Monday, April 23, 2012

Derby library slates children's events

Time to snoop     

DERBY -  Children ages 3-6 are welcome to attend another Science Snoopers program at 10:30 a.m. May 2 at Derby Public Library.  Jump in and learn all about our amphibian friends during Swamp Thing, presented by Jean Mai. 
      The Science Snoopers series are designed to introduce children to the natural world around them offering them an opportunity to explore the simplicity and complexity of science.  The class includes a short talk enhanced with hands-on material, props and an experiment, a short story related to the theme followed by an art project.
      Registration is requested; there is no fee to attend.
Time to hoop

      The Library welcomes back Bring the Hoopla at 11 a.m. May 19. Learn the art of hooping during this fun and highly interactive program for children ages 4-11.  It is suggested that you wear comfortable clothing and get ready to do a lot of moving!  The hoops will be provided and there is no fee to attend.

Got rhythm?

       Children ages 3-6 along with a caregiver to attend Fun with Rhythms at 10 a.m. May 4.  During his return visit, Edward Leonard will present this educational drum and music circle which is designed to teach young children the fundamentals of music while playing interactive rhythm games with drums and hand held percussion instruments. 
      Registration is requested.  

Getting crafty

   The Derby Public Library will offer an after school program at 3:45 p.m. May 22 for children ages 5-9.
    During this arts and crafts program, kids will be creating a summer themed project.  All materials will be included and there is no fee to attend.  Registration is requested.

Read to Sandy
Margie Miles and Sandy her therapy dog will visit the Derby Public Library for the popular Read to Sandy program May 15.  Children ages 5-11 are invited to share a book with Sandy during this interactive reading program.
           Each child will be given a 10-15 minute time slot to read to Sandy.  Sandy and Margie are registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc. and volunteer at local schools, hospitals and nursing homes.  This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers, as well as experienced readers, to build confidence, enhance their reading skills and encourage a love of reading.  Come select a book from “Sandy’s Favorites” on display each month in the Children’s Room. 
         Registration is requested.

Make a craft for Mom

      A Mother’s Day craft program will take place at Derby Public Library at 3:45 p.m. May 8 for children ages 5-9.  Be creative and make a card for mom along with a special surprise for Mother’s Day.
    All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend.
    Registration is requested. For information or to register for any of the above, contact the Library, 203-736-1482, stop by the Children’s Room, 313 Elizabeth St., or visit


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