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Winter 2022 Children's Programs at Valley Cottage: Winter Kids Programs

Welcome to Winter in the Children's Room at Valley Cottage Library!

Due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, some Winter programs have been altered from the original programs that appear in our FOCUS Newsletter.  In-person programs have been switched to virtual programs, postponed, or canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Please take a look below for currently offered virtual programs. 

Programs for Littles (Under 5)

PreK Kids

Our PreK Kids is moving Online for the Winter season!  Each week we will post new fun book videos, fingerplays, songs, and activities for you to do at home. Though we'd love to be doing our storytimes at the library again soon, we thought the next best thing would be bringing the library to you! Click the "PreK" tab on this page to follow along. 

To subscribe to weekly emails for PreK Kids please CLICK HERE and select PreK Kids Winter from the selection list. 

Virtual Zoom Family Programs

Virtual Programs on Zoom- Registration Required

Virtual Pajama Storytime  

Wednesday, January 26 at 6:30pm

Ages 2 and up with adult(s)

Wear your PJs and grab your favorite snuggly friend for this Family Storytime.

A Zoom link will be sent before the program.  


Virtual Family Valentine Craft! 

Wednesday, February 9 at 6pm

All ages with adult(s)

Create a family treasure with us over Zoom! Using fingerprints and ink, you can make a Valentine’s masterpiece as unique as your own family. A Zoom link will be sent before the program, and craft materials will be available for pickup during the week before the program.

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Take Your Child to the Library

Celebrate ‘Take Your Child to the Library Day’- Virtually!

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022

Every year, thousands of libraries participate in "Take Your Child to the Library Day". This year, we are celebrating Library Services to Children by having fun virtual activities you can do at home!

  • Dress as your favorite book character
  • Take our book character quiz for a prize
  • Take virtual tours

For all ages! No registration.

More Information Here

Programs For K-5th Grade

Book Clubs   

Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one week prior to the program. Craft materials will be available for pick up during the week before the program. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the program.


Picture Book Pals: Virtual Book Clubs for Grades K-2.  Select Tuesdays at 5pm 

For each program, we will read the story together on Zoom, and then do our take-home craft together. 

Jan. 18: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins. 
Feb. 15: How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? By Jane Yolen. 
​Mar. 15: The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess by Tom Gauld. 


Bookaneers: Virtual Book Clubs for Grades 3-5  Select Tuesdays at 5pm

Feb. 8: Frindle by Andrew Clements. We’ll discuss this wonderful story, then make a cute penguin craft at home.
Mar. 8: The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. We’ll discuss this fun robot adventure, then decorate a jeweled robot of our own.

Virtual Dinosaurs! 

  
Monday, January 24 at 5pm
for Gr. 2-5

How much do you know about dinosaurs? We’ll test your knowledge and then try drawing them like a paleontologist would. 
Materials will be available for pick up during the week before the program. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the program.

Virtual Children’s Crafts for Grades 3-5    

   
Select Mondays at 5pm 
January 31, February 28, March 21 Register separately for each session. 

Join Ms. Melinda on Zoom to make a cool craft!   Materials will be available for pick up during the week before the program. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the program.

Children’s Crafts for Grades K-2

  

All month in January, February & March. Register by the end of the month. ​

Come to the library to pick up a fun craft to make at home each month! Please register, as quantities are limited. Register separately for each craft.

LEGOtm DOTS!

 

Wednesday, February 2 at 5pm for Grades 1-5
​Let’s build with LEGO® DOTS! Create your own adorable Bag Tag Dragon and then share it with the group! 
Materials will be available for pick up during the week before the program. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the program. 

What is the Aurora Borealis?

      
Wednesday, March 23 at 5pm  Grades K-5
Let's investigate the science behind the Northern Lights, then make a one-of-a-kind work of art depicting its splendor! Materials will be available for pick up during the week before the program. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the program. 

Check out our monthly LEGOtm Challenge for grades K-5!

Build something cool, send a pic, win a prize!

No Registration Family Programs

Take and Make Crafts 

Every Monday the Children's Room will have a new craft ready for pickup for children to do at home on their own anytime! Stop by the Childrens Room or the Library entryway vestibule to pick up, and send a picture of your completed craft to vclkids@rcls.org for a prize and to have it posted on our social media! No registration.(Crafts available during library hours, while supplies last.)  


Monthly Scavenger Hunt 

Ages 12 and under. No registration.

Win a prize each month for finding the seasonal shape (pine trees, hearts, etc.) of the month hidden around the Children’s Room! 


Fun with Tangrams 

Ages 5 and up. No registration.  Every month the Children's Room will have a new tangram project ready for pickup for children to do at home on their own anytime! Stop by the Childrens Room or the library entryway vestibule to pick up, and send a picture of your completed tangram to vclkids@rcls.org by the end of that month for a prize and to have it posted on our social media! (Tangrams available all month, during library hours, while supplies last.)  


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program promotes reading to newborns, infants, toddlers, and children up to Kindergarten. The goal is to have read 1000 books before your child starts Kindergarten. Stop by the Children’s Room any time to sign up, get more information, and your first reading record.