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Children's Programs

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

Mother Goose Time
Wednesdays, 10: 30 AM
Mother Goose Time is a first story time experience for our littlest library patrons and their grown-ups. Join us for simple stories, lap bounces, songs and tickle rhymes. Recommended for pre-walkers, birth and up. Siblings are always welcome! No sign-up or library card required.

Preschool Story Time
Thursdays, 10:30 AM
Join Becky and Jakob on Thursday mornings for stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. Preschool Story Time is recommended for preschoolers aged 3 and up, with accompanying grownup. Siblings are welcome! No library card or registration is required.

Toddler Time
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Join Becky and Jennifer on Friday mornings for stories, activities and an easy craft all designed for busy toddlers and their grownups. Siblings are welcome! No library card or sign-up is required.

Fun Hours
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to noon
Children 6 and younger with an adult are invited to drop in for these unstructured play dates in a learning-rich pre-literacy environment. Board books, foam blocks, sensory play and more! No registration required.

Kids' Book Club
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Fourth Wednesday of the Month

For kids in grades 3-5! Pick up a copy of the book at the downstairs checkout desk, while supplies last. Books are available for FREE thanks to the support of the Friends of the Longview Library. Read the book and then come talk about it, make a fun project, and enjoy some snacks!

March 27 - The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang - violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

April 24 - The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
Follows the adventures of a group of neighborhood children who create costumes from cardboard and use their imagination in adventures with knights, robots, and monsters.

May 22 - Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.

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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