CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

The Children’s Department at the Newnan Carnegie Library encompasses many different aspects geared towards the literacy of younger readers from birth through middle grades. This includes self-led activities in our children’s room such as reading books, activities on computers, or playing games or puzzles. Many of these activities and books have been generously donated by patrons of the library or by our Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation. Other activities are planned throughout the year by the Program Coordinator. Many of these programs are possible because of the many partnerships with civic groups in the community. The goal of the Children’s Department is not to just increase literacy among the children of the community, but to also build lasting relationships with the community as a whole. For more information on our children's department please contact Teri Anderson at tanderson@cityofnewnan.org.

Babytime

The Spring Session Babytime class will consists of 6 weeks of online, interactive programming that

includes singing, finger plays, nursery rhymes, movement, and a board book on Zoom. For each week’s

Babytime I will attempt to have a theme such as butterfly or friends. The book, movement, and songs

will mostly center around that theme. Babytime will have approximately a 20 minute running time.

 

Babytime Registration Guidelines

 

Registration for Babytime is on a first come basis. Precedence will be given to families that have a child in any

of our Storytime programs. After Babytime is at full capacity, a waiting list will be utilized, also on a

first come basis. Registration will be open until full.  You can register for all six weeks, or you can register for a

drop-in session and pick your weeks. You may register by email, in person, or through Eventbrite. 

Parents will be notified by e-mail at least one week prior to the beginning of the session.  All children who

registered and did not make it into the program will be put on a waiting list and contacted if a space becomes

available.  Please be considerate of other children. Do not register if you cannot regularly attend these programs.

The following rules apply to Babytime registration: A child must be at least 6 months old and no older than 12

months old by the registration date. (Exceptions can be made for special circumstances at the discretion of

the Lap Time Programmer) A child may be registered only once per session. A family who has previously been

in a program but did not abide by the attendance policy will only receive a space if there is not a waiting list.

Babytime Program Guidelines

Our primary goal at the Carnegie is to foster a love of books and reading in your child. We appreciate your cooperation, support and participation! The Babytime program is geared to the needs and interests of children ages 6 months to 12 months old. Please be patient with other children and parents. Every child is different and has different limits. Because of this, the program may end at an approximate time each week depending on how the children  are feeling. We may have to adjust the schedule accordingly. Promptness is greatly appreciated. Interruptions by late arrivals interfere with the concentration of the group and the provider which is necessary for a successful program. Parents are asked to refrain from carrying on conversations with others during Story Time. Such behavior is inconsiderate of other participants and very distracting for the librarian. Cell phones should be turned off and put away during the program so that your child has your full attention. Parents are expected to participate and show by example how much fun singing, dancing, and being silly can be! Parents will sit with the children so they can participate more easily.

 

*Attendance Policy: Normally our attendance policy is straightforward and unchanging. However, since this year will be virtual, there will be a little latitude in the attendance policy. If you are unable to attend the program for that day please let me know via email. Email is a very important communication tool and will be the only way that I communicate with the class. Make sure you check yours regularly just in case there is a class cancellation.

 

If you think that you will be unable to follow the guidelines set forth in this document, then our drop-in program might be more suitable. If you have any questions about our upcoming virtual Babytime with Ms. Teri program, you can email Ms. Teri at tanderson@cityofnewnan.com

 

Babytime Dates

March 30

April 13

April 20

April 27

May 4

May 11

Babytime Registration Form

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Toddler Time

 

The Spring Session Toddler Time class will consists of 6 weeks of online, interactive programming that includes singing, finger plays, nursery rhymes, movement, and board books on Zoom. For each week’s Toddler Time I will attempt to have a theme such as butterfly or friends. The books, movement, and songs will mostly center around that theme. Toddler Time will have approximately a 30 minute running time.

Toddler Time Registration Guidelines

Registration for Toddler Time is on a first come basis. Precedence will be given to families that have a child in any of our Storytime programs. After Toddler Time is at full capacity, a waiting list will be utilized, also on a first come basis. Registration will be open until full. 

You can register for all six weeks, or you can register for a drop-in session and pick your weeks. You may register by email, in person, or through Eventbrite.  Parents will be notified by e-mail at least one week prior to the beginning of the session.  All children who registered and did not make it into the program will be put on a waiting list and contacted if a space becomes available. Please be considerate of other children. Do not register if you cannot regularly attend these programs. The following rules apply to Toddler Time registration: A child must be at least 13 months old and no older than 2 ½ years old by the registration date. (Exceptions can be made for special circumstances at the discretion of the Lap Time Programmer) A child may be registered only once per session. A family who has previously been in a program but did not abide by the attendance policy will only receive a space if there is not a waiting list.

