Friday, September 20, 2013

Childrens and Teens Programs Begin Again

          Children are the future.  At the Canastota Public Library, Children and Teen Programming is at the forefront of all that we do.  We recently renovated the Children's Area on the second floor of the library to better enhance our programming efforts for today and for years to come.
          October is always a busy month for us at the Canastota Public Library.  Our children and teen programs begin again in full force.  Every year we hold Baby & Me Lapsit with Miss Angela for our babies up to age 24 months, Storytime with Mrs. Liz for preschoolers and our Librateen group for students in grades 6 and up.  This year, we are adding a special American Girl Reading Club for girls, ages 8 to 12 years of age and their mothers.


          Baby & Me Lapsit with Miss Angela introduces your baby to the wonderful world of books at the library.  This program is for babies, from birth and up to age 24 months, and their caregivers.  The weekly Wednesday morning program will begin on October 16th and run for ten weeks until Wednesday, December 18. Miss Angela begins the program at 10am with fingerplays, songs and stories.  The program ends with the babies interacting with each other!          


            Storytime with Mrs. Liz will begin on Thursday, October 17th and run for ten weeks until December 19th.  In this program, preschoolers enjoy read-aloud stories, games, crafts and a snack.  The fun begins at 10am in the Children's Area of the library.


            The first session of the American Girl Book Club will be held on Monday, October 7th  at 6:30pm for girls, ages 8 – 12 and their mothers.  This first session will be a planning meeting to talk about the club, including meeting dates/times/etc. Each session will include book discussion, an activity and light refreshment. The first book will be available to borrow at this initial meeting.  The first book will be “Meet Caroline” by Kathleen Ernst, a fascinating story of a young girl growing up in Sackets Harbor during the start of the War of 1812.  Girls are welcome to bring their American Girl Dolls to the club!


           Librateens, the group for students in grades 6 and higher will begin their meetings on Wednesday, October 16th at 3pm.  As always, during the initial meeting, we will brainstorm our activities for the year.  Currently, there are several meetings already planned including the following:  Oct 16-Planning Meeting    Oct 23-Speaker Matt Lowery from Safe Place for Youth (Liberty Resources)     Oct 30-Day of the Dead Celebration (Mexican Holiday)      Nov 6-Speaker Jeanne Arnold who is an author.  Her book, "Stubborn" is scheduled for a January 2014 release. Other activities planned and held over from last year include an Iron Chef competition and a scavenger hunt at the library.  The group meets every Wednesday that school is in session from 3 - 4:30pm.

               The CPL hopes that you will bring your child and/or encourage your teen to get involved in library activities and programs.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 315.697.7030.  We hope to see the library!

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