Fall and winter children’s programs have started at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre this week, and there’s still some spots open for those programs which require registration.
“People can still register for any of the programs,” said children’s librarian, Andrea Avis. “Once the weather cools down, people are going to be looking for something to do with their kids. And we have some great options.”
You can register your kids for programs at the library’s website: library.fort-frances.com/kids
“It’s brand new to be able to register online, which makes it very convenient,” Avis added, noting people can also still call to sign-up for the programs if they prefer.
The programs are as follows:
Every Monday is “Family PJ Storytime” at 6:30 p.m. This is a half-hour of stories, songs and lullabies, and everyone can even wear pyjamas, if they so choose. Registration not required.
“Storytime” for children ages three-five is held Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Running for 45 minutes, the ever-popular “Storytime” is filled with stories, songs and other activities.
Children can participate on their own, but it’s necessary for caregivers to wait nearby in case their child exits the program.
“Storytime” also is a chance for caregivers to socialize with old and new friends.
(Reminder: When bringing drinks to the library, for the safety of children, we encourage drinks to be brought in covered travel mugs and spill proof sippy cups.)
Registration preferred, drop-ins welcome.
“Toddler Time” is held Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
This is a drop-in program filled with songs and activities for children aged 12-24 months with an adult caregiver. Registration not required.
“Tales for Two’s” is held Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
This is a half-hour long program for parents or caregivers to participate with their two year-old. “Tales for Two’s” features stories, finger rhymes and songs. Registration preferred, drop-ins welcome.
“Mother Goose Program” runs Thursdays at 10 a.m. This is a 12-week session beginning this Thursday (Sept. 15).
Children up to 12 months will learn lap and finger rhymes with their parent or caregiver, who also can learn stories to share with their child.
A baby food workshop will be held as part of this program with a registered dietician.
This a free program, but registration is preferred.
“Family Movie Night” is held the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to watch a free family-friendly movie in the Shaw Community Hub.
Call the library for movie information (274-9879).
In related news, the library is now open fall/winter hours.
They are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.