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January 3, 2013

Londonderry library offers wintertime activities


Derry News

---- — LONDONDERRY — Leach Library offers a full schedule of wintertime activities for children and their families.

As the new year begins, the library will bring out teddy bears, reptiles storytimes, crafts and much more to make the cold months fun and full of adventures.

On Jan. 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. the library invites children to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed friend along for a teddy bear picnic.

Children will hear stories from around the world about bears and will learn interesting facts about these furry animals. The program ends with a chorus of the classic song “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” and children will leave with a craft to decorate at home.

After the bears leave, it’s time for the reptiles. Leach offers “Reptiles Rock” on Jan. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. Come meet some fascinating reptiles including snakes, a tortoise, lizars and an American alligator.

Participants may also pet the lizard or snake, and learn information about each of these creatures and their habitats.

Winter programs also include regular library programs including Passport to Adventure, Toddler Time, Shake, Move and read and Story Time.

Passport to Adventure is open to patrons of all ages and participants embark on a different trip around the world. Sessions include stories, songs and activities from each destination.

Story Time is open to children ages 4 to 6. Children attend without parents and enjoy 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts.

Shake, Move and Read is a new program and allows families to explore books through movement and music.

Toddler Time is for children ages 2 and 3 who attend with their parents. The session is a half hour and includes stories, games, songs, and a simple craft.

The winter session for these programs run Feb. 5 through 28 and registration begins Jan. 28. Parents may register a maximum of five children per program.

Call the library at 432-1127 for information about any of the winter programs. The library is located at 276 Mammoth Road. Visit londonderrynh.org.