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Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

December 10, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

December 10, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners in Play

December 10, 2018
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Read with the Dogs

December 10, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

Read with the Dogs

December 10, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

December 11, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators. Discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more! ...

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

December 11, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys. Older siblings welcome. ...

Family Stories and More

December 11, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Event Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Oct. 30  for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” Tuesdays, Aug. 28 - Dec. 11 with a break on Nov. 20...

Growing Young readers and Writers

December 12, 2018
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Event Description:
A club for kids who love reading, writing, and nature! Weekly sessions using nature as inspiration. For ages 7 and up. ...

Baby Time: Reindeer

December 13, 2018
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-2 years old. ...

Family Storytime

December 13, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For ages 0-5.  Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that include books, music, movement, crafts and play.   ...

Toddler Time: Reindeer

December 13, 2018
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Featuring great stories, singing, dancing, and movement activities young children learn valuable skills and enjoy being with other children. For ages 2-3. ...

Story Time: Reindeer

December 13, 2018
11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning Kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities. For ages 3-6. ...

Fun To Be Fit Kids!

December 13, 2018
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for children and their caregiver(s) to send quality time together singing, dancing, getting some exercise and having fun! Ag...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

December 14, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Storytime

December 14, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...

Story Time

December 14, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers. Interact with your child in a variety of early literacy activities including music, movement, stories, crafts and games. ...

Baby Lap Sit: Rhyme and Sign!

December 14, 2018
11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Engage babies newborn to 18 months with movement to music, singing, rhymes and basic sign language to enhance social interaction and language development. Playtime follows. Fridays, Sept. 21 - Dec. 14 with a break on Nov. 23 11 - 11:45 a....

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

December 14, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Read with the Dogs

December 15, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. Program for Ages 2-8, dogs provided by S...

Polar Express Party

December 15, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Movies, Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for a fun filled morning as we watch the movie "The Polar Express" with crafts and snacks. Pajamas are welcome! ...

Birth to Five: Words Alive!

December 15, 2018
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Kid's Zone - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Come and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind! Every Third Saturday @ 3:00pm ! ...

Read with the Dogs

December 17, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

Growing Young readers and Writers

December 19, 2018
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Event Description:
A club for kids who love reading, writing, and nature! Weekly sessions using nature as inspiration. For ages 7 and up. ...

Baby Time: Christmas Around the World

December 20, 2018
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-2 years old. ...

Family Storytime

December 20, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For ages 0-5.  Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that include books, music, movement, crafts and play.   ...

Toddler Time: Christmas Around the World

December 20, 2018
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Featuring great stories, singing, dancing, and movement activities young children learn valuable skills and enjoy being with other children. For ages 2-3. ...