EBOOKS AND ONLINE RESOURCES

TUMBLE BOOK CLOUD JUNIOR

Access TumbleBook here.

TumbleBookCloud Junior, for grades 3-6, contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos. TumbleBooks' one-of-a-kind Read-Along format combines the flexibility of an ebook with full-length professional narration and sentence-by-sentence highlighting so kids can follow along.   


EBOOKS FOR KIDS

Access ebooks for kids here.

Download children’s ebooks and audiobooks from home.


NOVELIST K-8

 

 Access NoveList K-8 here.
NoveList K-8 helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Search for reading suggestions based on authors, books, or plots you like.

WORLD BOOK ONLINE FOR KIDS

Access World Book Online here.

World Book Online for Kids is a great general reference site developed especially for children. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and lots of games, interactive tools, and activities.


SPECIAL NEEDS WIGGLES & GIGGLES
Winter: January 24 - Feb. 28, 2017
Spring: March 28 - May 2, 2017

Tuesdays @ 10:45 A.M.
 
 
This program may be enjoyed by all children up to 35 months but is especially designed for children with special needs challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and  activities to encourage reading readiness. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other story times, this inclusive program may be just what you are looking for! Children must attend with a parent or caregiver.                  
Required registration begins on January 9, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. for the winter sessions. Registration for the spring sessions begins on March 13, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.

SIMPLY STORIES
Winter 2017
February 1 @ 10:30 A.M.
February 8 @ 10:30 A.M. 
February 15 @ 10:30 A.M.
February 22 @ 10:30 A.M. 
March 1 @ 10:30 A.M.

Spring 2017
March 29 @ 10:30 A.M.
April 5 
@ 10:30 A.M.
April 12 @ 10:30 A.M.
April 19 @ 10:30 A.M.
April 26 @ 10:30 A.M.
May 3 @ 10:30 A.M.
Join the fun! Stop in to share stories, rhymes and songs. We will sing, talk, read and play to nurture early literacy skills.
 

Everyone is welcome. Children 3 and under with adult.
No registration is required. Limit 30.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT WITH MARY @ HOMER LIBRARY
Winter: February 1 - March 1, 2017
Spring: March 29 - May 3, 2017

Wednesdays @ 11:30 A.M. or 12:30 P.M. 
 
 
 
Required registration begins on January 9, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. for the winter sessions. Registration for the spring sessions begins on March 13, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.
 
This class, for ages 0-5 years, offers creative music and movement activities to develop and stimulate an early love of music. The classes are limited to 10 children with a parent or caregiver who must attend.
Registration and fee of $18 per family for the each 6 week session required.  
Payment is due one week in advance of the class or child's registration will be removed. 
Deadline for cancellation, with refund, is one week prior to the event. 

STORYTIME
For children ages 3, 4 and 5. Introduces children to books and reading with stories and crafts that help develop early literacy and listening skills.
Classes are offered:
Winter: January 23 - March 2, 2017
Spring: March 27 - 
May 4, 2017
Mondays @ 9:30 A.M. & 1:00 P.M.
Tuesdays @ 9:30 A.M. & 1:00 P.M.

 
Registration is required. Limit 15. Children must be 3 years old at the time of registration.
 
Polish-English Storytime is offered on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.  Registration is required. Limit 15. Children must be 3 years old at the time of registration.

Required registration begins on January 9, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. for the winter sessions. Registration for the spring sessions begins on March 13, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.

WIGGLES AND GIGGLES
 
This early literacy program is designed to enhance the parent-child relationship through shared enjoyment of play! Each half hour themed session will be a time of simple stories, fingerplays, bouncing rhymes, music and movement to encourage reading readiness.
Wiggles and Giggles programs are offered:
Winter: January 23 - March 2, 2017
Spring: March 27 - May 4, 2017
Mondays @ 10:45 A.M.
Wednesdays @ 9:30 A.M.
Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30 A.M.
 
Registration is required. Limit 10 children. This program is for children up to 35 months with a caregiver.

Required registration begins on January 9, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. for the winter sessions. Registration for the spring sessions begins on March 13, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.









FALL PROGRAM BROCHURE FOR KIDS
There are lots of fun programs, shows and activities going on at the library this fall. Here is the 2016 Fall Program Brochure for Kids. 
WINTER PROGRAM REGISTRATION
January 9, 2017

Registration for Story Time, Polish Story Time, Wiggles & Giggles, Special Needs Story Time and Music & Movement with Mary begins at 8:30 a.m on January 9, 2017. 
 
Wiggles & Giggles: welcomes children up to 35 months with adult. Encourages reading readiness with simple stories, finger plays, rhymes and movement activities.
 
Music & Movement with Mary: for ages up to 5 with adult. Fee: $18 per family for 6 weeks due by 1/18/2017. 
 
Story Time welcomes children ages 3, 4 & 5 to share terrific tales and accompanying craft. Designed to develop essential early literacy skills and get children ready to read.

See the library home page and click on the EVENTS tab for registration information. Registration forms for the above programs may be found on January 9th, 2017. To register for other programs, please scroll to the date of the program for the registration form. 

STORYWALK CHALLENGE
December 2016 - April 2017
 

Visit the StoryWalk trail at Sendra Park
(14727 S. Green brier Lane).
The new book is Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker. 
Take the StoryWalk Challenge!

