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March Children's Activities at Dayton Metro Library

BELMONT

Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays, 1/7-4/29, 9:45-10:15 a.m. It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones will enjoy music, rhymes, stories and fingerplays designed just for them. Ages birth-36 months and their families.

Family Storytime
Wednesdays, 1/7-4/29, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Enjoy quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. Ages 2-5 and their families.

Lego Club
Tuesday, 3/10, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Every month is a new building challenge! Your projects will be displayed until the following month for all to enjoy. Healthy snacks provided. Ages 5-10. *

BROOKVILLE

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays, 1/13-4/28, 10:00-10:45 a.m. and Thursdays, 1/15-4/30, 7:00-7:45 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Ages 3-5. *

Toddler Tales I
Wednesdays, 1/14-4/29, 10:00-10:30 a.m. This early literacy program is geared toward very young children and their parents or caregivers. We'll share music, rhymes, stories and fun. This early session is intended for infants from birth-approximately 24 months of age. *

Toddler Tales II
Wednesdays, 1/14-4/29, 11:15-11:45 a.m. This early literacy program is geared toward young children and their parents or caregivers. We'll share music, rhymes, stories and fun. This session provides a more complex experience than our earlier program, and is intended for children approximately 24 - 36 months old. *

Family Lego Night
Monday, 3/2, 7:00-8:00 p.m. If you love Legos, you'll love this program. Build just about anything you can imagine with our Lego and Duplo blocks. Play really cool board games too. Ages 3-12.

Angry Bird Catapults
Monday, 3/9, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Ready, aim... build! Use stuff you can find around the house to build your own angry bird mini-catapult game. Ages 6-12. *

BURKHARDT

A Very Seuss-y Storytime
Monday, 3/2, 6:00-6:45 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day with a special storytime and craft. *

Lego Block Party
Mondays, 3/9-4/20, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family for an epic building bash. We'll supply the blocks - you supply the imagination.

Evening Storytime
Tuesdays, 3/10-4/21, 6:00-6:30 p.m. Support your child's early literacy development at this interactive family storytime. Ages 6 and younger with a caretaker. Older siblings are welcome.

Storytime
Wednesdays, 3/11-4/22, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Support your child's early literacy development at this interactive family storytime. Ages 6 and younger with a caretaker.

Paws to Read
Saturday, 3/14, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Did you know dogs love stories? They do - and they don't mind if you make mistakes! Read to a wonderful pet from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association.

DAYTON VIEW

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 1/21-4/29, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for success. Ages 2-5.

Classic Games
Thursday, 3/26, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Enjoy classic games including chess, checkers, scrabble, and card games. Ages 5-17.

ELECTRA C DOREN

Family Story Time
Tuesdays, 1/6-4/28, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Have quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. Children are welcome to bring stuffed toys and wear their pajamas.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
Monday, 3/2, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Celebrate Read Across America Day with stories, cake, and more. Captain Roy from the Montgomery Sheriff's Department will be our guest reader. Ages 12 and under.

Lego Club
Saturday, 3/28, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Get together with friends and see how creative you can be. Ages 5-12.

EAST

Tuesday Morning Storytime
Tuesdays, 1/13-4/14, 10:00-10:45 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. (No storytime on 2/17.)

Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt
Monday, 3/2-Friday, 3/6. Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday week with a scavenger hunt. Stop by the Children's area to get your search list and start hunting. Earn a Dr. Seuss-themed prize and you'll be entered in a raffle for a Dr. Seuss-themed game.

Craftmania
Monday, 3/9, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Join us each month to spark your creativity and make a crafty masterpiece.

Spring Break Bingo
Monday, 3/30, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Spend some time on your day off playing Bingo for prizes. Bring a snack if you like.

FT McKINLEY

Storytime
Tuesdays, 1/6-4/28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your child needs for school success.

Gaming Night
Monday, 3/2, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Play video games or board games and have snacks too.

HUBER HEIGHTS

Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays, 1/7- 4/29, 10:00-10:30 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Ages birth-24 months with a parent or caregiver.

Tadpole Tales
Tuesdays, 1/6-4/28, 10:00-10:45 a.m. Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft. Ages 2-3 with a parent or caregiver.

Leapfrogs Storytime
Thursdays, 1/8- 4/30, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Stories, music and more for children ages 4-5. Groups *

The Little Read
Monday, 3/2-Saturday, 4/18. While your parents enjoy The Big Read, we'll have fun with The Little Read! Pick up a copy of our Little Read book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day. Answer a few questions about the book and you'll win a prize.

Take It and Go Craft
Monday, 3/2. Pick up a craft you can make at home. Available all day while supplies last.

Dr. Seuss Day
Monday, 3/2, all day. Join us for Dr. Seuss crafts, games, and more.

