Thursday


Book Babies: 10:30 a.m. at the Clymer Library, 115 Firehouse Road, Pocono Pines. Enjoy a half hour of songs, stories, rhymes and felt board activities. Adult caregiver participation is required. Ages infant to 6. Information: 570-646-0826.


Tiny Explorers STEM: 11:15 a.m. Feb. 13 at Clymer Library, 115 Firehouse Road, Pocono Pines. An hour-long STEM-based program that encourages self-directed sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers. Play for a few minutes or the whole hour. Pre-registration and adult caregiver participation are required. Information: 570-646-0826.


Saturday


Paws and Pages: Read to Deja, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Hughes Building of the Eastern Monroe Public Library, North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg. Children can boost their reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. Register for a 15-minute session. Ages 6-10. Call: 570-421-0800, ext. 305. Note: Read to Gigi 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 22.


ADVANCE NOTICE


Scholarship Applications: Upper Delaware River Region, New York and Pennsylvania — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is accepting applications from eligible high school seniors for the Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship and the Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship, both for $1,000. Both scholarships are open to students in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River in New York and Pennsylvania. These include Wallenpaupack Area, Honesdale and Delaware Valley in Pennsylvania. Students at eligible districts should contact their guidance counselors for applications. Applications must be submitted through the school’s guidance counselor for transmittal to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Scholarship Committee by March 27. Recipients will be notified in May. Information: 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010 or visit DelawareHighlands.org.


Dental Health Contest: The Pennsylvania Dental Association invites third-graders to show their creativity in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month with posters. The theme is “Fluoride in Water Prevents Cavities!” This year marks the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation. Three statewide winners will be selected. The first-place winner will be awarded $500. Also, the first-place winner’s school and teacher will each receive a $250 prize. The grand prize will be awarded to the first-place winner at a school function. The second place winner will receive $250, while the third-place winner will receive $100. PDA offers classroom resources, including a lesson plan featuring information on dental health, classroom activities and worksheets. Contact Michelle Berrones at mmb@padental.org for materials. All entries must be submitted by March 6. Select one classroom winner and submit to: Pennsylvania Dental Association, Attn: NCDHM Poster Contest, 3501 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. PDA will announce the top three winners in April.