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

Babies with Books

Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 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.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 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: Birth to Twenty-Four Months

Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
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 an help your baby develop listening and language skills. Tickets will be available on the day of the program for the first 15 parent/child pairs. This program is limited, so come early for your ticket.

Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams

Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:15am
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses, and a powerful item known as the Horn of Fire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom

Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams." Best for ages 4 and up

Transition to Twos

Date: 
Friday, June 26, 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, June 26, 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.

Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams

Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses and a powerful item known as the Horn of Hire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom.

Photography Basics for Kids

Date: 
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Age Group: 
Grab your camera and your parents and come learn how to take great pictures! The Frederick Camera Clique is holding a free class on camera basics and composition. Come shoot with us along Carroll Creek. All camera types welcome, except cell phone cameras. If you have a digital camera, the Clique will print 2 copies of your best picture. You will get to take one copy home with you and the other copy will hang in the library for all to see for a month! All students must supply their own camera and be escorted by an adult. For ages 8-12. Maximum attendance is 20 kids.

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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.*


WAGS for Hope comes to the Thurmont Library on the 4th Saturday of every month at 11am.

Super Saturday: Animal Heroes and Friends

Date: 
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Meet Jodie a Guiding Eyes for the Blind dog in training and her best friend Amanda. Also, learn tips on proper animal care from our friends at the Emmitsburg Veterinary Clinic. Bring a photo of your family pet to post on our "SUPER" Pet display.

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