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

children-library

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

15 Sep
Touch-a-Truck
  Start:  September 15, 2018  -  End:  September 15, 2018
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Touch-a-Truck at GPD. 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.
17 Sep
Family Storytime
  Start:  September 17, 2018  -  End:  September 17, 2018
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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.
19 Sep
Family Storytime
  Start:  September 19, 2018  -  End:  September 19, 2018
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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.
20 Sep
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  September 20, 2018  -  End:  September 20, 2018
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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.
21 Sep
Lego Club
  Start:  September 21, 2018  -  End:  September 21, 2018
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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.
24 Sep
Club 345
  Start:  September 24, 2018  -  End:  September 24, 2018
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Club 345-  3rd through 5th  graders are encouraged to read the books then join us the third Monday of the month at 6:00 to view the movie and compare and contrast the two.  Monday September 24th– The BFG by Roald Dahl
26 Sep
Family Storytime
  Start:  September 26, 2018  -  End:  September 26, 2018
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Family storytime is for families with children birth – 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
27 Sep
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  September 27, 2018  -  End:  September 27, 2018
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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.
28 Sep
Lego Club
  Start:  September 28, 2018  -  End:  September 28, 2018
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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 Oct
Yakkiddy Kids
  Start:  October 2, 2018  -  End:  October 2, 2018
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Yakiddy kids is an interactive hour for children ages 2-4 years and their caregiver. Children will learn language and social skills, and both children and their caregivers will learn simple toddler signs for everyday objects and activities, presented by Maria Yakos, a speech and language pathologist. Registration is required.
03 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 3, 2018  -  End:  October 3, 2018
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Family storytime is for families with children from birth – 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregiver must attend with child.
03 Oct
Project Pillowcase
  Start:  October 3, 2018  -  End:  October 3, 2018
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Project Pillowcase-Sponsored by the American Red Cross, this interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards and teaches safety, emotional coping skills, and personal preparedness. Children will   learn the best ways to stay safe and how to create their own emergency supply
04 Oct
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  October 4, 2018  -  End:  October 4, 2018
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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.
05 Oct
Lego Club
  Start:  October 5, 2018  -  End:  October 5, 2018
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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.
08 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 8, 2018  -  End:  October 8, 2018
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Family storytime is for families with children birth – 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregiver must attend with child.
09 Oct
Yakkiddy Kids
  Start:  October 9, 2018  -  End:  October 9, 2018
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.  Yakiddy kids is an interactive hour for children ages 2-4 years and their caregiver. Children will learn language and social skills, and both children and their caregivers will learn simple toddler signs for everyday objects and activities, presented by Maria Yakos, a speech and language pathologist. Registration is required.
11 Oct
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  October 11, 2018  -  End:  October 11, 2018
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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.
12 Oct
Lego Club
  Start:  October 12, 2018  -  End:  October 12, 2018
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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.
15 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 15, 2018  -  End:  October 15, 2018
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Family storytime is for families with children birth – 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories and a small craft. Registration required, caregiver must attend with child.
16 Oct
Yakkiddy Kids
  Start:  October 16, 2018  -  End:  October 16, 2018
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 Yakiddy kids is an interactive hour for children ages 2-4 years and their caregiver. Children will learn language and social skills, and both children and their caregivers will learn simple toddler signs for everyday objects and activities, presented by Maria Yakos, a speech and language pathologist. Registration is required.
16 Oct
Batty Halloween
  Start:  October 16, 2018  -  End:  October 16, 2018
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Batty Halloween Event. Join us at 5:00 for a costume contest ages birth- 5th Then stay for Incredible Bats program featuring fruit and Egyptian bats that the audience will get to see up close as well as Bella the skunk and Trixie the tarantula. Registration required.
17 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 17, 2018  -  End:  October 17, 2018
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Family storytime is for families with children birth – 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories and a small craft. Registration required, caregiver must attend with child.
18 Oct
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  October 18, 2018  -  End:  October 18, 2018
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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.
19 Oct
Lego Club
  Start:  October 19, 2018  -  End:  October 19, 2018
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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.
22 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 22, 2018  -  End:  October 22, 2018
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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.
22 Oct
Club 345
  Start:  October 22, 2018  -  End:  October 22, 2018
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Club 345-  3rd through 5th  graders are encouraged to read the books then join us the third Monday of the month at 6:00 to view the movie and compare and contrast the two.  Monday October 22nd– Wonder by R.J. Palacio
24 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 24, 2018  -  End:  October 24, 2018
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Family storytime is for families with children from birth – 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregiver must attend with child.
25 Oct
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  October 25, 2018  -  End:  October 25, 2018
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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
Half Day Movie- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  Start:  October 25, 2018  -  End:  October 25, 2018
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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.
26 Oct
Lego Club
  Start:  October 26, 2018  -  End:  October 26, 2018
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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.
29 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 29, 2018  -  End:  October 29, 2018
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Family storytime is for families with children from birth – 5 years. It includes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregiver must attend with child.
