Another school year is just beginning, and the Altoona Public Library is offering a new slate of programs for both young and old.
Please remember that the library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. Please return books in the slots on the south side of the building.
Story time for ages 2 – 6 (Smiley Faces) will start off the month on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. Other Smiley Faces story times are Sept. 11, 18 and 25.
Moonlight stories and crafts, for ages 2 – 8 years, are every Thursday night in September at 6:30 p.m.
We will offer Small Steps on Friday at 10 a.m., September 14 and 28 for little children, ages 6 – 24 months.
Busy Bees, for ages 2 – 6 years, will be held every Friday in September at 11 a.m. It combines stories and a craft.
Tiny Tots Music with Deb Paul
The ever-popular Deb Paul presents another Tiny Tots Music program beginning Monday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. It’s for children up to age 6. As of Aug. 27, signup is open to anyone.
We’ll all have an extra special, fun time with an extra special clown named Lots O Dots, on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and 19 during our “Creative Capers” programs. Lots will teach your youngsters about clowning, makeup and costume on Sept. 5 at 3 p.m. Kids from kindergarten to third grade are welcome. There is no registration required.
Kids from third through sixth grade can learn about balloon sculpting on Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. You’ll need to pre-register for this class.
Young Readers Celebration
The Young Readers Celebration is Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon to 2 p.m.
We have all kinds of fun activities scheduled. Check our website for more details.
Baby Chatter, Too
A very innovative course will be offered in October so put this one on your calendar. “Baby Chatter, Too,” a class geared for youngsters from 2 – 8 years of age, to help them learn American Sign Language. The class teaches communication with sign language which also creates the foundation for reading and math skills in children. It also incorporates children’s stories and songs. Plus, it will be fun. Parents are welcome to attend. Sign up will start Sept. 11 for Altoona and rural Polk County residents. After Sept. 17 it will be open to anyone.