Fall Library Fun for Families — Carnival and Family Place Library

I know you are all getting tired of me promoting the Family Place Library Parent/Child Workshop that is starting again this Thursday.  For the last time this year, I am going to tell you how great and fun the program is. I am super excited to announce that our two professionals for the first week are a physical therapist and a speech pathologist.  If you have questions for our professionals come on down to the workshop, which starts at 6:30.  You can get all of your questions answered while your kids play and have fun.

We invite a different professional for each of the five weeks of the workshop to facilitate early intervention and for parent education.  Most parents have questions about whether or not what their child is doing is “normal”, and the Parent/Child Workshop gives you a chance to get those answers.  When my daughter was four, she still couldn’t say her name properly because it had the letter “l” in it.  I asked the speech pathologist from the Family Place Library Workshop whether that was normal.  She said that it was no big deal, and she would eventually be able to say her l’s.   And now, at almost six, she is saying her l’s like a pro.   There are so many other stories of parents getting reassurance that what their kid is doing is ok. If something needs more investigation, a lot of our professionals know where to get further help.

If you don’t have any questions for the professional that week, you can just come to play.  We are bringing out all of our toys, and with a lot of kids, I guarantee that your children are going to go home tired and happy.

The Parent/Child Workshop is aimed at kids from birth to age five and is really a lot of fun.  This is one of the few programs at the library where registration is required, and you can either register in person at the library, by phone or online.  To register online just go to our website www.lmlibrary.org and follow the link to register.

Another event that we are having that is aimed at families is our Fall Carnival.  We have had this carnival every year for the past few years and it is a lot of fun.  This year the carnival is on Saturday, September 20th from 11:00 to 1:00 in the library parking lot.  We will have food, games and fun for the whole family.  Some of the highlights of the carnival are the soda ring toss, the kissing booth (hubba hubba), book bingo and sack races.  Prizes are awarded freely and the whole event is free of charge for everyone in the community.  The library will remain open during the carnival for normal Saturday hours (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM).  After you have had all of the fun you can handle and all of your prizes are bulging out of your pockets, check out a few books to read at home!


Family Place Library:  Thursdays from September 18th to October 16th from 6:30 to 7:30 at the library for children from birth to age five and their family.

Fall Carnival:  Saturday, September 20th from 11:00 to 1:00.  Games, food and prizes for the whole family.   The library will be open normal Saturday hours from 9:00 to 1:00.

If you have any questions about any of these events or just want more information, please contact the library at 626-0180.