400 Cedar Street • P.O. Box 475 • Baldwin, WI 54002-0475 • (715) 684-3813
(Note: We are working to make the pre-school Storytime more inclusive to children on the autism spectrum. If you have questions about this, please call Bonnie or Rebecca at 684-3813).**********
Summer Reading for Children of all ages will begin June 15!
More detail soon, but plan on attending our kick-off carnival that day and get your reading registration materials.
Storytime: Strengthen your child’s early literacy skills, and just have fun! (Note: If BW schools are cancelled due to weather, there will be no Storytime).
School-year StoryTime at Baldwin Library will resume in September 2013. You can sign your child up now at the front desk in the library or call us at 684-3813.
Classes are at different times depending on the child’s age. The pre-school classes are for children ages 3-5, involving stories, songs, crafts, plays, etc. for about 45 minutes (with no parent in the room). The sessions are offered at 9:30 am on Tuesdays and 6:30pm on Thursdays. Younger children can attend the Lap-sit program at 9:45am (for up to age 24 months, with adult attending) or the Toddler program at 10:30am (for 2- to 3-year-olds, with adult attending). Please note: Though the library does not officially open on Tuesdays until 10:00am, the door will open at 9:30 to accommodate Storytime families.
The Lap-sit program lasts for about 20 minutes, and is designed to introduce infants to the wonders of books and the library. A very simple story with lots of actions will be read, and children will be invited to participate if they are able in simple songs and finger plays. Children too young to participate will enjoy sitting on the parent's lap and watching and hearing the festivities. It's never too soon to expose kids to books, as considerable research shows the benefits later in their school and working years.
The Toddler program will last about 30 minutes and involves a couple of stories, sing-along songs, puppets, and other activities designed to create a love of reading and the growth of creativity. One adult is required to be in the room and is encouraged to participate with the child as you see fit.
Parents of 2-year-olds can choose either the Lap-sit or Toddler session, depending on which best fits their child's readiness. Parents of 3-year-olds can choose either Toddler or Pre-school depending on their child’s comfort level, whether they would be better with older or younger children, and whether they would like the parent in the room or not.
Accommodations can be made to bring younger or older children along to a particular session if a family has multiple children participating.
Please call or stop in to get more information and register your child soon, as space is limited! For questions, call Judy or Bonnie at 684-3813. We hope to see you here!
Summer Reading 2013: Dig Deep: Discover!
More details later, but we are planning some exciting programs for you this summer, including Professor Marvel doing his magic tricks and talking about cool books, Jim Gerbholdt bringing his Remarkable Reptiles show (yes, you can touch them!), and the Mad Science program which is hugely popular because of the cool experiments kids get to try, including making an erupting volcano!
Monday 11:00 - 6:00