2014 is here and the children's staff is excited to begin another year of story times and childrens programs, designed to delight, stimulate, and entertain you and your family.
Mondays begins with Mrs. Cox and Rhymes and Reading for ages 4-5, and the caregiver at 11:00 AM
This Pre-K Storytime is aimed to help little ones get ready for their first preschool or daycare interaction. Mrs. Cox shares stories, songs, fingerplays with the aim at teaching your child the importance of listening and learning instructions in a fun and engaging setting.
Mondays is also our Knight's Realm Chess Club for Kids ages 6-12 years. Children who love to play chess or who have an interest in learning the skills of chess can come in every Monday from 3:30-5:00 PM in the children's room and get instruction from Chess Novices right here in your community! This is a great way to make new friends, learn proper sportsmanship and just have fun! Parents are asked to stay in the library, but to not disturb the paired matches.
Wednesdays in January thru February 12 at 10:30 AM, also start off with our Toddler Tales Storytime for ages 1-3 years and the caregiver.
Toddler Tales is designed to be fun and interactive with your toddler. These are the important years of your child's development and we want to help you as the parent/caregiver guide your child as they discover their first words, hear their first songs, learn a new fingerplay and interact with others in a safe and friendly environment. Your participation in the program is an added bonus as you learn the importance of early literacy while spending time with your toddler!
Our Wee-Wigglers Baby Storytime for ages birth to 2 years, will begin March 5 thru April 9 at 10:30 AM. Our children's librarian Ms. Lali will introduce the importance of the 6 steps of Early Literacy with your young ones. Stories, Songs, Fingerplays and popular picture books will be used to guide you as the parent/ caregiver learn these important steps!
- Print Motivation
- Phonological Awareness
- Vocabulary Skills
- Narrative Skills
- Print Awareness Skills
- Letter Knowledge
Cowboy Charlie is back every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM,to share songs and stories with children of all ages. Parents are encouraged to sing and clap along with Cowboy Charlie as he shares classic children's tunes!
On the 4th Thurdsay of every month we will present Kinder Craft Time for ages 3-5 and a caregiver at 10:30 AM.
This 1/2 hour craft time for kids was created by Ms. Eveleen, she knew Thursdays were a popular day for families who already come in for Cowboy Charlie's fun program. She has designed simple yet fun crafts to keep little hands busy. This craft time is also a great way to make new friends and discover your child's hidden artistic abilities!
Whether you child is a voracious reader or struggling, our PAWS, Love on A Leash program is just for them! This program incorporates our local Pet Therapy dogs and their handlers who have taking the time to get their pets certified to work with people in a one on one setting or group. PAWS meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 pm. Kids must register in advance with the children's staff to ensure they can read to Hank, Murphy, Samantha or Bosely!
We are excited to annouce two new programs for our young ones.
Children Around the World, (See the calendar for select dates) as we visit countries around the world for ages 5-12 years. The children's staff will explore the wonders of China, Ethiopia, Ireland and Afghanistan. We will share the cultural differences of how families around the world are all the same through stories, food and crafts prepared to enlighten your community awareness.
R.E.A.D Book Club for Ages 9-12 years. A fun book discussion, craft and snacks related to the featured book. -First book to be discussed is Smile by Raina Telgemeier on February 7th at 3pm in the Turrentine Room. Kids are asked to pre-register at the children's desk where copies of Smile can be checked out to them. You are encouraged to read the book prior, however the book does not have to be read to enjoy this lively book club for kids!
All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise stipulated. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.
Photo and Video Policy- Attendance at any library program constitutes granting persmission for any photo/video taken while present, to be used for library publicity and/or social media.
Stop on in the children room and ask staff for more details or give us a call at 760-839-5456.
We hope you are excited as we are, as we begin 2014!