Friday, February 3, 2017

February Break @ Your Library

School breaks are a wonderful opportunity for public libraries to provide additional programming for children and families looking for something to do while on vacation. And this year, Senator Patty Ritchie is launching a contest for children in grades K-8 in Jefferson, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties that asks for essays describing why they like visiting their library over February break (February 20-25).

Edited to add: With that in mind, here's a quick look at what's going on in North Country libraries, by county, for school-age kids and their families.

This blog post is not a comprehensive program guide, so please contact your library directly for more details or if you're looking for programs for pre-K or teen audiences. 


Carthage Free Library
Saturday (2/18): Make and Take Craft, 1-3pm
Wednesday: Book Blast, 1-3pm
Thursday: Campfire Storytime, 10am-Noon
Saturday (2/25): Lego Challenge, 1-2:30pm

Hawn Memorial Library (Clayton)
Tuesday-Friday: Take It & Make It Crafts, during library hours
Tuesday-Friday: Kids' Movie and Popcorn, 1pm

Henderson Free Library
Daily drop-in craft, during library hours
Wednesday: Play Day @ the Library, 1pm

Macsherry Library (Alexandria Bay)
Monday: Student Acrylic Paint Class and lunch, 10am-1pm
Tuesday: Family Coloring with ice cream floats, 2pm 
Wednesday: Family Game Day, 2pm
Friday: Movie: 2pm
Saturday: Movie: 2pm

Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library (Watertown)
Tuesday: Tween Legos, 2-4pm
Wednesday: Life-size Tic-Tac-Toe, 2-3pm; Family Fun Night, 6:30pm
Thursday: Clue Party, 2-3pm
Friday: Movie, 2-3:30pm
Saturday (2/25): Lego Free Build, 2-3pm


Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library (Sandy Creek)

Thursday: Snowman Building Party, 12:30pm

Oswego Public Library
Saturday (2/18): Reading With Friends Leyende Con Amigos! 1:30pm
Thursday: Winter Vacation Lego Club, 1-3pm
Saturday (2/25) Beat The Winter Blues Family Zumba, 1:30pm

Pulaski Public Library
Tuesday: Lego Mania, 10am-Noon
Thursday: Lego Mania, 10am-Noon


Badenhausen Library (Brasher Falls)
Wednesday: Animal Craft, 2pm
Thursday: Lego Club, 10am

Hepburn Library of Lisbon
Wednesday: Lego Club, 10am-Noon
Tuesday: Lego Club, 10am; Movie, 2pm
Wednesday: Animal Craft, 10am

Norwood Public Library 
Friday: Peace Poetry Workshop, 1pm

Ogdensburg Public Library
Thursday: Family Book Club, 5pm
Friday: Visit from the Zoo, 2pm

(Don't see your library listed? Contact them directly and ask what they've got planned for February break!)