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Preschool StoryTimes are offered twice a week from September through April. 3-5 year olds are invited to join us for stories, games and art projects Wednesdays at 10:00 or Thursdays at 1:00. Caregivers may stay with their children and younger siblings are welcome. StoryTime is offered free of charge but children must be enrolled to attend.

You may enroll at any time throughout the program. To register call Debbie Lehman at 632-9331, e-mail her at or stop in and pick up a flyer.

Family Movies @ Bayliss are movies shown in the Children ’s Room one Saturday a month. The movies are family friendly, open to the general public and free of charge. Popcorn is available for a small donation. Check the Calendar for a schedule as the times change during the summer.

Each summer Bayliss Public Library participates in the statewide Summer Reading Program. Throughout the summer, from June until August, both preschool and elementary age children are invited to include reading in their activities for the summer. Children may check out books to read over the summer, keep track of the books read (or ones read to them) by recording the titles, and then attend weekly sessions at the library; ending with a 'Grand Drawing' in August. Children do not have to attend every session to participate in the Summer Reading Program.

A different theme is selected for each year. Past themes have included:
    2007 “Get a Clue @ Your Library”
    2006 "Paws 'n Claws"
"Catch the Reading Bug"
is the 2008 theme. Check each spring for the year's theme. See the Calendar for the current year's schedule. Enrollment will begin June 1.

Each session lasts approximately one hour and caregivers are invited to stay with their preschool children while elementary children may attend on their own. Children will keep track of the books read (or ones read to them) by recording the titles. Each title will be hung from a streamer from the ceiling of the Children’s Room. At the end of the program, the titles will be taken down and added to the Grand Drawing.

Ten titles read will mean ten chances to win a prize. T-shirt drawings will be done weekly. In 2006, a record 235 children read 4250 books…in just 7 weeks!

Preschool meet weekly through the summer on Wednesdays at 10:00 or at 1:00.
Elementary meet weekly through the summer on Thursdays at 1:00 or Saturdays at 11:00.

Go to Summer Reading Program for this year's details, and check the Calendar in the spring for dates. For more information, contact Debbie Lehman: or call 632-9331 or stop in.
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Christmas Craft Hours are offered in December. School aged children are invited to paint Christmas scenes on the windows or to make Christmas ornaments. No enrollment is necessary. Check the Calendar for scheduling.

A variety of additional special programs for families and children are frequently offered at Bayliss Public Library. Check the Calendar for current upcoming events.

Tween Readerz is a monthly book club for 8-12 year olds that meets in the Children’s Room after school. Bayliss regrets that it cannot provide multiple copies of each selection but staff will assist children in getting the book through Interlibrary Loan. Check the Calendar for dates and


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