Kids' Events & Programs

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All Children's Programs are Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library

Money, Money, Money: a special story time for Money Smart Money Samrt Week 2018Week

Tuesday, April 24, @ 6:00pm
The Activity Room
For ages 3 – 6
Drop in; no registration required

Russell Library is celebrating Money Smart Week!  Children ages 3 - 6 will learn the value of saving money through related stories and crafts.  No currency is needed.
For ages 3 – 6.
Drop in; no registration required.

Twilight Tales          

Thursday, April 26, 6:00pm
Activity Room
For ages 3 - 6 (Prek - kindergarten) Siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration.

Join us for this special evening story time which includes time for play and a craft.
For ages 3 - 6 (Prek - kindergarten) Siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration.

Builders ClubBuilder's Club

Friday, April 27; May 18 @ 4:00pm
Ages: 5-12, grades K - 7
Activity Room
Drop-in, no registration

Due very small parts we ask that children be
5 – 12 years old!

Come play and build amazing creations with the bricks you know and love!  Bring your friends!
Drop in; no registration

Book Voyagers – Choose Kind

Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 6:30pm
Activity Room

Join us for a discussion series designed to encourage participants to think of the many ways people choose to be kind –whether the kindness is between one student and another, between an adult and a child, or between a child and an adult. Each book in the series is about a young person facing challenges – physical, social or developmental – that set them apart from their classmates. How their classmates treat them is as important as how they view themselves. 

The discussion books include: 
5/1: El Deafo by CeCe Bell
5/8: One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
5/15: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
5/22: Rules by Cynthia Lord 

For students in grades 3 - 6 (ages 9 - 13).  
Registration required to receive free copies of the books.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library and CT Humanities.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, May 2, 5:00pm
Activity Room

Celebrate Children's Book Week by enjoying a fun scavenger hunt in the library!
For children in Preschool - grade 5 (ages 4 - 11). Siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.

Art PartyArt Party! Spring Special

Friday, May 4 @4:30pm
Activity Room
For grades K - 3 (ages 5 - 9)
Drop in; no registration

Come celebrate your artistic side by creating something beautiful. Art Party! will celebrate each month with a new creative project. Bring your imagination and a willingness to get messy.
For grades K - 3 (ages 5 - 9).
Drop in; no registration.

 

Origami

Origami planeTuesday, May 22 @6:15pm
Youth Area
For grades 2 and up (age 7 +)

Drop in; no registration

Explore the Japanese art of paper folding.
For grades 2 and up (age 7 +).
Drop in; no registration.


We Read. We Play. An Inclusive Social Group for 2 Year Olds

Friday, May 25, 10:30am
Activity Room

Join us for a brand new pilot program for kids of all abilities. Two year olds and their parents or caregivers will have an opportunity to meet new friends and learn together in this inclusive playgroup.  
Drop-in; no registration.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library, Creative Interventions, LLC, Parks and Recreation of Middletown and local, Board certified Music Therapist.


Repeating Programs

Baby Rhyme TimeBaby Rhyme time image

Thursdays, April 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, @10:30am
The Activity Room
Ages: Birth-12 months and their grown-ups
Drop-in, No Registration

Looking for something to do with your infant or toddler?  Come join us for Baby Rhyme Time, a program for babies one year and under and their caregivers.  We’ll sing songs, learn rhymes, finger plays and more in in this fun, interactive program.
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Wonderful OnesBadger adn Mouse

Mondays, April 30; May 7, 14, 21@10:30 AM
Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 1 year olds and caregivers
No registration required, siblings welcome

One-year-olds and their caregivers will enjoy literacy-based and age-appropriate activities and toys in the company of other families in this supportive, nurturing library program. 
No registration required, siblings welcome.

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Twos are terrificTwos are Terrific

Tuesdays, April 24; May 1, 8*, 15, 22
@ 10:30 AM

Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 2 year olds and caregivers
*The May 8th
session will meet in the Hubbard Room. No session May 29.

 This librarian-led program is designed to increase two year olds’ literacy and social skills as they enjoy story time, movement, music and play time with other toddlers and their families. For two year olds (24-35 months) and their caregivers. Siblings welcome!!
Drop-in, no registration.


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Preschool Power Story HourPreschool power

Thursdays, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, @ 1:30 PM
Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 3 – 5 years of age
No registration required, siblings are welcome.

This literacy-based, librarian-led program provides the perfect opportunity for preschoolers to practice their listening skills and increase their social confidence while enjoying stories, music, movement and a craft with their caregivers. For ages 3 - 5 (Pre-k through kindergarten)

 

Spanish Class

Saturdays, April 28, @ 10:30am
Activity Room
For students in grades K – 3 (5 - 8 years old).
Drop in; no registration.

Want to learn to speak Spanish? Come to these fun filled language adventures. We will sing songs, draw, and learn our numbers and colors, the names of animals, and how to make a friend en Español!
For students in grades K – 3 (5 - 8 years old).
Drop in; no registration.
Cosponsored by the Department of Romance Languages at Wesleyan University and the Friends of the Russell Library.

French Class

Saturdays, April 28, @ 11:00am
Activity Room
For students in grades K – 3 (5 - 8 years old)
Drop in; no registration

Want to learn to speak French? Come to these fun filled language adventures. We will sing songs, draw, and learn our numbers and colors, the names of animals, and how to make a friend en Français!
For students in grades K – 3 (5 - 8 years old).
Drop in; no registration.
Cosponsored by the Department of Romance Languages at Wesleyan University and the Friends of the Russell Library.

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