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
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
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
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
Contact: (937) 294-7171
Includes: Story Lady “Mrs. G” to entertain, crafts, songs
February 13, 2010
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Location: Books & Co. - Town & Country Shopping Center
Contact: (937) 298-6540
Includes: Valentine’s Day story time