Toddler Time Program Guidelines

Our primary goal at the Carnegie is to foster a love of books and reading in your child. We appreciate your cooperation, support and participation! The Toddler Time program is geared to the needs and interests of children ages 13 months to 2 ½ years old. Please be patient with other children and parents. Every child is different and has different limits. Because of this, the program may end at an approximate time each week depending on how the children  are feeling. We may have to adjust the schedule accordingly. Promptness is greatly appreciated. Interruptions by late arrivals interfere with the concentration of the group and the provider which is necessary for a successful program. Parents are asked to refrain from carrying on conversations with others during Story Time. Such behavior is inconsiderate of other participants and very distracting for the librarian. Cell phones should be turned off and put away during the program so that your child has your full attention. Parents are expected to participate and show by example how much fun singing, dancing, and being silly can be! Parents will sit with the children so they can participate more easily.

 

Attendance Policy: Normally our attendance policy is straightforward and unchanging. However, since this year will be virtual, there will be a little latitude in the attendance policy. If you are unable to attend the program for that day please let me know via email. Email is a very important communication tool and will be the only way that I communicate with the class. Make sure you check yours regularly just in case there is a class cancellation.

If you think that you will be unable to follow the guidelines set forth in this document, then our drop-in program might be more suitable. If you have any questions about our upcoming virtual Toddler Time with Ms. Teri program, you can email Ms. Teri at tanderson@cityofnewnan.org

Toddler Time Dates

March 30

April 13

April 20

April 27

May 4

May 11

Toddler Time Registration Form

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Pre-School Storytime

 

The Spring session of Storytime will consists of 6 weeks of online, interactive programming that includes reading, singing, dancing, and crafting on a digital platform such as Zoom. At the end of the winter session you will be given the opportunity to sign up for the spring session. The spring session will also be 6 weeks long. Each week’s storytime will have a theme such as the farm or friends. The books, crafts, and songs will center around that theme. For some themes I will also have supplemental materials for your child if you want him/her to do them. Those are completely optional.


 

Pre-School Storytime Registration Guidelines

 

Registration for Storytime is on a first come basis. Precedence

will be given to families registered the previous session.

After Storytime is at full capacity, a waiting list will be utilized,

also on a first come basis. Registration will be open until full. 

You may register by phone, email, in person, or through Eventbrite. 

Parents will be notified by e-mail at least one week prior to

the beginning of the session.  All children who registered and

did not make it into the program will be put on a waiting list

and contacted if a space becomes available.  Please be considerate

of other children. Do not register if you cannot regularly attend these

programs. The following rules apply to Storytime registration:

A child must be at least 2 ½ and no older than 5 by the registration date.

(Exceptions can be made for special circumstances at the discretion of the Storytime Programmer)

A child may be registered only once per session. A family who has previously been in a

program but did not abide by the attendance policy will only receive a space if there is not a waiting list.
 

Pre-School Storytime Program Guidelines


 

Our primary goal at the Carnegie is to foster a love of books and reading in your child.

We appreciate your cooperation, support and participation! Parents are

strongly encouraged to participate, especially during the craft portion of the program. 

The Storytime program is geared to the needs and interests of children ages 2 ½ -5. 

Please be sure your child is emotionally and behaviorally ready to participate in a listening

program. This includes being able to sit and listen. If the child becomes too

disruptive we ask that the child be taken out of the frame until he/she can settle down

and rejoin the frame. Promptness is greatly appreciated. Interruptions by

late arrivals interfere with the concentration of the group and the provider

which is necessary for a successful program. *Parents are asked to refrain from

carrying on conversations with others during Story Time. Such behavior

is inconsiderate of other participants and very distracting for the librarian. Cell phones

should be silenced or turned off during the program so that your child has your

full attention. Parents are expected to participate and show by example how much

fun singing, dancing, and being silly can be! Parents will sit with the

children so they can participate more easily. 

 

Attendance Policy: Normally our attendance policy is straightforward and unchanging.

However, since this year will be virtual, there will be a little latitude in the attendance policy.

If you are unable to make the program for that day please let me know via email.

 

We will have craft time at the end of Storytime. I will have a bag with all 6 weeks of the

craft materials you will need as well as any instruments for dancing available beforehand.

The only thing you will need to provide is glue, scissors, tape, and stapler if needed. The craft

bag can be picked up at the Carnegie on a designated date of my choosing. I will

let you know via email.

If you have any questions about our upcoming virtual Storytime with Ms. Teri program,

you can email Ms. Teri at tanderson@cityofnewnan.org

Storytime Dates

2021 Spring

April 1

April 15

April 22

April 29

May 6

May 13

Storytime Registration Form

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