Marion Public Library

Children’s Programs

Summer Reading Registration

Wednesday, June 21, 2:30 – 5:00 PM

Children can sign up for summer program, receive a calendar of activities and a cool treat.

Summer Reading Kick Off – Family Zumba

Wednesday, July 5, 6:30-7:30

What better way to “Build a Better World” than by building a better YOU? Kick of summer reading and have a blast at the library with Jenn Bonafede and a great family dance workout!

Kids Can Build a Better World

Tuesday, July 11, 2:30 PM

Our little garden friends need ENERGY, just like you! Pollinators such as bats, bees, ladybugs, birds, butterflies and moths are needed for the reproduction of over 90% of flowering plants and one third of the food we eat.  By visiting flowers in search of food (nectar and pollen), these pollinators keep the energy going in the garden and build a better world one plant at a time.

We will learn how to support them as they support us!

We will read The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller and play a pollination game to better understand the process.  Then the children will take seeds home to grow a plant to assist the pollinators in building a better world.

Pajama Story Time

Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 9

A traditional favorite – enjoy evenings of stories and sing-along fun. Children are invited to wear their pajamas to the library.

Live Bird of Prey Demonstration presented by Wild Wings, Inc.

Friday, July 21, 2:00-3:00 PM

Learn the natural history, biology and physical adaptations of birds of prey. With many hands-on items we explore size, feathers, flying, hunting styles, beaks, feet and talons.
“We believe the key to environmental conservation and preservation is education.
Our mission is to foster awareness, enhance respect and promote personal responsibility for the natural world. We achieve our mission through serving as a wildlife sanctuary, focusing on birds of prey and by offering educational programming.”

Quake & Make: Earthquake & Construction

Friday, July 28, 2:00-3:00 PM

Learn how to make earthquake waves with slinkies, build marshmallow and toothpick towers to test against a shaking table, and learn about the best ways to build skyscrapers. Best for ages 6-10, but older children are welcome. Presented by a Cornell Cooperative Extension intern from Cornell University.

Preschool Dance Experience

Monday, July 31, 10:30-11:00

Presented by Sandy Stramonine School of Dance

Geared toward children 3-5. Movement is a fun way for children to use body actions to communicate, channel energy and develop physicality and musicality. Older siblings welcome to participate


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    Monday: 10AM - 8PM
    Tuesday: 2PM - 6PM
    Wednesday: 10AM - 8PM
    Thursday: 2PM - 6PM
    Friday: 2PM - 6PM
    Saturday: 9AM - 12PM

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    Marion, NY 14505
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