Children's Programs

Preschool Story Time Tuesdays

Each Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:00 am
MRRL Storyhour Room

30 minutes of picture book reading for ages 3-5.

Family Story Time Wednesdays

Each Wednesday, September-May
10:30-11:30 am
MRRL Art Gallery

An hour of stories and activities for children and their families.

Laptime

Two times a month! 10:30-11:00 am in the MRRL Storyhour room
Friday, September 5
Friday, September 19
Friday, October 3
Friday, October 17

A special time for babies and their caregivers. Music, movement and socialization. Ages under 2. No reservations needed. 

Tail Waggin' Tutors

Bring your favorite book to read to one of the trained therapy dogs. All ages. No reservations needed.

Tuesday, September 16, 7:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 7 & 21, 7:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, September 11, 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursday, October 9, 6:00-7:00 pm

Family Movie Nights

6:00-8:00 pm
Family event. Bring a folding chair, sleeping bag, blanket or pillow and join the fun. Light snacks and drinks provided.
Note: This is an after-hours event. The front library doors will close at 6:15.

Friday, September 19: Muppets Most Wanted (PG)

Friday, October 17: Frankenweenie (PG)

Bookworms Book Club

A book discussion for 3-5 grade students. Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Storyhour Room at 7:00 pm. Sign up at the Children's desk or contact Angie Bayne at 634-6064 x. 253 or baynea@mrrl.org

October 16: Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
November 20: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
December 18: Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle
January 15: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

You can find more information on the Bookworms page.

LEGO Block Party nights

Ages 5-12. Limited to the first 45 participants on the evening of the event. A sign-in sheet will be available 30-minutes before start time.
For more information, contact Eric Lyon, 634-6064, ext 229.

Free-building LEGO fun at the library with standard bricks, mini-figures, and specialty pieces.

6:30-8:00 pm in the MRRL Art Gallery
Monday, September 8
Monday, October 6
Monday, November 3
Monday, December 1

Family Story Time / Book Bingo

Monday, September 22
Story Time: 6:30pm-7:00pm
Book Bingo: 7:00pm-8:00pm
MRRL Art Gallery
All Ages. No Reservations needed.

A story time followed by bingo. Come for one event, or stay for both! Winning cards earn prizes for ages 12 and under. 

Family Craft Night: Shadow Puppets


Monday, September 29
7:00 - 8:00 pm
MRRL Art Gallery
All ages. No reservations needed.


Learn about the classic art form of cutout shadow puppets, and create your own to try out at the library.

 

Special Story Time: Fire Truck Visit

Wednesday, October 1
10:30am
MRRL Art Gallery
All ages. No reservations needed.

Firefighters are bringing their truck to the library for a special story time adventure! Visit the truck, listen to stories, and enjoy activities.

Family Event: Minute to Win it

Saturday, October 25
1:00pm-2:00pm
MRRL Art Gallery
All ages. No reservations needed.

With one minute on the clock, can you complete the silly challenges awaiting your family at the library? Don't miss it!

Family Fall Fest

Saturday, October 11
11am-12pm
MRRL Art Gallery
All ages. No reservations needed.

Celebrate fall with games and activities at the library!

 

Halloween Story Time and Costume Parade

Wednesday, October 29
10:30am-11:30am
MRRL Art Gallery
All ages. No reservations needed.

Not-so-spooky stories and songs, followed by a short costume parade. Don't forget your costume!

Family Howlin' Halloween Costume Party

Wednesday, October 29
6:30pm-8pm
MRRL Art Gallery
All ages. No reservations needed.


It's a not-so-spooky, howlin' good time at the library! Come in costume, and enjoy carnival-style games, snacks, and costume parades throughout the building. 

Kidsfun e-mail Notification

In order to keep patrons informed of upcoming events at the library for children and families, we have created the Kidsfun e-mail list. Every two weeks, a message containing upcoming events information is sent to those on this list. Signing up for this service is simple. Fill out the information below, and you will be added to the list. Thanks in advance for your interest, and we hope to see you at an upcoming program!

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