The Liberty Lane entrance to the library parking lot will be closed for crosswalk repair on Thursday, October 18th and Friday, October 19th. The library will remain open during this time. Patrons may enter the library parking lot via the exit on Independence Way. We ask that caution be exercised when using this exit for entering the library parking lot for it requires a very sharp turn. Patrons may also park along Liberty Lane. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Programs for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Weekly Programs (September - November 2018)

 

 

 

**Programs begin the week of September 9th** 

 Baby Time

NEW TIME! Mondays, 10:30 – 11:15

Ages 0-16 months with an adult. 

Music, play and stories for babies and their caregivers. 

 

Tales for Goslings

NEW TIME! Mondays, 11:30 – 12:00

Age 0–5 with an adult.

An interactive program for babies, toddlers, and caregivers with books, music, and rhymes galore!

Fairy Tale Storytime

Tuesdays, 11:30-12:00

Ages 2-5 with an adult. 

A storytime program that will focus on everything fairy tale! Stories and crafts for the fairy tale lover in your house. Please note, this program will not be held on Ed Morgan Days (usually the first Tuesday of the month, except for October, which will be held the second Tuesday).

On My Own Storytime

Tuesdays, 2:00-2:30

Age 3 and up.

An independent story time experience with books, songs, and a hands-on activity. Caregivers must stay in the building, but are encouraged to let children attend the program alone.

Multi-Age Storytime

NEW TIME! Wednesdays, 1:00-1:30

Age 2 and up with an adult.

An interactive drop-in story time with songs, games, and a hands-on activity.

Wiggly Ones (Registration required)

Wednesdays, 2:00-2:30

Ages 2-5 with an adult. Registration is required for the series. Register here.

A program that will involve lots of gross stuff that you aren’t allowed to play with at home! Please list any food allergies your child might have when you register or contact Courtney Allen, [email protected]

Monthly Programs 2018

 

 

 

 Ed Morgan Sing-Along

First Tuesday of each month October* – June

*October’s sing along will be on the 2nd Tuesday.

10:30-11:15am, All ages are welcome.

Join Ed Morgan for a sing-along with great music and dancing. A splendid time for everyone! Caregivers must remain with children.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

NEW PROGRAM! Music and Movement with Miss Marsha

Second Thursday of the month, October – December.

January’s program will take place on the 4th Thursday. 

11:30 – 12:30

All ages are welcome.

Come and join Miss Marsha as we move and groove together at Music and Movement! Music and Movement is a program geared for young children of all ages and their caregivers.Sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program. 

Toddler Time (Registration required)

Third Tuesday of each month, 10:00-10:45. Click on the date to register for that session. 

No meetings in December or February.

October 16th, November 20th, January 15th, March 19th, April 16th, May 21st 

Age 12-24 months with an adult. 

Hands-on activities, exploration, and imaginative play for toddlers and their caregivers. Sponsored by Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program. 

Preschool Play and Learn (Registration required)

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 10:00-11:00. No meetings in December or April. Click on the date to register for that session. 

September 25th, October 23rd, November 27th, January 22nd, February 26th, March 26th, May 28th

Age 2-5 with an adult. 

A playgroup for preschoolers and their caregivers. Activities may include tactile play, movement, stories, and crafts. Sponsored by Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program. 

 

 

 

Special Programs 2018

 

 

 

Baby Sign Language 101

Thursday, September 13th, 10:30-11:30. 

Ages 2 months and up, non-verbal.

Registration required, register here

This introductory workshop given by Sheryl White from Baby Kneads will give you some benefits and research in this area, as well as ways to teach your baby many American Sign Language signs. Caregivers leave with handouts and armed with the tools they need to sign with their babies. 

Creative Dance with Millis Dance Theatre

6 Week session, dates TBA. 

Children will learn the fundamentals of dance including beginner dance steps set to spirited music. The class offered by Millis Dance Theatre will focus on creative expression through open-ended movement, such as dancing with ribbons, scarves, hula-hoops etc. This lively class is offered to children who have danced before as well as those with no prior experience and will increase flexibility, coordination and musicality. Children leave this class feeling happy and accomplished!

Boys and girls ages 2 – 4. Registration required, registration link to come.

Caregivers do not need to stay in the room, but MUST stay in the building.

Attire: comfortable clothes (leotard and ballet slippers optional)

*Preference will be given to new students. If the class is full please still add yourself to the wait list as this will help with planning future classes.

Haunted House Contest

Submit your entries October 1st – 15th.

Voting will take place October 17th – 24th.

Winners will be announced Friday, October 26th by 5pm.

Anyone age 3-18 may enter our Second Annual Haunted House Contest. You may make your house out of anything that is NOT edible.  Houses must fit on an 8 1/2 x 11  inch piece of cardstock and may not be more than 12 inches high. Visit the reference desk to pick up an entry form and complete list of rules starting September 14th.

Touch a Truck, Fill a Truck

Wednesday, October 24th, 1-3pm. All ages. 

Touch a Truck: Get a close up look at cards and trucks from around the community and the people who operate them!

Fill a Truck: Please bring with you a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Norfolk Food Pantry. 

 

Toto the Tornado Kitten

Monday, November 5th, 2:00 – 2:45pm. All ages are welcome. 

We are excited to welcome Toto back to the library! Toto was just a small kitten when he survived and was rescued by Jonathan from a tornado that hit Western MA in 2011. Jonathan and Toto will be here for a reading of Toto’s book and a meet and greet. Copies of Toto’s books will be available for sale (and signing by Toto!) after the presentation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library

Questions? Please call Sarah Ward, Children’s Librarian, at (508) 528-3380 x3 or send an email to [email protected].

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