June Kids Events

The Magic of Sharks Magic Show: Summer Reading Kick-off!

Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm

To help kick off the Build A Better World 2017 Summer Reading Program, the talented Steve Woyce returns with an all new show: The Magic of Sharks Magic Show! This special event will educate future readers all about sharks and how we can Build A Better World for their environment.

Suitable for ages preschool and up. Open to Emerson residents only.

Registration required.

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Mommy and Baby Yoga

Wednesday, June 21st at 10:30 am

Designed for new parents looking to learn the techniques of yoga with their little ones, newborns to crawlers, with Little Shanti Yoga. Registration required.

Family Yoga, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, June 21st at 11:15 am

Come play, stretch and relax with Little Shanti Yoga, designed for families with children ages 2-5. Registration required.little shanti yoga logo


Family Movie Night: Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 pm

Rated PG, runs 2 hours and 19 minutes

Due to the running time of this film the start time will be 6:30 pm. Registration required.

enchanted rose from beauty and the beast (2017)


Preschool Dance Party!

Friday, June 16th at 10:30 am

Extra fun with Mr. Chris! Dance and move your way from station to station where you have to complete a different wacky action. Registration required.


Weekly Events


Mondays at 10:30 am

Featuring songs, dance, and instruments with Mr. Chris. No registration required.

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Preschool Storytime, Ages 3-5

Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Join Miss Victoria for storytime geared for children in preschool, ages 3-5. No registration required.


Baby & Me, Newborn-age 2

Tuesdays at 11:30 am

Songs, dance and stuffed animals with Miss Victoria. No registration required.

kids playing with stuffed animals

 

July Kids Events

Mondays

Magical Melodies

Mondays at 10:30 am (no class 7/3)

Featuring songs, dance, and instruments with Mr. Chris for children ages 2-4. No registration required.

Family Fun Night: No Sew Pillows for Giving

Monday, July 10th at 7:00 pm

Families will work together making easy DIY pillows for giving. All ages.

Registration required. Emerson residents only.

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Garden Arts for Kids: Teddy Bear Dens

Monday,  July 17th at 3:00 pm

Everyone loves Teddy Bears! Kids will plant and create their own snuggly garden den with plants and natural materials their extra cute teddy bear will love to snuggle down in.

Open to kids entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.logo of garden arts for kids

Garden Arts for Kids: Beach Bum Buddies

Monday, July 24th at 3:00 pm

Build a better world and save our shores! Kids will learn how grasses and plants help protect beach dunes from eroding away by creating their own beach garden complete with see glass, plants, sand, beach pebbles, and a special beach bum buddy for extra protection!

Open to kids entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.

Garden Arts for Kids: Worm Hotel

Monday, July 31st at 3:00 pm

Kids will learn all about our wiggly friends and how they are most beneficial to our soil and gardens. By layering different natural materials in a recycled container, kids will see how worms break down compost into a rich, organic soil in this take home hotel!

Open to kids entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.

Tuesdays

Baby & Me

Tuesdays at 11:30 am

Songs, dance and stuffed animals with Miss Victoria. Newborn to age 2. No registration required.

kids playing with stuffed animals

Story Time with Little Dude: Kindness

Tuesday, July 11th at 10:30 am

Read with real-life therapy dog Little Dude! Learn about how you can Build a Better World with kindness.

Suitable for ages 3-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.cover of the book Kindness from the Big World of Little Dude series

Story Time with Little Dude: Respect

Tuesday, July 18th at 10:30 am

Therapy dog Little Dude is back to read with children about the importance of respect.

Suitable for ages 3-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.cover of the book Respect from the Big World of Little Dude series

Story Time with Little Dude: Courage

Tuesday, July 25th at 10:30 am

The pupper who inspired the Big World of Little Dude book series is here to read with children about courage.

Suitable for ages 3-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.

cover of the book Courage from the Big World of Little Dude series

Wednesdays

Makerspace: Building Straws

Wednesday, July 5th at 3:00 pm

Get creative and have fun making designs with just straws!

Entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.colorful drinking straws

Music & Movement with Jessica

Wednesday, July 5th and Wednesday, July 19th at 11:15 am

Wiggle and dance during this introduction to music and instruments for newborns to age 3.

Separate registration required for each date. Please note, Emerson residents will be given priority. Out-of-town patrons are welcome to sign up for the waiting list by calling or visiting the Children’s Room.

pile of colorful musical instruments

Story Laboratory: Sprout House Scientist

Wednesday, July 12th at 3:00 pm

After a story time, kids will become scientists and learn how to make a sprout house with sponges.

Open to kids entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.

Makerspace: Tinkering Station

Wednesday, July 19th at 3:00 pm

Using various materials, kids will learn to use their imagination and build their own creative contraptions.

Open to kids entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.emerson library makerspace logo

Story Laboratory: Bristlebots Engineer

Wednesday, July 26th at 3:00 pm

After a science story time, kids will become engineers as they build tiny robots out of a toothbrush and simple electronics.

