Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 am
At each themed Storytime we sing songs, dance, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and of course, read stories! Storytime lasts approximately 30-45 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!
Baby & Me: Thursdays at 10 am
Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language and music while you spend time bonding together! We sing songs, participate in action rhymes, and share a board book! Program lasts about 15 -20 minutes, and is for babies ages birth up to 23 months.
Music & Rhyme Time for Twos: Thursdays at 10:30 am
At each Music & Rhyme Time we sing songs, dance and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and read one short story. Each lively and fun session lasts about 20-30 minutes. For TWO YEAR OLDS and their grownup!
Parent/Child Workshop: Fridays at 10 am, January 20 & 27 and February 3, 10 & 17
Join children’s librarian Mariah Sewall and community professionals from local agencies for a fun and interactive playtime in a room full of toys! The five-week Parent/Child Workshop brings together children ages birth-5 and caregivers in a playful and interactive setting. During the workshop, caregivers and children spend quality time together playing and participating in art or sensory exploration. Professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing. The program emphasizes and supports the role of parents as first teachers, facilitates early intervention, and promotes healthy child development and literacy through modeling and referrals to community resources (plus it’s really fun!!)
AGES BIRTH-5. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Preschool Fair: Saturday, February 4 from 10 am – 12 pm
The Preschool Fair helps you to get an idea of what preschool options are available in the area, and to match your child with the preschool setting that most meets your individual goals and circumstances. Many area preschools will be in attendance! Stop by, chat with representatives, and pick up brochures and information. Children are welcome!
Tween Reads: Wednesday, February 8 at 5 pm
We meet once a month to discuss great books and eat pizza! Open to 6th & 7th Graders, Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy!
Love Your Library Open House: Saturday, February 11 from 10 – 11:30 am
Come see what your library card can do for you and why the Topsham Public Library is your community center for all ages! There will be crafts, tours, and free raffles. Gelato Fiasco and Wicked Joe are providing refreshments. Explore the world of virtual reality with our Google VR cardboard glasses. Come and share the love!
Art Lab: Thursday, February 23 at 3 pm
Experiment with different tools and techniques to create unique works of art!
Exercises taken from the book “Art Lab for Kids” will encourage participants to explore mixed media and their own creativity! Materials will be provided, Art Lab facilitated by Mariah. Ages 6-13, REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!!
Second Annual Friday of the Force: Friday, February 24 from 1 – 2:30 pm
Join us for Star Wars themed snacks, crafts and activities! Wear a costume for extra fun! All ages.