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The Mitten Seek & Find

All Day 1/10 - 2/6
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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The Mitten Seek & Find Visit the Children's Department where you'll seek and find the 8 animals from Jan Brett’s book The Mitten. Then, return your completed mitten answer sheet to a librarian at the Children’s Desk. This program is offe...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Fun Friday Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
:
Fun Friday Story Time! Join us every Friday in the Story Room for music and movement, stories, and fun! This program is intended for children ages birth to 11 years and their caregivers. Registration is required and is limited to 8 families. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Daycares

Due to limited space in the story time room, groups, such as daycares, interested in story times need to make arrangements by contacting Melissa Robinson by phone at 557-8960 or e-mail at melissar@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Wild Card Friday

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Online Program, Facebook (Pre-recorded)
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Wild Card Friday What will we share? ... a winter-themed DIY?... a recorded story time? ... a travel update on Melvin's visits to new states and libraries? ... an installment of Book Smart Kids?  At 10am, this pre-recorded p...
This event is in the "Child" group.

LEGO Construction

10:30am - 11:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
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Lego Construction Children ages 3-11 years are encouraged to build creative and independent projects using a wide variety of Lego bricks, books, and idea sheets that will be provided. Also, STEM challenges will be presented througho...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Party: National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Party: National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day  Do you love bubble wrap? During our bubble wrap Appreciation Party, we'll offer bubble wrap aplenty for you to plunder! Come solely for the bubble wrap, or stay for our party which will incl...
This event is in the "Child" group.

Snail Mail for Snails

All Day 2/1 - 2/14
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Snail Mail for Snails To celebrate National Thank A Mail Carrier Day on February 4, we'll be accepting snail mail (handwritten or typed letters (no postage or envelopes necessary) on behalf of the snails in our fish tank. Letters will be accepted ...
This event is in the "Child" group.

Preschool Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
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Preschool Story Rime Join with your child for longer stories, flannel boards, music, and puppets which will help get your pre-readers ready for school. This story time and is recommended for children age 3-5 years old. Meet in the Story ...

Disclaimer(s)

Daycares

Due to limited space in the story time room, groups, such as daycares, interested in story times need to make arrangements by contacting Melissa Robinson by phone at 557-8960 or e-mail at melissar@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Preschool Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Bloomington Public Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
:
Preschool Story Time Join with your child for longer stories, flannel boards, music, and puppets which will help get your pre-readers ready for school. This story time and is recommended for children age 3-5 years old. Meet in the Story ...

Disclaimer(s)

Daycares

Due to limited space in the story time room, groups, such as daycares, interested in story times need to make arrangements by contacting Melissa Robinson by phone at 557-8960 or e-mail at melissar@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
:
Tales for Tails This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. On the night of the program, there will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in t...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Toddler Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
:
Toddler Story Time Toddlers are always on the go! This interactive story time in the Story Room will encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, music and lots of movement activities. This program is intended for toddlers, age 19-35 mon...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Toddler Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Bloomington Public Library
Register
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:
Toddler Story Time Toddlers are always on the go! This interactive story time in the Story Room will encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, music and lots of movement activities. This program is intended for toddlers, age 19-35 mon...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Fun Friday Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Register
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
:
Fun Friday Story Time! Join us every Friday in the Story Room for music and movement, stories, and fun! This program is intended for children ages birth to 11 years and their caregivers. Registration is required and is limited to 8 families. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Daycares

Due to limited space in the story time room, groups, such as daycares, interested in story times need to make arrangements by contacting Melissa Robinson by phone at 557-8960 or e-mail at melissar@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Wild Card Friday

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Online Program, Facebook (Pre-recorded)
:
Wild Card Friday What will we share? ... a craft project?... a recorded story time? ... a travel update on Melvin's visits to new states and libraries? ... an installment of Book Smart Kids?  At 10am, this pre-recorded progr...
This event is in the "Child" group.

Melvin's Olympic Seek & Find

All Day 2/7 - 2/28
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Melvin's Olympic Seek & Find During any of the library’s open hours, visit the Children’s Desk and ask for Melvin’s Olympic Riddle Sheet. After solving the riddles, you’ll be able to find Melvin the Giraffe competing in the Winter Olympics. Vo...
This event is in the "Child" group.

Preschool Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Register
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
:
Preschool Story Time Join with your child for longer stories, flannel boards, music, and puppets which will help get your pre-readers ready for school. This story time and is recommended for children age 3-5 years old. Meet in the Story ...

Disclaimer(s)

Daycares

Due to limited space in the story time room, groups, such as daycares, interested in story times need to make arrangements by contacting Melissa Robinson by phone at 557-8960 or e-mail at melissar@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Preschool Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Bloomington Public Library
Register
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
:
Preschool Story Time Join with your child for longer stories, flannel boards, music, and puppets which will help get your pre-readers ready for school. This story time and is recommended for children age 3-5 years old. Meet in the Story ...

Disclaimer(s)

Daycares

Due to limited space in the story time room, groups, such as daycares, interested in story times need to make arrangements by contacting Melissa Robinson by phone at 557-8960 or e-mail at melissar@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Register
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
:
Tales for Tails This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. On the night of the program, there will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in t...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Toddler Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Register
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
:
Toddler Story Time Toddlers are always on the go! This interactive story time in the Story Room will encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, music and lots of movement activities. This program is intended for toddlers, age 19-35 mon...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Toddler Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Bloomington Public Library
Register
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:
Toddler Story Time Toddlers are always on the go! This interactive story time in the Story Room will encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, music and lots of movement activities. This program is intended for toddlers, age 19-35 mon...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Fun Friday Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:
Fun Friday Story Time! Join us every Friday in the Story Room for music and movement, stories, and fun! This program is intended for children ages birth to 11 years and their caregivers. Registration is required and is limited to 8 families. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Daycares

Due to limited space in the story time room, groups, such as daycares, interested in story times need to make arrangements by contacting Melissa Robinson by phone at 557-8960 or e-mail at melissar@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Wild Card Friday

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Online Program, Facebook (Pre-recorded)
:
Wile Card Friday What will we share? ... a craft project?... a recorded story time? ... a travel update on Melvin's visits to new states and libraries? ... an installment of Book Smart Kids?  At 10am, this pre-recorded progr...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

African American History through Storytelling

11:00am - 12:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: In-Person Program
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African American History through Storytelling Celebrate African American history together with local storyteller Pamela Purnell and drummer Austin Cook. People of all ages are welcome. We will hold this celebration in the Child...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Sensory Story Time

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Story Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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Sensory Story Time Sensory Story Time invites children of all ages and all abilities to engage their senses with specialized stories, music, and activities. During each Sensory Story Time, some time will be reserved for sensory play and socializat...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Love Rocks!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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Love Rocks! Similar to the DIY Pet Monster Rock program offered at the library in October and the DIY Pet Cactus Rock program offered in August, this month we'll be painting rocks for Valentine's Day! We'll provide the supplies and help with assem...