Bedford Public Library Children’s Programs
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February 15, 2017 - March 6, 2017
All BPLS branches will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Get an early start on literacy this February with the Winter Reading Program! Children aged 0-5 can earn stickers during the entire month of February by reading books and doing special activities with their caregiver. Story time books count toward both the Winter Reading Program and 1KB4K! Register at your local library branch and start working toward your special certificate as early as Wednesday, February 1st!
Coming up in the month of March is our third annual 2017 Community Read! Prepare yourself for a reading program that is truly out of this world. This year our theme is outer space, and we’ll be exploring infinity and beyond with a great selection of books, movies, and programs throughout the month. Join your neighbors in this collective reading effort and check out one of this year’s titles! For this year’s picture book, we are reading Mousetronaut Goes to Mars, by Mark E. Kelly; for juvenile fiction, we are reading Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs; teens are invited to read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, and adults can enjoy Andy Weir’s acclaimed novel, The Martian.
Our early literacy programs, Books 4 Fun and Rock-A-Bye Reader, are back for another season! Books 4 Fun takes place on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Rock-A-Bye Reader follows on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Both programs repeat weekly. B4F is a fun and engaging story and craft time for children aged 3-6. RBR provides equivalent stimulation for infants and toddlers up to 3 years of age. Jumpstart your child’s language and literacy skills with these great programs!
Tuesday, February 21st is Family Movie Night at the Bedford Library. We are showing Kubo and the Two Strings (PG), an animated film from the studio that brought you Coraline and The Boxtrolls! Enjoy crafts at 4:45 and the movie at 5PM. Snacks provided! The movie’s running time is 1 hour 42 minutes. We hope to see you there!
Come to the library on Wednesday, February 22nd. Between 4:15 and 5:30 PM, teens and tweens between the ages of 11-19 are invited to participate in Fashion Club. Learn about the world of fashion, how to create your own designs, and do cool Do It Yourself projects to make or repurpose your own clothing. Materials are provided, but you may also bring your own. Fashion Club meets twice a month on the first and fourth Wednesday of the month. Another meeting is coming up on Wednesday, March 1st!
Our early literacy programs, Books 4 Fun and Rock-A-Bye Reader, are back for another season! Children aged 3-6 are welcome to enjoy Books 4 Fun on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. These sessions repeat weekly.
The Forest Library holds its Rock-A-Bye Reader session for infants up to 21 months old at 10:15 AM on Mondays, followed by a session for toddlers between 21 and 36 months at 11:15 AM. Forest holds an additional two sessions for 21-36-month-old toddlers on Thursdays at 10:15 and 11:15 AM. These sessions repeat weekly.
Join us for Teen Game Night on Thursday, February 16th! Kids 12+ are invited to the Forest Library between 5:30 and 7:30 PM for a fun evening of video gaming and pizza with friends!
Join us at the Forest Library for LEGO® Club! From 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on February 23rd, we’re exploring our imaginations with everyone’s favorite building blocks. This club meets on the last Thursday of every month. Ages 5+
Are you a big fan of dinosaurs? Join the club! The Forest Library hosts a Dinosaur Club on the first Thursday of every month. Drop by between 4:30-5:30 PM on March 2nd for this exclusive program. Kids ages 6+ can learn fascinating facts about these prehistoric creatures from a real dinosaur expert in this monthly club. Visit the library or call (540) 425-7002 to register.
Rock-A-Bye Reader and Books 4 Fun are back for another season. Children aged 3-6 can participate in Books 4 Fun every Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Crafts, stories, and music will keep your child engaged and entertained! Rock-A-Bye Reader takes place at 10:30 AM on Mondays and repeats every week. Infants and toddlers up to 3 years of age can enjoy stories and music at this early literacy program.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, February 23rd; the Moneta/SML Library is showing Kubo and the Two Strings (PG), an animated film from the studio that brought you Coraline. Arrive at 5:30 PM for crafts, and enjoy snacks and the movie at 6PM. The running time is 1 hour 42 minutes.
Big Island Antics
Rock-A-Bye Reader and Books 4 Fun are back for another season. Rock-A-Bye Reader is a fun and educational story time for infants and toddlers up to 3 years of age. This program takes place at 10:30 AM on Mondays and repeats every week. Older children between 3 and 6 years do not have to miss out; Books 4 Fun occurs at 10:30 AM on Thursdays and repeats every week. Children can enjoy rhymes, stories, music, and crafts!
The LEGO club meets again at the library on Friday, February 17th between 3-4PM. Build something great from your imagination, or accept the challenge of the month! If you can’t make it, come back on Saturday the 18th between 10:30-11:30 AM for another chance. Bring your friends! Ages 5+
Come to the Big Island Library for Tuesday Teen Time! On February 28th we are playing games and snacking on junk food from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
We’re starting the month of March with another Friday Film, The BFG (PG). Join us at 3PM on February 3rd for this live-action adaptation of the book by Roald Dahl, and enjoy a free snack!
Books 4 Fun and Montvale’s exclusive early literacy program, Mother Goose on the Loose, are back for another season. Books 4 Fun takes place at 10:30 AM on Tuesdays. Children aged 3-6 can have a fine time with music, stories, and crafts in this weekly program. Mother Goose on the Loose is a story time designed to prepare your infant or toddler for a successful future of reading and writing. This program occurs on Thursdays at 10:30 AM and repeats weekly.
It’s time for another Teen Night at the Montvale Library! Between 5PM and 7PM on Friday, March 3rd, we’ll be playing Xbox games, hanging out with friends, and enjoying tasty snacks!
Books 4 Fun and Rock-A-Bye Reader are back for another season. Books 4 Fun takes place at 10:30 AM on Mondays and repeats every week. Children aged 3-6 are invited to enjoy stories, rhythm, crafts, and music with their peers. Infants and toddlers up to the age of 3 are welcome to enjoy similar activities at the Rock-A-Bye Reader program, which occurs at 10:30 AM on Fridays and repeats every week.
We are celebrating Read Across America Day at the Stewartsville Library on Thursday, March 2nd, between 3:30 and 4:30 PM. Stop in for a Seussical good time with stories and activities. Please register by calling (540) 425-7008 ext. 3. Ages 3-8
Youth Service Librarian
Bedford Public Library System