Toddler Storytimes resume starting Wednesday, January 4!
Join Amanda at 10am on Wednesdays for stories, rhymes and fun in the UMFPL Children’s Room.
Activities geared to ages 18 months to 3 years, but siblings of any age are welcome to join in!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Sign up HERE or on the Beanstack Tracker app!
Help your child develop a lifelong love of reading! The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, toddler, and/or preschooler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it!
1 book per day for 3 years = 1095 books
10 books per week for 2 years = 1040 books
3 books per day for 1 year = 1095 books
Click here to get started!
Kids will have the chance to earn free books, decorate the tree in the Kids’ Room, see our Book-o-Meter go up, and “graduate” from the program after 1000 books has been reached!Preschool classes and daycares can also sign up as a group to make a classroom goal to read 1000 books!
Bright By Text
Text FAMILYPLACE to 274448 to participate!
UMFPL has teamed up with Bright by Text, a national parent texting program, to put expert tips, games and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers of children under 8. This free texting service includes topics like brain development, games and activities, health and wellness, STEM, safety and more. You will receive 2 to 4 text messages per week, and each message includes a link to a landing page with more detail, short modeling videos, and links to related resources.
Take & Make for school-age children
Experience different art mediums & a great opportunity
for artistic exploration! Available starting the first Monday of every month (while supplies last)View all of our previous art tutorial videos on our Young Artists YouTube Playlist
Check out this month’s project!
Science Fun for school age kids!
Take & Make for school-age children A great opportunity to try fun and exciting science experiments and also learn why they happen! Pick up supplies at the Children’s Room Information Desk, starting the 15th of every month as long as supplies last!
Family Place Libraries!
Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in a young child’s growth and development.
The overall goal of Family Place Libraries is to develop and institutionalize a family friendly environment by transforming libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information.
Learn more about the Core Components of a Family Place Library!
Learning Activities for little ones
Our Pre-K Take and
Make Learn packets are available the first of every month (while supplies last)
Each packet has an educational theme and can include learning activities, outdoor activities, and crafts.