Nurturing a Child’s Sense of Wonder

Free Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

We are pleased to offer this family/parent education series that introduces the key ideas in nature-based play and learning (NBPL). The three-part workshop is for adults interested in spending more time outside playing and learning with youngsters. Using ideas and excerpts from the book  Adventure, Play, Peace by Nancy Bower to prompt discussion and inspire outdoor play, the training will focus on NBPL strategies to nurture the social and emotional well-being of all children (and adults, too!). This series will be facilitated by staff from Four Winds Nature Institute in partnership with the Library.

The sessions will be:  Sunday, October 10, 3:00-4:30 pm via zoom, Sunday, October 24, 3:00-4:30 pm via zoom, Sunday, November 7, 3:00-4:30 pm in person at the Library. Please contact Wendy at rfl@gmavt.net/434-3036 to register and make arrangements to pick up a copy of the book.

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Artists and Poets Respond to Climate Crisis

If you missed the September 19 open house for this community art show, there is still time. Drop by the Library anytime during open hours to see the works of many area artists curated into this one spectacular, provocative, call-to-action show on display through the month of October.

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Fall Children’s Programs

STORYTIME AND PLAYGROUP: The good times kick off with stories and songs in the Library Community Room and then it’s outdoor play time with old and new friends. For Storytime, families will spread out in the spacious community room. Adults and children over the age of two will be asked to wear masks. After Storytime we will move outside to the playground for playtime for as long into the fall as weather allows. Once the days are too cold for outside play we will see if a transition to inside playgroup is wise. Co-sponsored by the Library and the Lund Center. Kids from infant – five and their grown ups are invited to join the fun on Wednesdays from 10 am – noon (starts September 1). 

WEDNESDAYS AT 10 AM.

BABY LAPTIME: This short, active storytime is for our youngest little book lovers and their grown ups. We’ll look at picture books, sing simple songs, do some rhyming and bouncing and sometimes get out the shakers and scarves. We will spread out in the library community room and adults will mask up.  This program is designed for infants and early toddlers and starts on September 13.

MONDAYS AT 10:30 AM

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