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

 Children’s Room Assistant: Kelley Wood

Children’s 2020 Autumn Program Schedule

Come on in and check out some materials!  To gain access inside the library an appointment must be made during our Browse by Appointment hours (Monday, 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.; Thursday, 4:00-7:00 p.m.). Children are to be accompanied by an adult.  Phone the library to schedule an appointment.

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 Virtual Programs page, where you can link to 16 episodes of Checkers Library TV and ABC Read with Me recordings (see descriptions below).     

 ABC Read with Me: Ms. Susan will post one recorded story per week on Warren Public Library Facebook on Monday mornings September 21 – December 14. At some point these can also be viewed on our Virtual Programs page on our website. Each recording will focus on a different letter of the alphabet. Crafts and coloring pages that correspond to each recording will be available on a table outside of the Children’s Department, which can be picked up by children or family when visiting the library during Browse by Appointment hours. Crafts/coloring pages available for each story time while supplies last.

 Library Friends Read: Throughout this season we will invite guest readers to share a story. Readings will be recorded and posted to our Facebook page as we receive them.

Crystal Claus’ Corner: Mrs. Claus will not be able to make her yearly visit to Warren Library, but she has sent word that Santa will record her sharing holiday stories and such. These recordings will begin on December 1. More details available later.

Checkers Library TV Virtual Program: If you did not get a chance to view all 16 episodes this summer, you may still view these episodes this autumn on our website’s Virtual Programs page (click on link above). Checkers Library TV recorded a weekly program this past 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 other special guests 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 that will have children on the edge of their seats. An excellent STEM learning opportunity for preschool, kindergarten and first graders.

Be the Book Challenge: Book lovers, this is an opportunity to let your creative juices flow. The challenge is to “act” out, or depict, a book title. Take a photo of yourself, friends or family acting out a book. Books for all age levels (children – adult) can be utilized: picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, graphic novels. Photo may include one person, several people, pets, stuffed animals; use your imagination!  Starting September 30, examples can be viewed on Warren Public Library’s Facebook photo album “Be the Book Staff Examples”. People who would like to participate may send their photo to Children’s Librarian Susan Slater: sslater@warrenlibrary.org by Thursday, October 15. I will respond to each email in confirmation. Be sure to include the book in the photo. In addition to the photo, emailed entries must include: Adult contact name and phone number, book title and author. Participant names will entered into a random drawing; two participants will each receive a $25 Tim Horton’s gift card. All entries will be posted to Warren Public Library Facebook photo album “Be the Book Entries” on October 16. Winners will be notified via phone on October 26.

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