Cat's Hat Reading Club
March 1 - March 31
For Children Newborn to age 12
All children up to age 12 are invited to participate! Kids need to read 3 books at their level, write the titles of the books on a Cat's Hat tally sheet and put it in the Cat's Hat on the desk in the Children's Library. Non-readers may be read to. Tally sheets can be picked up in the Children's Library or downloaded here. Enter as many times as you like! Entries will be chosen at random after the program ends to receive a Seuss-tastic prize!
Thursday, March 30
2:15 - 2:45 and repeated 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Eggs-plore the science of embryology as you learn about the life cycle from egg to chicken. CSU Extension-Broomfield County is bringing the hatching of chicks to the Library! Youth and adults will enjoy the thrill of seeing the stages of development as we candle eggs through the stages of the incubation cycle, and see the end result-baby chicks! Families of all ages welcome! No registration required but space is limited.
Frank Shorter Race4Kids Health
Sunday, April 9, 8 a.m. to noon - 1st Bank Center
Spread the power of health for children.
5K BolderBoulder Qualifier, Mazzola's Miracle Fun Run, Applebee's Buzz for Kids 3-5, Diaper Dash for Kids 2 & UnderEXPO: Where Science, Engineering & Health Collide4Kids. Come visit the library at our booth!
Sign up here for the FrankShorter RACE4Kids' Health 5K and enter to win a round trip ticket on Southwest Airlines! Register by March 15th for your chance for a free trip! Winner will be announced on Facebook March 15th.
Healthy Snacks for Kids Food Drive
April 1 - April 30
Bring your individually wrapped HEALTHY SNACK donations to the Children’s Library in April. Ideas include cereal bars, fruit cups, 100% juice boxes, oatmeal, dried fruit, granola bars, fruit pouches, crackers, and popcorn. All donations benefit Broomfield FISH, Inc. Here's a list of items that would be especially helpful.
One Book 4 Colorado
April 17 - May 1
Every four year old in Colorado can receive their own copy of the same book to keep! Bring your 4 year old to the Children's Library any time between April 17 and May 1 to pick up the FREE book. There will be both English and Spanish versions available. Curious what book it is? This year’s book will be announced on Monday, April 17. One Book 4 Colorado aims to get a book into the home of every 4 year old in Colorado, promoting early literacy skills and helping families serve as their children’s first and most important teachers. More information about this program can be found here
Pinwheels for Prevention
Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m. In front of the library
Help us plant pinwheels! In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Week of the Young Child and National Library Week, a Pinwheel Garden is being planted in Broomfield outside of the library. These whimsical toys are to remind the community of happy childhood days and to encourage positive parenting. The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign focuses on community activities and public policies that prioritize the healthy development of children in recognition that healthy children are an essential building block for community and economic development. Shining in the sun, the pinwheels represent a bright future for our children and our community. To get further involved visit the Broomfield Early Childhood Council's website.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Wednesday, April 26, 6—8:15 p.m. In the Children's Library Story Room
Free! Registration is required.
Using the 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children™ as a framework, Stewards of Children® is a two-hour training that teaches adults practical actions to prevent child sexual abuse or intervene if abuse is suspected. Featuring compelling, engaging and motivating content for participants, the program is designed for parents, concerned individuals, and any adult that works with youth. Through Stewards of Children®, over 1,000,000 adults have been trained to protect children from sexual abuse. For more information visit D2L.org. To register for the program click here.
Dia de Los Niños/Dia de Los Libros
April 28 & 29
Celebrate Broomfield’s multicultural community with a special Dia de Los Niños/Dia de Los Libros FREE event April 28 & 29 at the Broomfield Library! Special events include story times in languages from around the world plus crafts, dance, and science from across the globe. Check out the program and flyer for details.
Children discover and practice new skills through purposeful play, and toys are their tools. The Family Place Center in the Children’s Library at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library is a safe, fun environment where you and your young child can read, play and learn. This specially-designed space features materials for children and parents including board books, picture books, toys, puzzles, blocks and writing activities, all creating opportunities for little ones to explore. As your child’s first and most important teacher, these activities will help you build your child’s early literacy skills.