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Children's Programs

All children's programs are free, and do not require a library card to participate!

Come do the Little Monster Mash!

The whole family is invited to Little Monster Mash! The biggest party of the year takes over the Longview Library on Tuesday, October 30, 6-7:30 PM. Join the dance party upstairs in the Main Reading Room and go trick-or-treating at the check-out desk! Downstairs, you can make some spooky take-home crafts, play games, and enjoy cookies and cider courtesy of the Friends of the Library. From donut races for older kids and teenagers to sensory play for babies and toddlers, we have something planned for all ages.

Our annual costume contest will be held upstairs at 6:30. Prizes will be awarded in categories for ages birth to 18 and for group costumes. You do not need to sign up beforehand. Little Monster Mash is free and open to the whole community.

Mother Goose Time (0-24 months)
A playful, bouncy, cuddly time with stories, songs, and rhymes for you to share with your baby.
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00, starting September 19

Toddler Time (2 & 3 years)
Stories, action rhymes, and a craft for active toddlers.
Fridays, 10:30-11:00, starting September 21

Preschool Storytime (3 years and up)
Picture books, rhymes, songs, and a craft for growing minds.
Thursdays, 10:30, starting September 20

Creative Club
Third Wednesday of the Month, 3-4:45
Come make an amazing craft project or work of art!
October 17 - TBA
November 21 - TBA

Book Club
Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 3-4:45
Pick up a free copy of the book at the youth services desk before the meeting. Discuss the book, have a snack, and make an awesome project. Recommended for grades 3-5.
September 26 - "Well, That Was Awkward" by Rachel Vail
October 24 - "Spirit Hunters" by Ellen Oh
November 28 - "Full of Beans" by Jennifer Holm

Gaming Club
First Wednesday of the Month, 3-4:45
Play "No Thank You, Evil!" a fun tabletop game designed just for kids! Create your own character and take on a challenge with other players.
October 3
November 7

Coding Club
Second Wednesday of the Month, 3-4:45
Tackle a monthly coding challenged. Recommended for ages 8-12.
October 10 - LEGO mazes
November 14 - Design a Google logo

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge encourages you to read 1,000 books to your infant, toddler, or preschooler before their first day of kindergarten. 1000 books? That's too much! We hear you! You can do it! Start with one book - any book! Favorite books can be repeated. Books read to your child by other family members and friends, at daycare or playtime, and at library storytime all count.

To help keep up the momentum and stay motivated along the way, Longview Library will provide tips, targeted book recommendations, fun incentives, plus a free book and book bag, stickers, recognition on the Reading Tree, and after you reach 1000 books, a backpack with supplies for your little one's first day of school. Use the Beanstack link to sign up anytime and start logging books on September 20.

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