Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WFPL 5K Race Announcement

The Watertown Free Public Library is pleased to announce our second annual 5K event! Join us on Sunday, May 31 at 10:15 a.m. for a family friendly community race. Together, we'll cruise through Watertown's beautiful neighborhoods. Runners, walkers, and strollers of all ability levels are encouraged to participate. Please visit: http://www.watertownlib.org/run

Registration is required and participants are encouraged to register in advance through our RaceWire Website.

Adults pay $25.
Ages 11 to 17 pay $20.
Children 10 and under can register for FREE!

This is a great opportunity to get your children moving and model healthy exercise habits. You can train for the event by joining us for a practice run on Saturday, May 23 at 9:15 a.m. No registration is required to practice on the Saturday before the event. 

If you cannot make it to the event, you can still make a donation to support the library. It can be made in person, by cash or check, to the Watertown Free Public Library Building Comittee or Online.

Monday, March 16, 2015

We Love to Dance

We've been cooped up all winter and we need to move our bodies. It's how we stay healthy and have fun. At the Watertown Library, we like to get a children's playlist togther and kick off our shoes for good ol' Preschool Dance Party. Moving to tunes is our favorite way to exhaust ourselves.

Ages 2-6 were singing, swinging, and clapping together this March. We took out the bananas, scarves, bells, and parachute to play along with the music. It was a rockin' good time.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Feed the Birds!

This winter has been difficult for all of us, esspecially our feathered friends. Birds have trouble finding seeds when the snow piles high. That is why we like to build bird feeders in the month of February. The Children's Department hosted an event for school age children to make two different types of feeders. The first one was simple; it involved stringing toasted o's onto pipe cleaners and shaping them into rings or other designs that could be hung on tree branches. The second type of bird feeder we made was a little messy; we coated toilet paper tubes in peanut butter, rolled them in bird seed, and looped yarn through the middle of them. These tactile crafts ensured our patrons would enjoy some backyard birdwatching for the rest of the chilly season.