Spring Break!

Although there was snow on the ground this morning, it is Spring Break for most of Warrick County schools and pre-schools. Since it is too cold to play outside for long, come by the Children’s Dept. at Ohio Twp. Central Library for these Spring Break Specials. All are “drop in” and FREE!

· Creative Kids - Tues., Mar. 25, drop in from 1:00-3:00PM to make a butterfly, ages 3-12.

· Lego Club - Wed., Mar. 26, drop in from 1:00-7:00PM, ages 4 and up.

· Big Big Art - Thurs., Mar. 27, drop in from 1:00-3:00PM to try out some art techniques, ages 3-12.

· Giant Candyland - Fri., Mar. 28, drop in from 10:00-11:30AM to play the Library version and win candy, ages 3-12.


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Oooey Gooey Fun

If you missed our “Oooey Gooey Fun” program at Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Dept. this morning, you missed a great time! Kids played with cooked spaghetti in chocolate pudding (lots of “eeeewwwws” on that one), make slime with 1 part cornstarch and 1 part water, searched for items hidden in water beads, played with shaving cream and mixed up “cloud dough.” Our non-scientific survey of kids and parents showed that the cloud dough was the favorite. To make it, you mix 8 parts of all-purpose flour with 1 part baby oil. Let your kid mix it together, then play with it like playdough. It is crumbly, but it can be molded, rolled out like pizza dough and whatever else the kid can think of to do with it. Lots of our kids just like squishing it in their hands in the bowl. Let your kid decide how he wants to play with it – a ton of fun for a few pennies worth of supplies.
Check out our on-line calendar @ www.ohio.lib.in.us/children/calendar-central to see all the programs we have scheduled for March. You can also call us at812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us .

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This Week’s Events

Did cabin fever hit you and your kids? Even though the weather is starting to improve, we have lots of active, indoor events to help your kids use up some of that excess energy and crankiness from being stuck inside all winter. These programs will all be held at Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Department and all are FREE!

Wed., Feb. 19  – Explorer’s Club, 3:30 PM, ages K-4. We will explore the penny with a story, experiments and a craft! Please respect our age limits: younger siblings are invited in near the end of the program to participate in the craft with the “big kids.”

Fri., Feb. 21 - Make Your Own Musical Instrument,  drop in from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM , ages 2-6. We’ll have all the supplies set out in our Activity Room for you to make a variety of rhythm instruments – drums, kazoos, shakers and more! Drop by to make some and play some.

Sat., Feb. 22 – Library Olympics, drop in from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, all ages. Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? We have and we want to participate, too! Come by our Activity Room between 10:00AM-3:00PM to try out some of our own “library sports” challenges. Play against your family members or challenge the librarians!

Mon., Feb. 24 – Giggles and Games, 6:00PM, ages 18 mo – 7 years. We will feature several stations for parents and their kids to experience. Included will be games, crafts and snacks. Kids will have so much fun playing, they won’t realize they are learning important skills for when they learn to read. Parents will also receive a take-home packet of activities to do at home. Start now to raise a reader!

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Fabulous Valentines

We’ll get started celebrating Valentine’s Day this Friday, Feb. 7, with Fabulous First Friday at Ohio Twp. Central Library! Kids, ages 2-6, gather at 10:00AM to hear a Valentine story, then move around to different stations to play games and make some crafts. We won’t have snacks this time, but kids are invited to bring Valentines to share with the other kids.

To keep with our Valentine theme, we’ll have a drop-in craft on Sat., Feb. 8. Kids of all ages can stop by the Children’s Department anytime between 10:00AM-3:00PM to make Valentine’s cards.

For working parents, we will host Family Craft Time on Monday, Feb. 10. Families can come by the Children’s Activity Room between 5:00-7:00PM to make a “Valentine Acts of Kindness” centerpiece. The whole family can work on this craft together.

For questions or more information, call the Children’s Dept. at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us .

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Winter Wonderland Dance Party this Friday!

