• Registration for Winter Storytimes at WPL Begins December 17

    December 14, 2018
    Children’s Storytimes will return to both branches of Westchester Public Library the week of
    January 7, 2019. Registration is necessary and begins on Monday, December 17. These
    storytimes help children and caregivers build early literacy skills through the Every Child Ready
    to Read program. By registering, children are committed to coming every week for a 7-week
    session, January 7 - February 22, 2019.
    At the Thomas branch, Stories and Kicks for 4, 5, 6 will meet on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
    Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Miss Sandra for exciting stories, silly songs, pretending,
    dancing, clever crafts, and more.
    On Wednesday mornings at the Thomas branch, there will be two sessions of Play Date. The
    sessions will meet at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Play Date is an unstructured playtime for babies
    newborn-24 months old (siblings welcome) and their parent or caregiver. Tickle Tales with
    Miss Ronnie, for babies 9-24 months, also takes place on Wednesdays at Thomas, with two
    sessions, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 11:00 a.m.
    Toddler Time will meet on Thursday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, and Friday mornings at 10:00
    a.m. only. Join Miss Cyndi and Grandma Ann for a very active, musical storytime session for 2-
    3-year-olds and their caregivers.
    The Thomas Branch is located at 200 W. Indiana Ave. in Chesterton. Registration can be done
    in person, or by calling the library, 926-7696.
    At the Hageman branch, Toddler Time will meet on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m., with a
    second class meeting at 11:00 a.m. Join Miss Cyndi and Grandma Ann for a very active, musical
    storytime session for 2-3-year-olds and their caregivers.
    On Tuesday mornings at the Hageman branch, there will be two sessions of Play Date. The
    sessions will meet at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Play Date is an unstructured playtime for babies
    newborn-24 months old (siblings welcome) and their parent or caregiver. Tickle Tales with
    Miss Ronnie, for babies 9-24 months, also takes place on Tuesdays at Hageman, with two
    sessions, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 11:00 a.m.
    On Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., Wee Wonders offers a hands-on exploration
    of weekly themes for 2-3 year-olds. Classes are led by Miss Cindy & Miss Suzi, and include a
    book or two, music, and a weekly project. Children will use their senses to experience the world
    around them through artistic and sensory projects.
    Additionally, once a month the Hageman branch invites children ages 4, 5, and 6 to join Miss
    Cyndi & Mr. Xavier for “Tinker, Create, Invent, and Have Fun!” This program will take place on
    Monday, January 14 and Monday, February 11 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Classes revolve around
    science, design, engineering, and art through hands-on, project-based work.
    Hageman is also host to Saturday Crafternoons. Come and enjoy a seasonal, afternoon craft
    making event with your 2-4 year-old child(ren), presented by Miss Ronnie. The event runs from
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m. on January 19 and February 16, with families coming and going as they wish
    during the hour.
    The Hageman Branch is located at 100 Francis Street in Porter. Registration
    can be done in person, or by calling the library, 926-9080.
    Contact:
    Jeannine Larimer, Graphic Design & Public Relations
    921-0964
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