Programs

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– Programs for 0 to 5 Year Olds
– Programs for School Aged Children Programs for Children of All Ages –

PROGRAMS FOR BIRTH TO 5 YEAR OLDS

Summer Stories
Birth to 6 Years Old
Mondays @ 10:30 AM
June 19 – August 21

Introduce your child to pre-literacy skills in this interactive program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and more. This program will help teach children a love of reading and will offer parents/caregivers early literacy tips to use at home. There will be a playgroup immediately following the story time. All books read can be counted towards the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! No registration is required.

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PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN 

Home School Curriculum Swap
Monday, August 7
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Stop by the library to swap your old home school curriculum for something new! Home schooling families are invited to bring their used materials and trade for something different and new. This is a great way to meet home schooling families in the area, share ideas/questions and look at library resources.

 Tech Tuesday
Tuesday, August 22  at 1:30 PM
3rd to 6th graders

Children are invited to come to special technology program. This month we will learn how to construct simple machines such as pulley and levers, out of common items like popsicle sticks and recycled paper towel rolls. Then we will build a marble run obstacle course. Space is limited, registration is required.

Brick x Brick
Fridays at 10:30 AM
June 23 – August 18
1st to 6th grade

August 4: Magformers
August 11: Marshmallow Structures
August 18: Balloon Cars

Children in 1st to 6th grade are invited to participate in building activities every Friday.

 Under the Sea Finale with Mystic Aquarium
Friday, August 25

10:30 AM – Coral Reef Community

Children in grades 1-3 will be introduced to one of the fascinating “neighborhoods” found beneath the waves. They will discover that many sea creatures work together, while others have interesting adaptions that keep them at the top of the food chain.

11:30 AM – Amazing Sharks

Children in grades 4-6 will learn about fascinating shark adaptations, the challenges they must overcome for survivals and the conservation efforts underway to protect them.

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ALL AGES  

 Summer Meals
Monday – Friday
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
June 19 – August 25
Children of all ages

Children 18 and younger are invited to enjoy a free meal every Monday-Friday from 1:00pm to 1:30pm. These meals are provided by End Hunger Connecticut.

Movie & Munchies
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Children of all ages

August 2: Finding Dory
August 9: The Good Dinosaur
August 16: Zootopia
August 23: Inside Out

Join us every Wednesday at 1:00pm for lunch and a family movie! All movies are rated G or PG and lunch will be provided for children. Free lunch is limited to the first 20 children, families are invited to bring in their own lunch or snacks. Parents are required to stay in the room with their child.

Active Art
Thursdays at 1:30 PM
June 22 – August 24
Children of all ages

Join Ms. Christa every Thursday at 1:30pm for an art activity centered around building a better world.

Dancin with Hoops
Saturday, August 12 at 10:30 AM
Children of all ages

Children of all ages are invited to join Ms. Judi and dance with hula hoops! This musically interactive hula hoop program is designed to inspire and ignite creative movement, self-expression, play and laughter. Custom hula hoops will be available for use for all ages.

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Check out our new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Your child will receive a prize just for being read to.

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Children’s Room:
860-447-1411 ext. 4

plnlchildren@plnl.org