30 Oct
Yakkiddy Kids
  Start:  October 30, 2018  -  End:  October 30, 2018
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 Yakiddy kids is an interactive hour for children ages 2-4 years and their caregiver. Children will learn language and social skills, and both children and their caregivers will learn simple toddler signs for everyday objects and activities, presented by Maria Yakos, a speech and language pathologist. Registration is required.
31 Oct
Family Storytime
  Start:  October 31, 2018  -  End:  October 31, 2018
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Family storytime 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.
01 Nov
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  November 1, 2018  -  End:  November 1, 2018
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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.
02 Nov
Lego Club
  Start:  November 2, 2018  -  End:  November 2, 2018
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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.
05 Nov
Family Storytime
  Start:  November 5, 2018  -  End:  November 5, 2018
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Family storytime 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
Yakkiddy Kids
  Start:  November 6, 2018  -  End:  November 6, 2018
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Yakiddy kids is an interactive hour for children ages 2-4 years and their caregiver. Children will learn language and social skills, and both children and their caregivers will learn simple toddler signs for everyday objects and activities, presented by Maria Yakos, a speech and language pathologist. Registration is required.
07 Nov
Family Storytime
  Start:  November 7, 2018  -  End:  November 7, 2018
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Family storytime is for families with children from birth – 5 years. It inlcudes songs, rhymes, stories, and a small craft. Registration required, caregivers must attend with child.
08 Nov
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  November 8, 2018  -  End:  November 8, 2018
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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.
09 Nov
Lego Club
  Start:  November 9, 2018  -  End:  November 9, 2018
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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.
12 Nov
Family Storytime
  Start:  November 12, 2018  -  End:  November 12, 2018
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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.
13 Nov
Yakkiddy Kids
  Start:  November 13, 2018  -  End:  November 13, 2018
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 Yakiddy kids is an interactive hour for children ages 2-4 years and their caregiver. Children will learn language and social skills, and both children and their caregivers will learn simple toddler signs for everyday objects and activities, presented by Maria Yakos, a speech and language pathologist. Registration is required.
14 Nov
Family Storytime
  Start:  November 14, 2018  -  End:  November 14, 2018
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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.
14 Nov
Half Day Movie- Incredibles 2
  Start:  November 14, 2018  -  End:  November 14, 2018
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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.
15 Nov
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  November 15, 2018  -  End:  November 15, 2018
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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
Family Reading Night
  Start:  November 15, 2018  -  End:  November 15, 2018
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Join us for a night full of reading and fun. Celebrating the ABC’s of Reading, we will have games, snacks, and more. Registration sugguested.
16 Nov
Lego Club
  Start:  November 16, 2018  -  End:  November 16, 2018
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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.
19 Nov
Family Storytime
  Start:  November 19, 2018  -  End:  November 19, 2018
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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.
20 Nov
Yakkiddy Kids
  Start:  November 20, 2018  -  End:  November 20, 2018
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 Yakkiddy kids is an interactive hour for children ages 2-4 years and their caregiver. Children will learn language and social skills, and both children and their caregivers will learn simple toddler signs for everyday objects and activities, presented by Maria Yakos, a speech and language pathologist. Registration is required.
21 Nov
Family Storytime
  Start:  November 21, 2018  -  End:  November 21, 2018
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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.
26 Nov
Family Storytime
  Start:  November 26, 2018  -  End:  November 26, 2018
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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.
26 Nov
Club 345
  Start:  November 26, 2018  -  End:  November 26, 2018
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Club 345-  3rd through 5th  graders are encouraged to read the books then join us the third Monday of the month at 6:00 to view the movie and compare and contrast the two.  Monday November 26th– A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
28 Nov
Family Storytime
  Start:  November 28, 2018  -  End:  November 28, 2018
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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.
29 Nov
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  November 29, 2018  -  End:  November 29, 2018
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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 Nov
Lego Club
  Start:  November 30, 2018  -  End:  November 30, 2018
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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.
03 Dec
Family Storytime
  Start:  December 3, 2018  -  End:  December 3, 2018
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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
Family Storytime
  Start:  December 5, 2018  -  End:  December 5, 2018
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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
Half Day Movie- The Polar Express
  Start:  December 5, 2018  -  End:  December 5, 2018
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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.
06 Dec
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  December 6, 2018  -  End:  December 6, 2018
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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.
07 Dec
Lego Club
  Start:  December 7, 2018  -  End:  December 7, 2018
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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.
10 Dec
Family Storytime
  Start:  December 10, 2018  -  End:  December 10, 2018
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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
Family Storytime
  Start:  December 12, 2018  -  End:  December 12, 2018
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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.
13 Dec
Toddler Thursdays
  Start:  December 13, 2018  -  End:  December 13, 2018
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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.
14 Dec
Lego Club
  Start:  December 14, 2018  -  End:  December 14, 2018
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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.
17 Dec
Children’s Holiday Party
  Start:  December 17, 2018  -  End:  December 17, 2018
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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

 
Touch-a-Truck at GPD. 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.
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.
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.
The book club will be discussing Never Caught: The Washingtons’ relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Chappaquiddick
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.