                      

ABC Read with Me: Ms. Susan completed a recording for each letter of the alphabet from September 2020 through April 2021. Recordings can be viewed on the Warren Public Library’s Facebook page and on our website via the Children’s Story Times Video page (link on top of page). Each recording focuses on a different letter of the alphabet. Crafts and coloring pages mentioned in the video have already been passed out, but you can still view the videos.   

Portions of these programs are possible due to the generous contributions made at our annual Midwinter FUNdraiser.