Special Events

Book Buddies

Book Buddies is a program, provided by Birth-to-Five, Inc., and  Morrison-Reeves Public Library, Hagerstown Public Library and Centerville Public Library for children ages 3 years to kindergarten entry accompanied by a parent or another adult. The one hour session is planned around a new theme each month. A story is read to the children and they receive a book FREE to take home. The children also create a craft, play a game, make a snack and move to music all planned around the monthly theme. It is a fun and energetic hour designed to encourage children and their families to appreciate the value of reading. This is also geared towards activities that help gross and fine motor development, social and emotional skill development and practice and also language. 

Reservations for these FREE events must be made by calling the library that you are going to attend, no later than two business days prior to the event dates. In the event you cannot attend after making reservations, please call the office to cancel so that a child on the waiting list will be able to fill your open spot.

For all children accompanied by an adult.
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Playgroups are open to children 0 to kindergarten entry ages accompanied by an adult. Each playgroup contains multiple age appropriate toys. Playgroup is an opportunity for children to learn social skills and to enjoy an hour of unstructured play while parents have an opportunity to connect with other parents. At the end of each playgroup a literacy activity is enjoyed.

All playgroups are FREE. You may attend as many as you wish. No registration required, just show up and have fun!
If school is a half day, delayed or closed due to holidays or bad weather, playgroup will NOT BE HELD that day.
Please check our website or face book page for playgroup closings.

If you have any questions, please call the Birth-to-Five office.

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