Fun-tastic Fall @ the Library

Posted Sep 8, 2017

School bells are ringing, leaves are tinged with color and nights are cooler – all signaling the change of seasons. Autumn is both a time for new beginnings and basking in favorite traditions. The Shorewood Library’s fall event schedule offers some of each. 

Our popular story time sessions will be back. The former Preschool Story time has been revamped and is now called Story time for 3s & 4s. It has moved from morning to Thursday afternoons so kids in morning preschool and K4 won’t miss out.  Rhyme & Read Lapsit, Rhyme & Read P.M. – Plus More, and Toddler Time for 2 year olds will be offered in November. Our little learners can keep busy in September and October with Pop In & Play and our newest offering Sensory Playtime. We know kids are hands on learners so we’ve planned some once-a-month touchy Tuesdays. Kids, 6 months to 3 years, and their adult caregivers will be able to explore and learn through a variety of sensory play stations.

 Families with young children can also enjoy our once-a-month Special Saturdays, kicking off September 16. Elise Pennington, of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, will present a music and movement session. In October, we will celebrate the season with Signs of Fall featuring stories, songs, and sign language. In November, Yoga Connects helps us Stretch with a Story.

Family Fun Nights return Tuesday September 12. Adults and kids of all ages can enjoy a craft, Lego building, and other creative adventures.

The “big kids” haven’t been forgotten. All of your favorite after-school Drop In programs will also be back.  Art Cart is open every Wednesday from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Lego Club continues the first and third Thursday of the month – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.. Lego Club is open to all kids in first grade and up. Tweens in third grade and upcan tap their inner maker at Tinker Lab the last Thursday of the month or just hang out with friends and play some big screen video games or old school board games on Tweens Day (for fourth – seventh graders).  November’s Tween Coding Club focuses on Ozobots. Registration is required for Coding Club.

Of course, it wouldn’t be autumn without our annual Halloween Happening - Friday October 27, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.. Get ready for a “boo-tiful” celebration of the season featuring spook-tacular games, crafts, snacks and more.

We know grown-ups need a chance to interact with other adults sans kiddos so we all offer a full slate of programs just for you. For a more information about our upcoming programs for all ages, visit our Events Calendar.

It may be September, but we are already looking ahead to next summer. We want to make sure our library programs are delivering what your child needs. You can help us by providing feedback. If your child participated in the Shorewood Library’s Summer Reading program, please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Thank You!


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