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Valentine's Day activities for families

Doilies, glitter, and construction paper hearts –nothing says Valentine’s Day like some good family craft time. If the thought of the post project clean-up is too overwhelming, there are plenty of Dayton venues offering the perfect outlet for your little ones’ creative energy and getting your family in the holiday spirit.

Many local libraries in Dayton have days scheduled for Valentine’s Day themed activities, including story hours, craft time, singing during the month of February. Most of the events are short enough to hold a child’s attention and allow the family to support community centers and libraries—often for free. Give your child something to look forward to during these chilly months that seem to keep everyone home or in front of the television and check out one of the Dayton events below.

February 5, 2010

Be My Valentine


Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.


Location: Bellbrook Sugarcreek Community Center


Cost: Free to residents and $5.00 for non-residents


Ages: 3-6 with an adult companion


Contact: (937) 848-3535


Includes: Play games, sing songs and make valentines for someone special


*Must register by February 4, 2010

February 6, 2010

Create Your Own Valentine’s


Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Location: Fairborn Community Library


Cost: Free


Ages 4-11


Contact: (937) 878-9383


Includes: Drop in and make Valentine Cards. Supplies provided.

Make Valentines Cards


Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Location: Xenia Community Library


Cost: Free


Ages 5-12


Contact: (937) 352-4000


Includes: Drop in and make a Valentine's Day card.

February 8-12, 2010

Westwood Annual Valentine’s Card Contest


Time: 4:00 -5:50 p.m.


Location: Dayton Metro Library, Westwood Branch


Cost: Free


Ages: All


Contact: (937) 496-8964


Includes: Kids can show their love and artistic talent by making beautiful Valentine's Day cards. A winner will be chosen and artwork will be displayed in the Westwood Library. The winner of the contest also gets a treat. Supplies will be provided.

February 11, 2010

Family Story Time – Theme Valentine’s Day


Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Location: Wright Memorial Public Library - Oakwood


Cost: Free


Ages: All


Contact: (937) 294-7171


Includes: Story Lady “Mrs. G” to entertain, crafts, songs

February 13, 2010

Kids Storytime


Time: 11:15 a.m.


Location: Books & Co. - Town & Country Shopping Center


Cost: Free


Ages: All


Contact: (937) 298-6540


Includes: Valentine’s Day story time

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