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Children's Room Programs

October Programs:

Paws 2 Read

Saturday, October 20th - The Story Room & Children's Floor - 10:30 AM - 12:05 PM

Bark all about it, Paws 2 Read is back! Paws 2 Read is a program that encourages readers of all abilities to relax and read in a comforting environment with a friendly, certified therapy dog for 15 minutes.

Registration is necessary and opens two weeks before the program on Oct. 6th. To register, please call the Children's Room at 440-352-3383 to choose a dog and a time slot for your child.

October Baby Craft

Tuesday, October 23rd - The Project Room - 10:30 - 11:00 AM

For babies age 0-2.  Enjoy a free half hour art session with baby and create a keepsake for when your little one isn’t so little anymore!  Come make a “not so creepy” ghost or spider on canvas!

Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program on Tuesday, October 9th. Please register your baby's name only.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, October 25th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free pompom owl craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed.

Halloween Happenings!

Saturday, October 27th - The Children's Room - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Halloween Happenings at Morley Library! Kids 12 and under can trick-or-treat at 4 stops around the Library, make 3 different crafts on the Children's Floor, and participate in a fun scavenger hunt for a free, small prize. No registration needed, drop in any time from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Costumes encouraged but not required. Happy Halloween!

El Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

Saturday, October 27th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

For families with children 12 and under.  The festive holiday El Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of those that are no longer with us with the vibrant colors of banners and marigolds and the appealing scents of favorite foods, sweet breads, and cookies.  Join us a few days before November 1st, the Dia de los Muertos, and learn about this colorful, joyous celebration through music, stories, games and a traditional sugar skull craft.  No registration is needed.

The Construction Zone!

Tuesday, October 30th - The Story Room - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Drop by the Story Room between 4:00-5:30 PM for The Construction Zone! Build a LEGO creation, test your marble race track skills, or play with fun magnetic toys. All ages welcome, parents must stay with children 5 and under. No registration needed.

November Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, November 1st through Thursday, November 15th

Kids 12 and under can participate in a fun, FREE picture Scavenger Hunt in the Children's Room. Find all 10 pictures hiding around the Children's Room, then turn in your sheet for a free, small prize from the treasure chest. Limit once per child, please.

Pharaoh Pharaoh Fun

Saturday, November 3rd - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Join us for a blast to the past! Almost a hundred years ago paleontologists found King Tut's tomb! We'll be honoring this historical find by learning more about what a paleontologist is and who King Tut was. Come learn and make your name in hieroglyphs, try your hand at our pyramid building competition, join us in making an Egyptian-styled mosaic, and make some Egyptian-styled accessories to take home with you! For families with children ages 12 and under, and no registration is needed.

Sesame Street Day!

Saturday, November 10th - The Story Room - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For families with children 12 and under.  National Sesame Street Day was established on November 10th, 2009, the 40th anniversary of the show's first air date.  Drop in between 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM to celebrate Sesame Street’s 49th anniversary and enjoy various activities including a scavenger hunt, a craft, a photo op and a special treat. No registration needed.

Thanksgiving Toddler Craft

Monday, November 12th - The Project Room - 10:30 - 11:00 AM

For toddlers 2-4.  Enjoy a free half hour finger paint session with your toddler!  Let your child play with paints and get messy at the library without the cleanup at home!  Make a colorful, painted turkey.  Be sure to have your child bring or wear a cover-up. 

Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program on Monday, October 29th.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, November 15th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free shape turkey craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed. 

The Construction Zone!

Tuesday, November 20th - The Story Room - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Drop by the Story Room between 4:00-5:30 PM for The Construction Zone! Build a LEGO creation, test your marble race track skills, or play with fun magnetic toys. All ages welcome, parents must stay with children 5 and under. No registration needed. 

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, November 29th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free button snowflake ornament craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed. 

December Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, December 1st through Saturday, December 15th

Kids 12 and under can participate in a fun, FREE picture Scavenger Hunt in the Children's Room. Find all 10 pictures hiding around the Children's Room, then turn in your sheet for a free, small prize from the treasure chest. Limit once per child, please.

A Celebration of Curious George!

Saturday, December 1st - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Families with children ages 12 and under are invited to a morning celebrating Curious George's birthday! Play fun games, create a craft, and enjoy a snack. No registration needed, just drop into the Story Room on the Children's Floor.

Family Holiday Cookie Decorating

Saturday, December 8th - Meeting Rooms AB - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We invite families to join us for a fun morning of holiday cookie decorating! Drop in to the basement Meeting Rooms between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM to frost and decorate a pre-baked cookie. Then enjoy it here or take it home for a special treat. All supplies provided for free by Morley Library. No registration needed.

