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Youth Fall Programs 2021

         All programs are free!

 

Weekly Programs that Require Registration 

Register in person, online (by clicking the above link),
or by phone at (248) 969-9491.

Registration for Session 1 begins Monday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration for Session 2 begins Monday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m.

Note about Fall Programs:  
We hope to be able to carry out all our programs as we normally would.  However, we may need to make modifications depending on the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in our community.  

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: September 13 through October 18 
Session 2: October 25 through November 29 (no class November 22)

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: September 14 through October 19
Session 2: October 26 through November 30 (no class November 23)

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: September 16 through October 21
Session 2: October 28 through December 2 (no class November 25)

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: September 15 through October 20
Session 2: October 27 through December 1 (no class November 24)

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: September 16 through October 21
Session 2: October 28 through December 2 (no class on November 25) 

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: September 15 through October 20
Session 2: October 27 through December 1 (no class November 24)

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: September 16 through October 21
Session 2: October 28 through December 2 (no class November 25)

Special Programs, registration required when noted

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month  
Kids can get their own library card by having a parent sign them up at the Welcome Desk.  If they show their new card to the Youth Staff, they will get a special Library Card holder.

100 Books to Read in Kindergarten - Poster Giveaway
If you have a child in Kindergarten, pick up a poster and stickers at the Youth Desk to track some of the best books to read to your Kindergartner.

Family Yoga (Ages 4 and up)
Join Mr. Caleb for kid-friendly yoga on the lawn in Powell Lake Park (south of the library).  Bring a mat or beach towel for each person.  In the event of Rain, the program will move inside.
Wednesday, September 15, 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required


Family Sing-Along (All ages)
Join Mr. Caleb in Powell Lake Park (south of the library) for a family sing-along.  We will sing songs, do some silly dances and play some fun games. In the event of Rain, the program will move inside.
Wednesday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required


Trick or Treat: Candy and Crafts (All ages)

Drop by the library and trick-or-treat around all the departments to show off your costumes!  While you are here, stop by the Youth Department to pick up a Halloween craft project to take and make.
Saturday, October 30, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Drop-in program, no registration required

Enhanced Storytime (Ages 0-5, with a caregiver)
These monthly storytimes will expand the early literacy and language skills we always incorporate into storytime by adding stations to explore and develop fine motor, sensory, problem solving, gross motor and social emotional skills.  Each family will receive one copy of the featured book to take home and keep.
(Made possible by a grant from the Great Start Collaborative)
Saturday, September 18, October 16 & November 20, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Registration is required.  Register for each date separately

StoryWalk (All Ages)
Enjoy our fall-themed StoryWalk!  The StoryWalk begins at the northwest corner of the library parking lot and weaves around Powell Lake Park.  Don't forget to stop and sign our guest book and pick up an activity sheet located in the box at the first station.

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.*

500 Books Before Middle School

500 Books Before Middle School is a Library program that encourages all elementary students to read 500 books before entering Middle School. Research shows that students who continue to read throughout elementary school have better vocabulary, comprehension and writing skills.  It also encourages a life-long love of reading.

Get started today! – Pick up a free 500 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Log at Oxford Public Library and start reading.  Any child in 1st - 5th grade may participate.

Jr. Tech Explorers (Ages Grades 1-3)
*Registration begins August 23.  Register for each date separately.

Logic Games
Join us to play with our collection of Logic Games.  These games are a fun introduction to logical thinking and coding.
Monday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. 

Shadows
We're going to learn about light and shadows, then make some fun Shadow Art.
Monday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.

Snap Circuits
Join us to use the library's collection of Snap Circuits for some guided electric fun.
Monday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.

Terrariums
We are going to learn about atmospheric conditions and create small terrariums.
Monday, November 15, 6:30 p.m.


Tech Explorers (Grades 4-6)
*Registration begings August 23.  Register for each date separately.

Ozobots - Intro
Explore the basics of coding with this mini robot and different colored markers.
Monday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.

Ciruit Bugs
Using some basic batteries and LED lights, we are going to make some fun bugs.
Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.

Terrariums
We are going to learn about atmospheric conditions and create small terrariums.
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.

Ozobots - Gingerbread People
We are going to use our Bit bots to creat a gingerbread person.
Wednesday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.


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