Children’s Programs

Winter 2018: January – March

For a printable calendar of all Children’s Programs, click here: Winter 2018 Calendar

For more information about the programs, please contact Laura Bultman:

Programs for Little Ones (Ages 0-5)

Programs for Older Kids (Grades K-5)

Programs for Families

Programs for Tweens (Grades 6-8)

Programs for Little Ones (Ages 0 to 5)

Little Wigglers
Fridays at 10am
Ages 0 to 3
Little ones and their caregivers are invited to read, sing, move, play, and have fun! The program is designed specifically with little learners in mind.

Story Hour
Tuesdays at 10am
Ages 2 to 5
Storytime for preschoolers and their caregivers! Books, songs, stories, movement, and fun come together for a super-charged half hour of Early Literacy learning.

Move & Groove
Wednesdays at 10am
January 3rd, February 7th, and March 7th
Best for 18 months and up
Bring your dancing shoes to this fun musical program! We’ll have shaky eggs, scarves, drumsticks, bubbles, and more as we dance, move, and learn together.

Little Scientists
Wednesdays at 10am
January 17th, February 21st, and March 21st
Ages 3 to 6
Explore the wonders of the world together with your child at these fun interactive stations. We’ll start by discussing the theme together and then have fun exploring different related activities.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Party
Saturday, January 27th at 10am
Are you already part of the 1000 Books program? Would you like to be? Have you finished already? Are you in the middle of it? All are welcome to this re-launch of the program with a special story-time and fun crafts and activities. Let’s get reading!

Drive-in Movie
Wednesday, January 31st at 10am
Enjoy the nostalgia of a drive-in movie with none of the sound problems. Everyone will make a car or vehicle from a box and then drive them into our program room to watch a short age-appropriate film. Boxes and decorating materials provided.

Programs for Older Kids (Grades K-5)

Build it!
Mondays at 4pm
January 8th, February 5th, and March 5th
Build something awesome with LEGOs! Your creation will be displayed at the library until next month’s club. LEGOs will be provided by the library; please leave your personal collection at home.

Discovery Kids: Full STEAM Ahead!
Tuesdays at 4pm
January 16th, February 27th, and March 27th
Come explore, discover, and learn the wonders of science and engineering in our monthly hands-on science club.

Art Explosion
Tuesday-Thursday, January 2nd – 4th at 2pm
Get out of the house and come do some awesome art at the library. We’ll be making clay charms,  painting canvases, and building a replica of Three Rivers with recycled materials.
Tuesday, February 13th at 4pm
Drop in any time between 3:30pm and 5pm to make valentines for your family and friends.
Tuesday, March 13th at 4pm
Design a key chain or backpack charm using Shrinky Dinks. We’ll provide the materials; you provide the imagination.

Sewing School
Wednesdays from 1/10 to 1/31 at 3:30pm
Learn to hand sew various projects: we’ll be making pillows, a reading buddy, a bag, and more. The only thing you need to bring is your imagination and your patience. All other materials will be provided.

Captain Underpants Party
Thursday, January 25th at 4pm
Tra-la-laaaaaaaaa! There’s no super-hero quite like Captain Underpants! Crafts, games, and activities will be part of the celebration of this unusual hero.

Reading Rangers
Tuesday, January 30th at 3:30pm
Thursday, February 8th at 4pm
Thursday, March 8th at 4pm
Join our no-stress book club! We’ll meet once a month to discuss books and have fun – no extra reading required.

Crazy Eights!
Wednesdays at 4pm (K-2nd grade) and 4:45pm (3rd-5th grades)
February 7th to March 28th
Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s where you’ll build stuff, run, jump, make music, make a mess… it’s a totally new kind of math club. You’ll do Glow-in-the-dark Geometry and compete in the Toilet Paper Olympics!

Harry Potter Party!
Thursday, February 22nd at 4pm
Calling witches and wizards of all ages! Come celebrate the popular Harry Potter books and movies by joining us for an afternoon of Harry Potter-themed activities and crafts.

Babymouse and Squish Party
Thursday, March 22nd at 4pm
Decorate a cupcake in honor of Babymouse or make some slime that Squish would be proud of! There will be lots to do at our party inspired by two favorite graphic novel characters!

