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

   Please visit our Children’s Story Time Videos page, where you can view this summer’s Reading Road Trip episodes and the ABC Read with Me with Ms. Susan recordings.  

Warren Public Library Children’s Program Schedule

November – December, 2021 and January 2022

  • We are still unable to provide in-person programs inside the library, but hopefully some of the following will suffice for now.

Story Time with Ms. Susan or Others: Each week now through January, Ms. Susan will post a recording of a story time that features either herself or share the link to an interesting one she found online. These recordings will be posted on Warren Public Library’s Facebook page November, December and January when time allows.

Crystal Claus’ Corner:  Mrs. Claus will not be able to make her yearly visit to the Warren Library, but her elves made 8 different recordings of her sharing holiday stories and such. Starting December 1, we will post festive recordings of Mrs. Claus each week on our Facebook page through December 17. This year includes a contest (ages 2 – 12) where you view each video, record the title of the book read plus the magic Christmas word Mrs. Claus mentions at the end of each recording. Write these down on the Crystal Claus’ Corner Contest form and submit it to the library by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 20, and your name will be entered into a random drawing. You may also email your form to Ms. Susan: The grand prize winner will receive a huge Rudolph gift basket prepared by Mrs. Claus herself. Two runner-ups will each receive a $25 Walmart gift card. Winners will be notified on December 21. Mrs. Claus also has coloring pages to correspond to her readings, which can be picked up at the entrance to the Children’s Department starting in December.  Recordings will post at 9:00 a.m. on December 1, 3, 6, 8,10, 13, 15 and 17. Crystal Claus’ Corner Contest forms are available on the white table outside of the Children’s Department or download it here: Crystal Claus’ Corner.

Read Your Way through the Alphabet Challenge: Children from ages two through twelve (2-12) are encouraged to read 26 books to earn a reading medal and have their name entered into a drawing for a $50 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 Monday, January 17, 2022 to submit their forms. Read Your Way through the Alphabet forms are available on the table outside of the Children’s Department or download it 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; three children will each receive a $50 Walmart gift card. Winners will be contacted on January 20, 2022.

Be the Book Challenge: Book lovers of all ages, the Warren Public Library is providing another opportunity to let your creative juices flow via Be the Book. We offered this challenge last year and received some really neat photos, so we are offering it again. 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!  Staff  examples can be viewed below. Participants should send their photo to Children’s Librarian Susan Slater: by Monday, January 10, 2022. Please send it before that if it is ready. You will receive a response as confirmation. Be sure to include the book in the photo. In addition to the photo, emailed entries must include: Adult contact name, particpant’s names and ages if children are involved, phone number, book title and author. Participant’s names will be entered into a random drawing; four participants will each receive a $50 Walmart gift card. All entries will be posted to the Warren Public Library Facebook photo album “Be the Book 2022 Entries” by January 12; winners will also be notified via phone on that date. A few of the entries will also be sent to the Warren Times Observer. This program is open to all ages.


The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie            Ye Castle Stinketh by Chana Stiefel

Reading Road Trip Challenge: The Warren Library purchased 12 episodes of The Reading Road Trip, which features Checkers the Inventor and his robot sidekick, Snoozer. These episodes can be found by clicking on the Children’s Story Time Videos link on the top of this page.  Checkers and Snoozer visit all types of animal habitats and have a variety of zany adventures. Contest: Young viewers (ages 2-12) who watch each episode might win a $50 Walmart gift card by filling out a Reading Road Trip Contest form, which are available on the white table outside of the Children’s Department or download this: Reading Road Trip Contest. Two winners will each win a $50 Walmart card. You have this entire autumn to view these episodes, which are approximately 30 minutes each. On the contest form you will record, for each episode, the craft demonstrated and name the animal you liked best plus why you liked it. Contest forms due into the Children’s Department by December 15; winners notified on December 16.


Watch a short Reading Road Trip Teaser: 





 Available All Year:                                                                     

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.   

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.

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