Winter break fun times
DOVER- The public is invited to take a break from the winter blues and add a little spice to family time by joining the Dover Free Library at one or all of the free programs for children and families during the winter break fun week, Tuesday, February 19, to Friday, February 22. Some programs may require registration.
On Tuesday, February 19, at 2:30 pm, come listen to some children’s books about special birthdays and celebrate presidential style. Theme-relateds craft and activities are best suited for children under 8 accompanied by an adult. At 5:30 pm, enjoy a bite of pizza and a helping of pizza related stories and games in the community room. Children under 13 must attend with a parent or guardian (first come first served).
Wednesday, February 20, at 10:30 am, is toddler time. This program runs every Wednesday for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. The open-room format allows children to play, learn, and interact with others their own age while adult caregivers meet and chat together. Age appropriate toys and activities are made available at that time. No registration is necessary. At 5:30 pm, popular storytelling naturalist Michael Clough, shares tales of animals and magic. With each story, a live animal will visit to bring a natural history piece to the myths and legends. No registration is necessary. This family-friendly program is open to patrons of all ages and stages, but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Friday, February 22, is “Game On” from 10:30 am for ages 9 to 12, and from 1 to 3 pm, for ages 13 and up, where visitors can enjoy some friendly competition at these game tournament-style programs. Leveled age groups will collect points at each game station (including traditional board games, digital video gaming, cards, and more). Awards will be presented for the three highest scores. Participants in the 13-and-up afternoon session will have an opportunity to experience the Lenovo/Disney augmented reality game “Star Wars Jedi Challenge.” A signed parent-guardian release is required for participants under age 18. Space is limited for these programs and registration is required.
All programs are free and held at the library. Visit www.doverfreelibrary1913.org, call (802) 348-7488 or stop by the library at 22 Holland Road and pick up a schedule for more details or to register.