Storytimes will return to both branches of Westchester Public Library the
week of Jan. 9.
necessary and begins on Monday, Jan. 2.
help children and caregivers build early literacy skills through the Every
Child Ready to Read program. By registering, children are committed to
coming every week for a 7-week session, Jan. 9 to Feb. 24. Ę
At the Thomas
Branch, Stories and Kicks for 4, 5, 6 will meet on Tuesday mornings at 10
a.m. Children ages 4-6 are invited to join Miss Pat for exciting stories,
silly songs, pretending, dancing, clever crafts, and more.
mornings, there will be Baby Storytimes for babies age 9-24 months and their
caregivers. There will be sessions at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Baby Storytime is
an interactive, musical program for you and your baby. Build critical
pre-reading skills in a fun, stimulating environment. Stay after storytime
to socialize with other parents and play with toys.
Toddler Time will
meet on Thursday and Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Join Miss Cyndi and Grandma
Frankie for a very active, musical storytime session for 2-3-year-olds and
their caregivers. ĘĘ
The Thomas Branch
will also offer an evening storytime on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. This is a
family program for all ages.
Miss Cindy invites
moms, dads, little brothers, big sisters, and everyone in between for themed
storytime sessions and a craft each week.
The Thomas Branch
of WPL is located at 200 W. Indiana Ave. in Chesterton. Registration can be
done in person, or by calling the library, 926-7696.
At the Hageman
Branch, Toddler Time will meet on Monday mornings at 10 a.m., with a second
class meeting at 11 a.m. Join Miss Cyndi and Grandma Frankie for a very
active, musical storytime session for 2-3-year-olds and their caregivers.
Read, Sing, Create
for 4-5 year-olds will meet Monday afternoons at 3 p.m. Join Miss Julia and
Grandma Frankie for exciting stories, engaging songs, and learning to create
in inventive ways. The program will use the “Every Child Ready to Read”
principles each week.
On Tuesday mornings
at the Hageman Branch, there will be two sessions of Play Date.ĘThe sessions
will meet at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Play Date is an unstructured playtime
for babies newborn to 24 months old (siblings welcome) and their parent or
Tickle Tales, for
babies 9-24 months, also takes place on Tuesdays at Hageman, with two
sessions, one at 10 a.m. and one at 11 a.m.
Stories and Kicks
for 4, 5, 6 will meet on Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. Children ages 4-6 are
invited to join Miss Pat for exciting stories, silly songs, pretending,
dancing, clever crafts, and more.
Wee Wonders will
meet on Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and is intended for 2-3-year-olds.
Wee Wonders includes hands-on exploration of weekly themes, led by Miss
Julia. Classes include books, music, and a weekly project. Children will use
their senses to experience the world around them through artistic and
The Hageman Branch
of WPL is located at 100 Francis St. in Porter.
Hageman classes can be done in person at the library or by calling 926-9080.