March will be a super month for kids at the library

Mom and childJoin the Shawnee Public Library for a variety of activities scheduled during March both at the library and in the community. Check out any or all of the following:

Science Monday, scheduled on the first Monday of the month next takes place at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 4. This is an opportunity for learners in kindergarten through second grade to engage in hands-on learning about various aspects of the physical and natural world.

Story Time takes place twice on each Tuesday of the month, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. Activities are geared to children ages 2 ½ to 5 and will include stories, music, rhymes and early literacy activities. Story Time also goes on the road to the Shawnee Mall at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays during March. Families interested in participating can meet with library staff in the mall’s Center Court for stories and more.

The library also will host a special Stress Relief Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14. It will be led by a certified infant massage instructor teaching calming activities that promote literacy.

And debuting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 is a three-week Elementary Tai Chi series. Children in 2nd through 4th grades will learn eight basic Tai Chi forms to build balance, relaxation and a healthier mind and body.

The Tai Chi project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funds from the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA), a federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

No advance registration is required to attend any of the programs.