Winter/Spring 2019

1000 Books Before Kindergarten® is a registered trademark of the 1000 Books Foundation, used with permission. START A LIFE-LONG LOVE OF READING AND LEARNING! Download and print a tracking sheet at www.tusclibrary.org. Toddler Art Main Library (Ages 2-3) Saturday, February 9th at 11:00 AM OR 2:00 PM Children will create art based on the book Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier. Limit: 10 per session Play & Learn Main Library (Ages birth-2) Friday, March 1st at 10:30 AM Have fun with your little ones as they explore play. Limit: 10 Book Explorers: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates Main Library (Ages 3-5) Friday, March 8th at 11:00 AM Bring your child to play and explore the book We Don’t Eat Our Classmates through interactive stations. Limit: 30 Caffe Storytime Cross Caffe (Ages birth-5 years) (201 2nd St. NW, Strasburg) Thursday, March 14th at 10:30 AM Join our Strasburg Branch staff for this fun storytime at the Cross Caffe. A Color of Your Own Storytime Sugarcreek Branch (Ages 2-6) Tuesday, April 2nd at 11:00 AM Make your very own sensory jar and enjoy a storytime featuring A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni to celebrate what makes us colorful and unique. Play & Learn Main Library (Ages birth-2) Friday, April 5th at 10:30 AM Have fun with your little ones as they learn some exercise activities to help develop fine motor skills. Limit: 10 Toddler Art Main Library (Ages 2-3) Saturday, April 6th at 11:00 AM Create art based on the book Puddle by Hyewon Yum. Limit: 10 Book Explorers: Plant the Tiny Seed Main Library (Ages 3-5) Friday, April 12th at 11:00 AM Bring your child to play and explore the book Plant the Tiny Seed through interactive stations. Limit: 30 Easter Egg Hunt & Storytime Bolivar Branch (Ages 1-5) Monday, April 15th at 10:30 AM Hop on over to the library for an egg-cellent time filled with stories, music, crafts, and an Easter egg hunt. This program is sponsored by the Bolivar Friends of the Library. Limit: 30 Registration begins 3/25/2019 Easter Egg Hunt Strasburg Branch (Ages 1-5) Wednesday, April 17th at 10:30 AM Children five and under will listen to fun stories and then search the library premises for candy-filled eggs. 22 ] www.tusclibrary.org 23 Emerging Learners Registration begins December 17th unless otherwise noted. Emerging Learners STORYTIMES January 21st through March 27th. Registration begins January 14th and continues throughout the series. Lapsit Main Library (8-23 months) Mondays at 6:30 PM Tuesdays at 10:30 AM Toddler Main Library (2-3 years) Wednesdays at 10:30 AM Toddler/Preschooler Main Library (2-5 years) Mondays at 10:30 AM Tuesdays at 6:30 PM FAMILY STORYTIMES January 21st through March 27th. Registration begins January 14th and continues throughout the series. Bolivar Branch Birth through 5 years. Mondays at 10:30 AM Strasburg Branch Birth through 5 years. Wednesdays at 10:30 AM Sugarcreek Branch Birth through 5 years. Wednesdays at 10:30 AM Tuscarawas Branch Birth through 5 years. Wednesdays at 10:30 AM Storytime at New Towne Mall New Towne Mall (400 Mill Ave SE, New Philadelphia) Thursdays: January 17th, February 21st, March 21st, April 18th, and May 16th at 11:30 AM Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at New Towne Mall for a special storytime and activity. No registration required. In Loving Hands Child Massage Class Main Library (Ages birth-3) Select Thursdays: January 24th, February 28th, March 21st, & April 25th at 11:00 AM Join Massage Therapist Meghan A. Brindley for nursery rhymes and songs paired with a massage that can aid with your child’s sleep patterns and digestion. Limit: 15 parent/child pairings Kindergarten, Here I Come! Main Library (Ages 4-5) All Thursdays in February: 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th at 6:30 PM This series is designed for parents/guardians and children who will be attending kindergarten screening in March of 2019. Caregivers and children will explore what is needed to know for screening and learn activities to help them prepare. Limit: 20 Play & Learn Main Library (Ages birth-2) Friday, January 4th at 10:30 AM Have fun with your little ones as they enjoy sensory activities. Limit: 10 Book Explorers: Spunky Monkey Main Library (Ages 3-5) Friday, January 11th at 11:00 AM Bring your child to play and explore the book Spunky Monkey through interactive stations. Limit: 30 Toddler Art Main Library (Ages 2-3) Saturday, January 12th at 11:00 AM Join us as we make crumpled paper art based on the book Ish by Peter H. Reynolds. Limit: 10 Caffe Storytime Cross Caffe (Ages birth-5 years) (201 2nd St. NW, Strasburg) Thursday, January 17th at 10:30 AM Join our Strasburg Branch staff for this fun storytime at the Cross Caffe. Play & Learn Main Library (Ages birth-2) Friday, February 1st at 10:30 AM Have fun with your little ones as they create art. Limit: 10 Caffe Storytime Cross Caffe (Ages birth-5 years) (201 2nd St. NW, Strasburg) Thursday, February 7th at 10:30 AM Join our Strasburg Branch staff for this fun storytime at the Cross Caffe. Book Explorers: Little Excavator Main Library (Ages 3-5) Friday, February 8th at 11:00 AM Bring your child to play and explore the book Little Excavator through interactive stations. Limit: 30 SENSORY STORY AND SOCIAL HOUR Main Library (All Ages) Saturdays: January 26th, February 23rd, March 16th, and April 20th at 10:30 AM Children with consistent needs and their parents, caregivers, and siblings are invited to play, explore, and learn together in a friendly, low-stress environment. Each session will include a short sensory storytime as well as time to explore the Children’s Department. Limit: 12 children Registration begins 12/17. FEBRUARY MARCH ONGOING JANUARY APRIL Main Library  January 14th-19th: Mittens  February 11th-16th: Valentine’s Day 4 March 11th-16th: St. Patrick’s Day 4 April 8th-13th: Bugs Bolivar Branch 4 January 14th: Snowmen 4 February 11th: Love 4 March 11th: Spring 4 April 8th: Flowers Strasburg Branch 4 January 23rd: Winter 4 February 13th: Love 4 March 27th: Spring 4 April 17th: Easter Sugarcreek Branch 4 January 4th: DIY Unicorn Cups 4 February 1st: Crabby Valentine Cards 4 March 1st: Ribbon Rainbow Cloud 4 April 5th: Jellybean Bracelets 4 May 3rd: Popsicle Stick Garden Fairies Tuscarawas Branch 4 January 23rd: Paint Chip Creations 4 February 20th: Cork Pirate Boats 4 March 20th: Tin Can Bird Feeders 4 April 17th: Duck Finger Puppet Make-It-and-Take-It Stop in one of our five locations on select days during regular library hours to make a fun craft to take home. Check out the dates and craft themes listed below. No registration required.

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