Events for Kids

Storytime and Crafts

Storytime @ Home 
Ms. Anna & Ms. Jillian present a Storytime @ Home video with all your favorite songs, rhymes & books! A link to view this video will be emailed and available for two weeks. Please register. For all ages.
Fridays, October 16 & 30 and November 13

At Home Crafternoon 
Get crafty at home! Create your own work of art at home using the supplies provided on the dates below. For grades K-5. Please register.
October 26, November 9th and 23rd

Take Home Activity Kits

Due to high demand all kits require registration and are limited to Ela Area Library cardholders. Your library card number is required to register. Registration begins November 1st at 12pm. Kits must be picked up in the Children’s Department between November 12-30th.

Series Squad 
Each month we will feature two popular children's book series. Your kit will contain activities related to the series. You can also test your knowledge in our online Kahoot trivia contest. 
Please register. Dory Fantasmagory for grades K-2 and The Terrible Two for grades 3-5.

Kids in the Kitchen
Do you love to cook? Then you will want a kitchen kit! Each kit will contain some essential chef tools and a surprise recipe to make at home, using your own ingredients. Be sure to let us know how your culinary masterpiece turns out. For ages 7 and up.

Science Explorer Boxes
Using the materials and instructions provided along with a few items you already have at home, you will be able to create fun science projects and perform experiments.
Please register. For ages 3-6 and ages 7-10

Drawing Programs

Gather your own paper, pencils, pens, and watercolors or colored pencils and join our guest artists online. Afterwards, post your work on the library’s Facebook page.

Turkey Toons and Funny Foods
Join cartoonist Mark Anderson live on Zoom and draw your favorite Thanksgiving foods in hilarious situations. The link for the program will be emailed to participants the day of the program.
Please register. For grades 2 and up. 
Saturday, November 14th at 10am

Bird and Feather Drawings with Christine Thornton
Learn to draw a colorful little bird and one of its feathers A link to this prerecorded program will be sent to your email. 
Please register. For all ages. (R)
Thurs, Nov. 19 at 10am and will be available until Weds, Nov. 25 at 9pm. 

Storytime at Home

Weather with Ms. Anna
Raindrops Fall All Around by Charles Ghigna, When the Storm Comes by Linda Ashman, Rain by Linda Ashman and May I Come In? by Diane Arnold

Bugs with Ms. Stephanie
Rhymes and fingerplays used in this video
Recommeded book pairings: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs by Bob Barner available in ebook, movie, and audiobook format, One More Bug by Martha E.H. Rustad, What Kind of Bug am I? by Taylor Farley, I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton

Frogs with Ms. Jillian
Recommended book pairings: I Don't Want to Be A Frog by Dev Petty, Ah Ha! by Jeff Mack, Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray

Spring Animals with Ms. Anna
Recommended book pairings: I Love You Funny Bunny by Sean Julian, Duck and Goose by Tad Hills, Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na

Butterflies with Ms. Stephanie
Rhymes and fingerplays used in this video
Recommended book pairings: Butterflies ebook and audiobook by Martha E.H.D Rustad, Butterflies by Christina Leaf, Butterflies by Grace Hansen

Rainbows with Ms. Stephanie
Rhymes and fingerplays used in this video
Recommended book pairings: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert (audiobook and video available too), How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeny, The Little Raindrop by Joanna Gray

Colors with Ms. Anna
Recommended book pairings: A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr., Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson

Rain with Ms. Jillian
Recommended book pairings: Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle, Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, Raindrops Fall All Around by Charles Ghinga, Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld, The Little Raindrop by Joanna Grey

Flowers with Ms. Anna
Recommended book pairings: Lola Plants a GardenWhat does Bunny See?Mrs. Peanuckle's Flower AlphabetPlanting a RainbowMy Garden

Spring with Ms. Stephanie
Rhyme and fingerplays used in this video
Recommended book pairings: Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand and Spring by Ann Herriges

Dinosaurs with Ms. Jillian 
Recommended book pairings: Tea Rex by Molly Idle and Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman

Crafternoon at Home

Toilet Paper Tubes - Ms. Anna shows you how to get creatve at home with just an empty toilet paper tube, scissors, paint and markers!
Recycled Self Portrait -Learn how to turn cardboard boxes, scissors, glue and markers into a fun self portrait!

Science at Home

Rainbow Skittles - Ms. Stephanie shows you what happens when you mix warm water and Skittles!


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