Children's Programs & Activities

Storytimes

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Fall Storytime Schedule 2019
September 17th – December 19th
Registration is requested

Toddler – For ages 1.5-3 years

Tuesdays: 10:30 to 11:15 AM with Maureen
This program encourages children and their grownups to actively participate in stories, songs, and fingerplays. Movement activities enriched with props will facilitate imagination, growth, and gross motor skills. A simple craft to help develop fine motor skills and creativity will also be provided.

Pre-K – For ages 3-6 years

Tuesdays: 1:30-2:15 PM with Laurel
Thursdays: 9:30-10:15 AM with Maureen
This program will incorporate stories and activities to encourage literacy and a love of reading. Movement activities enriched with props will facilitate imagination, growth, and gross motor skills. Storytime will be followed by a craft to help continue the development of fine motor skills and creativity.

Baby and Toddler – For infant-2 years

Thursdays: 10:45-11:30 AM with Laurel
A nurturing environment for caregivers and children to bond and grow. Children and their grownups will be encouraged to participate together in stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities at whatever level they are at!

Story Time and Programming Policies:

Cancellation: If the school is canceled due to inclement weather, storytime 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.

Storytimes/Programs: Will be open to library members only. If you are not a member, you will be required to obtain a library card to attend programming at the library. If you are not a resident of Eliot, it is $52.00 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.

Storytimes/Programs: Have a 5 minute 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 requirements when selecting and attending programs. Stories and activities are selected and designed with those parameters 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.

 

More Events Happening This Fall in the Kent Room: 

Lego Club
Mondays 3:00-7:00 PM 

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Exercise your imagination with free play or test yourself with the weekly building challenge.  The LEGO creations made each week will be on display in the Kent Room. We provide 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
First Wednesday of the month, starting in October
5:00-7:00 PM

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October: Missing Link, PG, 95 mins
November: Wonder Park, PG, 86 mins
December: The Secret Life of Pets 2, PG, 86 mins
Popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own beverage or water bottle, and anything you need to get comfy!

MakerSpace
Wednesday, October 16th, November 13th, December 11th
3:00-4:00 PM

Work independently or with friends to create totally unique projects using a variety of crafting materials. Librarians will offer ideas and prompts if you are unsure where to start!

Creative Crafters
Third Saturday of the month
10:00-11:00 AM

Crafting group for adults and kids! Gather with us once a month and create fun, hands-on projects in a friendly, social environment!
Designed for caregivers and children 8 and up.
Please register ahead of the program so we can ensure there are enough supplies for everyone.

Knit Together
Saturday, October 12th, October 26th, November 30th, December 28th
10:00-11:00 AM

No experience necessary! Come learn to knit or help teach others as we work together to make scarves for those in need!

Club Van Gogh
Third Thursday of the month
3:00-4:00 PM

Learn a little bit about a famous artist or art movement, then create your own work of art inspired by that style.
Designed for children 4 and up.

Robot Battle Royale!
Wednesday, September 25th, October 30th, November 20th, December 18th
4:00-5:00 PM

Team up!  Design Dash’s LEGO armor! Plan your attack using code! ROBOT BATTLE ROYALE!
Designed for ages 8 and up.

Robot Obstacle Course
Wednesday, September 18th, October 9th, November 6th, December 4th
3:00-4:00 PM

Navigate one of our Dash robots through a different obstacle course every month! Stop by any time between 3 and 4 to get your name on the list to take a turn with Dash. Practice essential beginning steps to help you get ready to code with different languages!
Designed for ages 4 and up (varying degrees of difficulty possible).

Around the World at William Fogg
First Saturday of October and November
9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Come travel with us as we visit beautiful faraway places through books, crafts, activities, and virtual reality. Stop by anytime during our operating hours (9 AM-1 PM) to explore!
October: Russia
November: Peru

Museum Passes

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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
  • 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.