Wednesday brings story time for youngsters

PrincessThe Newcastle Public Library invites families with preschool children to its weekly story times, at 10 a.m. on each Wednesday during February.

The library’s Pre-K Story Time provides stories, songs, activities and a craft. It’s geared to ages 2 to 5 but babies and even older children are welcome too.

And for families with younger children, the library hosts Baby Story Time at 11 a.m. each Wednesday of the month. These programs will feature songs, rhymes and stories that appeal to babies 15 months and younger and their caregivers.

Registration is encouraged in advance for each of the programs.

Find activity with the library on Fridays

HeartsVisit the Newcastle Public Library for its continuing series of Friday afternoon events offered for school-age students on days school is out.

Programs begin at 2 p.m. and the schedule for February features:

Feb. 1Crafts for School-Age Kids, with a Valentine’s Day theme;

Feb. 8STEM for School-Age Kids, an exploration of glacial movement;

Feb. 15Book-N-Cook, featuring the book “Bear and Chicken” by Jannie Ho.

Feb. 22Art for School-Age Kids, focusing on the art of Pablo Picasso and the book “When Pigasso Met Mootisse” by Nina Laden.

Supplies for activities are provided thanks to the help of the Friends of the Newcastle Library. Registration is encouraged in advance to attend each event.