The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation is kicking off 2023 with an ’80s-themed dance party for families. The event at Kensington Town Hall will include a dance floor pumping with greatest hits from the era, tables with crafts, and a separate room with story time. All the fun happens on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 3-5pm.
Attendees are welcome to dress in costumes or ’80s attire. Snacks and water will be available. The “Back to the ’80s Family Dance Party” is open to children of all ages, but the activities are geared to kids from 2 to 8 years old. A DJ and a dance leader from A Squad Entertainment will help get families moving to the music.
Proceeds from the “Back to the ’80s Family Dance Party” will support the activities and programming by the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation. For more information, go to noyeslibraryfoundation.org.
The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation “Back to the ’80s Family Dance Party”
Date: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023
Time: 3-5 pm
Cost: $7 per person / $25 max per family (infants free). Space is limited and sales are only at the door.
Location: Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington, MD 20895
Kensington, MD – For its 17th free Noyes StoryWalk®, The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents Bear Snores On, written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman.
Families can read this well-loved story on posted signs along Antique Row in downtown Kensington, MD from January 14 through February 5, 2023. The StoryWalk® begins at the Town Kiosk at M&T Bank, located at 10420 Montgomery Ave., Kensington MD, and progresses on store windows along Howard Avenue, continuing to its end at Frankly, Pizza! at 10417 Armory Ave., Kensington MD. A complete map can be found at www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org/events.
Published in 2005, Bear Snores On is the first in a series featuring a busy crew of forest friends. While Bear is hibernating during a cold winter, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! Readers will love what happens when Bear wakes up and wants to join the party. Crafts and resources related to the book are available online at www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org/events.
Families are encouraged to share a selfie while at the StoryWalk® or a photo of a completed craft on the Noyes Children’s Library Facebook page (facebook.com/MakeMoreNoyes); post to Facebook and tag the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation, or post to Instagram and tag @makemorenoyes.
The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation launched its Noyes StoryWalk® program in January 2021 as an early literacy initiative when libraries were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to encourage families to enjoy books together in the outdoors. A complete list of the Noyes StoryWalks®, including background information and accompanying crafts, is available at www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org/Events. StoryWalk® is a registered trademark of Anne Ferguson.