Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater  sslater@warrenlibrary.org     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.  

Children’s 2022 Autumn 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 a.m., in the Children’s Department. Ages 1-5. Join Ms. Susan for  stories, songs, crafts and creative play. Dates: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12. NOTES: Our Halloween program will be October 31 – adults and children are welcome to dress in costume. Bringing treats to share is optional – count approximately 25-30. Mrs. Claus will visit our December 12 program. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Special Events

After School with Mrs. Claus: Monday, December 12, 4:30 p.m., Children’s Department. Mrs. Claus loves books and children so she enjoys visiting Warren to share holiday stories, songs, and crafts. Preregistration appreciated. Registration form will be available in Children’s Department next to staff computer starting November 1.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa and Mrs. Claus: Saturday, December 3, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Slater Room, 3rd floor. Join us for a jolly time as Santa and Mrs. Claus share holiday stories and songs. Afterwards children can visit with Santa while others color holiday crafts. Preregistration required.  Registration form will be available in Children’s Department next to staff computer starting November 1.

 DIY Programs

Read Your Way through the Alphabet Challenge: Children ages two through eleven (2-11) are encouraged to read 26 books to earn a reading medal and have their name entered into a drawing for a $25 Walmart gift card. This can be accomplished by reading one book for each letter of the alphabet. How does this work? Use author names or book titles for each letter. For example, Dog Man by Dav Pilkey could count towards the letter “D”, “M”, or “P”. You may only use each book for one letter, which results in 26 different books being read. Younger children may participate because adults can record books read to their little ones. Participants have until December 13, 2022 to submit their forms. Read Your Way through the Alphabet forms are available on the staff desk in the Children’s Department or download one here: Read Your Way through the Alphabet. All children who submit their forms will receive a medal upon submission plus their names will be entered into a random drawing; one child will receive a $25 Walmart gift card. Winner will be contacted on December 14, 2022.

Holiday Scavenger Hunt:  Forms available starting November 1. Children ages three to eleven (3-11) are invited to complete a holiday themed scavenger hunt in the Children’s Department. As each task is completed, the title of the book or library item that meets the description is to be noted on the Holiday Scavenger Hunt form; parents can write for the little ones. Scavenger Hunt forms can be found on the staff desk in the Children’s Department or download one from here: Scavenger Hunt Holidays. Forms are due into the Children’s Room by December 13. Participant names will be placed in a random drawing. The grand prize is a huge Grinch Gift Basket and there will also be six runner-up holiday prizes.

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 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.

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.