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Ongoing Kids Activities

  • Two-year-old Claire Uiterwyk picks out a book at the Norwich Public Library before “Story Time” on April 13, 2009. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Note: Times and dates of story times are subject to change, so be sure to check with organizations before attending. For additions or updates to the list, please email calendar@vnews.com.

Monday

Playgroup in Wilder: 9-10:30 a.m. For infants up to age 5 with their caregivers. The Family Place, 52 Olcott Drive. 802-649-3268.

Infant Playgroup in Hanover: 10 a.m.-noon. Activity and social time for children up to age 2 with caregivers. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-643-4120.

Baby and Toddler Story Time in Woodstock: 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and finger plays for children up to age 3 with caregivers. Norman Williams Public Library, 10 the Green. 802-457-2295.

All Ages Story Time in Lebanon: 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Stories, music, activities and crafts for children of all ages and their caregivers. Free. Lebanon Library, 9 E. Park St. 603-448-2459.

Tuesday

Toddler Time in South Pomfret: 9-11 a.m. Toddler-friendly art projects and other activities in adjacent music, movement and visual art spaces. $5 drop-in fee. ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. 802-457-3500.

Playgroup in Vershire: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For children through age 5 and their caregivers. Rotates between the Vershire Town Center playground and the library, depending on the weather. Free. Vershire Town Center, 29 Vershire Center Road, or Vershire Library, 6946 Route 113. 802-685-9982.

My First Story Time in Enfield: 10-11 a.m. Story time for babies to age 2½ on a caregiver’s lap, supporting early literacy with books, songs, rhymes, lots of movement and social time. Free. Enfield Public Library, 23 Main St. 603-632-7145.

Stories and Art for Preschoolers in Etna: 10-11 a.m. Stories, songs and a craft for preschoolers and their caregivers. Free. Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. 603-643-3116.

Where the Wilder Things Are in Wilder: 10-11 a.m. Story hour with tales and related craft project. Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. 802-295-6341.

 “Tent Tales” Story Time in West Lebanon: 10-11 a.m. Explore a nature or outdoor theme, followed by related activities, games or crafts. Recommended for children ages 3-6. Caretakers must remain on site. Register at llbean.com/westlebanon. Free. Powerhouse Mall, 8 Glen Road. 810-335-4114.

Preschool Story Time in Woodstock: 10:30 a.m. Three thematically related stories and a tie-in craft or activity for children ages 3-5 with caregivers. Norman Williams Public Library, 10 the Green. 802-457-2295.

Music and Movement Story Time in Hanover: 10:30-11 a.m. Activities for children ages 1-4 accompanied by a caregiver. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-640-3268.

Preschool Story Time in Lebanon: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Stories, activities and crafts for children ages 3-6, with caregivers. Lebanon Library, 9 E. Park St. 603-448-2459.

Early Literacy Story Time in Hartland: 10:30-11 a.m. Stories and crafts for children up to age 5 with caregivers. Hartland Library, 153 Route 5. 802-436-2473.

Mother Goose Time in West Lebanon: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. A playgroup for infants to age 2, parents and caregivers with toys, rhymes and music. Free. Kilton Library, 80 Main St. 603-298-8544.

Upper Valley Playgroup in White River Junction: 2 p.m. Snacks, crafts, stories and games for children up to age 5 with caregivers. Free. Valley Bible Church, 851 Fairview Terrace. 603-443-7418.

Lego Tuesdays in Norwich: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Weekly free-build program for kids age 8 and older (or younger, when accompanied by an adult). Free. Norwich Public Library, 368 Main St. 802-649-1184.

Wednesday

Playgroup in South Royalton: 9:30-11 a.m. For children up to age 5 with caregivers. Sponsored by The Family Place and the Orange County Parent Child Center. Free. United Church, 67 S. Windsor St. 802-649-3268.

Playgroup in South Pomfret: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Caregivers and children up to age 5 can play together, make new friends and share parenting ideas. Free. ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. 802-457-3500.

Kids: Tales and Tunes for Tots in Thetford: 10-11 a.m. For babies and toddlers with caregivers. Free. Latham Library, 16 Library Road. 802-785-4361.

Story Time in Quechee: 10-11 a.m. Stories and a craft activity for children age 6 and under. Free. Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. 802-295-1232.

Preschool Story Time in Enfield: 10-11 a.m. Stories read and told, songs, rhymes, lots of movement and a simple craft. Best for ages 3 to 6. Free. Enfield Public Library, 23 Main St. 603-632-7145.

Lap-sitter Story Time in Grantham: 10 a.m. Stories, music and craft for children up to age 3. Dunbar Free Library, 401 Route 10. 603-863-2172.

Story and Yoga Time in Woodstock: 10:30-11:30 a.m. A story, yoga, movement, meditation and more. For ages 2-6 with caregiver or family. Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green. 802-457-2557.

Preschool Story Time in Weathersfield: 10:30-11 a.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5 on Wednesdays and ages 3-8 on Saturdays. Weathersfield Proctor Library, 5181 Route 5. 802-674-2863.

Toddler Story Time in Newport: 10:30 a.m. Songs, rhymes and books for children up to age 2 with caregivers. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Preschool Story Time in Windsor: 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and crafts for children up to age 5 with caregivers. Windsor Public Library, 43 State St. 802-674-2556.