Pick up StoryWalk Challenge questions when you register for the Winter Reading Club at the library between January 23 - February 27. Visit the StoryWalk and answer the three questions! Return your completed StoryWalk Challenge questions to the library to earn an extra entry in the Winter Reading Club prize drawing! 

ELF ON THE SHELF AT THE LIBRARY
November 28 - December 23, 2016

Our Elf, Noel, is coming back from the North Pole. He always has a lot of fun and finds a little mischief along the way! Visit daily to see what Noel is up to!

HOLIDAY STORY TIME
December 6, 2016
10:00 A.M.
All ages, children under 3 with adult
Limit 15 


Jingle all the way to the library for some festive tales and a simple craft that will set the mood for the holidays.
Registration required.

FELT ORNAMENT CRAFT CLASS
December 6, 2016
4:30 P.M.
Ages 8 - 12
Limit 12

Sew up some seasonal cheer! Use simple sewing techniques to create a pair of lovely holiday ornaments.
Registration and $2 fee required. 
Payment is due one week in advance of the event or child's registration will be removed. Deadline for cancellation, with refund, is one week prior to the event.

POLISH CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
December 7, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Suggested age 6 and up, children under 12 with adult
Limit 20

Presented in Polish and English, come learn Polish traditions, make decorations, try a Christmas delicacy and sing Polish carols.
Registration and $2 fee required for all attending. Register each child and adult.
Payment is due one week in advance of the event or registration will be removed. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event.

HOLIDAY WIGGLES AND GIGGLES
December 8, 2016
10:30 A.M.
Children up to 35 months with adult
Limit 12 children


Friends and families, join us for some terrific tales to get you in the holiday spirit!
Registration required.

BINGO
December 8, 2016
4:30 P.M.
All ages, children under 6 with adult


A fun hour of everyone's favorite game and candy prizes!
No registration required.

HOLIDAY PUPPET SHOW
December 10, 2016
11:00 A.M.
All ages

Mark your holiday calendar for this wonderful, family puppet show! Join us for two fantastic stories: The Shoemaker & the Elves and The Night Before Christmas presented by the Melikin Puppet Co.
No registration required.

Sponsored by the J. March family.

3D SANTA & STICKERS
December 12 - 23, 2016
All ages


Santa's sleigh is almost set to go...It's up to you to make sure all the packages and decorations are ready for his big ride!
One per child while supplies last.

YOUTH HORTICULTURE WORKSHOP
December 12, 2016
4:30 - 5:30 P.M.
Ages 7 - 13
Limit 16, minimum 5

Winter Wonderland...Make and Take Frosty Fun Arrangement!

Nothing brings the feeling of winter into the house more than some fresh greens and fun decorations. Learn the basics of floral design and where all of these evergreens come from while each child creates their own make and take winter arrangement.
Registration and $2 fee required.
Payment is due one week in advance of the event or child's registration will be removed. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
December 12, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Suggested grades 3, 4 & 5


Girls and their mothers or other significant women in their lives are welcome to share the love of reading together in this inspiring club. Discuss an assigned book and create a simple craft. Book available in YS department.
Registration required.

CRAFTERNOONS
December 13, 2016
4:30 P.M.
Suggested ages 8-12
Limit 12


Create a cute hat ornament for the tree or your elf!
Registration and $2 fee required. 

Payment is due one week in advance or child's registration will be removed. Deadline for cancellation, with refund, is one week prior to the event.

CHESS CLUB
December 14, 2016
5:00 P.M.
Chess players: grade 1 & up
Checker players: age 5 & up


Practice your chess or checkers skills! Come and join other kids for an hour of fun! Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join their children.
Registration recommended.

STORY EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
December 14, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Suggested grades 3, 4 & 5


Calling all boys and girls with an adult friend. Come and explore books filled with humor, adventure, mystery and more. Book available in YS department.
Registration required.

HOLIDAY MOVIE AND CRAFT
December 17, 2016  
11:00 A.M.
All ages 
                                                                                                                                 

Enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and make a funny, elf craft while watching, the animated classic film, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!
No registration. Limit 30.

TWEEN TECH AND TINKER
December 19, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Grades 5 - 8
Limit 12

Ozobots return with Makey-Makey. Come and play with these tiny, smart robots.
Registration required.

LEGO CLUB
December 21, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Grades K - 6


We supply the bricks you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!
No registration required.

PLUSH PENGUIN PRIZE DRAWING
December 27 -  January 8, 2017 
All ages
 
                                                                       
Who says penguins are chilly? Enter for a chance to take home a warm, fuzzy friend to snuggle up with a good book!
One entry per person.

LEGO CLUB
December 27, 2016
4:30 P.M.
Grades K - 6


We supply the bricks-you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!
No registration required.

SNOWMAN PICTURE FRAME CRAFT
January 3 - 15, 2017
All ages

Craft up a cute snowman for some wintery fun. Add a photo and display a favorite winter photo all season long! 
One per child while suppplies last.

CHESS CLUB
January 11, 2017
5:00 P.M.
Chess players: grade 1 & up
Checker players: age 5 & up


Practice your chess or checkers skills! Come and join other kids for an hour of fun! Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join their children.
Registration recommended.

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