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Youth Services October/November 2021

YOUTH SERVICES OCTOBER

Help your little one get ready for school success with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading Challenge! Log your child’s reading using our ReadSquared App, our ReadSquared
website below, or a paper log. Kids will be rewarded with a special sticker for every 100 books
they read. Complete all 1000 and earn a free book! See Kids’ Place staff for more information.
Sign up here!
http://greatfallslibrary.readsquared.com/
Click here for more information about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten:
https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

Spooky Soap-Making Kits for kids, teens, and adults 5 and up will be available in Kids’ Place
starting Tuesday, October 12 th .

A fun, spooky Halloween escape room for kids, teens, and adults will be released on Tuesday,
October 19th . Solve the puzzles and escape to earn a free sweet Halloween treat! See Kids’ Place
staff for more information!

We are excited to announce that we will be participating in the Downtown Great Falls
Association’s Safe Trick or Treat on the afternoon of Saturday, October 30 th . See Kids’ Place
staff for more information.

Friday mornings at 10:30 (October 1, 8, 15, and 22)
Toddler Time for babies and toddlers birth to 2 ½
October’s theme is (Not So) Scary Monsters.
Babies, toddlers, and their families are invited to join us face-to-face at the Great Falls Public
Library to build early literacy skills with songs, lap bounces, and a great story.
Help your little one get ready for school success with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading Challenge! Log your child’s reading using our ReadSquared App, our ReadSquared
website below, or a paper log. Kids will be rewarded with a special sticker for every 100 books
they read. Complete all 1000 and earn a free book! See Kids’ Place staff for more information.
Sign up here!
http://greatfallslibrary.readsquared.com/
Click here for more information about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten:
https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

Wednesday mornings at 9:30 on Facebook (October 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Storytime Live on Facebook for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years
October’s theme is (Not So) Scary Monsters.
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.
Watch the recording available on our YouTube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!, available the
following Thursday morning at 7am.
Help your little one get ready for school success with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading Challenge! Log your child’s reading using our ReadSquared App, our ReadSquared
website (see below), or a paper log. Kids will be rewarded with a special sticker for every 100
books they read. Complete all 1000 and earn a free book! See Kids’ Place staff for more
information.
Sign up here!
http://greatfallslibrary.readsquared.com/
Click here for more information about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten:
https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 (October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28)
Storytime for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years in the Cordingley Room (basement)
October’s theme is (Not So) Scary Monsters.
Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us face-to-face at the Great Falls Public
Library to build early literacy skills with songs, movement, and a great story.
Help your little one get ready for school success with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading Challenge! Log your child’s reading using our ReadSquared App, our ReadSquared
website below, or a paper log. Kids will be rewarded with a special sticker for every 100 books
they read. Complete all 1000 and earn a free book! See Kids’ Place staff for more information.
Sign up here!
http://greatfallslibrary.readsquared.com/
Click here for more information about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten:
https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

Saturday, October 2, 1:00-2:00
Dumbledore’s Army: Magic Wands and Sorting Hats of ages 8-18
Cordingley Room (basement)
Attention Harry Potter fans: Dumbledore’s Army is back! Fans 8-18 are invited to join us on the
first Saturday of the month for Harry Potter-themed crafts and games. This month, we will craft
beautiful new wands, practice our spellcasting, make origami Sorting Hat fortune tellers, and
plan future events.

Saturday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 3:00-5:30
Dungeons & Dragons-Fall campaign for ages 10-16
Cordingley Room (basement)
Attention preteens and teens 10 to 16-Spaces are limited! Contact Rae at
rmcfadden@greatfallslibrary.org or (406) 453-0349, ext. 215 today to sign up for our Fall
campaign!

Saturday, October 9, 1:00-2:00
Dragon Eggs-Teen DIY for ages 12-18
Cordingley Room (basement)
Create something that is perfect for you, or make a gift for a friend. We provide the supplies-you
provide the creativity!
Teens 12-18 only, please.

Project and image from thequietgrove.com
Saturday, October 16, 1:00-2:00
Hula Hoops-Teen DIY for ages 12-18
Cordingley Room (basement)
Create something that is perfect for you, or make a gift for a friend. We provide the supplies-you
provide the creativity!
Teens 12-18 only, please.

