The High Point Public Library has a full slate of activities planned to keep kids’ minds stimulated this September.
Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 the library will resume weekly programs Monday through Thursday. Those events will take place at 11 a.m. on each weekday other than Fridays.
Littles and Kids’ Yoga will be offered for youngsters ages 12 and under on Mondays.
Story Time will resume on Tuesdays, and Music and Movement will take place on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, the Library Social will be held.
In addition to regular programing, there will be a number of special events this month.
On Monday, Sept. 11 and Monday, Sept. 18, the Switch Game Club – as in the Nintendo Switch – will resume. The program now offers twice the capacity of before and boasts some new games. The library will provide everything the kids need to participate in the fun, including the console, games and controllers. The game club will be held after school – check with the library for times.
The following day – Tuesday, Sept. 12 – the library’s Paws to Read program will resume. This program, which has proven to be very popular, offers young readers the chance to practice their reading skills by reading to a certified therapy dog in a calm setting. These programs are bi-weekly, starting on Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m. Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to participate.
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the library will offer a children’s drumming workshop. If you’re a parent whose child is into drumming, you will no doubt prefer him or her to do so at the library rather than at home. This workshop will take place on four consecutive Wednesdays, starting Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. in the story room on the first floor. These sessions will be for children ages eight to 12.
All the events above require registration. Those interested in signing up can do so by calling the library’s Children’s Department at 336-883-3666 or by visiting https://bit.ly/3A36lSp and using the Sign-Up Genius.
On Saturday, Sept. 16, the library will host a performance by the Motley Tones, a “singing pirate group,” at the Farmers Market at 11 a.m.
Finally, on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m., the library will present “MUSH! with Noggin the Sled Dog (and her human)” – a program by Karen Land that describes what it’s like to participate in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and other sprint and endurance races. This program will be held in the library’s story room. No registration is required for Mush!