Sunday, September 1, 2019

Franklin Public Library September 2019 News & Events for Children, Teens, and Families!

Franklin Public Library September 2019 

News and Events for Children, Teens, and Families!

Library Hours
The Franklin Public Library will be closed Monday, September 2nd  for Labor Day. The Library's regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30-5:00 p.m. Sunday hours will resume after Labor Day.

Programs for Children and Teens
Move Along. 10:30 a.m.  For ages 0 – 5 years
This thirty minute program features music, movement, stories, and other interactive activities to encourage social skills and promote early literacy! Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to participate. No registration is required! Join us immediately after for an informal playgroup with toys and books for children who are accompanied by an adult. Connect with other parents and let little ones interact with one another!

Dungeons and Dragons Club for Kids! Monday Afternoons, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Kids ages 7-13 are invited to join us for a weekly Dungeons and Dragons Club! Dungeons and Dragons, also known as D&D, is one of the most complex tabletop games in history. The library will supply dice, rule books, and blank character sheets! We will be using the 5th edition books and rules. (Dungeon Masters must be ages 12 and up) Email to sign up!

Cool Cruisers: a Playgroup for crawlers and early walkers! 9:30 a.m.
Babies who have graduated from tummy time and are scooting all over the place are welcome to this playgroup just for them! We recognize that fun age of exploring is very different from their first few months, so join us for a special playgroup just for this exciting time!

Get Ready for Kindergarten. 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 – 5.
This 45 minute program featuring stories, songs, activities, and crafts will help prepare your children for preschool and kindergarten.  Parents and caregivers can attend with their child if they wish.  No registration is required.

Code IT! First and Third Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.
Welcome to the evolution of technology programming at the Franklin Public Library.  Come on in for an Begginer level Hour of Code! Recommended for 4th grade and up. To sign up contact

Bookworm Bounce! 4th Tuesday of the Month, 4:00-4:45 p.m. (0-5)
Kids ages 0-5 are welcome to join us for an afternoon storytime full of music, movement, stories, and other interactive activities to encourage social skills and promote early literacy! Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to participate! No registration required!

Terrific Toddlers. 10:30 a.m.  For ages 18 months to 3 years.
Enjoy thirty minutes of interactive stories, songs, and activities for families and children from birth to age 3. No registration is required. Join us immediately after for an informal playgroup with toys and books for children who are accompanied by an adult. Connect with other parents and let little ones interact with one another!

Construction Junction! First Wednesday of the Month, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (5+)
Kids 5 and up are welcome to join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a building bonanza! We'll use Legos, Lincoln Logs, Jix, and more to complete themed challenges! Bring your imagination!

Crafternoon! 2nd Wednesday of the Month, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (3+)
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for a fabulous variety of themed arts and crafts designed for all ages!

Book Bites! Third Wednesday of the month, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (8-11)
Kids ages 8-11! Join us each month for snacks and a casual conversation about your favorite reads! Share what books you're loving lately, and get great book recommendations from others! This is a low key (and delicious) way to find your next favorite book or series!

Bump and Beyond: A Group for Expecting Parents! Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
No matter what stage you're at in your (or your partner's) pregnancy, you probably have questions. (Is this normal? What should we expect? How will we handle feeding and sleeping issues?)You're not alone! Join us at the library to share your questions, get answers, meet other expecting parents and build your parent tribe! We will be joined each month by lactation specialists, Nurse Practitioners, and parents Katie and Kim of Northeast Moms and Babies, who will be on hand to answer all your questions!

Baby Tummy Time! 9:30 a.m. (For pre-walkers ages 0-18 months)
Babies and caregivers: join us each Thursday morning for Tummy Time! Nurture your baby's development with gentle music, movement, and sensory play at the library! Please bring a small blanket or towel for your baby's comfort!

StoryXplorers. 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 and up.
Join us for 30 minutes of themed stories, songs, and movement followed by 30 minutes of craft and sensory play. For children ages 3 and up that can attend on their own. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to watch from the adjoining room.

Discovery Workshop! 2nd Thursday of the Month, 3:30-4:30PM (K-4th Grade)
Kids K-4th grade! Join our special guest Ms. Marsha for an hour of creativity and exploring! Enjoy a new fun theme every month!

