Kids’ Place

Treasure State Awards Storytime-Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln

Read Across Cascade County-Day 4-What Was I Scared Of?

Read Across Cascade County-Day 2-The Sneetches

Read Across Cascade County-Day 1-Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Read Across Cascade County-Day 5-Which Pet Should I Get?

Read Across Cascade County-Day -One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Denice from ASL-CAN shares Wangari's Trees of Peace

Artist Takiyah Harris presents an ASL reading of Black is a Rainbow Color

Take a walk outside and enjoy a great story at the Make Way for Ducklings Storywalk in Gibson Park April 27th to May 8th. Pages from Robert McCloskey’s classic picture book will be placed along the paved walking path. Start the Storywalk near the parking area, then follow signs for a leisurely stroll through the flower gardens. Follow the signs as they round back toward the playground and duck pond. To accompany the Storywalk, there will be a Special Storytime at the Gibson Park Bandshell on Saturday, May 1st at 10:30, weather and COVID-permitting. The rain date for the Storytime is May 5th at 10:30.

 

Celebrate Unicorn Appreciation Day with Unicorn Horn Craft Kits for kids 3 and up. The kits will be available in Kids’ Place starting April 1st and while supplies last. As always, these craft kits are available free of charge to all children, even visitors to Great Falls and others who do not have a library card.

 

The Great Falls Public Library Youth Services department would like to remind kids and teens who completed the Pi Day Virtual Escape Room to pick up their free pie coupons in the Kids’ Place. The last day to pick up your free pie at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery (526 2nd Ave N in Great Falls) is April 30th.

 

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.

 

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

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

 

April 2021

Friday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30—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, April 3, 10, 17, and 24—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. 


 

Wednesday, April 7—10:30 on Facebook Live

Storytime with Parenting Expert and Children’s Author Julia Cook for kids and families

Join us on Facebook for this special event Live on Facebook. This event is a collaboration with No More Violence Week and sponsored by Marshall Orthodontics.

Check out Ms. Cook’s books in Kids’ Place: https://mtsc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/GFPL/search/results?q=cook%2C+julia

 

For more information about Ms. Cook’s work, you can visit her website here: https://www.juliacookonline.com/


No More Violence Week is April 5th to 9th. To find out more, follow this link:

https://www.facebook.com/NoMoreViolenceGreatFalls/

 

(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.