Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater  sslater@warrenlibrary.org     814 723-4650

 Children’s Room Assistant: Kelley Wood

Children’s 2021 Winter/Spring Program Schedule

Due to rising Covid numbers, we will return to Contactless Pickup starting January 4. Click HERE for more information.

NOTE: At this time our programs must remain virtual. This program schedule will evolve as parameters set due to Covid-19 evolve.

 Please visit our Children’s Story Time Videos page, where you can link to ABC Read with Me with Ms. Susan, guest readers via Library Friends Read, and 16 episodes of Checkers Library TV (see descriptions below).     

 ABC Read with Me: Ms. Susan will continue to post one recorded story per week on Warren Public Library Facebook on Mondays through the end of April. Each recording focuses on a different letter of the alphabet. Crafts and coloring pages that correspond to each recording are available in the library’s parking lot entrance during Contactless Pickup hours (Curbside pickups). Crafts/coloring pages available for each story time while supplies last.   

Books for the Belly with Ms. Kelley: The theme of this recorded story time will be fun books that focus on eating and food. Ms. Kelley will incorporate a mixture of fiction and nonfiction. Aimed at ages 6 and up, these will be posted weekly to our Facebook page through the end of April. 

 Library Friends Read:  Throughout this season we will invite guest readers to share a story. Recordings of these guest readers will be posted on our Facebook page as we receive them through the end of April. It’s fun to hear others read as everyone has different reading styles. Take a look and see if you recognize any of these readers. 

Youth Art Month Virtual Art Show: Every year the library hosts an art show with local students from the Warren County School District, St. Joseph’s and homeschoolers for the month of March. Youth Art Month supports and emphasizes the importance of art education in the schools. Details are still being worked out, but the hope is to display select student art work on our library Facebook page and website, and the individual schools will also post the art work on their respective social media. 

 Checkers Library TV Virtual Program: If you did not get a chance to view all 16 episodes last summer, you may still view these episodes via this page (click on link above). Checkers Library TV recorded weekly programs last summer featuring Checkers the Inventor (Joey Hamilton), his robot sidekick, Snoozer, and a variety of special visitors including medical professionals, community leaders, police and firemen and women and others in 30 minute episodes. Each episode also includes segments featuring storytelling, author interviews, art projects, science experiments, interactive games, contests, comedy, magic and exciting short films. An excellent STEM learning opportunity for preschool, kindergarten and first graders.

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 www.readerzone.com 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.

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