Wordplay Story Time in Norwich: 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Weekly themed stories, songs, rhymes, and finger puppet plays for children up to age 4 with caregivers. Norwich Public Library, 368 Main St. 802-649-1184.

Story Time in Newbury, N.H.: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Reading, singing, games and crafts, all corresponding to the letter of the week. For children up to age 6. Free. Newbury Public Library, 933 Route 103. 603-763-5803.

Playgroup in Plainfield: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. For caregivers and children up to age 2. Free. Philip Read Memorial Library, 1088 Route 12A. 603-675-6866.

Preschool Story Time in Randolph: 11 a.m. Stories and a craft for children ages 2-5 with caregivers. Kimball Public Library, 67 N. Main St. 802-728-5073.

Preschool Story Time in Newport: 11 a.m. Books, songs and a craft for children ages 2-6 with caregivers. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Lego Club in Springfield, N.H. 3-4 p.m. Lego challenges start on Monday ahead of a meeting each Wednesday. Big Legos are available for little hands. Libbie A. Cass Memorial Library, 2748 Main St. 603-763-4381.

Knitting for Children in Etna: 3-5 p.m. The Etna Library needlecrafts group invites children to learn how to knit. First Wednesday of the month. Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. 603-643-3116.

Thursday

Toddler Time in South Pomfret: 9-11 a.m. Toddler-friendly art projects and other activities in adjacent music, movement and visual art spaces. $5 drop-in fee. ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. 802-457-3500.

Preschool Story Time in Grantham: 10 a.m. Stories, music and craft for children ages 4 and up. Dunbar Free Library, 401 Route 10. 603-863-2172.

Children’s Story Hour in Hartford: 10 a.m. Stories, crafts, and activities for children of all ages with an adult caregiver. Free. Hartford Library, 1587 Maple St. 802-296-2568.

Story Time in East Corinth: 10 a.m. For children of all ages. Free. Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Road. 802-439-5338.

Story Time in Meriden: 10-11 a.m. Stories, songs and crafts for young children with a caregiver. Free. Meriden Library, 22 Bean Road. 603-469-3252.

Story Time in South Royalton: 10-11 a.m. Stories and a craft for kids. Free. Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place. 802-763-7094.

Family Library Time in Lyme: 10:30 a.m.-noon. A drop-in time to visit, read and play for infants through age 5 and their caregivers. Free. Converse Free Library, 38 Union St. 603-795-4622.

Story Time in West Lebanon: 10:45-11:30 a.m. Stories, activities and crafts for children ages 3-6, with caregivers. Free. Kilton Library, 80 Main St. 603-298-8544.

Spanish Playgroup in Hanover: 10:30-11:30 a.m. All language levels welcome. Free. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-643-4120.

Preschool Story Time in Lyme: 1-2 p.m. Stories, rhymes and a simple craft for children ages 3-6. Meets every other Thursday. Free. Converse Free Library, 38 Union St. 603-795-4622.

After-School Art Group in Chelsea: 3:15-4:30 p.m. Games, snacks and art making for ages 10-13. Free. SafeArt, 292 Route 110. 802-685-3138.

Legos at the Library in Hanover: 3:30-5 p.m. Projects and free building for ages 4 and up. Free. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-640-3268.

Friday

Playgroup in Wilder: 9-10:30 a.m. For children up to age 5 with caregivers. The Family Place, 52 Olcott Drive. 802-649-3268.

Kids: Community Arts Open Studio (CAOS for Toddlers in Lebanon): 9:30-11:30 a.m. A family drop-in program. A weekly drop-in program from September-June for children ages 1-4. Art materials in the children’s studio are available for children and their caregivers to explore and play together. Free. AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St. 603-448-3117.

Kids: Music with Friends in Newport: 10-10:45 a.m. Dance, drum and clap while experimenting with voices, instruments and movement. For children age 5 and under and caregivers. Pre-registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome. $10-$32. Library Arts Center, 15 Main St. 603-863-3040.

Infant Playgroup in Hanover: 10 a.m.-noon. Activity and social time for children up to age 2 with caregivers. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-643-4120.

Stories and Art for Preschoolers in Etna: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Stories, songs and a craft for preschoolers and their caregivers. Free. Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. 603-643-3116.

Toddler Story Time in Randolph: 10:30 a.m. Stories and creative play for children up to age 2 with caregivers. Kimball Public Library, 67 N. Main St. 802-728-5073.

Story Time in Thetford: 11 a.m. Stories and songs for preschoolers and their siblings. Latham Library, 16 Library Lane. 802-785-4361.

Preschool Story Time in Hanover: 1-1:45 p.m. Stories, songs and activities for children 3-5 with caregivers. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-643-4120.

Saturday

Preschool Story Time in Weathersfield: 10:30-11 a.m. Stories and crafts for ages 3-5 on Wednesdays and ages 3-8 on Saturdays. Weathersfield Proctor Library, 5181 Route 5. 802-674-2863.

Kids: Community Arts Open Studio (CAOS): 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A family drop-in program from September-June with special summer hours. Art materials in the children’s studio are available for each artist’s creative adventure. Free. AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St. 603-448-3117.