Programs and Events
FOL Readers' Group Book | Story time Fridays | Summer Reading Program | 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten | LEGO Club
Story time Fridays
Story time Fridays are for children ages 2 through 5 years old. It is the mission of Story time to provide a high quality, developmental and age-appropriate, literature-based, group story time for preschool children in a library. Please select the program best suited to your child(ren)'s age(s).
Story time activities are held during the school year. If there is no school, there is no story time.
Little Bears: 10:30 am in the large conference room.
This 20-minute program is designed for two and three year olds. The program brings young children and their parents or caregivers together in a library setting. For many, this is a new experience. Some children may participate, while others may be content to just observe. All adults are expected to participate and encourage the children to join in the fun.
The program will feature picture books, songs, finger plays, puppets, and flannel boards. Since attention spans are short for kids this age, the stories are short and simple.
Big Bears: 10:30 am in the small conference room.
This 30 minute program is designed for BIG KIDS four and five years old as they attend story time on their own. By this age, children can do more things by themselves, such as listen to stories quietly, participate in activities, follow directions and complete crafts. Parents and caregivers do not accompany their preschoolers in the story room, but are asked to remain in the library during the session.
Story time features picture books, songs, finger plays, puppets, flannel boards, games and craft activities.
The LEGO club meets Saturdays once a month in the large conference room from 10:00am - 11:00am. It's open to elementary aged children with no pre-registration.
FOL Readers' Group Book Discussion
The Friends of the Library Readers' Group hosts book discussions throughout the year. The discussions are open to the public and are held on the second Tuesday, every other month from September through May at 7:00 pm. The books are available at the library. Everyone is welcome!
Summer Reading Program
Each summer, the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library, Medford, and the Jean M. Thomson Memorial Library in Stetsonville host the Summer Library Programs in cooperation with the Medford Area Public Schools. The hour-long sessions include stories and crafts.
Please check back for the Summer Reading Program schedule next summer.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
You and your child can undertake this wonderful adventure. It is an exciting activity that will provide your child with a strong foundation for learning and reading for the rest of his or her life!
How this Program Works:
1,000 books sounds like a lot but when you break down numbers, you can see just how easy this goal can be to accomplish! By reading one book a day with your child, you can reach this goal in less than 3 years. To reach this goal in one year, you and your child would need to read an average of 2 3/4 books every day.