Programs for Children
Norelius Community Library has three regular Storytime programs that run from September through April:
- My First Storytime is aimed at children ages 0-4 and is held on Wednesday mornings at 10 am. An emphasis is placed on early language development by reading stories, engaging in fun rhymes, and singing songs. Repetition is important for language development, so many of the elements are repeated throughout each month, but no two storytimes are the same! A simple, age-appropriate craft or art project is also presented at each session. Older siblings are also welcome to attend.
- Family Storytime is held on Saturday mornings at 10 am. This is the perfect storytime for pre-school and school age children as it is aimed at a slightly older audience. Children of all ages and their caregivers will enjoy reading stories, doing rhymes and fingerplays, singing songs, and crafting. Family Storytime is replaced by our bilingual storytime on the last Saturday of every month.
- Cuentos Para Niños is our once-monthly bilingual storytime, held on the last Saturday of every month. Stories are presented in both English and Spanish along with traditional kids' songs in both languages.
Each Friday after school, Norelius Community Library holds activities for school-aged children from 3:30-4:50 pm. These activities could include, but are not limited to: board games, puzzles, crafts, STEM projects, Lego building, movies, and guest presenters. Please check our event calendar for each week's activity.
Children's Library Activities
We have a variety of things for kids to do here at Norelius Community Library, including:
- Play video games on our Nintendo Switch
- Use our computer and iPads
- Play board games
- Play with a variety of toys and Legos
- Put together puzzles
- Make crafts using our Maker Table
- And read books, of course!