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Safe on Saturday

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Safe On Saturday includes free sensory, large & small motor activities, music, storytelling, and a variety of hands-on health & safety  activities for children with information for parents. Mayor Nan Whaley will issue Proclamation.  Chris Rowland, Five Rivers Metro Parks Naturalist, will entertain with his puppets and music. Area agencies will provide activities for children and information for parents.

This event will kick off April as Month of the Young Child celebrated by the Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children – Dayton Chapter in collaboration with Dayton Children’s and the Dayton Metro Library. It is an annual celebration celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.  This year’s theme is Children’s Opportunities—Our Responsibilities. The MOYC highlights the importance of families, early childhood professional, and communities working together to support every child’s healthy development and early learning. Locally MOYC is celebrated while nationally the Week of the Young Child is April 8-12 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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Toddler & Preschool Dance Party

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
West Carrollton
Community Room
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will dance to music using toys such as scarves, shakers, and even bubbles.  This program is not only fun, but it will help your child to develop early literacy skills.  Registration is not required, so just stop by! For ages 2-6.
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Litter Free with Lucky the Ladybug

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Lucky the Ladybug teaches preschoolers the importance of keeping their community litter free. Hear a story, learn a song, and bring home a gift bag of goodies made from recycled materials. Presented by the Montgomery County Solid Waste District. Please register in advance.
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. 
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Elephant & Piggy Party

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
Celebrate Elephant and Piggy, beloved creations of author Mo Willems. Make some Elephant and Piggy crafts, enjoy a bowl of "slop", and listen to some Elephant and Piggy stories!
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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
East
Community Room
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family. 
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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Miamisburg
Star Theater
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. (Please register in advance).*
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Brookville
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5. 
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Toddler Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Baby & Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.
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Play and Learn

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Children ages 18 months - 3 years and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for children to socialize as well as making connections with other parents.
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Preschool STEM Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5 year olds.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Stories, books, music, and crafts for children ages 2 – 6 years old. No registration necessary.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Northwest
Community Room B
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5.  This program is limited to 20 participants.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Miamisburg
Star Theater
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. (Please register in advance).*
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Play and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
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Preschool Storytime

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Miamisburg
Star Theater
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5. 
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Preschool Storytime

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5.
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Preschool STEM Storytime

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5 year olds.
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Terrific Tuesdays: Cool Stories, Hot Cider, Warm Popcorn

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Stop by for some delicious stories and enjoy popcorn and hot cider.
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Bilingual Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
Community Room
Join us for quality family time in Spanish and English with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family.
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Electra C Doren
Children's Area
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family. 
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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

 Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Rosewood Arts Center

Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.  This program is being held at the Rosewood Art Centre, 2655 Olson Drive - Kettering, while the new library is under construction

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