Gingerbread Man Loose
in the Library
Friday, December 13 10:30 AM
The Gingerbread Man is loose in the library;
can you help us find him? Games, stories, songs and fun for
children 5 and under & their grown-ups! No registration
The Hatrack Storytellers Inc.
Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Monday, December 16 7:00 PM
Join special guests the Hatrack Storytellers
Inc. for an evening of laughter and fun. Storytelling at its
finest, you won’t want to miss it! This 90-minute program is
suitable for children ages 7 and up. Tickets are required and
may be picked up at the Lester Public Library’s Help Desk.
Despicable Me 2
Monday, December 30 1:00 PM
Come enjoy a movie on our big screen. No
registration required, we’ll provide the popcorn, bring your
own beverage. This movie is rated PG.
November 7 - December 19
Babygarten is much more than a play
group! Infants and their caregivers will share nursery
rhymes, songs, and books but also get a chance to make
fun projects that demonstrate the babies’
developmental milestones - usually a homemade toy or a
baby book item.
Many projects and activities will
emphasize the importance of reading to babies AND
parents will learn how to do this most effectively. Each
instructor will also share insight about infant
development and parenting. The class concludes with a
free play period.
Program meets once a week for 6 weeks.
Program is open to infants (birth to
18 months) and their caregivers and is limited to 12
participants per class.
To register, please
call 793-7116 or stop by the children’s desk.
January 20 - March 10
1st Step is a fun, interactive program for children
1˝ to 2˝ years old and their caregivers. Throughout
the program, toddlers will be exposed to a wide variety
of music & movement activities, sign language,
letter/word identification, numbers, colors, shapes, and
other pre-literacy activities.
Instructors will also share appropriate books,
songs, and activities with caregivers for use at home.
Many toddlers are
not quite ready for the structure of a more formal story
time setting. 1st
Step gives them the opportunity to explore their
surroundings in an environment that encourages them to
move and discover and very rarely sit still.
At the same time 1st Step helps toddlers begin to
learn how to follow directions, to listen, to respond
appropriately in a group, and to become more aware of
themselves and others.
Each 1st Step class
consists of a 30 minute activity session followed by 30
minutes of free-play time.
Caregivers should wear loose comfortable clothing
and are strongly encouraged to be silly, sit on the
floor, sing loudly and have fun!
1st Step meets once
a week for 6 weeks. Please
note, there is NO class on Monday, October 28.
Class size is
limited so please register by calling 793-7116.
Story times will include stories, fingerplays, music & movement and other activities to encourage early literacy. Children will also make a new project each week! Lots of repetition and fun, come back every week! Perfect for families with children of multiple ages, no registration required.
Groups of 10 or more who would like to
participate in story time should make arrangements with
library staff by calling (920)793-7118.
Please note, there is no story time on
October 22 or December 3.
Winter Classes TBA
A 6-week program for children ages 3-5.
Each week participants will explore important
pre-literacy concepts such as letter knowledge,
phonological awareness, vocabulary and more through
stories, finger plays, games and activities.
Jumpstart will offer a variety of experiences for
children to build their pre-reading skills but will also
use repetition to emphasize important concepts.
the program, parents are encouraged to explore the
spots available per session so please register at the
library’s HELP Desk or by calling (920)793-7114.
Please note, there is no Jump Start on