Hall Memorial Library has some special preschooler programs slated for October and November.
For babies 9 months to 2 ½ years old, along with a caregiver, the library has planned Babies and Books, which will meet each Monday from Oct.21 through Nov. 25, with the exception of Nov. 11 when the library. will be closed for for Veterans Day. There will be reading of board books, singing of songs, and play time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each week.
A 2½ Year Story Hour is planned for children who are already 2½, along with a caregiver. This program meets Fridays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., each week, from Oct. 11 through Nov. 22. Led by the children’s librarian, there will be stories, songs, and age appropriate crafts.
For the 3-5-year-olds who are ready for an independent experience, the 3-5 Year Story Hour will meet each Tuesday, 10:15-11 a.m., Oct. 8 through Nov. 26. This group will enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities.
Also, children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to Healers with Halos therapy dogs, which will be at the library Oct. 12 and 26, Nov. 9 and 23, and Dec. 14 and& 28. These friendly dogs are specially trained for this and other service events. Children are asked to choose from home a favorite story or perhaps a chapter of a favorite book to bring with them on Saturday mornings between 10:30-11:30. Online registration is recommended and is ongoing.
Online registration for each of these programs can be made by going to the library’s website: www.library.ellington-ct.gov.
For more information you can also call the library at (860) 870-3160.