Youth

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Youth Programs

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Preschool Palooza

Tuesdays at 10:30am

Enjoy age-appropriate stories, songs, movement, and a puppet show finale to help support early literacy development and cognitive growth using Every Child Ready to Read practices: reading, writing, playing, singing, and talking. The program is followed by a fun craft.

Recommended for children ages 3 to 5 years.

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Toddler Tales

Wednesdays at 10:30am

Enjoy age-appropriate books and stories, as well as action rhymes, songs, fingerplays, a puppet show finale, to help support toddlers’ early literacy development, basic gross motor movement and cognitive growth using Every Child Ready to Read practices: reading, writing, playing, singing, and talking. The program is followed with puppet playtime.

Recommended for children ages 18 months to 3 years.

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Baby Babbles

Thursdays at 10:30am

Socialize with other caregivers while engaging your baby with stories, songs, and rhymes that are carefully selected to foster cognitive and fine motor skill development using Every Child Ready to Read practices: reading, writing, playing, singing, and talking. The program is followed with open play and socializing.

Recommended for babies from birth to 18 months.

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Sensory Story Time

Last Friday of the Month at 10:30am

Explore early learning concepts with Ms. Christina and Ms. Kami with action songs, interactive stories, and sensory activities!

Recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

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Fresh for Kids

Second Wednesday of the Month at 4:00

Join us for a hands-on cooking class just for kids. Children will learn how to prepare up to two healthy recipes on their own. 

Registration is required.

 

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LEGO Free Build

First Wednesday of the Month at 4:00pm.

We provide the bricks and you build.  There will be a new build inspiration theme each month.  No registration required.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Preschool Palooza

10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Library Branch: Maitland Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Time

Preschool Palooza

Enjoy age-appropriate stories, songs, movement, and a puppet show finale to help support early literacy development and cognitive growth using Every Child Ready to Read practices: reading, writing, playing, singing, and talking. The program is followed by a fun craft.

Recommended for children ages 3 to 5 years.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Tales

10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Library Branch: Maitland Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Story Time

Toddler Tales

Enjoy age-appropriate books and stories, as well as action rhymes, songs, fingerplays, a puppet show finale, to help support toddlers’ early literacy development, basic gross motor movement and cognitive growth using Every Child Ready to Read practices: reading, writing, playing, singing, and talking. The program is followed with puppet playtime.

Recommended for children ages 18 months to 3 years.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Morse Code History and Bracelet making

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
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Library Branch: Maitland Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Did you know Morse Code Day is April 27?  Come meet Morse Code enthusiast, Jerry Galloway for a brief history of Morse Code and then make a Morse Code bracelet. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby Babbles

10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Library Branch: Maitland Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Story Time

Baby Babbles

Socialize with other caregivers while engaging your baby with stories, songs, and rhymes that are carefully selected to foster cognitive and fine motor skill development using Every Child Ready to Read practices: reading, writing, playing, singing, and talking. The program is followed with open play and socializing.

Recommended for babies from birth to 18 months.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Adventures with Books

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
Library Branch: Maitland Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Workshop
Event Details:
Adventures with Books is an enrichment program geared towards homeschooled children (K-8), run by local moms and sponsored by the Library. The program is free, but you may be asked to help with supplies or snacks. We do welcome younger siblings. R...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Laughter Yoga

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
Library Branch: Maitland Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Join certified Laughter Yoga teacher Dana Kaplan in this program focused on helping your body create feel-good hormones using a gentle form of exercise combining breathing techniques from yoga with laughter exercises. You do not need a yoga mat an...

Youth Resources

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Educational Resources

Need homework help? Thinking about homeschooling? You aren’t alone! We have resources to support education at home, including books, databases, and guidelines for getting started. 

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1000 Books before Kindergarten

Join our 1000 books before kindergarten challenge. Visit the program website to download the free app or print a log form for each 100 books read.

Come to the Library for great prizes after 50, 200, 400, 600, 800, and 1000 books!

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Sunshine State Awards Reading Lists

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades K through 8, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME). View the booklist in our catalog.

NetSmartz Kids

NetSmartz Kids

NetSmartz is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help children learn to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With videos, games, activities, teacher resources, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Learning Kits

We have a variety of kits you can use at home to make learning fun.

S.T.E.M. kits, in general, give elementary students access to prepared activities, games, and materials that they might not encounter in a traditional classroom. Each kit provides information on a subject or theme through materials such as books and DVDs as well as hands-on activities and games that reinforce basic concepts. The purpose of the kits is to allow students to gain a better understanding of these concepts and the relevance of math, science, and the arts in their daily lives and their value in problem-solving.

Early Literacy Kits are designed for pre-readers, and focus on developing literacy skills through sharing concepts like words, rhymes, sounds, songs, and more. Early Literacy Kits were built on the 7 Days, 7 Ways to Read principles.

You must be an adult cardholder to request one of these items. See the whole list and reserve one through the catalog.

Sunshine State Young Readers Award Jr. Books