Children's Programs

FCPL Closed for Easter Sunday - 4/5
Movie tickets surrounded by spilled popcorn entitled "No Ticket Needed: Movies at FCPL"
First Friday Fun Fest at Westview Promenade
STEM Programming at FCPL (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Upcoming Events for Children's Programs

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.
*Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*

Starlight Family Storytime

Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Bring the whole family for an evening of storytime fun. We’ll read, move, and rhyme with a different theme each week. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements. Almost bedtime? Feel free to wear your pajamas!

Hero Stories: Meet a Park Naturalist & Animals

Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Get up close and personal with animals from Fountain Rock Nature Center and learn about being a Park Naturalist. Every Hero has a Story, and your local Park Naturalist has plenty to share about plants and animals at Fountain Rock. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult as requested by Fountain Rock.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

Maryland State Parks Park Pals for 3-5 year olds

Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
: Park Rangers from Cunningham Falls State Park bring this special program out of the park and into the library! Get excited about nature and the outdoors in these special sessions for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Register for one or all of the 4 sessions throughout the county and explore the world around you.

LEGO® Movie Maker Studio: Make Your Own Stop-Motion LEGO® Movies!

Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Have you ever wanted to make your own movie? B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device) to our LEGO® Movie Maker Studio and create amazing films using our huge collection of LEGO® minifigs, bricks, and more! Using the FREE LEGO® Movie Maker app (compatible with iOS 5.0 or later on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch), or PicPac (compatible with Android), we'll bring everyday objects to life on the big screen!

Have Fun Getting Your Child Ready to Read

Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
This program demonstrates how parents can use five familiar and easy-to-use practices to develop language and other early literacy skills in children from birth to age five. Based on the Every Child Ready to Read® workshops, this program explains why these skills are so important, demonstrates how to help children learn the skills, provides titles of high-interest books that are age appropriate, and sends parents and caregivers home with early literacy activities they can incorporate into their family’s daily routine.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

Babies with Books

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
Learning to read begins BEFORE your child starts school-as a matter of fact, it begins at birth! Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and activities. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

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