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Library to host fall break events
Forsyth County Schools are out next week

Forsyth County Schools are out next week for fall break, but Forsyth County Public Libraries will host programming for all ages.

 “We know that families are looking for fun and interesting things to do next week, so we’re hosting puppet shows, breakout games, cultural celebrations and more,” said Assistant Director for Public Services Stephen Kight in a news release.

Cumming Library 

  1. • Tween/Teen Tech Playground (Grades 4 and up) – Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m.
  2. • Fall Puppetpalooza (All ages) – Sept. 26 at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 3:15 p.m. and Twilight Edition on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
  3. • Teen Writers Club (Grades 6 and up) - Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
  4. • Books & Babies (Ages 0-24 months) - Sept. 27 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. 
  5. • Teen Paper Crafting (Grades 6 and up)- Sept. 27 at 3:00 p.m.
  6. • Book Clubs for Kids (Grades K-5)- Sept. 28 at 4:00 p.m.
  7. • Chatterbooks Book Club for grades K - 2
  8. • STEAM Rollers Book Club for grades 3 - 5 
  9. • Puppet Play Day (All ages)- Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m.
  10. • A Roald Dahl Celebration! (Grades K-5)- Sept. 29 at 3:00 p.m.

Hampton Park Library 

  1. • Books & Babies (Ages 0-24 months)- Sept. 25 at 10:15 a.m.
  2. • Batman Training Camp (Grades K-5)- Sept. 26 at 2:30 p.m.
  3. • Teen Advisory Board Meeting (Grades K-5)- Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m.                                 
  4. • Movies at The Park: The LEGO Batman Movie (All ages)- Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m.
  5. • Breakout of the Library: Save Fall Break (Ages 9 and up)- Sept. 27 at 3:00 p.m.
  6. • Fall Puppetpalooza (All ages)- Sept. 28 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
  7. • Busy Builders (0-5 years)- Sept. 29, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 
  8. • Family Game Day (All ages)- Sept. 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Post Road Library 

  1. • The Fire Safety House with the Forsyth County Fire Department (Grades Pre-K-5)- Sept. 25 at 11:15 a.m.
  2. • Books & Babies (Ages 0-18 months)- Sept. 26 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  
  3. • Tween Scene (Ages 10-12)-  Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
  4. • Pony Painting Party (Grades K-3)- Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  5. • Fall Puppetpalooza (All ages)- Sept. 28 at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 1:15 p.m.
  6. • Fall Family Movie Picnic: Aladdin (All ages)- Sept. 29 at 11:15 a.m.
  7. •  Teen Team Trivia (Grades 6-12)- Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

At 11:15 a.m. on Monday, the Forsyth County Fire Department will teach preschool and elementary school students what to do if there is a fire. Space is limited and showing up early is encouraged.

At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, students in fourth grade or older can take part in the Tech Playground program. 

“Tweens and teens can use their tech skills to meet a range of challenges, from music to motorized robots to light shows using LittleBits modules,” Kight said. “We’re setting up obstacle courses for the Sphero bots and participants can use the SPRK+ app to program the bot to navigate all the obstacles.”

There will also be events for kids interested in comic books. Batman Training Camp will be held at the Hampton Park location on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and is open to elementary schoolers. Kids can wear superhero costumes and work on spy skills and other superpowers.

Then on Wednesday, Hampton Park will hold Movies at the Park with a showing of The LEGO Batman Movie at 10:30 a.m. 

For those who have noticed small rocks painted with designs or motivational words, a program for tweens to paint their own will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Post Road. 

Kids ages 9 and up can also try out another new craze: An escape room.

“Escape room games are popular with our patrons and the Hampton Park Library will host a special game for ages 9 and up on Wednesday at 3 p.m.,” Kight said. “The premise of the game is that an evil hacker is trying to put a stop to our fall break fun, so our intrepid young patrons will have to use team work and their sharpest problem solving skills to decipher the clues, beat the villain and save fall break.”

The week of fun will wrap up at 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 1 with a Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Post Road.

“Patrons of all ages can celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with crafts, activities and even taste traditional foods in the library,” Kight said. “Lingual Kids will present a special Salsa Tales bilingual story time and Ballet Folklorico of the Good Shepherd will perform several traditional Mexican dances.”