Children's programs we fund
Afterschool Homework Help Center for Children
Destined to make a difference in a child’s life, the Elementary Homework Center is the anchor of after-school programs for children.
Certified teachers assist with homework, projects, and test preparation.
The Library always provides free healthy snacks.
The library continues to provide free tutoring services Monday – Thursday and most weekends year-round.
Over 2,000 students have received direct tutoring assistance.
Dog Tales encourages reluctant readers to develop a love of reading and improve comprehension by providing specially trained therapy dogs that “listen” to the child read aloud.
Kids in all classes, can show off their moves in a fun, healthy and energizing hip hop dance class. Families with babies and children up to 5 years old can join the creative staff from Children’s Art & Music Center for a joyful time of music, singing, dancing, instruments, friendship, and family.
Digital Learning and Tech Lab
Kids in grades K-5 can test drive Science Experiment Kits, STEM toys, or learn to code so as to nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity.
Families with children up to age 5 can join children’s librarians as they incorporate music and movement, songs, rhymes, art, and great books so children will develop the essential skills needed for kindergarten readiness.
Storytimes to the Community
Librarians continue to bring the library into the community by providing face-to-face story times to our local daycares and schools.
Librarians design, create, pack, and distribute weekly story time kits based on themes for teachers to use in their classrooms.
For classrooms that cannot have a live reader, our librarians recorded thirty-one interactive story times to share with our classrooms.
Over 12,000 story time kits were distributed in 2022.
Let’s Read is a program fueled by providing 3,000 books each school year to children living in some of the most economically challenged areas of the city. The program encourages a love of reading by providing great books and adult mentors into classrooms.
Baby & Toddler Yoga Classes
Move with your baby! Itsy Bitsy Yoga will help babies become happier and healthier. For newborns to 12-month-old babies and babies who are crawling and walking ages up to 24-months with a parent or caregiver.
How you can help
People like you can also help us today with achieving this goal by getting involved with the events at the Library, giving new books to the Library, or by giving the Foundation charitable donations. Your help ensures that the Mandel Public Library will never cease becoming a better library for the community.