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Design a Scarecrow Contest


Using any non-perishable materials, create a scarecrow with your family or friends and bring it to the library to enter our contest.

Final Date for Entries: Friday, October 13

Public Display/Voting: October 16-27

Winners will be announced at our Fall

Festival on Friday, October 27 at 7 PM.

This contest is open to all ages and abilities.  Both individual and group submissions will be accepted.  One entry per person/group please.

Questions: Stop by the Children’s Department or email



Special Needs Survey

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Does your child have special needs?  Click here to take our survey.

The Indian Valley is planning a sensory-friendly play group for children with special needs and their families.  We need your input in order to help plan this program.  Please click here to take our survey and provide as much information as you feel comfortable sharing.  This information will not be used for anything other than planning this program.  Any questions can be directed to Ms. Angela at  Thank you for your help!

Play K Open House: Mon, Aug 21 at 10 AM


Is your child getting ready to head to Kindergarten this fall? Join us for a special Play K open house on Monday, August 21 from 10 AM to 12 PM. This drop in program will feature books and activities that help prepare your child for learning in a classroom setting. Not headed to Kindergarten just yet? These activities are also appropriate for younger preschoolers as well.

Summer Reading: Aug 7-12

PrintGreat Building Challenge (All ages): Monday, July 24, 2-4 PM

Come build your best creation with Legos and enter it into our Great Building Challenge.  Prizes will be awarded in four age brackets: PreK (Ages 3-6), Young Children (Ages 7-9), Older Children (Ages 10-12), and Teen/Adult (Ages 13 & up).  Winners will be announced at our end of summer picnic on Saturday, August 12.

Build it Big, Bigger, Biggest (PreK-K):

Tuesday, Aug 8 at 10 AM OR Wednesday, August 9at 7 PM

Learn when size differences really matter and have some fun looking at the large and small of things.

Leap into Science Family Workshop (All ages): Wednesday, August 9 at 2 PM

Explore the science of water with books and hands-on activities.


Lunch Bunch (All ages): Friday, August 11 at 11:30 AM

Join us at the Telford Park Pavilion for stories and songs with family and friends.  Bring a lunch and a blanket to sit on.

Wrap Up Picnic (All ages): Saturday, August 12, 11 AM-1 PM

Celebrate the end of summer with great food and picnic fun.  We will provide hot dogs, chips, lemonade and popsicles.  Make a craft, build with Magna-Tiles, and even get your face painted (12-1 PM only).  No registration required.  Just join in front of the