Children's Programs & Activities

Story Times

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Winter/Spring
Story Time Schedule 2017
January 17th-May 25th
Registration is required

Lapsit Squirm & WiggleFor infants birth to 18 months

Tuesdays: 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. with Hilary
Through board books, rhymes, songs and creative movement, this story time will enhance and nurture your child’s curious mind and developing mobility.

Toddler – For ages 18-36 months

Tuesdays: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. with Hilary
This program encourages children and their grownups to actively participate in stories, songs and finger plays. Movement activities enriched with props will facilitate imagination and growth. A simple craft will also be provided.

Preschool – For ages 3-6 years

Tuesdays: 1:30-2:15 p.m. with Katie
Thursdays: 9:30-10:15 a.m. with Katie
Each story time is based around a theme and includes picture books, flannel board stories, finger plays, and a simple craft. Parents/caregivers are welcome to join their children or make it an independent activity (Please do not leave the library).

Story Time and Programming Policies:

Cancellation: If school is canceled due to inclement weather, story time and other children’s programming will not be held, even if the library is open. Please call for updated information or check our Facebook page or website. Library’s Phone #:
207-439-9437, Website: www.williamfogglibrary.org.

Story Times/Programs: Will be open to library members first. If you are not a member, you will be placed on a wait list and contacted if space becomes available. If you are not a resident of Eliot, it is $25.00 a year to become a member of the William Fogg Public Library.

Registration is required for all children’s programming so that the library can guarantee adequate craft supplies, props and space.

Story Times/Programs: Have a 5-7 minutes grace start time. If you come to a program late, please be sure to enter the Kent Room quietly and take a seat at the back of the room.

Please be mindful of the age perimeters when selecting and attending programs. Stories and activities are selected and designed with those perimeters in mind. Younger siblings are welcome to participate if supplies and space are available.

 

It is our goal to create a welcoming and nurturing environment where your children can grow and learn.

 

Lego Club
Mondays 3:00-7:00 pm
Begins January 9th  

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We’ll start off with a fun building challenge then have free play.  The LEGO creations made each week will be on display in the Kent Room. We provided the Legos and you provide the imagination. Thank you to the LEGO Foundation and the Maine State Library for donating the LEGOs!

Family Movie Night
Co-hosted with PEEPS
1st Wednesday of the month
5:00-7:00 p.m. begins January 4th 

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 Popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own beverage or water bottle.
Featured Films:
January-Finding Dory
February-Secret Life of Pets
March-The BFG
April-Storks
May-Pete’s Dragon 

Mini Movie Magic
Last Wednesday of the month
5:00-5:45 p.m. begins January 25th 

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Join us as we bring books to life through mini movies, creative play and crafts. Some of the featured books and short films will include, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Stranger in the Woods, Lost and Found and many more. This program is designed for children ages 3-7 years old. Sign-up is required.

Page Turners Book Club
Thursdays 2:30-3:30 p.m. 
Begins January 19th

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 Join us for our new book club in the Children’s Room! Each month we will be reading the first book in an award-winning juvenile fiction series, including Harry Potter, The Penderwicks, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and the Chasing Vermeer Trilogy. Group activities will include weekly discussions, journal writing, and crafts. This program is designed for children in 4th grade and up. Please sign up in advance to reserve a copy of the book. Register in person or by phone at 207-439-9437.

Looming Club
Every other Saturday from 11:00 am-Noon
April Dates: 4/1, 4/15 and 4/29
May Dates: 5/13 and 5/27

Meet new friends and make fun loomed creations at Looming Club! Bring your own looms and elastics from home and learn new looming tips and tricks from your friends. Looming books and video tutorials will also be available. The Library also has a limited number of looms and elastics available for use. This is a drop-in group designed for children ages 7 years old and up.

Museum Passes

dover-museum Thanks to the Friends of the William Fogg Library, we are able to offer memberships to these area museums and attractions, and as a result, get free museum passes. Please sign up for a pass at the front desk.

  •  Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Historic New England–range of locations
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Thanks to Kennebunk Savings Bank, we can also offer passes to these museums and attractions:

  •  Museum of Science, Boston
  • Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH
  • Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH

 

Lectures & Special Programs

These will be posted on our Home page under What’s Happening at the Library as they are scheduled. Please also look for our quarterly newsletter, mailed to your home if you are an Eliot resident, and also posted on this website. Flyers about upcoming programs are also posted at the library and around town.