Homeschool Meet-Up
Tuesday, 3/10, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Attention homeschool kids and parents: meet at the Library! Call or visit for details on each month's topic and activity. Grades K-6.

Star Wars Party
Saturday, 3/21, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Bring the whole family for a Star Wars celebration.

Family Storytime
Thursday, 3/26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Have quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together.

Saturday Puppet Shows
Saturday, 3/28, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Stop in for a fun puppet show.

KETTERING-MORAINE

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays, 1/13-4/14, 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Ages 3-5 years.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays, 1/14-4/15, 10:00-10:45 a.m. and 11:00-11:45 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Ages 3-24 months. Advanced registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome.

Toddler Storytime
Thursdays, 1/15-4/16, 10:00-10:30 a.m. and 11:00-11:30 a.m. It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones will enjoy music, rhymes, stories and fingerplays designed just for them. Ages 18-36 months.

Family Storytime
Thursdays, 1/15-4/16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Have quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together.

Bingo!
Wednesday, 3/4, 3:30-4:30 Play Bingo and win small prizes. Ages 7-12.

Kids Advisory Board (KAB)
Tuesday, 3/10, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Would you like to help the Library come up with cool new ideas for programs and activities? Join the Kids Advisory Board (KAB) for ages 10-12. We want your input! *

Lego Club
Tuesday, 3/17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Come to the Library for an afternoon of Lego fun. Bring a baseplate if you have one. We'll display your creations for all of Kettering to see. Fun for the whole family. Advance registration is preferred but drop-ins are welcome.

Paws to Read
Wednesday, 3/25, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Did you know dogs love stories? They do - and they don't mind if you make mistakes! Read to a wonderful pet from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association.

Movie Monday
Monday, 3/30, 3:00-4:30 p.m. The whole family is invited to watch a movie on the big screen. Popcorn and juice will be served.

MADDEN HILLS

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 1/14-4/29, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Ages 3-5.

March Movie Matinee
Saturday, 3/21, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Relax and enjoy a good movie at the Library. Snacks will be provided. Ages 5-12.

Guess the Jelly Beans
Saturday, 3/28-Saturday, 4/4. Guess the correct number of jelly beans in the container and win a prize. Ages 3-12.

MIAMI TWP

Mother Goose Storytime
Wednesdays, 1/7-4/29, 9:45-10:15 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 1/7-4/29, 10:45-11:15 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success.

How Many Legos?
March, all month: How many Legos are in the jar? The closest guess wins the jar and the Legos.

MIAMISBURG

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tuesdays, 1/20-4/7, 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-noon. Thursdays, 1/22-4/9, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Ages 3 and younger. *

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays, 12:30-1:15 p.m. and Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45 a.m. 1/6-4/29. Share stories, rhymes, and songs that promote the love of reading. Children may create a craft to take home or enjoy a marionette show. Once a month we'll focus on STEM activities. Ages 3-5 (siblings welcome).

For the Dogs Book Club
Mondays, 3/2, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Read the selected book (on your own or with your parents). Then we'll talk about the book, share an activity, and read stories to our furry friends from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Grades K-2. *

Hooray for Dr. Seuss Day!
Saturday, 3/7, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Don't be a Grinch - Celebrate Dr. Seuss with us! Registration is recommended.

¾ Book Club
Mondays, 3/9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. A book club just for third and fourth graders. Join us for book discussion, snacks, fun crafts and activities. *

Recycle Rex
Saturday, 3/28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Get ready to save the world with Recycle Rex. We don't want to become extinct like the dinosaurs, so join our special guest, Suzie Geisler, and find out how to help take care of our world. Registration is recommended.

NEW LEBANON

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays, 1/6-4/21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Ages 2-6.

Paws to Read
Saturdays, 3/21, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Did you know dogs love stories? They do - and they don't mind if you make mistakes! Read to a wonderful pet from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. *

NORTHMONT

Family Storytime
Tuesdays, 1/6-4/28, 4:30-5:00 p.m. Have quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. *

Storytime
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1/7-4/30, 10:00-10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Ages 3-5. *

Babies and Books
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1/7-4/30, 11:30 a.m.-noon Parents or caregivers, bring your little ones to the Library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays designed just for them. For children birth to 36 months with a caregiver. *

Ain't Gonna Paint
Friday, 3/6, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Listen to the book and act out the story. Wear old clothes and be prepared to be painted. All supplies provided. Ages 4-8. *

Homeschool Hour
Tuesdays, 3/10, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Talk about a different book each month, then have fun with an activity inspired by the book. Pick up books at the Children's Desk a month in advance. Grades 1-8. *

Family Book Club
Thursday, 3/12, 6:30-7:30 p.m. A fun club for the whole family! Join us to talk about books, have dinner and play games. This club will inspire your family to read aloud together. For families with children grades 1-6. *

NORTHTOWN-SHILOH

Storytime for Young Children
Tuesdays, 1/6-4/28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Thursdays, 1/8-4/30, 10:30- 11:00 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Adventure Club
Thursdays, 3/5-3/26, 4:30-5:30 p.m. This four week after school program will help children enjoy reading and build literacy skills. Read and listen to adventure books, share reading activities and play games. Grades 3-4. *

Family Puppet Nights
Mondays, 3/9, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Puppets + Stories = FUN! Grades PreK-4 and their families.

