Friday, March 17, 2006

Spring Activities Planned for the Children’s Library

Spring has arrived at the Children’s Department at New Castle-Henry County Public Library. A variety of activities are planned for all ages. Unless noted, activities will take place in the activity room in the Children’s Library.

Spring Story Time for ages 3 through kindergarten is offered on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. Story Time begins on March 21. Toddlers (ages 18 to 36 months) and their caregivers are invited to Toddler Tales. This story-based program will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturdays in April. Registration is requested for both Story Time and Toddler Tales in order to provide personalized materials for the participants.

The entire family is invited to Family Night Story Time on Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not necessary for this free program.

Children ages 7 through 10 are invited to join the Birthday Club at the library. On the month of their birthday, club members will be invited to a birthday party which will include other children with birthdays in the same month. The parties will be held on the third Saturday of every month from 10 – 11 a.m. Children who want to join the birthday club must be registered prior to the party day. The March Birthday Party is scheduled for Saturday, March 18.
The Children’s Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with “Piggy Poetry,” a series of programs for ages 8 through 12. The “Piggy Poetry” series will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in April. Programs include crafts, pig hunts, Jack Prelutsky poems, “pigericks” and more. Children must be registered in order to participate in this free program.

The Children’s Library is honoring National Library Week during April 2-8 with a variety of activities. On Monday, April 3, at 2 p.m., watch the hilarious family movie “Wallace & Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit.” Author Terry Reeves will present a program and book signing on April 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s auditorium. Children are invited to stop by to make an Easter Craft on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is not needed for these programs.

To register for activities in the Children’s Library, log on to, call 765-529-0362, ext. 366, or visit the checkout desk at the Children’s Library.


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