Sarah Hopf, Children’s Services shopf@fossilridge.org

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Early Literacy Program

Fossil Ridge Public Library wants you and your child to take the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge! The challenge is simple: Read 1000 books with your child before he or she finishes kindergarten. Sound challenging? It really isn’t! If you read just one book a day to your child, you will read over 1000 books within three years. Up that count to three books a day, and you will complete the challenge within one year! Every book counts, including those read by Ms. Sarah in Storytime, daycare providers, Grandma and Grandpa, and even that Green Eggs and Ham book you’ve read thirty times in the last two weeks. It still counts as thirty books!

Come to the library to pick up your 1000 Books before Kindergarten welcome bag and get started on a journey to bring you and your child closer and give your child a step towards reading success! Welcome bags are available just outside of the Children’s Department office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Programs

09 Sep
Lap-Sit
  Start:  September 9, 2019  -  End:  September 9, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
11 Sep
Half- Day Movie Matinee- Secret Life of Pets 2
  Start:  September 11, 2019  -  End:  September 11, 2019
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Join us at the library to enjoy a movie with your child. Light refreshments will be served. All movies will begin at 1:00pm
11 Sep
Family Storytime
  Start:  September 11, 2019  -  End:  September 11, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
12 Sep
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  September 12, 2019  -  End:  September 12, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
13 Sep
Lego Club
  Start:  September 13, 2019  -  End:  September 13, 2019
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Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required walk-ins welcome.
14 Sep
Touch A Truck
  Start:  September 14, 2019  -  End:  September 14, 2019
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Free, fun family event exploring vehicles of all types and sizes from the community, including the Fossil Ridge Bookmobile. No Registration, located at Godley Park.
16 Sep
Lap-Sit
  Start:  September 16, 2019  -  End:  September 16, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
18 Sep
Family Storytime
  Start:  September 18, 2019  -  End:  September 18, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
18 Sep
Kids Can Cook
  Start:  September 18, 2019  -  End:  September 18, 2019
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This instructor lead program introduces children to the joys of preparing and cooking food that is both nutritious and delicious. Children ages 2nd- 5th grade, registration required, 20 children max.
19 Sep
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  September 19, 2019  -  End:  September 19, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
20 Sep
Lego Club
  Start:  September 20, 2019  -  End:  September 20, 2019
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Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required walk-ins welcome.
23 Sep
Lap-Sit
  Start:  September 23, 2019  -  End:  September 23, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
25 Sep
Family Storytime
  Start:  September 25, 2019  -  End:  September 25, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
25 Sep
Kids Can Cook
  Start:  September 25, 2019  -  End:  September 25, 2019
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This instructor lead program introduces children to the joys of preparing and cooking food that is both nutritious and delicious. Children ages 2nd- 5th grade, registration required, 20 children max.
26 Sep
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  September 26, 2019  -  End:  September 26, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
30 Sep
Lap-Sit
  Start:  September 30, 2019  -  End:  September 30, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
02 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 2, 2019  -  End:  October 2, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
03 Oct
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  October 3, 2019  -  End:  October 3, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
04 Oct
Lego Club
  Start:  October 4, 2019  -  End:  October 4, 2019
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Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required walk-ins welcome.
07 Oct
Lap-Sit
  Start:  October 7, 2019  -  End:  October 7, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
09 Oct
Half- Day Movie Matinee- Ugly Dolls
  Start:  October 9, 2019  -  End:  October 9, 2019
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Join us at the library to enjoy a movie with your child. Light refreshments will be served. All movies will begin at 1:00pm
09 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 9, 2019  -  End:  October 9, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
09 Oct
Kids Can Cook
  Start:  October 9, 2019  -  End:  October 9, 2019
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This instructor lead program introduces children to the joys of preparing and cooking food that is both nutritious and delicious. Children ages 2nd- 5th grade, registration required, 20 children max.
10 Oct
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  October 10, 2019  -  End:  October 10, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
11 Oct
Lego Club
  Start:  October 11, 2019  -  End:  October 11, 2019
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Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required walk-ins welcome.
14 Oct
Lap-Sit
  Start:  October 14, 2019  -  End:  October 14, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
14 Oct
T-Rex Explorers
  Start:  October 14, 2019  -  End:  October 14, 2019
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This program is open to all ages, come out and get hands-on with authentic dinosaur fossils and see some of our latest finds! We will stay up to 30 minutes after the program end time so you can come up and take picture or see/touch anything you weren’t able to during the program. Come 15
16 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 16, 2019  -  End:  October 16, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
17 Oct
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  October 17, 2019  -  End:  October 17, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
18 Oct
Lego Club
  Start:  October 18, 2019  -  End:  October 18, 2019
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Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required walk-ins welcome.
