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Winter Fall Programs 2021

         All programs are free!

 

Take and Make Crafts & STEAM Activities
Pick up craft or STEAM kits in the front entryway while supplies last. STEAM kits are one per family, craft kits are one per child. Kits will be available bi-monthly. 
Take & Make Schedule:

January 11 - STEAM 
January 25 - Crafts
February 8 - STEAM
February 22 - Crafts
March 8 - STEAM
March 15 - St. Patrick's Day Craft
March 22 - Crafts
March 29 - Spring Break Crafts

101 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 the best books to read to your Kindergartener.

Storytimes

Wee Wednesdays (Babies & Toddlers)
Join Ms. Kim for stories, songs, and fingerplays.  New videos will be released on Wednesdays beginning September 16 on the website and Facebook.  Videos will be available for 30 days.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Join Ms. Kerry for stories, songs, and activities.  Look for a new link every Thursday beginning September 17 on the website and Facebook.  Videos will be available for 30 days.

Family Activities
Registration required where noted.  Register in person, online here, or by phone at (248) 628-3034

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.

For Older Kids

Art Explorers (Grades 2 & 3)
Join Mr. Caleb for a fun STEAM activity. Join us as we explore unique picture book art, and try our hand at creating our own fantastic works!  Each Participant will have their own table and supplies to maintain social distancing. Registration is required.  Register in person, online at www.MiOPL.org or by phone at (248) 628-3034.

January: Collage Art
We’ll read some books featuring collage and then create our own.
Session 2: Wednesday, January 27, 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required and begins January 4, 2021

February: ‘Strange Media’
We’ll use fun materials like bubble wrap to create some unique art. 
Session 2: Wednesday, February 17
Note: Due to the MDHHS order, this program will not be held in person.  We will put together take-home kits for registrants and will contact those signed up when to come pick them up.

Registration is required and begins January 25, 2021

 

STEAM Explorers (Grades 4 and 5)
Join Ms. Jane for a fun STEAM activity. Each Participant will have their own table and supplies to maintain social distancing. Registration is required. Register in person, online at www.MiOPL.org or by phone at (248) 628-3034.

January: Learning to write Braille
Join us to discover how Braille language was developed.  We’re going to learn about Louis Braille the inventor of this language for the blind that allows them to enjoy books independently.  We’ll make our own Braille stylus and write some words and look at some of the Braille children’s books we have here at the library.

Session 1: Monday, January 11, 6:30 p.m.
Session 2: Wednesday, January 13, 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required and begins December 28, 2020

February: Light-Up Valentines
We’ll be making valentine’s that light up!  With two different card designs we’ll create simple circuits to light a LED light bulb on these fun valentines.

Session 1: Monday, February 8 Note: Due to the MDHHS order, this program will not be held in person.  We will put together take-home kits for registrants and will contact those signed up when to come pick them up.

Session 2: Wednesday, February 10 
Note: Due to the MDHHS order, this program will not be held in person.  We will put together take-home kits for registrants and will contact those signed up when to come pick them up.

Registration is required and begins January 18, 2021

Early Literacy

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. Any child aged 0-5 can participate.

Track Your Reading – Each time your child listens to a book, 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.*



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