Children's Services

Please note: Preference will be given to Shelter Rock Public Library cardholders when registering for our Children's programs.  Phone registrations will be accepted unless otherwise noted. Out-of-district and phone registrations will be available one week before the scheduled program, if possible.  Proof of age is required for first time registrants.  

For more information, contact Children's Services at 248-7363 ext. 238

 

1000BooksLogoThe Shelter Rock Public Library Children's Room invites you and your child to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. This free program encourages you to read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten - a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read. If you read just one book a day for a year that equals 365 books, 730 books in two years, and 1095 in three years!

  • Ongoing registration is for families with children from birth through age 5 not yet enrolled in kindergarten.
  • A book can be read more than once; repeated reading of favorite books is encouraged!
  • To sign up visit the Children's Room and pick up your book log. After logging 100 books your child will receive a prize and reading log for the next 100 books.
  • Upon completion of the program your child will receive a special certificate. 

 

Looking Ahead to Summer 2015

read to meJoin us this summer as we celebrate reading! Our children have a great amount of free time during this season and we encourage children and their families to participate in our Summer Reading Programs to help maintain their reading skills. Opportunities for sharing books and developing skills include Storytimes, Book Buddies, Book Chats and our Summer Reading Programs. The library will also hold many fun-filled programs such as Chess Programs, Pizza Taste Off, Potato Chip Taste Off, Craft Programs, Board Game Night, Thursday Morning Movies and much more! This year, the theme for the Summer Reading Program for children entering Grades 1-5 as of September is Every Hero Has a Story. Preschoolers, Kindergartners and their families are encouraged to join the Little Heroes Read-to-Me Program. 

Registration for all participants will begin Monday, June 8th. Children may begin recording titles of books read on Saturday, June 27 and may record until Saturday, August 8th at 5 PM. Hope to see you here soon!

 

Toddler Storytimes

preschool storytimeDesigned for toddlers 2-31/2 with a parent or caregiver as a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other toddlers and their parents.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Session One: Tuesdays, 10:15 AM; June 30 - August 4

Session Two: Wednesdays, 11:15 AM; July 1 - August 5

Session Three: Thursdays, 10:15 AM; July 2 - August 6

Registration began Monday, June 8th

 

Preschool Storytimes

Designed for children ages 3-5, this is a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other preschoolers. 

toddler storytimeChoose one of the following sessions:

Session One, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM; June 30 - August 4

Session Two, Fridays, 10:15 AM; July 3 - August 7 

Registration began Monday, June 8th.

 

Great Beginnings

greatThis program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays, and rhymes is designed for children ages 12-23 months with a parent or caregiver.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Session One, Mondays at 10:15 AM; June 1 - June 22

Session Two, Tuesdays at 10:15 AM; June 2 - June 23

Session Three, Thursdays at 10:15 AM; June 4 - June 25

Registration begins Monday, May 18th 

 

PlayHooray Kids

dancing kidsFamilies with children ages 2-4 years are invited to participate in a fun-filled program of music and movement. 

Wednesday, June 24th at 11:15 AM

Registration begins Wednesday, June 10th. 

 

Lego Creations

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Tuesday, July 21st at 4:30 PM

Registration begins Tuesday, July 7th

 

Summer Craft Programs

Superhero Tote

SuperheroesFor ages 3-5 with an adult & Grades K-2

Monday, July 6th at 3:30 PM

For Grades K-2

Monday, July 6th at 5:00 PM

Registration begins Monday, June 22nd 

 

Balloon Twisting Workshop

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Wednesday, July 8th at 3:30 PM

Registration begins Monday, June 22nd.

 

Superhero Cape

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Friday, July 31st at 11 AM

Registration begins Friday, July 3rd. 

 

SuperHero Mask & Arm Band

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Friday, July 31st at 12:30 PM

Registration begins Friday, July 3rd. 

 

Monday Performance

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For Children ages 3 & up accompanied by an adult.

