Programs for Kids

The Children’s Department at Lee Memorial Library serves our patrons from birth through 5th grade. For grades 6-12, visit our Young Adult Department.

School Year Programs

Birth through Kindergarten:

Feb Baby TimeBaby Time – This is a song and story time, just for babies 18 months and younger. We’ll have fun songs and rhymes, a story, and a special sensory play activity. Baby Time meets Mondays at 10:30AM for approximately 30 minutes.
Mar Toddler TimeToddler Time – Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years, this story time includes songs, stories, and a craft based around a weekly theme, as well as a period of free play. All children must attend with a parent or caregiver. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30AM, and run for 45 minutes. The same stories are read on both days.

Feb Picture Book TimePicture Book Time – Picture Book Time is recommended for preschoolers and kindergartners. It features more books and fewer songs in comparison to our Toddler Time program, and will also include a craft. It meets Fridays at 3:30PM.

Elementary Age Programs (Grades 1-5):

Gen Super ScienceSuper Science – This science program will explore a different topic on the first Thursday of every month from 3:30-4:30PM.  Children in grades 1-5 will perform fun experiments and activities, and learn along the way. Registration is mandatory and can be done via our online calendar. Allendale residents receive first priority for registration.

Gen Ed ExplorersEducation Explorers: Slime Factory – For kids, there’s nothing quite like the hands-on scientific learning of slime. There are dozens of different kinds of slime, and Education Explorers are the ooey-gooey experts. And for parents? You can’t beat the ease of a library program where the associated mess is someone else’s responsibility. Education Explorers: Slime Factory will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 4-5PM. Register via our online calendar.

All Ages Programs:

Copy of March CrafternoonsCrafternoons – On select Thursdays at 3:30PM, Crafternoons are open to children of all ages, though younger children should attend with an adult. At each session, Ms. Alessandra will lead the group through a fun craft that participants can then take home with them. These crafts can get messy, so be prepared. No registration required, see our calendar for further details.

Board Game BrigadeBoard Game Brigade – On the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30PM, we bring out our entire board game collection for free-play in the children’s room. Play old favorites, like Monopoly and Clue, or learn something new. Each month, Ms. Alessandra will highlight a new board game that you’re probably not familiar with, and teach everyone how to play. Children in Kindergarten and under should attend with an adult.

Gen Lego ClubLego Club – Stop by the library on the fourth Tuesday of the month, when we’ll have our Legos out. Challenge yourself or your friends to see what you can create. If you dream it, you can build it! Children under the age of 5 should attend with an adult.

 

Summer Programs

Coming Soon!

Please visit our calendar for an updated list of children’s programs in the upcoming season.

Questions or comments? Contact the Youth Services Librarian at kids@allendale.bccls.org.