Tales for Tails.  2nd Thursday of the Month, 6:30 p.m. (2nd grade +)
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog! Bring your favorite book or pick out one of ours to read. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Email to sign up!

Chess Club for Kids! 1st & 3rd Friday of the Month, 3:30 - 4:30PM (8-13)
A fun and educational program for kids? What more could you ask for? Whether you are new to the game or are a more seasoned player, we invite all kids ages 8-13 to join us! 

Happy Feet! 2nd and 4th Friday of the Month, 10:30AM (3-5)
Let's play some music and get those little toes moving! Join us for an introductory class into creative movement using very basic ballet moves. We will have fun learning to move to the music while building coordination and confidence. Laughter and giggles are definitely expected!

Baby Sensory! First Saturday of the Month, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a 45 minute baby sensory program! Watch your little one interact and engage with a variety of sensory items! Sensory play is a fantastic way to help babies explore their worlds, stimulate the senses, and create little inquisitive explorers! Babies under 2 are welcome and encouraged! (Got older siblings? They can bring along a stuffed toy or baby and play along!)

Special Programs

Book Character Costume Party! Saturday September 7th, 1:00 p.m.
Families! Dress up as your favorite book character and join us for a celebration including games, crafts, snacks, and a costume parade!

Baby-Wearing Dance Party! Friday, September 13th, 9:00 a.m.
Strap your little one in and join us for music and movement together! Bond with your baby in a fun, interactive way for this half-hour program!

Little Blue Truck Scavenger Hunt! September 20-22
Search around the children's and teen rooms to find your favorite characters from this beloved story! The characters will be hiding all weekend long!

Little Blue Truck StoryWalk at Delcarte Park! Saturday, September 21, 10:30 a.m.
Join us at DelCarte on the morning of September 21st as we walk along the trail together and enjoy an interactive story, followed by a craft! Fun for the whole family!

Family Blanket Forts! Wednesday September 25th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Families! Join us for an evening of fort making and reading! Bring along some blankets, make your fort in the children's room bookshelves, and curl up and read together!

Hello Fall Craft! Friday September 27th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
It's the first week of Fall and a 1/2 day at the public schools so we're celebrating! Drop-in and make your very own Leaf Suncatcher!

Sing With Your Baby! Saturday, September 28th, 10:30 a.m.
Join the wonderful Julie Stepanek for a morning of music and engagement with your little one!

Teen Programs

Artist Amigos! 1st Wednesday of the Month, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Join us for a monthly artsy meetup in the teen room! Bring your own art projects to work on, or get inspired by fun prompts devised by our youth services librarians! Materials and snacks will be provided!

Teen Advisory Board, 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 6:30PM
Join us each month for Teen Advisory Board! The Teen Advisory Board is a GREAT opportunity to get involved here at the library! You'll help plan events and programs, create displays and decorate the teen space, and help drive decisions around the kinds of materials we bring to the YA collection, from books and beyond, all while eating snacks and getting volunteer hours! It's a win-win-win!

Volunteens! 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month, 6:00-7:00PM
Calling all Tweens and Teens! Are you looking to build your resume? Have you ever been interested in volunteering at the library? Well now's your chance. Join us Thursday nights twice a month for volunteer projects! Attendance to at least one meeting a month is required.
For more information please contact Bree at

Chapter Chew! 4th Thursday of the Month, 6:00-7:00PM (8th-12 Grade)
Join us each month for snacks and refreshments as we discuss our recent YA reads! Share what books you're loving and get recommendations from others! Have fun connecting with other readers and who knows, maybe you'll discover your next favorite book or series along the way!
Since we will be discussing YA titles, this group is recommended for students in Grades 8 and up, however anyone age 12 and up is welcome at their own (and their parents) discretion.

Girls Who Code! 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month 1:00-3:00PM (6th-8th Grade!)
Club curriculum focuses on a culminating Girls Who Code Project, where girls work in teams to use their coding skills and bravery to solve a real world problem they care about by engaging in fun and simple self-guided coding tutorials that range from beginner to advanced in Scratch, Python, JavaScript, and Thunkable. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please email to join!

For All Ages!
Franklin Library Book Sale
Friday, September 20, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
All books are just one dollar!
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, September 21, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!

Franklin Public Library September 2019 News & Events for Children, Teens, and Families!
Franklin Public Library September 2019 News & Events for Children, Teens, and Families!

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