West Linn: Just for Kids

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    1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is the library’s reading program for families and caregivers with children who have not yet entered kindergarten. We encourage parents and caregivers to read aloud to the children in their care every day and this program offers prizes and incentives to encourage families to reach that goal. Sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at the downstairs desk.

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    Burnside Park and Maddax Woods welcome your help to continue the battle against English Ivy and other invasive plants. You can volunteer to help save the beautiful trees, native plants, and animals in our wonderful nature parks. We pull the Ivy by hand and do not use any chemicals. See how fun it is to make a difference!

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    2016 West Linn Annual Holiday Parade

    This years Theme - To be Determined

    Saturday, December 10    10:00 am
    Willamette Falls Drive

     

     

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    Join us for LEGO Club! Kids can come to the library and build houses, castles, towers, or whatever they like. After each session we'll share the lego creations online for everyone to see.

    LEGO bricks will be provided so please do not bring your own.

    We meet noon to 1:30pm on the first Saturday of each month. Ages 4-12.

    Parents will not be able to leave the library while their kids are in LEGO club. Parents can stay in the Community Room or sign their kids in and out and stay in the library.

     

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    Mary S. Young Park is located at 19900 Hwy. 43 and boasts 126 acres of multi-use sports fields, off-leash dog area and picnic area surrounded by peaceful wooded trails. Volunteers at Mary S. Young Park are credited with removal of invasive species, such as, clematis, blackberries, tree ivy and holly and do ongoing trail building and repair throughout the year.  

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    The Parks and Recreation mission statement is to provide life enhancing experiences and to promote a healthy community. This is accomplished by providing safe, attractive, and well maintained parks, facilities, trails and open spaces, as well as, creative and challenging recreation programs for the leisure time enjoyment of West Linn citizens of all ages.

    The Parks & Recreation Department strives to provide a wide variety of programs for the community of West Linn. If you have ideas or thoughts on programming feel free to contact us.

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    Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the library offers free family passes to area cultural venues. There is one pass for each venue and they may be reserved in advance. You will need a library card in good standing to check out a pass.

    The Portland Children's Museum discontinued their cultural pass program as of August 31, 2014. They are now offering the Museum Access Program to help families who face economic, social, or physical barriers.

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    Young children and their parents/caregivers are invited for stories, songs and activities that promote early literacy skills. All storytimes will be held in the Community Room and no registration is required.

     

    Join us for our Spring 2016 storytime schedule, which runs from Thursday, January 21  to Friday, May 27:

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    Kids sign up for 20-minute sessions to read to a dog downstairs at the library. Each child chooses a book and how much reading and petting to do. Reading to the dogs increases enthusiasm for reading, develops reading skills, teaches children how to interact with pets and promotes confidence.

    Our dog handlers encourage interaction with their dogs and will offer help if needed. All dog and handler teams are certified therapy trained.

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    Terrific Tuesdays are fun events for kids and parents. They take place on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm throughout the school year. (Also check out LEGO Club on the first Saturday of the month!)

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    Many of the high quality youth and sports programs in the West Linn area are handled by outside organizations not affiliated with the Parks and Recreation Department. The information in this area is updated as initial or new contact information is provided by the organizations.

    We make efforts to solicit appropriate contact information, but it is not always possible. If you know of other local youth sports organizations please pass them along to us.