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 Autumn Program Schedule

September – October, 2021

  • We are still unable to provide in-person programs inside the library, but hopefully some of the following will suffice for now.
  • Another program schedule for November – December will be available at the end of October.

Story Time Picnic: Mondays, 11:00 a.m. at North Warren Presbyterian Church pavilion, 200 South State Street. We provide the story time and you provide the picnic. Listen to a few stories, participate in a few songs, and take home a craft. Parents are welcome to bring food or a snack for their own child/children if they choose. Children may play on the playground afterwards, but be aware that the playground is also open for public use. Preregistration not required; just show up and have fun. Dates: September 20, 27; October 11, 18, 25.

More Caps for Sale Story Walk: Monday, October 4 – Sunday, October 10, 2021. Just like the story walk we did over the summer except this time we are using the book *More Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina with Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer. Families and children can complete this story walk at their leisure during the listed dates. Participants may pick up a More Caps for Sale Story Walk packet with directions and activity sheets from the table outside of the Children’s Department or download one here: More Caps for Sale Story Walk Packet. Packets will also be available outside of the library entrance doors on the parking lot side. Certain businesses along Second Avenue and Liberty Street will post pages from More Caps for Sale in their windows. Starting at Crones Gifts and Medical Supplies, participants will read the story in progression as they walk along one side and then the other side of Liberty Street and then down Second Avenue, ending at Gaughn’s Drug Store. Participating businesses will be noted in the packet. *The Story Walk packets will be available starting September 27, are to be completed between October 4-10, and due into the Warren Library by October 15. Those who turn in the “Submission Form” from their packet by the due date will have their names entered into a drawing. Twelve names will be randomly drawn and winners notified on October 18. Each of the twelve winners will receive a gift bag. Gift bags will include an array of prizes including a t-shirt, a copy of one of the Caps for Sale stories, a stuffed monkey, a colorful beret and some other tidbits.

Spider Egg Hunt: Saturday, October 9, 11:30 a.m. Outside, Market Street side. Preregistration mandatory, attendance limited, ages 2-10. This program starts with a spider story and ends with the egg hunt. All participants will receive  Halloween goodie bags, spider activity sheets and the opportunity to locate a specific amount of eggs so every child will go home with the same amount of spider eggs. Children who find the eggs with a gold or silver ticket will receive a special prize. Phone 814 723-4650 x126 to register or stop by the Children’s Department staff desk. Registration starts September 20, and runs until full or until noon on October 7, whichever happens first.

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: 




Library Halloween Spooktacular: Saturday, October 30, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Children who pop into the Children’s Department will receive a Halloween goody bag plus the opportunity to pick a book to keep fromour prize book cart. We would love to see some of the children’s costumes. Stop by and see us. Happy Halloween!


 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.