Children's Department

 

Programs: $20,000
On an annual basis, our library is now hosting almost 500 Children’s, Young Adult and Adult programs.
. Friends of the Library  make this possible by funding fees, supplies and refreshments
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Friends funding also provided special treats for Friday morning Toddler Programs, free refreshments for library movie attendees and prizes for the children who checked out piles of books and faithfully tracked their time spent reading on reading logs.

Children’s Librarian Janelle Pornovetz and her assistant Brenda Ferrell sincerely thank The Friends of the Library for their continuing support which makes it possible for the Children’s Department to offer quality programs

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Flagler County Public Library's Children's Department   This is where kids and parents can find everything they need, from a book to do a book report for school to just having fun with the internet.

The Friends of the Library support the children's programs.  It would not be possible to offer the rich experiences of our Children's Department without the support of the Friends. Congratulations to Theresa Owen who is retiring after many years of excellent service as the Children's Coordinator.

Janelle Pornovetz Children's Services Coordinator, Theresa Owen (retired) and Brenda Ferrell (L to R) childrens@flaglercounty.org

News from the Children’s Room

During the spring season we had the pleasure of having Magician Mark Alan here for a special National Library Week magic show. We would like to thank the Friends of the Library for providing the funds to make this program possible.

Children’s Book Week ~   May 1 – 7, 2017

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for childrenand the joy of reading.   This event is celebrated across the country inlibraries, schools and bookstores and is the longest running national literacy initiative.  The Children’s Department is recognizing this event with the following special activities funded by The Friends:

Book Week Drawing - Friday, April 28 through Saturday,
May 5

Children who visit the library during the week will have an opportunity to enter their names in a drawing for a gift certificate.

Upcoming Events

    Build a Better World

Children will explore all things construction/building related. They will also explore the many ways that they can make the world a better place this summer through a variety of entertaining and educational activities @ their library. Children’s Department staff very much appreciates the financial backing of the Friends of the Library which makes it possible to schedule professional presentations over the busy summer months.

Tuesday Mornings      9:30 am  ~  Ages 3 – 5       11:00 am  ~       Ages 6+

June 13- Build a better world magic show with comedy Magician Mark Alan! A Comical, Magical and Educational look at how kids can make the world better.    

 Filled with audience participation. 

June 20- The SynerJester show! with Comic and Educational Juggler Ron Anglin

See amazing demonstrations of ball juggling and bouncing, club juggling, box manipulation, plate spinning, Chinese yo-yos, rhythm sticks, dice stacking, soap bubble tricks, Shaker cups, a balance board and the Japanese Kandama.  Primarily self-taught from reading books on juggling, Ron emphasizes the benefits of reading in his shows.  

June 27- Building Better Readers for a Better World! ventriloquism spectacular with #1 Kidshow Ventriloquist Mark Wade!  Eggmont, a red bird, wants to build a birdhouse using the library for help while Marvin the Gorilla wants to build a new library. Comedy, audience participation, ventriloquism and loads of messages about books and reading will abound.  Mark Wade is a 30 plus year veteran of doing shows for kids nationally and is considered “America’s Number 1 Children’s Ventriloquist.”

July 11-A Whale of a Wonderful World with Mrs. Kate! Folksinger/storyteller/songwriter Mrs. Kate Carpenter along with her friend Wally the Whale puppet will entertain audiences using songs and jokes that inspire everyone to “spout smiles”. One hour of interactive fun for the whole family, suitable for all ages.

July 18-Build a Better Story with Tommy Johns

Using construction/building/ and architecture as the central theme of the show, Tommy Johns and his puppet companion Roosevelt Rat help children develop a love of reading. Show will include magic, comedy, puppets, storytelling, and audience participation.

July 25- Build a Better World Shipwrecked with Mad Science of Northeast Central Florida

Learn about engineering, shapes, and structure as you help the Mad Scientists build a new world after they are shipwrecked on a deserted island. A leading science enrichment provider that delivers unique, hands on experiences that are as entertaining as they are educational.

*August 1*- Zoo to You Outreach Program from the Jacksonville Zoo

An opportunity to learn all about some of the animals who live at the Jacksonville Zoo. Program includes a variety of animals and artifacts.

*Due to the popularity of this program, there will be three presentations*

9:30 am – Ages 3-5                10:30 am – Ages 6+               11:30 am – All Ages

Story Class – An introduction to early literacy through books and rhymes and related material.

First 3 Wednesdays of each month @ 10:00 AM    Ages 2-6 years with adult

 July 5-Building Better Readers for a Better World ventriloquism spectacular with #1 Kidshow Ventriloquist Mark Wade! Comedy, audience participation, ventriloquism and loads of messages about books and reading will abound.  Mark Wade is a 30 plus year veteran of doing shows for kids nationally and is considered “America’s Number 1 Children’s Ventriloquist.”

August 2-Finale

 Zoo to You Outreach Program from the Jacksonville Zoo

An opportunity to learn all about some of the animals who live at the Jacksonville Zoo. Program includes a variety of animals and artifacts.

Baby Class – A bonding experience for babies and their caregivers that includes an introduction to early literacy skills

First three Thursdays of each month at 10:00 AM  Ages birth-24 months

Check the Children’s Department Monthly Calendar (available in the Children’s Department) for more  information about American Girl, Kids in Motion, Game Day,Lego, Science Matters, PAWS to Read, Crafts, and other yet to be scheduled events.

Dates and times are subject to change.

The Friends of the Library fund and sponsor many programs in our Children's Department that greatly extend our library's excellent community services.