21 Oct
Lap-Sit
  Start:  October 21, 2019  -  End:  October 21, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
23 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 23, 2019  -  End:  October 23, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
23 Oct
Kids Can Cook
  Start:  October 23, 2019  -  End:  October 23, 2019
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This instructor lead program introduces children to the joys of preparing and cooking food that is both nutritious and delicious. Children ages 2nd- 5th grade, registration required, 20 children max.
24 Oct
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  October 24, 2019  -  End:  October 24, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
25 Oct
Lego Club
  Start:  October 25, 2019  -  End:  October 25, 2019
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Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required walk-ins welcome.
28 Oct
Lap-Sit
  Start:  October 28, 2019  -  End:  October 28, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
30 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 30, 2019  -  End:  October 30, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
30 Oct
Halloween Costume Party
  Start:  October 30, 2019  -  End:  October 30, 2019
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Join us for a costume contest at the library, games, prizes for costumes, and snacks will be provided. Registration required.
31 Oct
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  October 31, 2019  -  End:  October 31, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
04 Nov
Lap-Sit
  Start:  November 4, 2019  -  End:  November 4, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
06 Nov
Family Storytime
  Start:  November 6, 2019  -  End:  November 6, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
06 Nov
Kids Can Cook
  Start:  November 6, 2019  -  End:  November 6, 2019
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This instructor lead program introduces children to the joys of preparing and cooking food that is both nutritious and delicious. Children ages 2nd- 5th grade, registration required, 20 children max.
07 Nov
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  November 7, 2019  -  End:  November 7, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
11 Nov
Lap-Sit
  Start:  November 11, 2019  -  End:  November 11, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
13 Nov
Kids Can Cook
  Start:  November 13, 2019  -  End:  November 13, 2019
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This instructor lead program introduces children to the joys of preparing and cooking food that is both nutritious and delicious. Children ages 2nd- 5th grade, registration required, 20 children max.
14 Nov
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  November 14, 2019  -  End:  November 14, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
15 Nov
Lego Club
  Start:  November 15, 2019  -  End:  November 15, 2019
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Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required walk-ins welcome.
18 Nov
Lap-Sit
  Start:  November 18, 2019  -  End:  November 18, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
20 Nov
Half-Day Movie Matinee- Wonder Park
  Start:  November 20, 2019  -  End:  November 20, 2019
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Join us at the library to enjoy a movie with your child. Light refreshments will be served. All movies will begin at 1:00pm
25 Nov
Lap-Sit
  Start:  November 25, 2019  -  End:  November 25, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
27 Nov
Family Storytime
  Start:  November 27, 2019  -  End:  November 27, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
28 Nov
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  November 28, 2019  -  End:  November 28, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
29 Nov
Lego Club
  Start:  November 29, 2019  -  End:  November 29, 2019
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Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required walk-ins welcome.
02 Dec
Lap-Sit
  Start:  December 2, 2019  -  End:  December 2, 2019
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
04 Dec
Half- Day Movie Matinee- Aladdin
  Start:  December 4, 2019  -  End:  December 4, 2019
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Join us at the library to enjoy a movie with your child. Light refreshments will be served. All movies will begin at 1:00pm
04 Dec
Family Storytime
  Start:  December 4, 2019  -  End:  December 4, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
05 Dec
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  December 5, 2019  -  End:  December 5, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
06 Dec
Lego Club
  Start:  December 6, 2019  -  End:  December 6, 2019
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Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required walk-ins welcome.
11 Dec
Family Storytime
  Start:  December 11, 2019  -  End:  December 11, 2019
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Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
12 Dec
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  December 12, 2019  -  End:  December 12, 2019
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
13 Dec
Lego Club
  Start:  December 13, 2019  -  End:  December 13, 2019
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Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required walk-ins welcome.
14 Dec
Children’s Holiday Party
  Start:  December 14, 2019  -  End:  December 14, 2019
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Children’s Holiday Party. Join us as we decorate cookies, create festive craft, and view Christmas movies. Bring your camera as Santa will be making a visit. Registration required.
       

Lastest Events

 
Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
Join us at the library to enjoy a movie with your child. Light refreshments will be served. All movies will begin at 1:00pm
Family story time is for families with children from birth- 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
Critical Fumbles | Tuesdays 9/10 – 12/17 @ 4:30pm – 7:30pm | Are you ready for an adventure? Join this teen volunteer run Dungeons and Dragons group every week. Dungeons & Dragons is a game of imagination, adventure and near-limitless possibilities. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, it’s time to roll the dice
Teen Game Nights | Thursdays 5:00pm – 7:00pm  9/12, 10/10, 11/14,  12/12 Come to the library for video and board games, arts and crafts, free snacks, or just to hang out with your friends! No registration. Grades 6 – 12.