February YA Book Talk

February YA Book Talk

February is Black History Month. Join Ms. Ximena as she tells you about five YA books by African American writers!

Wind Down Wednesdays

February 10-March 17, 2021

For Ages 3 and up.

Family activities and recorded videos for adults and children to enjoy together. Each week we will share a video and you can come to the library to pick up the supplies to make the project at home. Supplies can be picked up Wed-Sat at the library’s drive-up window or in person.

February 10th: 12 Days of Valentines

February 17th: Winter

February 24th: Kindness Matters

March 3rd: Wacky Wednesday!

March 10th: Gardens

March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day

Watch these programs any time, day or night!

Parent & Child Zoom Book Group

This month we will read The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman.

What would your parents think if you invented a machine to do your homework? Read this book with one (or both!) of your parents and find out! Join us on Zoom to share your thoughts with other readers.

Register in advance on the library events calendar, then pick up a copy of the book  in person or at the drive up window. Space is limited to 12 families.

Register Here

Kids Yoga Story Time

Wednesdays from 4-4:30 PM, February 10-March 17, 2021.

For ages 4-11.

Online, Zoom session with an instructor from Pratyush Sinha Foundation. For more than 8 years, PSF has been teaching after school yoga to elementary and middle schools in Allentown. These free classes offer movement and breathing with a story followed by a simple at-home craft. Children develop flexibility- physically and mentally, learn balance on and off the mat, and grow the soft skills necessary for positive life outcomes.

Sign up today to receive your Zoom Link by e-mailing Larissa from PSF at thelovelylittlelotus@gmail.com for the Google Link to sign the waiver to attend and receive Zoom link.

Virtual Teen Book Club

Virtual Teen Book Club

Saturday, March 13, 2021

12:30-1:00 PM

Online via Zoom

For Ages 12 and up.

Join us on Zoom to discuss The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch. Register in advance on the library event calendar, then pick up a copy of the book  in person or at the drive up window. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Take and Make Valentine Craft Kit

Take and Make Valentine Craft Kit

Each month we will offer a kit with all the supplies you need to make a fun craft. February: “I Only Have Fries for You” Valentine Craft

Ask for one at the drive-up window during open hours or in-person in our children’s department. Get them while they last!

Zoom Baby & Caregiver Storytime

Dates: Mondays, February 8th–March 15th, 2021, 10:30am to 11am. No class on March 8th.

Join Ms. Audrey for a live zoom meeting to bond with your baby. We will introduce our babies to the joys of movement and song while building their early learning skills.

*Please stop by the drive through window after your registration is confirmed. Register here. A Zoom Baby & Caregiver Storytime Bag will be on hold for you under your name. You will receive a list of rhymes/songs, a shaker, and bubbles to keep and use during the program.

Rules: Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program. Unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to leave the program. When registering for this program, parents/caregivers should include their name and their child’s name so Ms. Audrey can learn your names and use them in an interactive song. Register and you will receive an email with a link by 9:30am on the day of the event. You will be registered for all of the story times in this session, February 8th–March 15th, 2021. No class on March 8th.

Please include the following when you register:

Caregiver’s Name:_______________
Child’s Name:_______________
Phone #: _______________
Caregiver’s Library Barcode: _____________________

If you do not have a library card, you can get one here: https://allentown.sparkpa.org/eg/opac/register

Preschool Skills Story Time

Fridays from February 12-March 19, 2021.

Pre-recorded stories, rhymes, and songs with Ms. Ellen. Each session is centered around a theme. Books and songs are chosen to support the theme to increase vocabulary and prereading skills, such as letter recognition. A new video will be posted each Friday. Watch these programs any time day or night!