Saturday, October 23, 1:00-2:00
Galaxy Pumpkins-Teen DIY for ages 12-18
Cordingley Room (basement)
Create something that is perfect for you, or make a gift for a friend. We provide the supplies-you
provide the creativity!
Teens 12-18 only, please.

Photo and project from: dreamalittlebigger.com
Friday, October 29, 4:30 to 5:30
Bat Party in the Park at Giant Springs State Park for ages 5-12
Giant Springs State Park
Celebrate Bat Week, 2021 by learning more about our local bats with Giant Springs State Park
bat experts. Enjoy hot apple cider and a cozy, warm campfire. Activities will include a bat
Storywalk, making an origami bat bookmark, and Bat Fact or Fiction trivia.

Saturday, October 30, 1:00-2:00
Creepy Dolls-Teen DIY for ages 12-18
Cordingley Room (basement)
Create something that is perfect for you, or make a gift for a friend. We provide the supplies-you
provide the creativity!
Teens 12-18 only, please.


YOUTH SERVICES NOVEMBER

Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 (November 3, 4, 10, 17, 18, and 24)

Storytime for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years in the Cordingley Room (basement)

November’s theme is Feelings.

Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us face-to-face at the Great Falls Public Library to build early literacy skills with songs, movement, and a great story.

Toddler Time

Friday mornings at 10:30 (November 5, 12, 19)

Toddler Time for babies and toddlers birth to 2 ½

November’s theme is Family.

Babies, toddlers, and their families are invited to join us face-to-face at the Great Falls Public Library to build early literacy skills with songs, lap bounces, and a great story.

Storytime Live on Facebook

Wednesday mornings at 9:30 on Facebook (November 3, 10, 17, and 24)
Storytime Live on Facebook for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years
November’s theme is Feelings.

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.
Watch the recording available on our YouTube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!, available the following Thursday morning at 7am.

Saturday, November 6, 1:00-2:00

Dumbledore’s Army: Wizard Spa-Chocolate Frog Jelly Soap and Hogwarts House Cauldron Bath Bombs for ages 8-18

Cordingley Room (basement)

Attention Harry Potter fans: Dumbledore’s Army is back! Fans 8-18 are invited to join us on the first Saturday of the month for Harry Potter-themed crafts and games.

Saturday, November 6 and 13, 3:00-5:30

Dungeons & Dragons-Fall Campaign for ages 10-16

Cordingley Room (basement)

We are sorry that we are too full to accept new adventurers for the fall campaign. Contact Rae at rmcfadden@greatfallslibrary.org or (406) 453-0349, ext. 215 to sign up for our next campaign, tentatively scheduled to start in March, 2022!

Saturday, November 13, 1:00-2:00

Pumpkin Spice Everything: Tea, Bath Bombs, and Sugar Scrub-Teen DIY for ages 12-18

Cordingley Room (basement)

Create something that is perfect for you, or make a gift for a friend. We provide the supplies-you provide the creativity!

Teens 12-18 only, please.

Saturday, November 20, 1:00-2:00

Make Your Own Makeup: Lip Gloss and Highlighter-Teen DIY for ages 12-18

Cordingley Room (basement)

Create something that is perfect for you, or make a gift for a friend. We provide the supplies-you provide the creativity!

Teens 12-18 only, please.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge!

Help your little one get ready for school success with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge! Log your child’s reading using our ReadSquared App, our ReadSquared website below, or a paper log. Kids will be rewarded with a special sticker for every 100 books they read. Complete all 1000 and earn a free book! See Kids’ Place staff for more information.

Sign up here!

http://greatfallslibrary.readsquared.com/

Click here for more information about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten:

https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

IN PERSON Bilingual Storytime with ASL-CAN
Deaf and hearing children and families can enjoy a face-to-face Storytime with a craft presented in both American Sign Language and spoken English.

IN-PERSON Storytime in the Cordingley Room (library basement)
Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:30am


Storytime on Facebook Live
Wenesdays at 9:30am


IN-PERSON Toddler Time in the Cordingley Room (library basement)
Fridays at 10:30am