Youth in Model Railroading
Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sunday, September 28, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
This open house event will take place on Saturday, September 27 from 10 – 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 28 from 1 – 4 p.m. This event is in the popular Lego format this year - the kids in the Youth in Model Railroading organization have built a whole city block and several different working train setups – all made with Legos! See what the organization has to offer and enjoy a good time with the trains. For the whole family. In the Children’s Library Story Room.
Stories, Drums, Flutes & Chants: Native American Folktales
Saturday, October 25, 11 a.m. - 12 noon
Grades 3 and up, in the Eisenhower Room
Local storytellers Terry Steffey & Lynda Smith open imaginations with traditional tales that originated with Native Americans as part of an oral tradition that continues today. Find out why butterflies fly in a straight line, learn a Friendship Dance, find your Indian name and discover all about the Earth monster! Children in grades 3 and up as well as adults will find something to learn and enjoy in this celebration of Native American story telling.
No registration required.
Reading with Ringling Brothers!
September 2 - September 30
The Children’s Library is excited to present a fun - and rewarding! - back-to-school reading program. Visit the library in September and pick up a Ringling Rewards Club Card for children ages 2 – 12 years. Just read any 5 books of your choice and return the card to the library to get your card stamped. Rewards Club Cards can be exchanged in advance at the circus box office for a free circus ticket. Program runs from September 2 - September 30. The circus comes to town in October. One entry per person and supplies are limited. Try out the Ringling website for lots of cool games!
Eeny, Meeny, Miny Mo: Outside Neighborhood Games
Tuesday, September 30, 3:45 - 5 p.m.
For kids in grades 1 - 5
Learn to play outside group games at the library and take them home to play in your neighborhood! Be active, have a blast and find out how playing is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself healthy. Presented by our very own Broomfield Public Health Department.
Registration required, beginning September 2 at 720.887.2315. Meet in the Eisenhower Room, but we will be going outside.
The Children's Library plans to start a Lego Club! If you have any Legos or Duplos that you no longer use or need, please consider donating them to the Children's Library. They will be put to good use! Just bring them in to the
Children's Library - we would be happy to give you a donation receipt.
Thanks very much for your continued support of our programs!
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library to become Family Place Library as part of a National Leadership Grant!
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Middle Country Public Library a National Leadership Grant to support their Family Place Libraries initiative. Twenty-eight libraries in 7 states will be a part of this grant and our Children's Library is one of them! The grant money will be distributed over the next three years to fund staff training, site visits and project implementation. Middle Country Library staff will work with our library to implement and evaluate Family Place Libraries, a library-based early childhood and family support service model. This multi-phase program will focus on parents and caregivers as first teachers, will be organized around the developmental needs of the child and will link library services with other regional and local family support agencies. The program emphasizes libraries as key institutions within the early childhood and family support community and partners in the promotion of healthy child and family development. The goal is to develop lifelong learners while fostering home/library/community connections to provide community support for families with very young children.
Read more about our program in this recent article from The Enterprise: