(Drop Everything and Read)
April 12, 2018
Drop in afterschool for a cupcake snack from 4-5pm
Every year on Beverly Cleary's birthday, families are encouraged to put aside all distractions and spend time enjoying books together.

Visit the Reading Rockets website to browse their selection of reading and writing activity sheets, ideas on how to host a D.E.A.R. event, reading tips, and information about silent reading. And visit the library to pick up a book or two to share with your family!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
10:30am to 11:15am

Storytime Schedule:

10:30 am - Line up at the Youth Services Desk for a name tag
  • Storytime Room: Toddler (age 0-3) with parent/guardian

  • Library Laboratory: Preschool (age 3-5) for hands-on literacy activities

10:50 am - Rotation
  • Storytime Room: Preschool (age 3-5)

  • Library Laboratory: Toddler (age 0-3) with parent/guardian

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Afterschool @ 3:30pm

  • No activity, except special events

Diversity is woven into every storytime, no matter what the topic. Toddler through preschool children learn some of the basic concepts underlying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the storytime library laboratory projects.  
April 9, 10, 12 & 13, 2017
Things That Grow
What do flowers, babies, fruits and vegetables, peanuts, and trees all have in common? They all grow as they get older! This week, in storytime, we will talk about how things grow and what we can do to help them become big and strong.

Create magnetic flowers, build an alphabet tree, and more!
Motor activities, songs, and multicultural storytime.
April 16, 17, 19 & 20, 2017
Under the Ocean Waves
The ocean is the planet’s most diverse and expansive environment, and it is filled with millions of unique plant and animal life. Join us this week to discover fun new facts about ocean inhabitants and its human visitors!

Catch and count fish, explore an ocean sensory bin, and assemble ocean puzzles!
Motor activities, songs, and multicultural storytime.
April 23, 24, 26 & 27, 2017
Science Is My Favorite!
Blast off into outer space, sleep in zero gravity, put on a space suit, help fix a satellite, and then come back to Earth in Byron Barton’s book, I Want to Be an Astronaut. We will be exploring this title and many more in this all-things-science themed storytime, where we will touch on a variety of concepts such as space, engineering, measuring, and shape identification.
Learn about air currents, explore a big screen microscope, and more!
Motor activities, songs, and multicultural storytime.
Visit the Literacy Centers to play and learn!
Monday, April 30
4pm – 5pm
Children’s Day/Book Day Spelling, Books & Sight Word Celebration

“Spelling Bee Swat”
“Musical Books”
“Magnetic Spelling Race”
“Sight Word –Bean Bag Toss”

April 30, May 1, 3 & 4, 2017
Exposing your child to concepts through books, songs and rhymes contributes to brain development! Imagine the connections your child will make during a storytime exploring great, interactive books and songs about opposites! Join us, will you?

Identify opposites, construct small and tall structures, and more!
Motor activities, songs, and multicultural storytime.
The Farmington Public Library Youth Services schedules no school day, early release and holiday time programs using the Farmington Municipal School Calendar from September to May. Visit the library events calendar for events.

Early Release on April 9 & 23
Movie and Snack @ 2pm
Regular Storytime and Activity @ 3:30pm

April 9
“Happy Birthday” Where the Wild Things Are , first published April 9, 1963
“Where the Wild Things Are” Storybook Treasure Movie

April 23
Earth Day… Everyday!  Take home a paper tree!
Movie Stories About the Earth “Johnny Appleseed” and “Miss Rumphius”
Make some noise! Have some fun! We’re “Wild About Reading” at the Farmington Public Library! Register NOW for our 2018 Summer Reading Program!
Guys Read “Minecraft”
Saturday, May 5 @11:00 am

Research shows that boys will read if they are given materials that interest them. Our charter meets, dads, brothers, big brothers welcome, using GUYS READ recommended books. Favorite book presentation (bring one or check on out) at the hands-on session followed by deconstruction of a project and a light snack.  
We had our very own Wild Rumpus during Spring Break! Don’t worry, you’ve still got time to join in the fun. The Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition will be at the Farmington Public Library until April 22!
Register for Teacher Orientation, August 2 at the Farmington Public Library!
Teachers, educators, daycare providers, home school organizations provide us with input about Library Adventures for the following year. Review the Group Visit policy and learn how to register online for your best library experience. We’ll also demonstrate many of our online resources and databases, including “Live Homework Help.” Registration is required for this event and can be completed on the Calendar at www.infoway.org. Don’t miss out on prizes, giveaways, and a box lunch. ORGANIZATIONS: Bring information and handouts to share at the gathering during the introductions.
Farmington Public Library