Kids News

December 3 @ 10:00 A.M.: A Holiday Celebration Event

cpartyCome join us for a fun-filled day including Santa, refreshments, and a performance by Oh My Gosh Josh. All the fun begins at 10:00 a.m., in the Performance Room on the upper level of Alton Square Mall on Saturday, December 3, 2022. This program will be followed by cookies and a visit from Santa in the KidsSpace Multipurpose Room. Parents, don’t forget your cameras! To register, please call (618) 433-2881.

December 7, 14, 21: Holiday Drop-in Ornament Station at the Downtown Library

Drop by the Hayner Library Downtown KidsSpace and make your very own holiday ornament! Available while supplies last. Wednesdays, December 7, 14, and 21, 2022. Anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you can't make it on one of these dates, please call Ms. Mary Kay at 618-462-0677, ext. 2836 to discuss whether a different date is possible. ornaments2022

December 2-22: Holiday Card Drop-in Station

wcStop by KidsSpace at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall and make a holiday card to share with someone special! This drop-in activity takes place Mondays-Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., December 2, 2022, through December 22, 2022. No registration is required. 

Table Top Adventures for Kids

ttafkDo you like adventure? Do you like fantasy? Do you want to role-play your favorite hero or villain? Then "roll for initiative" because this is the place for you! Whether you are an experienced adventurer or looking to try out a new journey, all are welcome. Once a month at 2:00 p.m., kids ages 7-11 are invited to join us in KidsSpace at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall where we will try out roleplaying through the wonderful world of tabletop games. Dungeons and Dragons is only the beginning! To register, please call (618) 433-2881.

Please visit the Events Calendar for dates.

Second Tuesdays of the Month @ 3:30 p.m.: Lego Club at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall

lcKids, join us for an hour of building and creating Lego masterpieces! The library will supply the Legos, or feel free to bring your own. Legos stay at the library and will be displayed between sessions. Lego Club will meet in the KidsSpace on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This program is for kids 6-11 years of age. Limited space is available. Please register at (618) 433-2881.

First Friday of the Month: Science with Sam

swssteamScience with Sam is a fun, monthly STEAM-themed program held on the first Friday of each month in October, November, and December. Sam will prepare interactive kits for children to take home that demonstrates different STEAM concepts such as surface tension, earth science, anatomy, and robotics! Each kit will include an item list and the ingredients needed to do the activity. A video will be posted online for families to join us and follow along! Adult assistance will be required for some of the activities. This program is designed for children ages 7-10 years old. Kits may be picked up from KidsSpace at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall and will be available while supplies last.  Hayner's KidsSpace YouTube Channel

Tuesdays @ 10:00 A.M.: Family Story Times at the Downtown Library

readingtimeJoin Ms. Mary Kay and Panda Bear in an interactive story time for children of all ages. Enjoy stories, songs, an occasional puppet show, and a snack. This story time takes place at 10:00 a.m. at the Downtown Library. Limited space is available. Please register at (618) 462-0677, ext. 2836. 

Sleepy Time Stories with Ms. Mac (Virtual)

stsJoin us for this virtual story time on the Hayner Library Facebook page bi-weekly beginning Monday, October 3, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Put on your PJs and snuggle in to listen to Ms. Mac read stories, perform fingerplays, and sing a lullaby right before bedtime. Sleepy-Time Stories will also be available on Hayner‘s KidSpace YouTube channel. For questions about this program, please call (618) 433-2881.

Hayner's KidsSpace YouTube Channel

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