Youth & Teens

What’s Happening at the Library?

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The Library offers fun programs all year! Looking for something to do with the kids during a school break? The Waterford Public Library offers many free opportunities to hear stories, try crafts, see performances or learn something new. Check out the Library’s calendar for more information!
If you would like to receive e-mails regarding upcoming children’s event, please email Liz, the Youth Services Librarian at lliddington@sals.edu

Storytime

Storytime is offered on a regular basis September-May and is open to children 18 months to five years old. No registration is required, and siblings are welcome. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during storytime.

We also offer an occasional Saturday Storytime, as well as a Pajama Storytime.
See the Library Calendar for dates and times.

Summer Programs

For complete information about the 2016 Summer Reading program please click here!



VolunTeens

Looking for volunteer opportunities during the summer? Why not help with library programs, preparing craft materials, and helping to keep the children’s materials organized. (Must be going into 9th grade or higher in the fall)

Preschool Outreach

The following free services are available to Waterford preschool programs:

–Library Storytime Visits
Periodic visits with 20-30 minutes of stories.
–Library Visit/Field Trip
Classes may visit the Library for a storytime session.

Teachers

Teachers working in a Waterford school are entitled to a free Library card at the Waterford Public Library. Stop by the library with your driver’s license and your work ID to get your free card.
Library/Librarian Visits for Children in Waterford Schools

Spring Library Visits by classes help kids hear about upcoming summer programs, find out how they can get their own Library card and discover the many resources the public library has to offer.  Call to schedule a visit in May or June.

The Youth Services Librarian would also be happy to schedule a visit to your school classroom to share a fun presentation about the Waterford Public Library.  Call to schedule a visit.

Scout Leaders

Scout Leaders are invited to bring their troop to the Waterford Public Library for a fun, informational session, to work on badge or patch requirements or just to explore!

Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to set up a time and date about a month before the visit. Scheduling is fairly flexible, but visits during your troop’s regular meeting times are not always possible.  It is important to schedule a time even if you just wish to bring your troop for a casual visit in order to avoid conflicts with Library programming and other group visits.

Getting a Library Card

A child may have a library card when he/she has enrolled in kindergarten. The child should be able to sign their name legibly. A parent or legal guardian must be present to complete the application. Children up to the age of eighteen my borrow DVDs and use library computers with a signed permission slip on file.

Children attending St. Mary School (Waterford) are eligible for a free Library Card at the Waterford Public Library, even if they live outside the community. Parents may bring their child(ren) to the Library with a driver’s license and the child’s school ID or a recent report card for a free card.