Kids’ Place

December 25, 2020

December 17, 2020

December 9, 2020

December 3, 2020

December 11, 2020

December 5, 2020

Start the New Year with slime! Surprise Slime Craft Kits for ages 3 and up will be available in Kids’ Place starting Tuesday, January 5th. Each kit contains everything you need to make your own slime at home, but the glue and glitter colors will be a surprise! As always, these kits are available free of charge while our supplies last.

Check out our YouTube Channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!, for new videos each week, including Storytime, Toddler Time, and ASL Storytime with ASL-CAN. You can find more information about ASL-CAN’s mission to bring people together through American Sign Language by visiting their website: aslcan.com

Please reach out to Youth Services staff with your questions: rmcfadden@greatfallslibrary.org or (406) 453-0349 ext. 215. Happy New Year!

 

All Youth Services programs are free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, January 6, 13, 20, and 27—10:00 on our YouTube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!

Sign Language Storytime with ASL-CAN for kids and families

Join us for a bilingual story for kids and their families in ASL and spoken English.

This program is collaboration with ASL-CAN, a local organization that aims to bring Deaf and hearing communities together. For more information, visit their website: aslcan.com

(Note that this program may not be released weekly due to volunteer availability.)

 

Wednesday, January 6, 13, 20, and 27—10:30 on Facebook Live

Storytime on Facebook Live for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years

January’s theme is Winter Snow.

Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us on the Great Falls Public Library’s Facebook page to build early literacy skills with songs, movement, and a great story.

 

Thursday, January 7, 14, 21, and 28—10:00 on our YouTube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!

Storytime for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years

January’s theme is Winter Snow.

Storytime builds early literacy skills with songs, movement, and a great story.

 

Friday, January 8, 15, 22, and 29—10:30 on Facebook Live

Toddler Time on Facebook Live for babies and toddlers birth to 2 ½

Babies, toddlers, and their families are invited to join us on the Great Falls Public Library’s Facebook page to build early literacy skills with songs, lap bounces, and a great story.

 

Saturday, January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30—10:00 on our YouTube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!

Toddler Time for babies and toddlers birth to 2 ½ years.

Toddler Time builds language and early literacy skills with songs, lap bounces, and a great story.

 

You can subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE.

Organizations that would like to request a live-streamed storytime or other reading event are encouraged to email rmcfadden@greatfallslibrary.org

February 2021

Surprise Slime Craft Kits for ages 3 and up will be available in Kids’ Place through Feburary. Each kit contains everything you need to make your own slime at home, but the glue and glitter colors are a surprise! As always, these kits are available free of charge while our supplies last.

Check out our YouTube Channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!, for new videos each week, including Storytime, Toddler Time, and ASL Storytime with ASL-CAN. You can find more information about ASL-CAN’s mission to bring people together through American Sign Language by visiting their website: aslcan.com

Please reach out to Youth Services staff with your questions: rmcfadden@greatfallslibrary.org or (406) 453-0349 ext. 215.

All Youth Services programs are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, and 24—10:00 on our YouTube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!

Sign Language Storytime with ASL-CAN for kids and families

Join us for a bilingual story for kids and their families in ASL and spoken English.

This program is a collaboration with ASL-CAN, a local organization that aims to bring Deaf and hearing communities together. For more information, please visit their website: aslcan.com

(Note that this program may not be released weekly due to volunteer availability.)

Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, and 24—10:30 on Facebook Live

Storytime on Facebook Live for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years

February’s theme is Happy and Healthy Hearts.

Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us on the Great Falls Public Library’s Facebook page to build early literacy skills with songs, movement, and a great story. 

Thursday, February 4, 11, 18, and 25—10:00 on our YouTube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!

Storytime for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years

February’s theme is Happy and Healthy Hearts.

Storytime builds early literacy skills with songs, movement, and a great story. 

Friday, February 5, 12, 19, and 26—10:30 on Facebook Live

Toddler Time on Facebook Live for babies and toddlers birth to 2 ½

Babies, toddlers, and their families are invited to join us on the Great Falls Public Library’s Facebook page to build early literacy skills with songs, lap bounces, and a great story. 

Saturday, February 6, 13, 20, 27—10:00 on our YouTube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!

Toddler Time for babies and toddlers birth to 2 ½ years.

Toddler Time builds language and early literacy skills with songs, lap bounches, and a great story. 

 

 

 

(All In-Library Kids’ Programming CANCELED until further notice)

Storytime is an early literacy program for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years old. It meets on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. It emphasizes pre-literacy, social, and motor skills through songs, movement, a story, and a take-home craft.  Please contact Youth Services staff to find out more about our monthly theme.

Pajama Storytime is similar to morning Storytime (for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years), but with a more relaxed, bedtime vibe. Wind down from the day with lullabies, gentle movement, and a bedtime story

Toddler Time is a program for babies and toddlers from birth to 2 ½ years old. It meets on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15. It builds language, motor, and social skills through songs, lap bounce rhymes, and parallel playtime.

Lego Club is a space for kids and teens age 5 to 14 to construct Lego projects and socialize. It meets on Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00, and no sign-up is required. Please build with our Legos-we wouldn’t want yours to get lost.

Anime and Manga Club is a club for fans 10 to 14. Join us one Saturday a month at 2:00 for a new fandom-inspired activity. Please contact Youth Services staff for this month’s project.

Word Warriors Writing Workshop encourages young writers 10-14 with a monthly discussion of the fundamentals, followed by a writing prompt. It meets one Wednesday a month at 2:00. Please contact Youth Services staff for this month’s theme.

Move it @ the Library is a new free family fitness program for ages 8 and up. Fitness classes in a variety of formats from Tai Chi to Zumba will be held on Saturday mornings at 10:00. Please contact Youth Services staff for class formats and instructors. Note:  A parent or legal guardian must attend with and sign a waiver for their child to participate.

Play Dungeons & Dragons at the Library on Saturdays from 3:30 to 5:30. Volunteers are available to help new players create their characters.

Try your hand at building, crafting, sewing, and much more at Family Makerspace on Saturday afternoons at 4:00. Please contact Youth Services staff to learn more about specific projects.

Please see the Library’s events calendar or Youth Services staff for more information about any of our great programs. Contact Youth Services Librarian Rae McFadden by phone at (406) 453-0349 ext. 215 or e-mail at rmcfadden@greatfallslibrary.org to schedule a library program or tour to meet your group’s needs.

Kids under the age of 8 must be supervised by a parent or caregiver over 12 while using the Library.