FALL 2015 SCHEDULE

Sign-Up: Anytime starting Monday, August 17
Session Starts: Thursday, Sept. 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Session Ends: Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11:00 a.m.
Register at Children's Desk.

BABIES & BOOKS SESSIONS
Babies & Books is offered twice a year: in the Fall and in the Winter-Spring. Sessions meet on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. and are 20-25 minutes long.

ELIGIBLE CHILDREN
Ages: Infants to 18 months
Older siblings are welcome to participate if they bring their own "baby"--a doll or teddy bear.

ACTIVITIES
Activities include lap rhymes, songs, simple stories and rhythm play.

BABIES & BOOKS GOALS
1. To introduce babies to the library atmosphere, other adults and children.
2. To foster an enjoyment of words, rhythm and rhyme.
3. To experience age-appropriate activities that will encourage language skills.
4. To give parents/caregivers ideas for nurturing their children’s mental development.

BABIES & BOOKS PARENT GUIDELINES

  • Adult caregiver participates with all activities. Any older siblings may attend if they also participate. They should bring their own “baby” – doll, teddy bear, or long-limbed stuffed animal
  • Please be on time; small children do best with uninterrupted routines.
  • Please do not bring toys or snacks; we supply toys for the playtime.
  • In the event of severe weather, Babies & Books will be canceled when Middlebury Public Schools are canceled. When in doubt, please call the library.
  • Questions? Call the library at 825-5601 and ask for Barb W.