For Children: February 2018

 February Children’s News

Story & Craft Time:

All ages are welcome and no registration is required.   Join us Wednesday mornings at 10:30am.

2/7: Winter Stories

2/14: Valentine’s Day Stories

2/21: Disney Day!!

*Please note that there will not be a story & craft time on 2/28.

Itty Bitty Story Time

Itty Bitty Story time is designed for our youngest patrons: birth to 3 years old. This program includes stories, songs, musical instruments, and a whole lot more to keep the little ones engaged and entertained!  This program is a great way to introduce the young child in your life to the library.

Itty Bitty Story time takes place on Tuesday mornings at 9:45am.

Join us for a lot of fun!! No registration is required.

*Please note that there will not be a story & craft time on 2/27.

Deb Hudgins: Music & Movement

Join Deb Hudgins on Thursday, February 15th for a 30 minute WINTER WONDERLAND theme-based program which features singing and guitar music for young children (infant & preschool).

No registration is required; however the program starts promptly at 3:30pm in the Taft Upstairs Library.

This program is generously sponsored by a grant through Beginnings Bridges, CFCE.

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Stop in on Thursday, February 8th for an afternoon of crafts!  Crafts will be out for children to enjoy from 3pm-6:30pm.  Supplies are limited.

Book Clubs

Ages 6-9 Book Club

We will be reading: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.  The book club discussion will be held in the library on Thursday, March 15th at 5pm.

Ages 8-12 Book Club

Join us for our book club geared for ages 8-12 years old. We will be reading: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. The book club discussion will be held at the library on Thursday, March 22nd at 5pm.

If you are interested in joining the Book Club, please stop by or give us a jingle at 508-473-3259. Please ask for Tara Windsor. Registration is required and books are available at the children’s desk.

Tail Waggin Tutors Is Back

The Tutors with Tails program is for any child that would like to practice reading. Each child will be paired up with a dog and will read to them for 15 minutes. The program is designed to help increase reading fluency and the child’s confidence in their reading ability. The dogs provide a non-judgmental safe environment for the children to practice their reading.

Check out website for monthly information on this wonderful program. The next reading session will be on Thursday, March 1st from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  Registration is required and limited.

BULLIES AROUND? LEARN FROM A PRO HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

Taunton wrestling celebrity “The Real Deal” Joel Davis will return to the Taft Library on Thursday, February 15th at 7pm.

This one hour program will include:

-Q&A regarding the different types of bullying

-How to handle yourself in situations where bullying takes place.

-What do if you are being bullied.

-Learn basic self-defense methods, with audience participation taking place.

The program is geared for ages six and up.

To register for this program, please call 508-473-3259 or email Tara at taftkids@mendonma.gov.

Mission to Maestro

Thursday, February 22nd 4:00 – 4:45pm

Taft Public Library is hosting a mini musical adventure where all are welcomed, but kids ages 2 – 7 are especially invited to experience the power music has to set a mood, express a message, & even tell a story.

So, break up that school vacation week with a visit to the Library and a quick Mission to becoming a Maestro! Part musical, part educational, part silly, and totally meant for FUN, Mission to Maestro will help bring out the musician in all of us!

Beginnings Bridges, CFCE & Taft Public Library Collaboration Events

Deb Hudgins: Music & Movement

Join Deb Hudgins on Thursday, February 15th for a 30 minute WINTER WONDERLAND theme-based program which features singing and guitar music for young children (infant & preschool).

No registration is required; however the program starts promptly at 3:30pm in the Taft Upstairs Library.

This program is generously sponsored by a grant through Beginnings Bridges, CFCE.

Muffins with MOM!!

Thursday, February 22nd from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Taft Public Library

This is a FREE drop-in event for up to 15 families, first come, first serve. Light refreshments will be served and families will be provided the opportunity to build social connections and learn about family friendly resourses.

Story Walk: The Mitten by Jan Brett

This self-guided Story Walk begins in the rear parking lot of the library. Follow the stakes around the library ground to read the story.   Stop in the children’s room to complete a craft when you are done.

Story Walk will be open on Tuesday, 2/20 & Wednesday, 2/21 from 10am-4pm and Thursday. 2/22 from 3pm-5pm.