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March Children's Department News

Preschool story times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room. Free; no registration.

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the children’s activity room. This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs. Free; no registration.

***Special Programs for Children & their Families or Caregivers***

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Purdue Science Day
Presented by the Purdue Science Student Council
Saturday, March 4: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms
Children and their families are invited to a science experiment demonstration.
Free; no registration required.
Children who are 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.


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Lego Builders Club
Saturday, March 11: 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms

Children in preschool through grade 6 will have the opportunity to build with the library’s collection of Lego blocks. Children who are 8 years old & younger must be accompanied by an adult. No fee or registration. Come and build and have fun! Structures created by the children will be on display in the cases near the children’s department on the first floor for 3 weeks.


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Reading to the Bunny & Dogs!
Saturday, March 25th; 2 to 3 p.m.
Elm Room & Board Room

Registration required by Friday, March 24
Presented by members of Caring Paws. Come and read to a certified therapy dog. Sometimes, a therapy rabbit will be here, too. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library. Children who are not yet reading are invited to visit and pet the dogs at 3 p.m. This program is for children ages 4 and older. Free.
Please note: Visitors, other than the parents and siblings of children who are reading to the dogs, are welcome to greet the dogs and talk to therapy dog team members only at 3 p.m., so that the readers are not disturbed.


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“Chemistry on Wheels”
Saturday, March 25th: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children’s Activity Room, 1st floor

Science demonstration by students from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Purdue’s chemistry department
For children ages 5 and older and their families
Free; no registration


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Caldecott Winners Display

               Please visit our display of Caldecott Medal winners in the cases in the children’s department and next to the elevator on the first floor.  These picture books are on loan to us by former Lafayette elementary school teacher Bonnie S. Combs.  

               The award was first given in 1938.  The first 12 books are in the display case in the children’s area, near the window.  There is also a description of the award and a letter from Mrs. Combs about her collection.

              The award winners for 1950 through 1979 will be in the elevator display case until March 31st.  The rest of the winners will be in that case from May 1st to the end of June.


             Copies of the fronts of the covers of all 79 books are pinned to the wall near the activity room of the children’s department. Please visit this array and tell us which Caldecott winners are your favorites or your children's. At the end of the summer, we will make a new display of these favorites.