Winter Story Times at Derby Public Library
Registration is underway for the winter session of story times at the Derby Public Library. This story time session will run from Jan. 14 through March 20. The Library offers age-appropriate programs for children from birth to 5 years old. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. infants age birth to 12 months along with a caregiver are invited to attend Baby and Me which introduces our youngest patrons to the library and books through simple songs and rhymes, movement, board books and interaction with their caregiver. The class will run for about 20 minutes. Participants are welcome to stay and play for some social time immediately following the program.
Toddler Time will take place on Thursday mornings at 10 for 1 and 2 year olds along with a caregiver. Finger plays, songs, movement, stories and rhymes will be included in this half-hour program. The first class will be on Jan. 15.
Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join us for stories, songs, instruments, literacy games and a craft on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning Jan. 16. Preschool Story Time is designed to be an early school-readiness experience, an introduction to peer interaction and improved listening skills. Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room. Registration is requested.
Music and Movement Program at Derby Public Library
Children ages 3-6 are invited to join the fun during a music and movement program at Derby Public Library on Friday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. Sandi Schuchmann presents Turn it Up! which will have everyone up and moving during this highly interactive, half hour music program. There is no fee to attend. Registration is requested.
Saturday Story Time at Derby Public Library
The Derby Public Library will offer a Saturday family story time on Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. Children ages 3-6 are welcome to stop by for Let it Snow to listen to winter themed stories, sing songs and work on a snowflake craft. There is no fee to attend and all materials are provided. Registration is requested.
Lego Time at Derby Public Library
The Derby Public Library invites children ages 4-11 to use their creative talents and stir their imaginations during Lego Time on Saturday, January 10 at 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m. All levels of building skills are welcome to come by for this drop-in program which will take place twice a month. There is no fee to attend and all building materials will be provided. The masterpieces will remain on display in the Children’s Room for everyone to admire.
Crafty Kids Program at Derby Public Library
The Derby Public Library invites children in kindergarten through 4th grade to stop by the library on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 3:45 p.m. for a winter themed Crafty Kids program. All materials will be provided and there is no fee to attend.
Registration is requested.
Yoga for Kids at Derby Public Library
The Derby Public Library will host a yoga program for kids age 8-11 on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Kathy Trusdell will present this fun, innovative yoga class which incorporates basic yoga and movement into a themed program. It is suggested that participants wear comfortable clothes and bring along a towel or yoga mat. The program is free to attend, but registration is requested.
Take Your Child to the Library Day at Derby Public Library
In recognition of the 4th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day, the Derby Public Library has planned a variety of activities for families on Saturday, Feb. 7. This statewide initiative by children’s librarians was introduced in 2012 with the intention of encouraging families to visit their local library to become familiar with the resources available and join in an activity which is just a sample of the programs taking place throughout the year. All programs offered at the Derby Public Library are free and non-residents are always invited to register.
Families with children ages 2-5 are invited to Winter Tales a story/ craft time at 10 a.m. We welcome families with children ages 3-9 to join us for Turn it Up! a highly interactive music and movement program presented by Sandi Schuchmann at 11 a.m. Lego Time will take place at 12:30 for children ages 4-11 with an opportunity to use their creative talents and stir their imaginations. All levels of building skills are welcome to come by for this drop-in program.
The above information was provided by Children’s Librarian Susan Sherman. For further information or to register, please call the Children’s Room at 203 736-1482, stop by the library at 313 Elizabeth Street or visit the library website at www.derbypubliclibrary.org.
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