Join us in the Diamond and Emerald Rooms at Ohio Twp. Central Library on Fri., Jan. 31 for a Winter Wonderland Dance Party.  Special guest presenter, Nicole Newmaster, will have kids, ages 2 and up rockin’ at the Library! The party starts at 10:00AM and will last about 30 minutes. Call the Children’s Department at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us for more information.

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Happy New Year!

Ohio Twp. Central Children’s Department wishes you a very belated Happy New Year! We have lots of specials on schedule for January:

  • Fri., Jan 17 – Indoor Snow Day, ages 2-6, drop in from 10:00-11:30AM to play with snow and do other snow day activities, all indoors!
  • Sat., Jan. 18 – Folded Paper Puppets, all ages, drop in from 10:00AM-3:00PM to fold a puppet out of paper.
  • Mon., Jan. 20 – Puppet Show and Craft, “Bear Snores On,” all ages, 6:00PM in our Clubhouse.

These are just a few of our upcoming programs. For the full schedule, check out our on-line calendar, www.ohio.lib.in.us/children, or stop by the Library to pick up a printed scheudule. Need more information? Call us at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us.

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Christmas Break Specials

School is out, presents are open and the kids are bored.  Bring them to the Library!

Lego Club – ages 4 and up: Use our Legos to build something awesome and display it on our shelves.

Thurs., Fri. and Sat., Dec. 26, 27 and 28 – drop by between 10:00AM-3:00PM to build.

Snow Measuring Sticks – all ages: Build a snow gauge to measure how much snow falls.

Mon., Dec. 30 – drop by between 10:00AM-3:00PM

Reminder: No storytime on Thurs., Dec. 26. Our regular storytime schedule will resume on Thurs., Jan. 2.

Happy Holidays!




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Holiday Specials

We have lots of holiday activities for you and your kids! These all take place at Ohio Twp. Central Library, just off Bell Road by the Hardees.

  • Sat., Dec. 14,  drop in  10:00-12:00Noon, all ages: Visit with Santa! Get your free picture taken (and printed) while you make a card. Parents are welcome to bring cameras, too.
  • Mon., Dec. 15, 6:00-6:30PM, all ages: A reading of the book, “The Polar Express,” followed by cookies and hot chocolate.
  • Wed., Dec. 18, 3:30PM, gr. K-4: Explore Reindeer – stories, games and a craft. (Please respect our age limits; younger siblings may join us for the craft at the end.)
  • Thur., Fri. & Sat., Dec. 26, 27 & 28, drop in from 10:00AM-3:00PM to build with Legos.

Not sure if we are open because of weather? Call us @ 812-853-5468, ext. 306. We do not necessarily close even if Warrick County Schools are closed, but it’s always best to call ahead. If we are open, we will have our programs as scheduled.

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Thanksgiving Break

Looking for something to do over Thanksgiving Break? The Children’s Department has Legos out in their Activity Room all day Friday, November 29. Kids, ages 4 and up, can stop by to build something with our Legos and display it on our tall shelves. Kids younger than 4 may play with Duplos or our other “big” blocks.]

On Saturday, Dec. 30, we’ll have Christmas crafts set up in the Activity Room. Kids, ages 2 and up, may stop by anytime between 10:00AM-3:00PM to make them. If grandparents or other visitors are in town, this is a great opportunity to show off our awesome Library!

Questions? Call 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us.

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November Schedule

It’s getting to that busy time of year! Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and before we know it, Christmas will be here! We know you are busy, but we have lots of opportunities for you to add some stress-free fun to your kiddo’s schedules- and they are all FREE. On the schedule for  November we have Music and Movement, Donut Party, Lego Club, Crafty Kids, Thanksgiving crafts and more! Check out our on-line schedule or stop by the Children’s Department to pick up a printed calendar. Still have questions? Call us at 812-853-5468, ext. 306 or e-mail lsbruns@ohio.lib.in.us.

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