Children's Programs

A picture of a turtle in grass titled Come Out of Your Shell - Spring is Here!
Junior Gardener Program: Spring Fling
Frederick Reads 2015: Ann Patchett

Upcoming Events for Children's Programs

Hero Stories: Meet a Park Naturalist & Animals

Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Get up close and personal animals from Catoctin Creek Park and 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 Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center. Registration required. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult as requested per Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center.

Starlight Family Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 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.

Transition to Twos

Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Is your curious toddler transitioning from baby to child? Transition to Twos nurtures this exciting time in your child’s development through books, movement, music and rhymes. We’ll begin learning to play with others, wait turns, and listen to stories, as well as dance, sing, laugh and have fun! This storytime is designed specifically for caregivers and children 18 months to 30 months. Registration is available two weeks before the monthly program series begins.

Transition to Twos

Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:15am to 11:45am
Is your curious toddler transitioning from baby to child? Transition to Twos nurtures this exciting time in your child’s development through books, movement, music and rhymes. We’ll begin learning to play with others, wait turns, and listen to stories, as well as dance, sing, laugh and have fun! This storytime is designed specifically for caregivers and children 18 months to 30 months. Registration is available two weeks before the monthly program series begins.

Summer Reading Family Festival at Westview Promenade

Date: 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Blvd.

FCPL teams up with Westview Promenade to kick off summer reading. Mark your calendars for free, fantastic fun! No need to sign up - just drop by the courtyard in front of Regal Cinemas for a free performance by the MET's Fun Company: "The Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever," hero photo ops, and more. Bring lawn chairs and your camera!

Event schedule includes:
*11-11:30am: Stories, heroes, and fun for preschoolers

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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.

Poketown Gym! – A Pokemon Trading Card League for all ages!

Date: 
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:45pm to 4:45pm
The Poketown Gym, an official Pokemon League, provides a place for you to get together with other fans of Pokemon to have some fun. Use your own cards to make decks and play with others. You can also bring your Pokemon Video Games for exciting head-to-head battles. You can play, trade, and earn cool prizes like special promotional cards and booster packs, all for free!

Babies with Books

Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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.

Babies with Books

Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 11:15am to 11:45am
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.

Monday Playgroup at the Library! (ages 0-3)

Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy an hour and a half of independent play during which you and your child can socialize with other parents, caregivers and children! The library will provide the space and a variety of educational toys to explore and share! For ages 0-3.

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