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Kids’ Day with the Middleton Public Library

September 7, 2016

Kids’ Day at the Market will be held, rain or shine, on Thursday, October 6 from 8am-1pm at the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market which is located in the parking area near Fuddruckers. The first 200 children to attend the market that day will receive a free cookie and mini-gourd to decorate. Plus, this year the Middleton Public Library will be on-site at the event providing fun activities during the entire market and a special story time at 10am. After story time, children will have the opportunity to meet a princess and sit in the driver’s seat of a real utility vehicle from Olson Toon Landscaping’s active fleet. Which princess you ask?  We’ll give you a hint…her name rhymes with Mow Light.  You can visit our event page for details on every attraction and activity so you can plan your visit accordingly!

The Middleton Public Library (MPL) will be the perfect partner for Greenway Station’s Kid’s Day and parents just might find that the MPL is their perfect partner during the school year as well. The MPL is a great place to escape during the winter months and Amy Perry, MPL Outreach & Children’s Services Librarian, has put together a short description of all the treasures you can find during your visits:

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Looking for a Curious George, Maisy, or Pete the Cat book? Or maybe Elephant & Piggy, Lego, or Thomas is your favorite? If you’ve been to the Middleton Public Library, you know there are so many books you can borrow for free with your library card.

Most likely, you also know books aren’t the only thing you can borrow from the library. There are movies, audio books, magazines, video games, and music CDs, too. You’ll also find Playaway Launchpads, which are learning tablets for children, pre-loaded with a variety of apps on subjects such as wild animals, counting, and dinosaurs. There are “Discovery Backpacks” containing items such as an American Girl doll. Or maybe you’ll want to borrow a “Discovery Kit” filled with supplies to learn and try out new things such as birdwatching, knitting, or bongo drumming.

Families can escape the summer heat or the bitter wintry cold in our drop-in “Play & Learn” space on the Main Level of the Middleton Public Library. This space provides an assortment of toys allowing children to develop their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional skills. Kids can visit the Children’s Area to use computers loaded with a variety of fun and educational games. No library card is needed to use the “Play & Learn” space or the computers!

Don’t forget to check out the library’s monthly event calendar to learn about the variety of free events, too! In addition to weekly storytimes, you’ll also find book clubs, music shows, and craft events, all offered at no cost, thanks to generous funding from the Friends of the Middleton Public Library.

Stop by the Middleton Public Library at 7425 Hubbard Avenue or visit www.midlibrary.org to start taking advantage of all the library has to offer!  You can also download a library card application by clicking here to begin your membership!

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