Kids' Game Night
Monday, 3/23, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Play board games and Wii Sports. Grades K-5.

TROTWOOD

Toddler Tales
Mondays, 1/5-4/27, 1:00-1:30 p.m. Babies and toddlers will love a special selection of books, rhymes, music, and more at this weekly storytime for little ones up to 4 years old.

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, 1/8-4/30, 6:00-6:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Ages 4-6.

Celebrate Sharks
Thursday, 3/5, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Celebrate one of the coolest underwater animals with games, activities, and crafts. CHOMP!

Paws to Read
Saturdays, 3/14, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Meet a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association pet and share your favorite book with these furry friends! Each child will have a 15-minute time slot to spend with the pet, so *

Eric Carle Party
Thursday, 3/19, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Celebrate Eric Carle's art. We'll read our favorite Eric Carle stories and try his unique style of art.

VANDALIA

Storytime
Mondays, 1/26-3/30, 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 1/29-4/2, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Ages 3-6.

Evening Storytime
Tuesdays, 1/27-3/31, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities. Ages 3-8.

Toddler Tales
Wednesdays, 1/28-4/8, 11:00-11:30 a.m. It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, and fingerplays designed just for them. Ages 18 months-2 years.

Read Across America Day
Monday, 3/2, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with stories, crafts, a movie, and Seuss-themed snacks. Ages 3 -6.

WEST CARROLLTON

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Tuesdays, 1/6-4/28, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance, sing songs, and finish with a craft. Ages 3 and younger.

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Tuesdays, 1/6-4/28, 1:00-1:30 p.m. This storytime is for preschoolers and their families. We will read stories, play games, dance, sing songs, and finish with a craft. Ages 3-6.

Read Across America
Monday, 3/2, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with guest readers from the West Carrollton community. Refreshments provided.

Legos at the Library
Thursday, 3/19, 7:00-7:45 p.m. Try to outbuild your friends at our monthly Lego challenge. We'll provide the Legos and other supplies, all you need is your creativity.

Family Afternoon Movie
Saturday, 3/21, 2:30-4:00 p.m. Enjoy a fun, family-friendly movie. Bring snacks, pillows and blankets to make yourself comfy.

WESTWOOD

Games and Glitter
Thursdays, 1/8-4/30, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Game on! Craft on! Board and word games, puzzles and craft supplies are all available for an hour of fun in the Children's Area.

What's on Tap at Westwood? Maple Syrup!
Late February through March: It's time to go tapping. We'll tap Westwood's sugar maple tree and, if Mother Nature is willing, the sap will start flowing! We'll collect it and turn it into golden maple syrup.

Pancakes, Patties and Syrup
Monday, 3/23, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Sap has run, syrup is ready! It's time to enjoy the sweetness of Westwood's sugar maple tree with pancakes, sausage and homemade syrup. Bring your appetite.

WILMINGTON-STROOP

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tuesdays, 1/13-4/14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 1/15-4/16, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Family Storytime
Tuesdays, 1/13-4/14, 7:00-7:30 p.m. Have quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. PreK-grade 2 and their families.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays, 1/14- 4/15, 9:30-10:00 a.m. and 10:30-11:00 a.m. It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones will enjoy music, rhymes, stories and fingerplays designed just for them. Ages 22 months-3 years.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 1:00-1:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m. 1/14- 4/16. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Ages 3-5 years.

Dr. Seuss Bingo
Monday, 3/2, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a wacky game of Bingo. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, 3/7, 10:00-11:00 a.m. This storytime is especially geared toward children ages 3-8 with ASD. We'll sing songs, read stories and enjoy a craft or activity. A parent or caregiver must attend with each child.

Preschool Math Club
Monday, 3/9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Expand your preschooler's math skills using games, manipulatives and stories. Ages 3-7. *

Paws to Read
Saturday, 3/14, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Did you know dogs love stories? They do - and they don't mind if you make mistakes! Read to a wonderful pet from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. For grades K-4. *

Petopia with SICSA
Saturday, 3/21, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled hour of learning about local shelter animals. A guest will share facts, stories, and activities about animal adoption. Donations of items from SICSA's wish list (found at www.sicsa.org/wishlist) are welcome.

* Advance registration required for programs with this designation.

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