The library will resume the early-out programming this school year with a few revisions. This year, there will be no registration required, each program will be open to all age groups and students will not be escorted by library staff from the school to the library. Programming will begin after lunch at 1:15 p.m..
• Early-out school days are designated twice a month on the school calendar. The library will have programming for each of those days. The first early-out day of the month is designated as a “movie day” and will run from 1:15-3:15 p.m. The second early-out day of the month will be a one-hour craft time program from 1:15-2:15 p.m.
The first early-out program will be on Thursday, Sept. 1, with a movie, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” (PG). Movie time will be from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Fliers with dates and times of all the early out programs will be sent home from school with students or they may be picked up at the library.
• Supervised programming, dubbed Your Space, specifically for tweens and teens, 5th grade and up, is available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the big meeting room during the school year. Adult supervision will be provided by Deena Foss. Board games, snacks and movies on DVD are among the activities provided. New this year are bean bag chairs for seating. The bean bag chairs were funded by Friends of the Library. Your Space will not be held on early-out days.
• The fall session of Storytime resumes on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 a.m. Story time activities are designed for children ages two- to five-years old and their caregivers. Younger siblings are invited, too. Each week has a central theme of stories, songs and crafts. The Storytime themes will be announced soon. Plan to join Miss Jen on Tuesday mornings.
• Babygarten will be resuming this fall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with a new format. There will no longer be registration. Children from newborn through 24 months and their caregivers may come to any or all sessions, which will meet through Nov. 16. The program includes approximately 20 to 25 minutes of rhymes and songs followed by 30 minutes of play time. This program is specifically designed for one-on-one involvement between parent and child.