Library Newsletter for Kids
Storytimes @ the Library
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
10:30 am and 3:30 pm

Morning Storytimes:
10:30am -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

10:50am -- Rotation
Storytime Room: Preschool (age 3-5)
Library Laboratory: Toddler (age 0-3) with parent/guardian
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Afternoon Storytimes:
Afterschool @ 3:30pm
No activity, except for 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.  
Check the library events calendar for scheduled sign language storytimes.
February 12, 13, 15 & 16, 2018
Love & Kindness and Tippie Toe Parade

Collect a valentine from library staff after storytime!

Can you think of some ways to be kind? On this Valentine’s Day week, join us as we share stories, songs, and activities about love, friendship, and kindness.

Complete a Valentine math match, feed the Alphabet Love Monster, and more!

Motor activities, songs, and multicultural storytime.
February 19, 20, 22 & 23, 2018

It’s the first full week of the Year of the Dog! Help us celebrate the Chinese New Year by participating in a fun-filled storytime all about man’s best friend!

Color sorting, engineering, counting, and graphing!

Motor activities, songs, and multicultural storytime.
February 26, 27 &
March 1, 2 2018
Sensational Seasons

Which animals do we see during Spring? What do the trees look like in Winter? What do we do for fun in the Summer?

Join us this week in storytime as we answer all sorts of questions about the Earth’s four seasons. We’ll explore the varied way our world changes throughout the year.

Do some rainy day math, discover the sensations of each season, 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.

No School Day on Friday, February 9 
Tippie Toe Parade “Valentine Day Fun” 
10am Storytime
Collect a valentine from library staff!

2pm Storytime
Collect a valentine from library staff!

11am Movie “A Charlie Brown Valentine”
STEM activities and crafts.

10am to 1pm Minecraft in the Library Laboratory (ages 8-12).

Early Release on February 26
Movie and Snack @ 2pm
Storytime and Activity @ 3:30pm
Guys Read “Video Games”
Guys 8-12 years
Saturday, March 3 – 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. 
“I have a Dream”
Youth Services Technician, Beth reads and shares the pictures of “I have a Dream” by Martin Luther King, Jr. at storytime during No School Days. 
“What Books Would you Like to Live In?”
24/7 Downloadable Juvenile Fiction e-books
Library Closed
Library Closures
Please note that the Farmington Public Library will be closed, Saturday, February 17 through Monday, February 19 for the President’s Day holiday weekend. Online services will continue to be available at
Dr. Seuss: a Celebration!
Friday, March 2-3!

Bring your stuffed animal for an overnight stay at the library with the Cat in the Hat and other book characters! Set up a fort, in the Storytime room for your “friends” (stuffed animal) from 3:30pm – 4:30pm on Friday, March 2. Tuck them in, leave them overnight and then return the following morning and join them for a Cat in the Hat breakfast storytime from 9-10am, on Saturday, March 3.

Save the Date! 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 policy, online registration, Live Homework Help and online databases (presented by Adult Services). Online Registration required. Prizes and giveaways, including a box lunch. ORGANIZATIONS: Bring information and handouts to share at the gathering during the introductions.