Turn the page at the Arnprior Library

John and Lucy both enjoy spending time at the Arnprior Library, here is Lucy with her card when she was a week old.

John and Lucy both enjoy spending time at the Arnprior Library, here is Lucy with her card when she was a week old.

One of my favourite places to visit in town is the Arnprior Library.  I must admit I discovered the library and all they have to offer before I had children but now that I have two young kids the library has become a very special place to us.

My son John started in the free Baby Rhyme Time program when he was six months old and since I have been off with Lucy, just four months old,  we have been attending the free Toddler Tales on Friday mornings. Lucy even got her library card when she was only a week old!

Carolyn is beyond brilliant with the kids. She always has a theme and engages all the children with a smile. For the Toddler Tales she reads books, we sing, play with bells and sometimes get active with the parachute or let the kid’s imagination run wild with boxes. John also enjoys climbing in the pint size chairs to colour.

Photo Courtesy of the Arnprior Library  John loves story time especially using his imagination to play in the boxes.

Photo Courtesy of the Arnprior Library
John loves story time especially using his imagination to play in the boxes.

Last week we even made it to the library when there was no scheduled story time happening. John picked out some books for himself and I looked up a few books to try and test my knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system, thankfully the staff was very helpful to help find some more books. John played with some toys, looked at more books and walked around hopefully in a quiet manner. I even had a chance to chat with another mom with two young children.

Summer programs

Everyday this summer the library is offering affordable programming for young children. Now some of it might be too young for John just yet but we will be back at Toddler Tales on Friday mornings (starting again July 3 at 10 a.m.) and at Story Time at Robert Simpson Park (Friday’s at 2 p.m.).

Some of the themes and craft projects they have are: sand dough castles, circus and lions, toy hacking (making new toys using old toys and tools), crumpets and tea, balloon badminton and more.

The July calendar can be found here:

http://www.arnprior.library.on.ca/2015Julycalendar.pdf

August is also filled with fun activities, check out the calendar here:

http://www.arnprior.library.on.ca/2015Augustcalendar.pdf

The TD Summer Reading program is also back, on its website it describes the program as:

“An inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months while championing Canadian writers and illustrators. The program helps connect families with books and build confidence in reading through the delivery of free incentives and fun, accessible library activities. All summer long across Canada, libraries aim to inspire a sense of adventure and wonder, nurture children’s imaginations and celebrate their accomplishments.

At the Arnprior Library when you earn three stickers you get a My Library pin, after eight stickers you get a personalized nameplate in a library book and with 10 stickers you get to go to the summer celebration program on Aug. 19.

You must register to participate in the programs (not Toddler Tales or story at the park) so call 613-623-2279. Or for more information email: childrens@arncap.com or follow the library on Twitter @arnpriorlibrary

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