Join Andrea Love and enjoy some quality time with your little one! Mommy & Me is a fun-filled dance class that allows children and parents to interact in a playful environment. Through stretching, ballet, jazz and creative movement, children will improve their gross motor skills and musicality all while having lots of fun! Class is recommended for children ages 1 to 3 years old. Andrea is a professional belly dancer, instructor, and choreographer. She performs throughout Northeast Ohio. Registration starts April 7. Call (330) 688-3295 ext.
Join the Children's Department as one of our teen volunteers! Help us register children for the library's summer reading program and even volunteer to help with some of our children's programs. We even have opportunities to volunteer evenings and weekends during the school year.
The public is invited to attend our Peeps Party, where we will be unveiling the winners of our first ever PEEPS DIORAMA CONTEST. (Click here for rules and entry form.) Participants in the contest as well as everyone at the party will be able to see all of the entries on display in our meeting room; everyone gets to vote for the PEEPLES CHOICE AWARD winner! Refreshments will be served (possibly some fresh peeps!).
Peeped into any good books recently? In honor of National Library Week, let your imagination run to Peeps! Create a diorama depicting your favorite book or story using marshmallow Peeps®, and enter the first-ever SMFPL Peeps Diorama Contest! For kids (ages 4-11), teens (ages 12-18), and grownups too (ages 19+)! Prizes--awarded in each age category-- include Peeps toys and Target giftcards, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Enter by yourself or as part of a team. Turn in your entry on Mon. April 14 between 9am-8:30pm to either the Children’s or Adult Information desks.
How good are your observational skills? Play our annual APRIL FOOL’S DAY scavenger hunt, and you and your family could win a $75 giftcard to Books A Million! Drop by the library any time between 9am and 4pm on Saturday March 29 and search for OUT OF PLACE or UNUSUAL items in the library. The individual player or team who finds the most “silly” things, wins! Fun for the whole family. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Library.
This amazing and FREE family event featuring all kinds of trucks, cars and more will return this year on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. View a variety of vehicles, including a fire truck, police car, back-hoe, Army Jeep, classic fin car, armored car and more. Enjoy a balloon artist, face painting, prize drawings and snacks available to purchase from the KRAV gourmet food truck. This year’s event will be the biggest and best so far. Hope to see you there. No registration required.
Join us for Storybook Theatre on February 14, March 14 and April 11 starting at 10:30. Snuggle up and watch some wonderful storybooks come to life on the big screen. Feel free to bring a blanket or stuffed friend to make you feel more comfortable. Snacks will be provided and no registration is required. Geared toward preschool age children, but all ages are welcome. Stop by the drop-in craft before or after!
3-year-old Story Time runs from February 27 to April 10 at 10 a.m. Register online, in person or by phone at 330-688-3295, ext. 5.