Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cental Library closes at noon Dec 24 and Dec. 31

The Central Library will close at noon on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 31. There are NO children's storytimes or planned children's activities on these days. Central Library and its branches will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2 for the holidays.

Storytime Vacation Dec 19-31 and Special holiday Children's Events

There will be no toddler, preschool or craft storytimes at Central or branch libraries during our annual Storytime Vacation, the week of and after Christmas. Instead come to Central Library for a variety of planned free activities held in our Tabby Theater as space allows:

Dec. 16  HB Singers Company  3:30

Dec 20  Magic Show at 10 a.m. and 1:00  First Come First Served seating

Dec 21 Holiday Movie (Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer) 10:00 a.m.
Dec. 21 Added Lego Fun Day 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Dec. 22 Holiday Movie (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) 10 a.m.

Dec 22 Card and Ornament Decorating Fun 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. walk in any time between 2-4

Dec. 23 Holiday Movie Marathon (Beauty & the Beast Christmas, Charlie Brown Christmas, Muppet Christmas, Polar Express) 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. roughly

Dec. 27 Winter Storytime with Ms Kristi at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Dec. 27 Chanukah Storytime 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 28 Holiday Movie (Frosty the Snowman) 10 a.m.
Dec. 28 Lego Fun 3:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Dec. 29 Pokémon Coloring for Kids 10 am - noon  As room capacity allows. Coloring and game sheets will also be given to those who want to them home to color.

Dec. 30 Movie Marathon (Frozen, Pokémon Rise of Darkrai and Pokémon Giratina) 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. roughly

Monday, November 21, 2016

No Toddler Storytime December 3

Because of our Tree Trimming Program, there will be no toddler storytime held on Dec. 3.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tree Trimming & Puppet Show Tix on Sale

Tickets for our Tree Trimming and Puppet Show on Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. go on sale starting Saturday, Nov. 5. Tickets are $4 per person.
Children get to decorate ornaments to hang on the Library Christmas tree or to take home, see a puppet show featuring the Luce Puppet Company and visit Santa.
Tickets choices are either 10:00 a.m. Ornament Making and 11:00 a.m. Puppet Show or 10:00 a.m. Puppet Show and 11:00 a.m. Ornament Making. The Puppet show will take place in the Tabby Theater and the Ornament Making will take place in the Talbert Room. Santa will be in the Children's Department from 10 to noon for all children to visit.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nutcracker Tickets NOW SOLD OUT!

Tickets for Ballet Etudes' Nutcracker held on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and Wednesday. Dec. 14 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. go on sale starting Saturday, Nov. 5. at 9:00 a.m. at the Central Library Children's Desk. This is a shortened version of the famous ballet and lasts roughly 65 to 80 minutes long. Tickets are $5 each. This performance will be held in the downstairs Library Theater.

Advanced ticket purchase is HIGHLY recommended. Sorry, no refunds.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Entry forms for Children's Writing/Illustrating Contest now available

Entry forms are now available in the Children's Department for the FOTCL's annual writing and illustrating contest for children pre K - 8th grade. This year's theme is Imagine if you found... The Secret in the Library Book.

Children are invited to submit one or both of these options:
1. submit a written entry in one of these formats: story, poem, letter, song or essay
2. submit an illustration in any media
All entries must be on letter-size paper ( 8 1/2 by 11) using one side of the paper only. Written entries are limited to 700 words.

Pick up rules and entries forms in the Children's Department or go to fotcl.org.

All entries are due Saturday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Children's Desk.

Winners will receive Barnes and Noble gift cards, be invited to a special awards ceremony during our 2017 Authors Festival and have their works displayed in the Children's Department the entire month of February, 2017.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Central Library Storytime Schedule

Tuesday:      Toddler Storytime   10 and 11 a.m.

Wednesday  Toddler/Preschool Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.

Thursday:     Toddler Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.
                      Craft Storytime ,    3:30 p.m.

Friday:          Preschool Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.

Saturday:       Toddler Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.
                       Craft Storytime, 2:00 p.m.


Second and Fourth Monday of the month, Digital Storytime, 3:30 p.m.

Second Thursday of the month, Pajama Storytime, 7:00 p.m.

Second Saturday of the month, Read to a Dog, 3:00 p.m.