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Library plans spring break activities for children, teens

Mar 22, 2018

Fairfield Public Library has an array of programming planned for both children and teens during Fairfield Community School District’s spring break week Monday through March 30.

“I’m really excited,” said Afton Hallauer, youth services librarian. “We’re kicking off with a magic show on Monday.”

Jesus “Mr. Illusion” Rios will be performing at 5:15 p.m. Monday in the library meeting room.

This spring break, the library is offering a line of programs designed to appeal to tweens and teens at 1 p.m. each day.

“We have amazing partners this year and that has allowed us to offer more programs,” said Hallauer.

Fairfield Public Library is partnering with Jefferson County ISU Extension and understood.org.

“The Extension office has been really invaluable in developing the tween/teen programs” said Hallauer. “I’m hoping by teaming up, we can offer something really fun this spring break. Rachel [Wonderlich] and Ashtin [Walker] had great ideas for programs.”

Programs including candle making, easy-to-make snacks, and magic tricks are scheduled for participants ages 8 and up at the library this week.

The library also has a new partner this year: Jamie Allen with understood.org, a nonprofit focused on providing support for parents of children with learning and attention issues.

“Jamie reached out to us,” said Hallauer, “and offered to do a slime-making program at the library during spring break. It was a perfect fit for us — who doesn’t love slime?”

Monday, the library will offer story time at 10 a.m.; Magician’s Laboratory for ages 8 and older at 1 p.m.; and the magic show at 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday starts off with a puppet-making workshop for all ages at 10 a.m.; Kids in the Kitchen for ages 8 and older at 1 p.m.; and Goodnight Storytime at 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday is movie day at the library. The 10 a.m. movie is about a boy who journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse. The 1 p.m. movie is about a high schooler accidentally transported in a time machine back to the 1950s, where he inadvertently interferes with his future parents’ budding romance and must figure out how to set things right, or risk changing the future.

On March 29, story time starts at 10 a.m.; Candle Making and More for ages 8 and older is at 1 p.m.; and Lego Time starts at 4 p.m.

On March 30, the week finishes up with two slime-making programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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