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Book a Children's Librarian at Trotwood

Friday, December 31, 2021
Trotwood
Call to schedule a private program for members of your household with Miss Dani, our Children Services Librarian!
You may choose from a story time, craft time, or a STEM program. Call 937-496-8513 and ask to Book a Librarian at the Trotwood Branch. 
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Book a Storytime at Brookville

Friday, December 31, 2021
Brookville
Book a private story time for your household with one of Brookville's youth services staff. We'll read, sing songs, do rhymes and fingerplays, and send you home with a craft. Ages birth to 5. Email Ms. Amanda directly or call 463-2665 and ask to speak to the staff at Brookville in order to book a time. Spaces limited; first come, first serve. 
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Brookville Boredom Busters

Saturday, December 04, 2021
Brookville
Children's Area
Are you bored? We have a solution! Come in any time and have fun at the library! Each week, we'll have a different activity or game for you to enjoy. Ages 6-12.
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Guess how many Holiday Ornaments are in the Container!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Vandalia
Children's Area
Stop in and guess as many times as you visit the Library.  Entries are at the Main Ask Me Desk.  Closest Guess will win the Container of Holiday Ornaments. 
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Pop-Up Cards

Thursday, December 30, 2021
Northmont
Children's Area
Make a unique pop-up card for either yourself or for someone else. Supplies will be provided.
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Snowman Craft

Friday, December 31, 2021
Trotwood
Children's Area
Come in anytime during the month of December to make a snowman craft perfect for hanging as an ornament on a tree or just as a winter decoration.  

*Please note: if you have a group you wish to do this activity with, please call to schedule a private program with Miss Dani at the Trotwood Branch. 
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The Mitten Story Walk

Friday, December 31, 2021
West Carrollton
Community Room
Experience the classic tale, The Mitten, by Jan Brett.  Walk through our indoor winterscape and enjoy several hands-on activities related to the book.  Fun for the whole family!
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The Polar Express Story Book Walk

Friday, December 31, 2021
Wilmington-Stroop
Opportunity Space
Experience the magic of the Polar Express.  Journey through the indoor Story Walk and enjoy train themed activities.  
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The Snowy Day Story Walk

Thursday, December 30, 2021
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Stroll through an indoor winter wonderland with Peter as you read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  Escape the cold with indoor “snow” crafts and games! Photo op, foam snow, snowball toss, snowflake match game, and more.
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Brookville Boredom Busters

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Brookville
Children's Area
Are you bored? We have a solution! Come in any time and have fun at the library! Each week, we'll have a different activity or game for you to enjoy. Ages 6-12.
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Design Your Own Button

Saturday, December 25, 2021
Trotwood
Create your own design or use one of our pre-printed designs and make a 2.5" button. Personalized buttons make great gifts! 
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Brookville Boredom Busters

Saturday, December 18, 2021
Brookville
Children's Area
Are you bored? We have a solution! Come in any time and have fun at the library! Each week, we'll have a different activity or game for you to enjoy. Ages 6-12.
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Brookville Boredom Busters

Saturday, December 25, 2021
Brookville
Children's Area
Are you bored? We have a solution! Come in any time and have fun at the library! Each week, we'll have a different activity or game for you to enjoy. Ages 6-12.
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Brookville Boredom Busters

Saturday, January 01, 2022
Brookville
Children's Area
Are you bored? We have a solution! Come in any time and have fun at the library! Each week, we'll have a different activity or game for you to enjoy. Ages 6-12.
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Book a Children's Librarian at Trotwood

Monday, February 28, 2022
Trotwood
Call to schedule a private program for members of your household with Miss Dani, our Children Services Librarian!
You may choose from a story time, craft time, or a STEM program. Call 937-496-8513 and ask to Book a Librarian at the Trotwood Branch. 
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Book a Storytime at Brookville

Monday, February 28, 2022
Brookville
Book a private story time for your household with one of Brookville's youth services staff. We'll read, sing songs, do rhymes and fingerplays, and send you home with a craft. Ages birth to 5. Email Ms. Amanda directly or call 463-2665 and ask to speak to the staff at Brookville in order to book a time. Spaces limited; first come, first serve. 
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"The Hello, Goodbye Window" Story Walk

Saturday, January 29, 2022
Vandalia
Children's Area
Read this 2006 Caldecott Winner by Norton Juster and Illustrated by Christopher Raschka.  At the end of the story, pick up a Craft Bag on Windows.  Any Open hours.  Ages 3-12. 
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Book a Storytime

Monday, February 28, 2022
Vandalia
Bring your Household for a private Storytime with stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts.  First come, first served, space will be limited.  Ages 18 months-5 years old.  Please call 937-463-2665 and ask for the Vandalia Branch Library.
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Book Jar: Book Recommendations

Saturday, January 22, 2022
Northmont
Children's Area
Don't know what to read? Look no further! Discover a variety of book recommendations from your Northmont Children Services Librarians. Pick a colorful slip of paper that suggests a title for you when you can't decide what to read next.
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Break-In Bags

Saturday, January 15, 2022
Miamisburg
Put your problem-solving skills to the test. Solve the puzzles on our "break-in" bag, crack the code to unlock a prize ticket, and claim your treasure. Break-in bags are available for use anytime the library is open. Break-in bags are for in-library use only. 

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Brookville Boredom Busters

Saturday, January 08, 2022
Brookville
Children's Area
Are you bored? We have a solution! Come in any time and have fun at the library! Each week, we'll have a different activity or game for you to enjoy. Ages 6-12.
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K'NEX Fun!

Friday, January 14, 2022
Vandalia
Build something amazing in the Children's Area.  Any open Hours.   Ages 5-12. 
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Predicting the 2022 Caldecott Winner

Monday, January 31, 2022
Wilmington-Stroop
Opportunity Space
Read and look over twenty of 2021's best reviewed picture books and see if you can predict which ones will receive a Caldecott Award for excellence in illustration.  Cast your vote and also try out some different art mediums to see if you could be a Caldecott deserving artist.  Different art supplies will be laid out each week.  Winning books will be labeled after the award's announcement on Monday, January 24th.  
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Atlas of Dayton: A City in Progress

Thursday, February 03, 2022
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
This travelling interactive exhibit educates viewers around issues of equity, opportunity and resource access in Dayton. Cartographic language and graphic design unite to provide information that helps one understand the present landscape of our city. An ongoing research project of University of Dayton Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Misty Thomas-Trout, it is presented in partnership with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and sponsored by the UD College of Arts & Sciences. 



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Trace Your Roots

Thursday, February 10, 2022
New Lebanon
Conference Room
Celebrate the Dayton area's rich cultural diversity while connecting with your own family history at self-guided, interactive stations. Follow a refugee's difficult journey through a virtual experience, experiment with language translation, test U.S. civics knowledge, and compose music using digital "instruments" from around the world. The exhibit also includes resources for genealogy research, a collection of local recipes, and a regional guide to ethnic dining.
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