Family Programs

Make and Take Day!
Wednesdays from 10am to 5pm
Drop in any time during the day and make something! All materials provided.

Pete the Cat Party
Saturday, January 13th at 10am
Celebrate everyone’s favorite grrroooovy cat with crafts and games for all ages.

Family Fort Night
Monday, January 22nd at 5pm
If you’ve ever built a fort in your living room, this program is for you! Your family can build a blanket fort in the stacks, read together, and eat a snack (deconstructed s’mores!). Bring a blanket and let’s have fun!

Princess Party
Saturday, February 10th at 10am
Calling all royal highnesses (and any available knights!) to a royal tea party with majestic crafts, queenly games, and magnificent treats.

Teddy Bear Sleepover
Monday, February 19th at 5pm
Bring a stuffed friend to the library to listen to bedtime books, stories, and songs. Your stuffed friend is welcome to spend the night at the library – you can pick them up the next morning. Don’t forget to ask them about their adventures!

Firefighter Training
Saturday, February 24th at 10am
Do you have what it takes to be an everyday hero? Come make some firefighter crafts and try out our obstacle course. Best for ages 8 and under.

Family Fun Carnival Night
Monday, March 19th at 5pm
It’s carnival night at the library! Bring your whole family for free face painting and lots more. Try your hand at our carnival games, and win some prizes!

Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Saturday, March 24th, at 10am
Ooh la la! Gather up your fancy tutus, beads, and bows, and join us for a Fancy Nancy Tea party! We’ll be making fancy crafts, playing fancy games, and eating delectable (that’s fancy for yummy!) treats.

Egg Decorating
Thursday, March 29th from 1 to 3pm
Bring an empty egg shell (or two or three!) and decorate them with materials provided by the library. We’d like to display some of the masterpieces at the library, so bring an extra one to decorate and leave behind. Welcome, spring!

Program for Tweens (Grades 6-8)

Tie-Dye Backpacks
Tuesday, January 9th at 4pm
Add color to your life with this easy tie-dye project. Backpacks and dye will be provided. You may also bring one white t-shirt from home if you’d like. Dress for mess!

Write Kids
Thursdays at 6pm
January 4th and 18th
February 1st and 15th
March 1st and 15th
Do you have a passion for writing? Do you want to share your love of writing with others? Join us for a bi-monthly writing workshop.

Candy Sushi and TAG (Tween Advisory Group!)
Thursday, January 11th at 4pm
Other TAG meetings: February 15th at 4:30pm and March 15th at 4:30pm
Join us to make delicious candy sushi (all candy provided) and then stay to munch and be part of our Tween Advisory Group. TAG meets once a month to discuss books, movies, and other pop culture as well as vote on things you’d like to see at the library.

T-Shirt Surgery
Tuesday, January 23rd at 4pm
The plain t-shirt is plain no more! We’ll make bags and other fun things out of old t-shirts. All materials provided.

Painting Party
Tuesday, February 6th at 4pm
Bring your artistic eye (or just your willingness to have fun!) to this class and recreate Van Gogh’s The Starry Night on your very own canvas. Best part: you can take your masterpiece home to hang on the wall and treasure forever. We’ll be using acrylic paint, which doesn’t wash off, so make sure you come in clothes that can handle the project.

Chocolate Olympics
Tuesday, February 20th at 4pm
Delicious meets decathlon in a series of challenges all focused on everyone’s favorite food. Yes, there will be treats (and prizes!).

Saturday, March 3rd
Grab your family and friends to form a cracker-jack team that can find clues, open locks, solve puzzles, and escape our first ever Three Rivers Library Escape Room! Stay tuned for more details and sign-ups.

Project Runway
Tuesday, March 6th at 4pm
Is fashion in your blood? This is your chance to design and create an outfit for a doll. These will then be displayed in the library. Bring your creativity and your patience—all dolls and materials for outfits will be provided.

Peep Wars
Tuesday, March 20th at 4pm
Pick a peep and battle it out for peep-world domination! We’ll microwave them, build with them, and make peep s’mores.