Fayette library children's programs 4.8.09

Written by David Green.

The after-school program at Normal Memorial Library continues this month with a movie, crafts and a visit from meteorologist Chris Vickers of WTOL Channel 11 News, on April 23.

Children in third through sixth grade meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and those in kindergarten through second grade meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

No program is scheduled April 14 and 16 due to Easter break.

Toddler Time, for three year olds, meets from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Mondays. Story Hour, for four and five year olds not yet in kindergarten, is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Story time is cancelled April 13 and 14.

During April a “Fancy Nancy Soiree” is planned and children will make circus elephants and hunt for dinosaur bones.

Wee Read, for infants through two year olds, meets from 5:30 to 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. A parent is required to stay with the child during the whole session.

This month the children will learn about the colors orange and red.

For more information, call the library at 237-2115.

National Library Week

National Library Week will be celebrated April 13 to 17 with a variety of activities.

Patrons can register for a book or a DVD at the adult circulation desk. the drawing is planned Friday, April 17.

Cookies and “freebies” will be available all week long in appreciation of all the library patrons.

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