Children Ages 0 - 5, Library services, Storytime

Early Years Events at Kildare Libraries September 2022

Children learn through play, and it is a vital part of development of language, literacy, and numeracy skills so with this in mind we have lots of fun events for Early Years over the coming months across Kildare Libraries.  Each month you and your little ones can now look forward to a variety of free and exciting in-person events for children aged between 0-5 years so they can learn, play, socialise and have fun. Look out for messy play, music, dance, yoga, storytime, arty fun and more at Athy, Kildare, Naas, Newbridge, Leixlip, Celbridge and Maynooth Libraries over the coming months.
Please note all events are free but may require booking via Ticket Tailor.

Athy Library

Doodlebox Art and Craft for Toddlers
Wednesday 21st September at 10.30am Suitable for 2-4 Year Olds
Doodlebox provides fun, creative, inclusive art and craft experiences for children through storytelling. During this workshop the emphasis will be on children actively engaging in with the story being read, through movement, mime and action, then responding to both the story and the activity using art and craft materials. The children are encouraged to let their imagination run free with their art work.
Book via Ticket Tailor: https://app.tickettailor.com/events/athylibrary/749075  

Toddler Time
Every Friday from 10am
Join us for a toddler sing-along and story with our Athy Library staff every Friday! Have a chat with other parents and carers while the children play and have fun!
No need to book, just come along.

Celbridge Library

Lola’s Yoga & Storytime 
Tuesday 20th September 10am Suitable for 3-5 Years
Move, stretch, relax and have fun! Join Lola for some yoga and Storytime fun in Newbridge LibraryYoga through story telling is a great way to support children’s wellbeing. Yoga can assist in enhancing a child’s physical, social and emotional development. Some of the benefits include: strength and balance, an increase in self-esteem and a decrease in anxiety. The story telling aspect of the workshops enriches the children’s imagination and provides both a visual and audio learning experience.Outline of workshop:Begins with breathing exercises which provide children with an awareness of the breath and the calming effect it can have when they are faced with difficultiesA warm up rhyme with actionsYoga through story tellingSong with actionsEnds with a relaxation/meditationBooking via Ticket Tailor: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/celbridgecommunitylibrary/751663 

Toddler Time
Wednesday 28th September 10am – 1pm
  Suitable for 2-5 Year Olds
Toddler time in Celbridge library is lots of fun! Use your imagination; draw and colour in together in the children’s library. Toddlers will have access to special toys during this time, and they are welcome to drop in at any time and explore the children’s library. 
Booking via Celbridge Library by calling 045980994
or emailing celbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie.

Kildare Town Library

Sensory Baby Play
Thursday September 15th 10.30am Babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months
Learn lots of new developmental play ideas & techniques to help your baby explore their traditional senses plus their inner senses (vestibular & proprioceptive). Learn Tummy Time tips & techniques to keep your baby happy on his tummy.You’ll learn a variety of ways to play with your newest little bundle of joy. Non-mobile babies are exposed to sensory play, songs, and the beginnings of social play. Our expert teacher leads you through nurturing exercises and activities that stimulate your baby’s brain development – the first stepping stone to spark a love of learning! There’ll be an opportunity to check-in with your teacher on any specific queries you have and there’s also time for an informal chat with other parents to swap tips and experiences.
Book via Ticket Tailor: https://buytickets.at/kildaretownlibrary/750277 

Storytime for 0-5 Year Olds
Every Friday at 11.00am Suitable for 0-5 Year Olds
Join Carmel for stories, song and dance in Kildare Town Library. No need to book, just come along!

Leixlip Library

Baby Beats – Messy Play & Live Music for Babies and Toddlers
Tuesday 13th September at 10.30am Suitable for 6 months to preschool age
Baby Beats is a class for babies and toddlers (up to preschoolers) which focuses on learning
through music and play: Sensory Play – a range of activities to engage the senses.  Individually themed stations (tuff trays) encourage children to explore different textures and messy play. 
Songs – nursery rhymes, action songs, patterns & rhythm.  See children react to the live songs accompanied on guitar!.
Booking via Ticket Tailor: https://buytickets.at/leixliplibrary/750414 

Baby & Toddler 
Every Friday in June 10am – 11.30am  All children up to preschool age are welcome
A social event for little ones and their grown-ups! Come along for a story or two and a big room
of toys for your little ones to play with.
No need to books, just come along!

Maynooth Library

Baby Beats – Messy Play & Live Music for Babies and Toddlers
Monday 26th September 10.30am Suitable for 6 months to preschool age
Baby Beats is a class for babies and toddlers (up to preschoolers) which focuses on learning
through music and play: Sensory Play – a range of activities to engage the senses. Individually themed stations (tuff trays) encourage children to explore different textures and messy play. 
Songs – nursery rhymes, action songs, patterns & rhythm. See children react to the live songs accompanied on guitar!
Booking via Ticket Tailor: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/maynoothlibrary/750241 

Weekly Story and Rhyme Time in Maynooth Library
Every Friday in September at 10am
Join the Maynooth staff for some in-person stories with nursery rhymes and songs. Each week will have a new theme.Places are limited and one ticket is required per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking Via Ticket Tailor for:
Friday 2nd September: https://buytickets.at/maynoothlibrary/750396
Friday 9th September: https://buytickets.at/maynoothlibrary/750397

Friday 16th September: https://buytickets.at/maynoothlibrary/750450
Friday 23rd September: https://buytickets.at/maynoothlibrary/750454
Friday 30th September: https://buytickets.at/maynoothlibrary/750455 


Stay & Play Baby and Toddler Group
Every Thursday at 10am -11am Suitable for 0-5 years
If you have a young baby or toddler and would like to meet other parents in the area, come to our new stay and play group every Thursday morning at 10am. Bring a coffee and chat to other parents while your little one(s) play with the toys and books provided.
No need to book, just drop in!

Naas Library

Let’s Sing Together with Rebecca Gilbert
Thursday 22nd September 11am Suitable for Babies and Children up to age 4.
Come and sing and enjoy music with your little one. No musical experience necessary!

Join Rebecca Gilbert of the Irish Institute of Music and Song for a fun class where little ones
and their grown-ups can experience music, rhythm and singing together. 
Book via Ticket Tailor here: https://buytickets.at/naaslibrary/750469


Storytime Fun 
Every Friday at 10am Suitable for 0-5 Year Olds
Join Catherine for Storytime fun in Naas Library. There will be stories,
rhymes, songs followed by crafting fun involving colouring and creating a picture using cut up
paper and other materials and glue. There will be a box of DUPLO blocks for the children to play
with at the end of each session.
No need to book, just come along!

Newbridge Library

Sensory Baby Play
Thursday 22nd September at 10.30am Suitable for Babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months
Learn lots of new developmental play ideas & techniques to help your baby explore their traditional senses plus their inner senses (vestibular & proprioceptive). Learn Tummy Time tips & techniques to keep your baby happy on his tummy.You’ll learn a variety of ways to play with your newest little bundle of joy. Non-mobile babies are exposed to sensory play, songs, and the beginnings of social play. Our expert teacher leads you through nurturing exercises and activities that stimulate your baby’s brain development – the first stepping stone to spark a love of learning! There’ll be an opportunity to check-in with your teacher on any specific queries you have and there’s also time for an informal chat with other parents to swap tips and experiences.
Book via Ticket Tailor: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/newbridgelibrary/750242 

Storytime
Every Wednesday at 11am Suitable for 0-5 years
Come along for some super stories and fun songs!
No need to book, just come along!

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