Youth programs for October at the Cone Park Branch

Happy October! Fall is here, and we have some cool activities planned for kids, teens, and families at the Cone Park branch this month. Keep in mind our online calendar is always the most up-to-date!

October youngsters

Featured Event:

Cone Park will have our annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 18th from 1-3 pm.  This is a fantastic event with great activities for the whole family to engage with.  We will have games, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, music, balloon animals and so much more.  Please bring your whole family and check it out.

    Featured Programming:

    • Storytime will take place Wednesday, October 2nd from 10-11 am.  Storytime will include interactive fun with stories, songs and other activities perfect for preschoolers and toddlers.
    • Read With A Dog will take place Wednesday, October 2nd from 2:30-3:30 pm.  A special dog named Ru will visit our branch.  She loves books and loves when kids read to her.  Bring your favorite book or pick one from our shelves and read to a special furry friend!
    • Music and Movement will launch Wednesday, October 9th at 10 am.  Come join us in this fun program designed for preschool aged children to have fun with dancing, instruments and bubbles!
    • MAKERspace for kids will happen Wednesday, October 9th at 2:30 pm. Join us to explore and create during STEM and STEAM activities. This month we will have a special guest programmer teaching sewing specifically so children can learn.
    • O2B Kids will join us on Friday, October 11th and 25 at 11 am to engage children in sensory activities and fun!
    • Elsa's Art For Children will take place on Saturday, October 12th from 2-3 pm.  Elsa introduces school aged patrons to line drawing, various arts and crafts programs and other elements that are valuable to the creative process.
    • Tonewood Family Music takes place Wednesday, October 16th, from 1:30-2:30 pm.  Tonewood helps nurture musical growth in your child as you experience music together. This is a free event open to everyone. Space is limited so please arrive early.
    • Cone Park Homeschoolers takes place Monday, October 21st at 1 pm. Homeschool families are invited to join us for fun activities such as MAKERspace, Arts & Crafts, gardening, games, and more!
    • LEGOspace takes place on Wednesday, October 23rd at 3 pm.  Join us to build and create with LEGOs!

    Regular Programming:

    • Youth Gaming takes place every Tuesday from 4-5 pm. Come enjoy a fun afternoon playing WiiU at the library.  We offer games such as Just Dance, Super Smash Bros Super, Mario Bros, MarioKart and many more.
    • Teen Time takes place the first four Thursdays of every month from 4-5 pm. Enjoy creating new projects with a variety of materials.
    • Homework Help will take place on Mondays -Thursdays from 3-5 pm. Our resource center will offer assistance with assignments and test prep for students grade K-5.
    • Courageous Kids takes place every Thursday from 4-5 pm.  Courageous Kids will meet to explore a new topic related to healthy relationships such as friendship trust and being caring.

    If you have any questions about any of our programming, please contact us at (352) 334-0720, or come see us during our open hours!

    • Monday: 10:00-7:00
    • Tuesday: 10:00-7:00
    • Wednesday: 10:00-6:00
    • Thursday: 10:00-6:00
    • Friday: 10:00-5:00
    • Saturday: 10:00-5:00
    • Sunday: Closed
    Posted by LaurelC on October 2, 2019