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Youth Spring Programs 2018

         All programs are free!


Weekly Programs that Require Registration 

Register in person, online (by clicking the above link),
or by phone at (248) 628-3034.

Registration for Spring Session 1 begins Monday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration for Spring Session 2 begins Monday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Bitty Bops (Babies from birth - 23 months, with an adult lap)
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes with your baby.  Please make other arrangements for siblings so this can be a special time with your child.
Mondays, 10:30 a.m. 
Session 1: February 26 through March 26
Session 2: April 16 through May 7

Toddler Storytime (Ages 24-35 months, with an adult lap)
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities with your toddler.  We want to make this a special time for you and your toddler, so please make other arrangements for siblings.
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Session 1: February 27 through March 27  
Session 2: April 17 through May 8

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Listen to stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays & rhymes.  Children should be able to listen independently for this class.  This is a great introduction for children to being in a group and following directions.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Session 1: March 1 through March 29
Session 2: April 19 through May 10

After-School Adventures (Grades K-2)
Listen to stories and be creative with arts and crafts and other activities.
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. 
Session 1: February 28 through March 28
Session 2: April 18 through May 9

Lego® Club (Grades 3-5)
Build amazing creations every week!  Each week you will have a different task to build something fun.
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. 
Session 1: March 1 through March 29
Session 2: April 19 through May 10

Drop-In Programs, no registration needed

Wee Wednesdays (All ages, adult lap for children under 3)
Enjoy stoies, songs, rhymes and more in this storytime for all ages.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Session 1: February 28 thorugh March 28
Session 2: April 18 through May 9

Teddy Tales (All ages, adult lap for children under 3)
Wear your PJs if you'd like and listen to stories, songs, rhymes and more!|
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Session 1: March 1 through March 29
Session 2: April 19 through May 10


Special Programs, registration required when noted

 S.T.E.A.M. Crafternoons

S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) is HERE at OPL.  Come visit our S.T.E.A.M. Station.  Stop in anytime to explore the Station's many hands-on activities.  Each month you may also drop in for a Crafternoon featuring an art project that ties in with the S.T.E.A.M. Station activity of the month.

Saturday, February 17 - Expressions
Saturday, March 10 - Outer Space
Saturday, April 14 - Birds
Saturday, May 12 - shapes

Drop-in program, no registration needed

We All Scream for Ice Cream (March - May, All ages)
How tall can we make our giant ice cream cone?  Every time you read a book, ask us for a scoop of ice cream.  You can write your name on it and add it to the big ice cream cone in the Youth Dept.

March is 'Read to a Dog Month' (All ages)
Come to the library and read to a special thearapy dog.  

Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Call the library (248) 628-3034 or stop in to sign up for a 15 minute time slot.

April is Poetry Month (Ages 5-11)
Carry a poem in your pocket or choose one at the Youth Desk during the month of April.  Read it to a youth librarian and get entered into a raffle for a special poetry-themed prize.  Limit one entry per day.  Drawing will be held on April 30.

Spring Break Crafts (All ages)
Come make some crative craft projects using newspapers!
Saturday, March 31 through Saturday, April 7 (during regular library hours)
Drop in anytime while on break and enjoy a variety of spring crafts to make and take home.

Makerspace Fun (Grades 1-5)
Come explore and create using recycled or repurposed items and imagination.  Use cardboard, paper, glue foam, and a variety of other materials to design and create your own project to keep.  We will provide all the materials.  you just bring your imagination.
Saturday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Drop-in, no registration needed

***Parent Resource Fairs***

Preschool Fair
Preschools from Oxford and the surrounding areas will be here to provide information to prospective parents about their preschool programs.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (drop in)

Summer Camp Resource Fair
Program Directors and staff from area summer programs and camps will be available with information regarding their summer activity offerings.
Wednesday, April 25
4:30-7:00 p.m. (drop in)

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them with the skills they need for Kindergarten. In as little as 15 minutes a day, families can build the skills for future school and life success.

How does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten work?

Getting Started – Pick up a free 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Log at Oxford Public Library and start reading..

Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child, record it in your reading log.

Show Us Your Reading Logs – Each time you and your child reach a milestone bring in your reading log and collect your prize. Read 1,000 books before kindergarten and your child will receive a free book of their very own.

*Thank you to the Oxford Library Friends for helping sponsor this program.*

Oxford Public Library