Winter/Spring 2018 Programs for Preschoolers:

The Winter/Spring sessions will run from Monday, January 8 to Saturday, May 19. Library closed Jan. 14 & 15; Feb. 18 & 19; Apr. 1; May 27 & 28.

Preschool Classes: Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30 am

Stories, Songs, rhymes, working on skills to prepare for Kindergarten – listening, following directions, story comprehension, and more! Best for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years.

Preschoolers Play 2 Learn: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 21, & May 19 from 10:30 – 11:30 am

Children ages 3-5 years and their care givers are invited to join us for games, activities, and crafts designed to help preschoolers build their communication, problem-solving, scissors, fine motor, following directions skills.

Family Storytime: Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Songs, rhymes and stories that fill your imagination and expand your knowledge. A craft will follow this 25 minute storytime.

Hands On: Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am

This is a sensory program for children ages 0 – 5 years. We will have a variety of materials such as blocks, balls, craft supplies, textures, colors, etc., for children to examine and describe, utilize, and learn.

Creative Constructors: Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm & Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 28, & May 26 from 10:30 – 11:30 am

Children ages 0-12 years and their families are welcome to build, learn, and play with LEGO® and Duplo® bricks!

Colorin, Colorado: Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Spanish/English storytime! All ages are welcome to this program that’s fun for the whole family. You do not have to speak or read Spanish to enjoy Colorin, Colorado!

Tail Waggin’ Reads: Feb. 3, Mar. 3, & Apr. 7 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Join certified therapy dog Obi and his owner Larry for some reading fun! This program is best for children who are beginning to read or are already reading. Take the opportunity to practice reading aloud to Obi, who loves kids and stories!

Saturday Storytime: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 28, & May 26 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Songs, rhymes and stories that fill your imagination and expand your knowledge. A craft will follow this 25 minute storytime.

Special Events:

Chinese New Year Celebration: February 17 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm

2018 Year of the Dog! Celebrate Chinese culture with stories, music, snacks, games & crafts!

Cinco de Mayo Celebration: May 5 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Celebrate the culture of Mexico with stories, music, snacks, games & crafts!

Programming Flyers:

To access a printable schedule of events click the link below:

Winter/Spring 2018 Flyer – English

Winter/Spring 2018 Flyer – Spanish

For detailed descriptions of each event listed on the flyer, please see our online event calendar located here. Click on the date of the event you are interested in on the calendar in the right hand corner and find a detailed description. Please contact the Children’s Library at (479) 621-1152 ext. 2 with any questions.

Great Reads for:

Prepare Your Child to Read :

Learning to read begins at birth! Check out this document to learn more about what you can do to help your child develop vital literacy skills: Prepare Your Child to Read!

More Information

Early Literacy and Language Tools from the Zero to Three Website

Mem Fox’s Ten Read-Aloud Commandments

  1. Richard Anderson, et al., Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading (Champaign: University of Illinois, 1985), 23.