april, 2018

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12apr3:15 pm- 4:30 pmLicking Park District for K-5th Grade
19apr3:15 pm- 4:30 pmBFF (K-3rd Grade)
26apr3:15 pm- 5:00 pmKids Movie Day: Paddington 2 (K-5th Grade)


Spring Toddler and Story Times

April 9th through May 10th

Toddler Time: Hop into Spring!

Join us for a hopping good time during our Spring Toddler Time. Toddlers 18 – 36 months old along with their favorite adult will enjoy 20 minutes of stories, songs and finger plays as we hunt for everything spring. Little ones and parents will make new friends while visiting the library. Mondays from 6:30-6:50PM.

Story Time: Hop into Spring!

Three, four and five-year-old children will meet in the story room for 45 minutes of stories, finger plays, songs and a simple craft as we search for everything that is spring. Please choose from one of the sessions:  Mondays from 7:00-7:45PM, Wednesdays from 10:00-10:45AM OR Thursdays from 10:00-10:45AM.

Registration is required, and space is limited. Please call 740.924.3561 or email to sign up your little reader.

BFF(K-3rd Grade)

Thursday, April 19 from 3:15-4:30PM

Blast off your own balloon rocket! Will it reach the moon? Join us for a fun story, a yummy snack and an activity.

Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by 4:00PM Wednesday, April 18. Please call 740.924.3561 or email for more information and to register for this month’s BFF. Please don’t forget to send a note to school giving permission for your child to walk over from school with our staff.

Kids Movie Day: Paddington 2

Thursday, April 26 from 3:15–5:00PM

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Library staff will pick K-3rd grade kids up at school and escort them to the library for movie day. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th & 5th graders, transportation arrangements will need to be made for them to attend movie day. Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for kids to walk over with library staff AND kids need to be registered at the library by 4:00PM Wednesday, April 25. Space is limited. Please contact the library if you have questions or to register at 740.924.3561 or email

Licking Park District for

K-5th Graders

Animals in Flight

Thursday, April 12 from 3:15–4:30PM

Join us this month for a snack, story and activity as we learn all about animals in flight. Students need to be registered by Wednesday, April 11 and a note will need to be sent to school giving the kids permission to walk from Northridge Primary to the library with our staff. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, transportation arrangements will need to be made for them to attend the Licking Park District program.

Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email to register your student.



 FREE eBooks and eAudio Books with Digital Downloads

Find your favorite authors here and download to your phone, tablet, iPod or computer.



worldbookWorld Book: Early World of Learning

An online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students. It can be used on any device that connects to the internet, but is optimized for use on an iPad. Early World of Learning includes three interactive learning environments:

  • Trek’s Travels – narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  • Welcome to Reading –  practice to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.
  • Know It – a visual interactive encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them.


Reading Round the Clock

Reading can happen anytime, anywhere!  And you and your children can explore the joy of reading together with this series of “Reading ‘Round the Clock” flyers and videos that gives easy tips for working reading practice into everyday activities. INFOhio developed them in partnership with the State Library of Ohio, Ohio Educational Library Media Association, and the Ohio PTA, and they are available to all Ohioans for free download. So take a look for great tips on keeping your family reading and preparing your children for Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

Reading on the Screen from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.

Reading for a Purpose from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.

Reading on the Go from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.


Ellison Dies Available for Use

These dies and machine are available for anyone 12 and older to use during library hours. Bring your own paper, make something special!

For a full list of available dies, please click here: Alexandria_Ellison_Dies.




ABC Mouse! is an educational website for young children that provides online learning activities for 2-6 year old children at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels.