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 September and again in November. 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: September 9th & 23rd, October 7th & 21st, November 4th & 18th, and December 9th.
Special Preschool Programs
Halloween Preschool Party
Children 5 years old and younger will enjoy a special Halloween program followed by a craft time. This program will be Thursday, October 31st at 10:30 am. Please pre-register by calling 434-4458. No regular Preschool Storytimes or Two’s Company programs will be held October 28 – November 1st.
Christmas Preschool Party
Children 5 years old and younger will enjoy a special Christmas program followed by a craft time. This program will be Tuesday, December 17th at 10:30 am. Please pre-register by calling 434-4458. No regular Preschool Storytimes or Two’s Company programs will be held December 16th – 2oth.
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, September 12th/Kristen, October 17th/Samantha, November 21st/Rebecca, and December 19th/Kit. 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, October 28th, November 25th, and December 16th. 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.
September 21st – Ramona and Beezus (Rated G)
October 26th – Horton Hears a Who (Rated G)
November 9th – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Rated PG)
December 7th – Nim’s Island (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: September 5th, October 3rd, November 14th, and December 5th. 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, September 21st, October 19th, November 16th, and December 21st beginning at 11:30 am.
Volunteer State Book Award Book Talk and Discussions
The Volunteer State Book Award is divided into four age groups – PreK-2nd grade, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. Every year children in Tennessee may vote on their favorite nominated book. To do so they must have read at least three of the twenty nominated books. This year we will have a book talk about the nominated books on the 3rd-5th grade list on Thursday, September 19th at 4:00 pm in the Storytime Room. Parents are invited to attend. We will follow this up with a book discussion at 4:00 pm on Thursdays, October 24th and November 7th. Children are encouraged to read at least one of the nominated books to discuss it. Registration is not required. Children will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite book from this group in the the Spring of 2014.
Special School Programs
Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Celebration
Come join the fun as we celebrate Harry Potter’s 15th anniversary on Tuesday, September 10th at 4:00 pm. Children in kindergarten through 5th grade will enjoy games and activities centered around the Harry Potter theme. Registration is required; please call 434-4458.
Children in kindergarten through 5th grade may register to make holiday crafts in the Jones Meeting Room on Thursday, December 12th from 4:00-5:00 pm. Please call 434-4458 to register.
Special Parent Program
Common Core State Standards
This program is appropriate for parents and other concerned adults. Dr. Robbie Anderson, Director of Accountability and School Improvement for the Johnson City School System will discuss the Common Core State Standards. She will tell what it is and how its implementation will affect your child on Thursday, August 29th at 6:30 pm in the Jones Meeting Room. Parents are encouraged to attend to learn about the latest educational trend. This program is free and open to the public.