Mother Goose Time
One-year-old children will enjoy fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, and books with a parent or guardian. There will be an opportunity to share board books and socialize after the storytime. This four-week program is offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am in February and again in April. Space is limited. Please call 434-4458 to commit to one month of Mother Goose as registration is required.
This twenty-minute storytime is appropriate for children who are two years old. Children accompanied by a parent or guardian hear stories and participate in songs, fingerplays, and flannelboard activities. This program is offered every week at 10:15 am on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Parent participation is encouraged.
Children ages three to five are invited to attend this half-hour program to listen to stories and participate in songs and fingerplays. This program is offered each Tuesday at 2:00 pm, and Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Parent participation is encouraged.
Children three to six years old may attend this thirty-minute program to enjoy stories and music before bedtime. Children may wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal. This program is offered on the following Monday evenings at 7:00 pm: January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 14 & 28, and May 12.
Special Preschool Programs
Sensory Play Day
Children 2 years old and younger can join in for creative play March 18th in the Jones Meeting Room. Everyday materials will be provided for children to explore, create, and imagine. Drop in any time from 9:30 – 11:30 am to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
School Age Programs
American Girl Program
Do you enjoy reading the American Girl books or studying history? We will be learning about the time period of one of the girls and have activities and snacks from this era, too. Children are encouraged to read the books about the particular American Girl before each program. The program dates and books are Thursdays, January 23/Marie Grace, February 20/Molly, March 20/Julie, April 24. Each program meets at 4:00 pm. Children in 2nd through 5th grade may pre-register by calling 434-4458.
Lego @ the Library
Children in kindergarten through 5th grade may join us for lego building programs once a month. This program meets in the Jones Meeting Room at 4:00-4:45 pm on Mondays, January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, and May 12. Registration is not required.
Movies @ the Library
We will be offering movies in our newly renovated Storytime Room one Saturday a month at 2:00 pm. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult during the movie.
February 1 – Princess Bride (Rated PG)
March 1 – The Sandlot (Rated PG)
April 5 – Rio (Rated PG)
May 3 – The Croods (Rated G)
May 24 – Because of Winn-Dixie (Rated PG)
Children in early elementary grades will list to a story and make a craft or participate in an activity pertaining to the story. This program will meet at 4:00-4:45 pm on the following Thursdays: January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3 and May 1. Please pre-register by calling 434-4458 for each date.
Tale to Tail
Children in 1st through 5th grade may read to a trained listening dog, in the Storytime Room every Tuesday beginning at 4:00 pm. This is great for those who don’t like to read orally, have low reading self-esteem, or just love dogs.Please pre-register by calling 434-4458 to reserve your slot.
The JCPL is now a part of this nationally known program that enhances children’s literacy through the assistance of registered therapy dogs. Children may pre-register to read to a dog for a 15-minute time slot by calling 434-4458. Times are available on Saturday, January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, and May 17 beginning at 11:30 am.
What a Disaster!
Children in 2nd – 5th grade can learn what causes certain disasters and how we can be better prepared when they happen. We will do activities or crafts relating to the disaster. Please register for each class your child wishes to attend by calling 434-4458. This program will meet at 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 27th for Blizzards, Monday, March 10th for Tornadoes, and Thursday, April 17th for Oil spills.
Special School Aged Programs
Meet the Robot
2nd – 6th graders can come meet a real robot on Tuesday, February 4th at 4:00 pm, or Tuesday, March 4th at 4:00 pm.
The One and Only Ivan Book Discussion
Join us for a book discussion of the Newbery winner The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Participants in second through fifth grade will receive a copy of the book when they register. We will discuss it on February 13 at 4:00 pm.
Vote for the Volunteer State Book Award
Children who have read at least three books from their age category will be able to vote for their favorite book. The results from our library will be sent to the Volunteer State Book Award Committee. Let your voice be heard in Tennessee, so we can all enjoy your favorite book!
Special Family Events
Family Contra Dances
Get active by attending our family contra dances. Live music by ETSU’s Empty Bottle String Band and dances called by Christi Bothwell. No dancing experience necessary! Bring the whole family on Sunday afternoons January 12 and February 9 at 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
Family Math Night
Families with 6 to 9 year olds can come see how much fun math can be! Parents and children will learn to work together to solve tangram puzzles, answer word problems, plus lots more in the Jones Meeting Room on January 16th @ 6:30 pm.