Albert L. Scott’s January children’s programs

Published 10:40 am Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Albert L. Scott library has planned several programs for children, tweens and teens for the month of January. According to Youth Services Librarian Frances Smith, many of this month’s programs will be held in conjunction with Alabama 4-H.

“We like to try to partner with other entities in the community, and 4-H just has a lot of activities because of their work with kids. They can bring fresh programs for us,” Smith said.

During the Spaghetti Towers program, homeschool students will be able to learn about science and engineering with Charity Battles of Alabama 4-H. Smith said kids will build towers out of uncooked spaghetti. According to Smith, Spaghetti Towers is part of the library’s Homeschool Happenings program, which hosts a monthly event and began last September.

“We’re giving homeschool families another place to go and another avenue to learn,” Smith said. “It’s at a place where they live close to, it’s free and it’s just another way for them to gain more knowledge around whatever else they have planned.”

Kids of all ages will be able to build with Legos at the Lego League program on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m.

“We have Legos of all sizes, and kids can come and do some free building,” Smith said.

Teens and tweens from 11 to 18 years old can revisit their younger days at the Throwback Thursday program on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 4:15 p.m. Smith said the theme is “Are You Game,” and will feature board games, hula-hoops and snacks. The Albert L. Scott has also partnered with Alabama 4-H for this event.

The Pete the Cat Book Club, which takes place on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m., is open to kids who are five years old and older. “Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes” will be read.

“We’ll probably also have some other cupcake-themed activity,” Smith said.

Girls who are at least seven years old can meet with Alabama 4-H Ambassador Kinley Bell at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. Bell is an interior design enthusiast who will help girls design a room. Smith said this program is part of the American Girls Club.

Smith also mentioned Miss Jennie’s Story Time is still regularly scheduled at local day care centers every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m., and Tunes and Tales will still take place at 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Toddler Tales is open to two and three-year-olds every Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Smith said these programs are important for the Albert L. Scott library, because they give members of the community something to do and shows what the library has to offer.

“It brings people in, and it exposes them to the books, the DVDs, the magazines and other materials that can relate to the programs,” Smith said.

Smith requested that kids sign up in advance for all programs, with the exception of Lego League. To sign up, call the Albert L. Scott Library at 664-6822 or sign up in person at their circulation desk.