Columbia 4 Kids Guide for Families
February 11, 2003   Family Information for the Greater Columbia Area!

Featured Events

Exploring and Celebrating African-American History in the Midlands

Columbia4kids is spotlighting Black History events throughout the Midlands that will be of interest to families and kids.

The 9th Annual Voices of Our People is a celebration of Black History Month and African-American culture with songs, poems and speeches of famous African Americans at the North Main Branch Library for kids of all ages. The program will be held on February 24 at 6:30pm.

Educational and fun is the best way to describe Follow the Drinking Guard: A Scavenger Hunt! Children ages 7 and up can participate in a scavenger hunt as they search for answers to clues from African-American history on February 18, 4pm at Southeast Regional Branch Library.

Libraries spotlight "love" for little ones

Check out the Valentine events at local branches

Local libraries throughout the Midlands will help children celebrate Valentine's Day with various activities and programs that they are sure to enjoy.

Sandhills, Cooper and Northeast Branch Libraries will have a "Be my Valentine!" activity on Thursday, February 13 at 3:30 p.m. (4pm at Northeast Regional) for children ages 5 & up. Bring the kids to hear Valentine's Day stories and songs and make something special to take home. In addition, Blythewood Branch Library will host "Valentine's Day is Here!" for children ages 3 & up. Let them celebrate this special day with stories and a craft on Friday, February 14, 3:30 p.m.
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Promote Your Family Activities

Events has a great Events section where you can input your organization's events or find something fun to do with your kids!.


Check out our new Activities section for classes and things to do or submit your own. This feature will be available by the end of February.


Day camps, overnight camps, and vacation bible schools will be listed in this section, also planned for late February.

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Happy Valentine's Day!
Take this opportunity to show your children how much you love them! Children love holidays- make this one fun!

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