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JumpstART (2-8 yrs)

    JumpstART video from the first story time in 2007. Video by ICTN

JumpstART is a joint partnership with the Irving Arts Center and Irving Public Library.

Explore new stories, fun art projects and a variety of exhibitions during this fun story time that combines art and children's literature. Each month a new theme is introduced that ties into an exhibition at the Irving Arts Center. Following JumpstART, create a take-home art project and then browse the galleries with your kids as part of this fun AND FREE morning activity. Ages 2 and up. All supplies provided.

Join us the first or second Thursday of each month, September through May at 10 a.m. at the Irving Arts Center!

JumpstART 2014-2015 Events:

November 6th Junie B. & Friends
Join us to read some of our favorite books about plucky young female characters as we get ready to welcome Junie B. Jones to the Arts Center Nov. 14 in the live theatrical performance of “Junie B.: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells.”

December 4-Who’s Your Llama?
Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama series is featured this month in conjunction with the exhibition, Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed at the Irving Arts Center.

January 8 -Happy Birthday A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh Day!)
Let’ s read stories about the beloved bear from the Hundred Acre Wood and celebrate author A. A. Milne’s birthday!

February 5 -Get Sweet on Valentine’s Day
Candy, chocolate, friends, cards! What’s not to love about this special day? Following the story, kids make a heART project.

March 5  - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Green eggs and ham, anyone?, Let's celebrate the legendary author and illustrator of such classics as Horton Hears a Who, Cat in the Hat , The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and The Lorax.

April 2 – Spring Has Sprung!
Flowers are blooming and the birds are singing … join us to welcome the season with storytelling and a craft project

May 7–Moms Are Marvelous
Mothers are the inspiration for this month’s stories and art.