Sunday, August 12, 2007

Baby Steps and Magic Tree House programs planned

Magic Tree House program
A new monthly program for children entering first grade or higher that features activities based on the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne will begin in September at all Fauquier County public libraries.

The September program theme is Afternoon on the Amazon. The book is about 8-year-old Jack, his 7-year-old sister Annie, and Peanut the mouse riding in a tree house to the Amazon rain forests where they encounter giant ants, flesh-eating piranhas, hungry crocodiles, and wild jaguars.
Registration is not required for this free program. See the schedule under "Ongoing Programs."

Infant story time added
A new story time for infants up to 18 months old, Baby Steps, is beginning in September at the Warrenton Library. The new 30-minute program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 10.

The babies will have fun bouncing, clapping, seeing finger plays, and singing to Mother Goose rhymes and traditional children’s songs with their caregivers.
The programs will be a great way to introduce rhythm and song to your baby and to meet other moms and caretakers. Fifteen minutes of rhymes and songs will be followed by 15 minutes of play time and socializing. Call (540) 349-1128 for more information.

Free, drop-in story times for toddlers and preschool and school-age children are regularly held at all of Fauquier's public libraries. See the story time schedule.