Suitable for kids entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.

robots made from toothbrushes and a simple motor, source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/todbot/4415230836

Thursdays

Family Movie Night: The Lego Batman Movie

Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 pm

Rated PG

Runs 1 hour and 44 minutes

Registration required.lego batman movie poster

Building Challenge: Edible Structures

Thursday, July 20th at 3:00 pm

Using various foods, such as grapes, marshmallows and candy, kids will learn to build a structure of their design. Please indicate any food allergies when you register.

Open to kids entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.

Building Challenge: Recycled Structures

Thursday, July 27th at 3:00 pm

Using various recycled materials, kids will discover there is so much to build with when you recycle!

Open to kids entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.

Fridays

Quiet Time Activity: Sponge Blocks

Friday, July 7th at 10:30 am

These blocks made from sponges will provide a quiet activity for young children and their imagination.

Ages 3-6. Registration required.

Little Tinkerers: Clay Sculptures

Friday, July 14th at 10:30 am

Using clay, young children can build and create fun sculptures to take home! Ages 3-6. 

Registration required.blue elephant made of clay

Preschool Dance Party!

Friday, July 21st at 10:30 am

Extra fun with Mr. Chris! Dance and move your way from station to station where you have to complete a different wacky action.

Suitable for ages 3-6. Registration required.

Quiet Time Activity: Magnetic Blocks

Friday, July 28th at 10:30 am

Build with magnetic blocks during this quiet activity time for ages 3-6.

Registration required.

August Kids Events

Mondays

Magical Melodies

Mondays at 10:30 am (no class 8/14)

Featuring songs, dance, and instruments with Mr. Chris for children ages 2-4. No registration required.

Family Fun Night: Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Monday, August 7th at 7:00 pm

Design and create a bird feeder out of a recycled milk carton. Suitable for all ages.

Registration required. Open only to Emerson residents.

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Tuesdays

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Join Miss Victoria for storytime geared for children in preschool, ages 3-5. No registration required.

Baby & Me

Tuesdays at 11:30 am

Songs, dance and stuffed animals with Miss Victoria. Newborn to age 2. No registration required.

kids playing with stuffed animals

Summer Reading Participants Secret Event

Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 pm

Earn an invitation to this secret event by participating in the Summer Reading program for kids entering grades K through 6.

Invitation and RSVP required.build a better world logo

Wednesdays

Music & Movement with Jessica

Wednesday, August 2nd and Wednesday, August 16th at 11:15 am

Wiggle and dance during this introduction to music and instruments for newborns to age 3.

Separate registration required for each date. Please note, Emerson residents will be given priority in registering for this event. Out-of-town patrons are welcome to call or visit the Children’s Room to add their name to the waiting list.

toy musical instruments

Makerspace: Marble Run

Wednesday, August 2nd at 3:00 pm

Work together as a team to build a marble race course. Then, race your marbles to earn a prize.

Suitable for kids entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.

emerson library makerspace logo

Story Laboratory: Craft Sticks Architect

Wednesday, August 9th at 3:00 pm

After story time, kids become architects and design and build their own structures out of craft sticks.

Open to kids entering grades K-6. Emerson residents only.

Registration required.

Thursdays

Building Challenge: Cardboard Structures

Thursday, August 3rd at 3:00 pm

By using all shapes and sizes of cardboard, kids will get creative and build structure of their choice.
Open to Emerson patrons entering grades K-6 only.

Registration required.

Summer Reading Participants Ice Cream Social

Thursday, August 10th at 3:00 pm

Earn an invitation to this special event only for participants of the Summer Reading Program.

Invitation and RSVP required.

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Family Movie Night: Boss Baby

Thursday, August 17th at 7:00 pm

Rated PG

Runs 1 hour and 38 minutes

Registration required.

cover of the movie boss baby

Fridays

Little Tinkerers: City Planner

Friday, August 4th at 10:30 am

Design a city using paper shapes. Suitable for ages 3-6.

Registration required.

Preschool Dance Party!

Friday, August 11th at 10:30 am

Extra fun with Mr. Chris! Dance and move your way from station to station where you have to complete a different wacky action.

Suitable for ages 3-6. Registration required.

Librarian for a Day

Each month  a winner will be chosen to work behind the scenes at the Library.  An entry form can be found in the children’s room. Complete the form  for your chance to win. Open to kids ages 8 to 12.

Parents, please note that filling out the entry form grants permission for your child to visit the Library after school.librarian for a day winners display

ABCmouse.com Free @ the Library

We now offer free access to ABCmouse.com!

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This subscription-based site is free to Library users on the computers in the Children’s Room.

ABCmouse features online educational activities for kids ages 2 to 6. It uses games, videos, ebooks and interactive worksheets to teach reading, math, and science concepts. Complete assignments to earn points. Use your points to “buy” toys and pets. Let kids surf in safety because ABCmouse does not include any external links or in-game purchases.

Visit the Children’s Room to try ABCmouse today!

screenshot of hampster play area of abcmouse site