Children's Library Laboratory
Classes & Events
Summer Semester 2018
July 14, 2-3pm
Marriott Convention Center (310 Hammonds Dr.)
Celebrate the American Girl books with us at this 13th annual event. Dolls and tea attire are welcome but not required. The event will include and on-site prize auction for the 2017 American Girl Tenney Grant. Tickets will be on sale that day for $2/ticket. All proceeds will benefit the library's book donation program. Advance registration is required and is open May 14 to July 6 or until table reservations are filled.
It's three weeks of engaging, interactive early literacy adventures with instructor Julie Gyuran to give preschool children the start they need to succeed and read! Come explore with a story! Play Scrabble and Cheezits! Hear a story about letters and rhyming and help find clues to a rhyming matching game! Caregiver attendance for participating children is optional. Advance registration is required.
Now featuring a morning and an evening class!
These year-round classes develop and promote social skills,
listening comprehension, and foundations of early literacy through early literacy, letters, vocabulary, numbers, and sequencing. Classes are available for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Click here for details.
Entries should reflect the theme "Musical Masterpiece" and may be submitted in pencil, ink, or color. Prizes will be awarded in each age category for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Original drawings only.
It's our annual Summer Reading Program! This year's theme is "Libraries Rock!" and it's full of musical fun! We have either online or in-person options with programs for preschoolers, kids in grades K-5, and youth in grades 6-12. (An adult program is also available for parents and caregivers who want to take part too!) Click here for details.
Authors have birthdays, and birthdays are meant to be celebrated! So we're hosting some fun on our favorite authors' special days. Join us this summer for Rick Riordan's Mythology Magic Day, Freedom & Franklin Day (a special 4th of July celebration), and Moby Dick's Fish & Ships Day. Click here for details.
Families with preschool & elementary-aged children are invited to join us for a night of high-energy, interactive musical entertainment with Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove! Jim has performed across the US and Europe (and even at the White House--twice!) His philosophy is that kids are the star of the show, so it promises to be a night that gets everybody movin' to the music! Advance registration is required by July 18.
It's six weeks of summer fun with our afternoon camp series for kids in grades K-8! This summer's camps include police and fire safety and skill with "Inside 911," all kinds of sports days with "Sports Blast," Milford Nature Center's life science investigations in "Super Sleuths," hands-on science and math in "STEAM Adventures," a celebration of people around the world with "Culture Fest," and fun with the arts in "Getting Creative." Advance registration is required is open May 14 until space is filled. For more camp details, click here.
May is the library’s birthday! We are turning 35, and we think that deserves a celebration! It's part of our Summer Reading Kickoff Event, and it's going to be so much fun! Click here for details.