Children’s Summer Reading Events at the Olean Public Library

Registration for all children’s summer programs at the Olean Public Library begins June 20, 2011.  Register in person, by phone, or online.  Registration is required for all events except Special Events.

Infant and Toddler Story Times

Mother Goose
A program for babies up to 18 months.  Children and adults learn and play together with interactive books, simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, language and movement activities, games, baby sign, and simple art activities.
Mondays: July 11-Aug 8th at 10 am

Slumber Time for Babies and Toddlers
Drift off to dreamland at this special bedtime of quiet stories, songs, language games and creative activities.  Children up to age three and their grown-ups participate in a shortened, less active version of our daytime Mother Goose, and Toddler story times.
Wednesdays: July 13-Aug 10th at 6:30pm

You and your child age 19 months to three listen to stories, learn songs, rhymes, finger plays, and games.  Create and play with others after the stories.
Wednesdays: July 13-Aug 10th at 10am or Thursdays: July 14th – Aug 11th at 10am

Threes, Fours, and Fives

Investigation Stations Activity Groups
Three, four, and five year olds and their parents participate in stories, music, and games as a group, followed by assisted activities at the Investigation Stations.
Mondays: July 11-Aug 9th at 6:30pm or Tuesdays: July 12-Aug 10th at 10am.

Big Kids (Entering Grades 1 through 5)

Kids and K-9s
Have a dog-gone good time this summer reading to a dog!  This unique program, offered in conjunction with the Olean Kennel Club, Inc., gives children the opportunity to practice their reading and gain confidence by reading in small groups to licensed therapy dogs.  These dogs love stories.  Any school age child may participate.
Please Choose One:  Mondays: July 11-Aug8th at 3pm; Tuesdays: July 12-Aug 9th at 6:30pm; Thursdays: July 14-Aug 11th at 1pm

Big Kids Around the World
Travel around the world through stories, crafts, games, and food.  Each week we will explore the countries and cultures of a different continent.
Wednesdays: July 13-Aug. 10th at 1:30pm

Knit and Crochet: Beyond Beginners
A class for kids who know the basics and are ready to learn pattern reading and additional stitches.  Participants will be working on proojects of their own choosing, with their own materials.  Simple patterns will be available at registration for those who do not have one.
Mondays: July 11-Aug. 8th at 1pm

Special Events
Tuesdays July 12 – Aug.9th at 2:30pm

July 12th
David Ruch leads a fun-filled musical journey across the world.

July 19th
Chickens around the World presented by Suzy the Speckled Sussex of Smoke Ridge Organic Farm

*Thursday July 28th at 2:30pm*
Omnipresent Puppet Theater presents Jack and the Beanstalk

August 2nd
World of Difference Ltd presents King Lion’s Gift theatrical storytelling with Lindsay Bonilla

August 9th
In Jest comedy juggling with Nels Ross


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