Monday, July 13th at 11 AM

Join us for an exciting animal show will include a kangaroo and a monkey! Tickets are not required. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

Pizza Taste Off

pizzaChildren in grades 3-5 are invited to vote on the best pizza. We will order pizza from three local pizza places and teen volunteers will assist us with the voting. Come hungry!

Monday, July 13th at 5 PM

Registration begins Thursday, June 25th

 

SuperHero Ice Cream Sundaes

Children in grades K-5 will make superhero sundaes. Choose one:

  • Superhero Ice Cream Cones 3Minion Banana Split
  • Big Hero 6 Marshmallow Sundae
  • Chocolate Web Spiderman Sundae
  • Bat Signal Sundae

Wednesday, July 22nd at 2 PM

Registration begins Monday, July 6th

 

Chess Programs

Children in Grades 2-5 are invited to join Teens for Chess games and competition. Experienced Chess Players Only.

  • chess piecesWednesday, July 1st from 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Thursday, July 9th from 7-8 PM

Registration begins Monday, June 22nd

 

Board Game Night

board gamesChildren are invited to join teens to play board games such as Checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Boggle and Bingo for all. For Children in Grades 2-5.

Wednesday, July 29th at 7 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, July 15th

  

Summer Films 

Dolphin Tale 2

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Thursday, July 2nd at 10:30 AM

 

Charlotte's Web-Animation

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Thursday, July 9th at 10:30 AM 

 

Charlotte's Web 2

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Thursday, July 16th at 10:30 AM

 

Alexander

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81 Minutes

Thursday, July 23rd at 10:30 AM

 

Big Hero 6

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Thursday, July 30th at 10:30 AM

 

Despicable Me

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Thursday, August 6th at 10:30 AM

 

Despicable Me 2

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Thursday, August 13th at 10:30 AM

 

Mary Poppins

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Thursday, August 20th at 10:30 AM

 

Summer Book Chats

Children in Grades K-5 are invited to participate in Book Chats, a program designed to encourage them to read and discuss a selected book. The selected book will be available at the time of registration. 

Grades K & 1

Secret Agent Splat!

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Wednesday, July 15th at 5:00 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, June 24th

 

Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach

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Pete the Cat and his family are having fun at the beach. Pete is afraid of the water. Will he take a chance and go in the water after his brother Bob offers to teach him to surf?

Thursday, July 30th at 5:00 PM

Registration begins Thursday, July 9th

 

Grades 2 & 3

Stink: Solar System Superhero

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Ty Perry is trying hard not to worry too much, but that's not easy when his brain is filled with so many thoughts, like finding a pet for Baby Maggie, his sometimes-crazy classmates and the dreaded neck-pinch-of-death. And then there's his upcoming recitation about doing an act of kindness in front of the whole class!

Wednesday, July 8th at 7:00 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, June 24th 

 

Non-random Acts of Kindess

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Ty Perry is trying hard not to worry too much, but that's not easy when his brain is filled with so many thoughts, like finding a pet for Baby Maggie, his sometimes-crazy classmates and the dreaded neck-pinch-of-death. And then there's his upcoming recitation about donig an acts of kindness in front of the whole class!

Thursday, July 30th at 7:00 PM

Registration begins Thursday, July 9th

 

Grades 4 & 5

The Secret Tree

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After sixth grader Minty discovers a secret tree with a hollow trunk that holds the secrets of everyone in the neighborhood, Raymond, a new boy drawn to the tree and Minty start watching their neighbors.

Wednesday, July 22nd at 7 PM

Registration begins Wednesday July 1st

 

Almost Super

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Two brothers in a family of superheroes are forced to reexamine everything they knew about being super when the powers they receive are total duds and their enemy is revealed to be just like they are.

Monday, August 3rd at 5 PM

Registration begins Monday, July 13th

 

Area Preschools

Please click on Preschool Programs to see a list of schools in the local vicinity.

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Library Hours

Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed