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Kids' Inclusive Events at Moose Jaw Public Library

Upcoming children's programming from the Moose Jaw Public Library

If you’re looking for free events that are educational with a good twist of fun for the kids, then the Moose Jaw Public Library has some great programs for you.

The Moose Jaw Public Library will be holding children’s programming from Oct. 6 to Dec. 18. 

Designed as inclusive, all children 12 years of age and under are invited to participate. There are in-person programs if you would like to visit the library or a Children’s Take and Make series they can do at home. For younger children, over the age of two, there is an online series that requires Zoom, which you can download on the library’s website.

All in-person children’s programming will be held outside with the weather permitting. Pre-registration is required for these programs and masks are mandated in the building for everyone over the age of two.

“If you child requires access services to fully participate or you have any inquiries about accessibility please contact us at your earliest convenience,” said Tina Dolcetti, children’s librarian.

On Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. the children’s library will feature Haunted Halloween where monsters, vampires and costumed crusaders ages six to 12 will be stirring up a witch’s brew of fun, spooky challenges and games.

Winter Wonderland takes over the children’s programming room on Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. for children six to 12.  Come and partake in some activities and fun games. Registration is required. 

“Inclusivity is 100 per cent what we are all about here at the library,” says Dolcetti.

Younger children are not left out either as children under two can join the library online from daycares, classrooms, or even home for songs, stories, and engaging activities that will encourage learning playing, writing, talking and signing.

Online programs will require Zoom, which you can download on the library’s website. For the link to each online program message on Facebook, email ask@moosejawlibrary.ca, or call 306-692-2787.

Virtual Storytime is on Tuesdays from Sept. 14 to Oct. 12 and takes place over Zoom. Call the Library or message on Facebook for the Zoom link if this is something that you are interested in.

Pre-School Storytime held on Wednesdays, including Oct. 13 and Nov. 2 to Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. The children’s programming room promises an engaging morning with songs, fingerplays, scarves, puppets and more.

Come Read Together! Books and Babies on Oct. 7 to 28 at 10 a.m. in the children’s programming room for ages infants to two and their parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers will learn and practise rhymes, stories, songs and activities to do with their babies. Registration is required, register online.

The “Take N Make” programming series feature a fun hands-on craft kit that children can take home. There is a craft followed with instruction and word-based activities for school-aged children six to 12. There is no cost or registration.

Kits will be located at the librarian’s circulation desk for pick up. There are five kits in total that are available this year.
The upcoming kits are:

Pony Bead Pumpkins designed to improve fine motor skills while making a festive pumpkin design. This is from Oct. 6-19. 
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs features yarn and sticks, while it is the child’s job to create a masterpiece web. This is from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2.
Remembrance Day Craft features a conversation about Remembrance Day while creating a craft. This is from Nov. 3-16.
The Yarn Owl Craft will see children make crafts with yarn, buttons, twigs and a piece of felt. This is from Nov. 17-30.
Beaded Snowflake Ornament features a decorative craft that can be displayed for the holidays. This is from Dec. 1-14.

For additional information on these inclusive children programs please contact Moose Jaw Public Library directly at 306-692-2787 and speak to either Aislinn or Tina.