December Baby Craft

Tuesday, December 11th - The Project Room - 10:30 - 11:00 AM

For babies age 0-2.  Enjoy a free half hour art session with baby and create a keepsake for when your little one isn’t so little anymore!  Come make an adorable penguin footprint on a glass candle holder.  

Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program on Tuesday, November 27th. Please register your baby's name only.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, December 13th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free emoticon reindeer magnet craft. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed. 

The Polar Express

Saturday, December 15th - Meeting Rooms AB - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

All aboard the Polar Express! For children ages 3-8 and their parents. Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the classic children's movie, The Polar Express. Kids will be decorating cardboard box train cars and watching the movie "drive-in" style, then taking the cars home after the movie. Light snacks will be served.

Registration is necessary as space is limited. Registration opens 2 weeks before the program on Dec. 1st. Please register your child(s) name, not yourself. Parents must stay with children. 

The Construction Zone!

Tuesday, December 18th - The Story Room - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Drop by the Story Room between 4:00-5:30 PM for The Construction Zone! Build a LEGO creation, test your marble race track skills, or play with fun magnetic toys. All ages welcome, parents must stay with children 5 and under. No registration needed. 

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, December 27th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free DIY crown craft to ring in the New Year or for princesses & princes in training. As supplies last, small children may need help. No registration needed. 

Traveling Traditions: New Year's Around the World

Saturday, December 29th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

The American New Year is coming up soon! Every family has different things they do to celebrate but did you know some cultures have New Year's in a completely different month? We will be making crafts to help celebrate on January 1st while also learning about why some cultures have New Years in February or even during Autumn. There will also be traditional New Year's snacks and games from other cultures as well! For families with children ages 12 and under, and no registration is needed.

January Programs:

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, January 2nd through Wednesday, January 16th (usually runs 1st - 15th but extended 1 day for the New Year holiday)

Kids 12 and under can participate in a fun, FREE picture Scavenger Hunt in the Children's Room. Find all 10 pictures hiding around the Children's Room, then turn in your sheet for a free, small prize from the treasure chest. Limit once per child, please.

Inventive Engineering: Toy Car Construction & Derby

Saturday, January 5th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

You are all inventors!  Come to the library to flex your creative muscle and show your mettle.  Families will face a ten-minute construction challenge to see how high they can aspire.  Then make your own toy car from household items and race to see who has built the fastest car.  After all the excitement take a leisurely walk around the children’s floor and complete a scavenger hunt to discover the faces of famous inventors and scientists. This program is geared towards families with children 12 and under, and no registration is needed.

The Children's Winter Reading Club!

Sunday, January 6th through Saturday, February 16th

Kids 12 and under can stop by the Children's Desk to pick up a Winter Reading Log and start reading! The Children's Winter Reading Club will run for 6 weeks. All children who turn in their reading log at least once receive a FREE book! Additionally, for every day that a child reads or is read to for at least 20 minutes, s/he will receive an entry into the prize raffle. Prizes include gift certificates, toys, and a Kindle Fire tablet! Registration is ongoing starting January 6th. The Morley Library Children's Winter Reading Club is generously sponsored by the Painesville Rotary Club.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, January 10th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free craft. As supplies last; small children may need help. No registration needed. 

Jungle Terry & Friends!

Saturday, January 12th - Meeting Rooms AB - 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Join us for an educational and engaging family-friendly show featuring Jungle Terry's famous animals, including reptiles, birds, and more! Jungle Terry has been visiting Morley Library to teach kids about wild animal education and conservation for over 30 years. Experience his animals up close in this interactive, participatory animal show. No registration needed and all ages are welcome to attend.

Toddler Craft

Monday, January 14th - The Project Room - 10:30 - 11:00 AM

For toddlers ages 2-4.  Enjoy a free half hour finger paint session with your toddler!  Let your child play with paints and get messy at the library without the cleanup at home!  Make a paint resist name finger painting using tape.  Be sure to have your child bring or wear a cover-up. Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Storytime with the Mentor Ice Breakers!

Saturday, January 19th - The Story Room - 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Join us for a very special storytime with members of Mentor's pro hockey team, the Mentor Ice Breakers! The Ice Breakers are the newest team in the FHL and will help us celebrate National Skating Month. Enjoy fun stories about ice skating read by pro hockey players themselves, and learn about all the programs that the Mentor Civic Ice Arena has to offer. No registration needed.

KIDS CRAFTERNOON!

Thursday, January 24th - The Story Room - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Make a FREE kids craft! Drop by the Children's Story Room to make a fun, free craft. As supplies last; small children may need help. No registration needed. 

The Construction Zone!

Tuesday, January 29th - The Story Room - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Drop by the Story Room between 4:00-5:30 PM for The Construction Zone! Build a LEGO creation, test your marble race track skills, or play with fun magnetic toys. All ages welcome, parents must stay with children 5 and under. No registration needed.

Miss Barbara

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