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Storytimes and Children’s Programs

All Library programs are free of charge.

Please read the following list carefully for appropriate ages, days and times.

*Note: No storytimes on February 19 as our library locations will be closed.

Salmon Eggs Welcome

Thursday, February 1

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Lecture Room, Central Library

For children ages 6 – 10 and their families. Join us in welcoming chum salmon eggs to our Children’s Library!  Learn about salmon raising and the importance of salmon to our community and environment. Joshua Olsen will share a story along with a fun salmon craft! This program is in collaboration with Whatcom County Library System and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.

Financial Literacy with WECU for ages 5 – 9

Saturday, February 3

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Lecture Room, Central Library

For children ages 5 – 9. Join WECU for a youth financial literacy program! We will start with a story and WECU will introduce children to financial basics – saving, borrowing, spending, and more!

Financial Literacy with WECU for ages 10 – 13

Saturday, February 3

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Lecture Room, Central Library

For youth ages 10 – 13. Join WECU for a youth financial literacy program that will cover financial basics – saving, borrowing, spending, and financial planning for the future.

Little Storytime

Mondays, February 5 – March 25
Thursdays, February 1 – March 28
10:05 – 10:35, 10:35 – 11:05, and 11:05 – 11:35 a.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

For children ages birth – 3 with an adult partner. Join us for simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement. Lots of fun!

Time for Tales

Thursdays, February 1 – March 28
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

For children ages 5 – 9 with families welcome. Enjoy fun stories, songs and a craft!

Little Storytime @ Bellis Fair Branch

Wednesdays, February 7 – March 27
10:05 – 10:35 a.m., 10:45 – 11:15 a.m., and 11:25 – 11:55 a.m.
Early Learning Center, Bellis Fair Branch
 

For children ages birth – 3 with an adult partner. Join us for simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement. Lots of fun. 

Preschool Storytime at Bellis Fair Branch

Wednesdays, February 7 – March 27
12:05 – 12:35 p.m.
Early Learning Center, Bellis Fair Branch

For children ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner. Join us for fun and engaging stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Preschool Storytime

Thursdays, February 8 – March 28
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

For children ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner. Join us for fun and engaging stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Baby Time

Mondays, February 5 – March 4
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fridays, February 2 – March 1
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Dodson Room, Central Library

For babies ages birth – 12 months with an adult partner. Songs, rhymes, bounces, movement, and stories! **Pre-registration is required!** Call 360-778-7200 or email Bernice at bchang@cob.org for registration information. Note: you are registering for all 6 weeks.

Stories and Play

Fridays, February 2 – March 29
10:05 – 11:05 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lecture Room, Central Library

For children ages 3 – 5. This is a storytime and facilitated play experience for young children and the adults who take care of them.  Come enjoy stories, songs, play and activities!

Builders Club

Wednesdays, February 14, March 13
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fireplace Room, Fairhaven Branch Library

Tuesdays, February 27, March 26
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Lecture Room, Central Library

For children ages 4 – 12. Unleash the builder in you! All supplies are provided, including Legos, straw connectors, and more! Duplos and other blocks will also be available for younger children.  

Pajama Storytime

Wednesdays, February 14, March 13
6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

For children ages 3 – 8 with siblings and family. Join us with your favorite stuffy for a fun, cozy storytime with books, songs and felt activities. Wear your jammies (pajamas) if you’d like!

Cuentos y cantos / Stories and Songs – (CANCELADO el 3 de FEB / CANCELLED FEB. 3)

Los sábados, el 3 de febrero — 9 de marzo / Saturdays, February 3 – March 9
(No hay la hora de cuentos en el 17 de febrero/No storytime on February 17)
11:05 – 11:45 a.m.
El centro de aprendizaje temprano, La sucursal del centro comercial Bellis Fair / Early Learning Center, Bellis Fair Mall Branch

Una hora de cuentos bilingües para niños y sus cuidadores/familias. Disfrute de cuentos y canciones divertidos en español y inglés. / A bilingual storytime for kids and their caregivers/families. Enjoy fun stories and songs in both Spanish and English.

Getting Crafty @ the Library

Wednesday, February 21, Wednesday, March 20

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Lecture Room, Central Library

For ages 6 – 12. Join us for some crafting fun! Each month we will focus on a new craft or put out a bunch of supplies and have open crafting time. All supplies and snacks are provided.

*Pre-registration is required – space is limited. Click HERE to register.

Salmon Storytime with NSEA

Thursday, February 29

Ages 5 – 9 with siblings welcome: 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Ages 3 – 5 with siblings welcome: 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Lecture Room, Central Library

Come check on our baby salmon in the Children’s Library and join us for stories, songs, activities, and facts all about salmon in collaboration with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.