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Week of July 17, 2017

Tuesday, July 18

Storytime Ninjas is for children ages 3-5.  This summer there will be helpers from the Neenah Police Department, Neenah Fire Department, and other special guests.  Some highlights of Storytime Ninjas include puppet shows and flannel boards, music and movement, and reading wonderful stories and poems.  Children will attend this storytime with their grownup. 

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

 

Toddle Times are active story times for babies from 12-24 months and their caregivers.  A single book, lively bounces and rhymes, special music, free play and socializing are all included.  With free time, plan to stay about 30 minutes to an hour.

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

 

 David Landau will be performing an educational, upbeat musical program for all ages that involves children as active participants. Kids will sing some, move some, act some, dance some, shout just a little bit, laugh a bunch, and learn some very important things. The program will run about 45 minutes. Space is limited—pick up a free ticket at the Youth Desk starting July 15.

All programs are sensory friendly. Everyone is welcome and celebrated. There is no right way to join in! For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org. 

WeeRead is a multi-aged story time for children and their caregivers.  We will share songs & stories, learn rhymes - both old and new, and shake our sillies out with lively music.  Each story time will end with a puppet show and a rhyme to take home. This story time lasts 25-30 minutes.  We recognize that story time is a learned experience and that 30 minutes may be a bit too long for our littlest friends.  Please come for whatever amount of time works for you and your child.  You are welcome to slip out and come back either in a few minutes or another time. We are prepared to keep things flexible so that kids of every age will have a fun story time experience!

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE   (PG, 90 minutes )

Animated

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

Wednesday, July 19

Baby Times are gentle story times for newborns to one-year-olds, with a caregiver.  We read a story, do bounces and rhymes, have some special music and free play time.  Families often stay after to visit and have fun.  Including free time, plan to stay about 30 minutes to an hour.

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

 

What will I experience at Lapsit Storytime with my 2 or 3 year old?  Expect to hear 3 or 4 age-appropriate books read, to dance - maybe with scarves or shaker eggs, and to learn some new finger rhymes.  You'll have an opportunity to meet Penelope the Puppet who loves Poetry, to guess what's in the Mystery Bag, and to watch a puppet show on the 'big' puppet stage.

Lapsit is a lively storytime with many short segments designed with the attention span of  2 and 3 year olds in mind.  

All programs are sensory friendly.  If a half hour of Lapsit is a bit too long for your child, please come for whatever amount of time works for you and your child.  You are welcome to slip out  - and come back either in a few minutes or another week!

Karaoke

Summer fun for ages 10-14, no registration required.

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

Girlfriends Read features books with strong girl characters, written for ages nine and up but with broad appeal. Meetings include lively discussion, book-related activities, and snacks. Participants are welcome to attend solo or with a friend or family member.

Join us in reading the 2017 Newberry Medal Winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. Xan, the witch in the forest, is kind. Each year she rescues a baby left as a sacrifice to her from the people of the Protectorate. A fantastical adventure begins one year when Xan accidentally feeds rescued baby Luna moonlight instead of starlight. Luna is filled with magic. Xan decides to raise Luna as her own and protect her until she is able to use her magic when she turns thirteen. At the time that Luna discovers her magic, Xan is in trouble and Luna must protect her.

To register and get a copy of the book, stop at the Neenah Library youth desk. Register early - space is limited, as are the number of books available for loan.

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email us at youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org

 

Thursday, July 20

What will I experience at Lapsit Storytime with my 2 or 3 year old?  Expect to hear 3 or 4 age-appropriate books read, to dance - maybe with scarves or shaker eggs, and to learn some new finger rhymes.  You'll have an opportunity to meet Penelope the Puppet who loves Poetry, to guess what's in the Mystery Bag, and to watch a puppet show on the 'big' puppet stage.

Lapsit is a lively storytime with many short segments designed with the attention span of  2 and 3 year olds in mind.  

All programs are sensory friendly.  If a half hour of Lapsit is a bit too long for your child, please come for whatever amount of time works for you and your child.  You are welcome to slip out  - and come back either in a few minutes or another week!

Vroom!  Participants will design a racetrack and use it to race Matchbox cars. We supply everything – you bring your creativity and a need for speed. No registration – kids 8 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

 

Friday, July 21

This story time, for ages 2-4, includes reading stories, playing simple rhythm instruments, dancing, singing, and music appreciation.  Special guest artists will play piano, violin, and  use a brand new (refurbished) African drum.  We explore all styles of music, including jazz, classical, rock, folk, and show tunes.

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

Toddle Times are active story times for babies from 12-24 months and their caregivers.  A single book, lively bounces and rhymes, special music, free play and socializing are all included.  With free time, plan to stay about 30 minutes to an hour.

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.