Once again, children will be flocking to the Warren Public Library to read, dance and just have fun this summer.
The library's children's department is holding various events throughout the summer targeting children of all ages with activities like stories, songs and crafts.
From "Toddler Time" for children up to 3 years to a reading program involving the New Hope Assistance Dogs, the library is offering a wide variety of events for any interest.
Trish Gentilman, an assistant children's librarian, said the idea of the programs is to get children involved at the library no matter what their age.
"We want to get kids interested in reading as soon as we can," Gentilman said.
She said the librarians want the kids to be comfortable going to the library and see it as as a fun place to go, rather than a place where they have to be quiet.
"They can't be too young," Gentilman said.
She said she believes any age is a good age to begin getting kids familiar with the library and what it has to offer.
Gentilman, who taught "Toddler Time" on Monday morning, used stories, music and then crafts and toys to keep the kids interested in the program.
"Toddler Time" is offered for kids up age three at 10 a.m. Monday throughout June and July in the children's department at the library. The next program will be June 29.
Other events to be offered at the library this summer:
Children's Evening: 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Room at the Warren Public Library. Ages 3-8. Stories, crafts and short movies. June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27.
Woof It Up at the Warren Public Library: 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Children's Department at the Warren Public Library. All ages. Stop by to share a book with some of the New Hope Assistance Dogs. June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Pre-K Time: 11:00 a.m. in the Children's Department at the Warren Public Library. Ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts. June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Crafty Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 in the Children's Department at the Warren Public Library. All ages. One-dimensional and three-dimensional crafts available for children to work on so they can Be Creative at their library. June 27; July 25.
Kit Kittredge/American Girl Crafts: 10:30 to 12:00, Children's Department, Warren Public Library. All ages. Crafts that relate to Kit Kittredge: an American Girl by Valerie Tripp. Do the crafts at the Warren Library then see the movie at 1:00 at Struthers Library Theatre. July 18.
Nanny McPhee Crafts: 10:30 to 12:00, Children's Department, Warren Public Library. All ages. Crafts that relate to Nanny McPhee by Christianna Brand. Do the crafts at the Warren Library then see the movie at 1:00 at the Struthers Library Theatre. August 15.
Bruce Weaver and Friends: 11:00 a.m. Slater Room, Warren Public Library. Spark Your Imagination at the Library puppet show by ventriloquist Bruce Weaver. Popsicles will be served after the program. Preregistration appreciated. Call the Children's Department at 723-4650 to preregister. Aug. 1.