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.

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 04 - Origami animals

Learn how to fold beautiful paper animals with Ms. Emily. We will be making origami cranes, frogs, and more! Recommended for ages 5+

Please register online.

02 - Star Lab

We’re bringing the stars to you by setting up a star lab in the library. This planetarium is an awesome place to experience the night sky! Recommended for ages 3+.

Registration is required. Please register from the calendar for ONE session only.

Space is limited and Allendale residents receive priority.

Other activities will be available in an adjacent room for parents, caregivers, and younger siblings.

School Year Programs

Birth through Kindergarten:

01 - April Baby Time

Baby 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. No registration required.

3 Feb 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. No registration required.

03 - Zumba Kids

Zumba Kids – Every first Thursday of the month, September through June at 10:30 AM.

Join Zumba instructor Mary-Lee Costello for a fun, high energy music, book, and dance program just for the little ones.

Ages 5 and under. Registration is recommended but not required. Please register here. 

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. Emily 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.

7 Jan Lego Build

Lego Club – Stop by the library every Friday, 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.