Frankford library to host interactive ‘Frozen’ and ‘Toy Story’ days

It feels like almost every child who’s seen “Frozen” or “Toy Story 4” has become instantly obsessed with the hilarious but heartwarming films.

The Frankford Public Library will host free showings of both movies, allowing families too geek out a little more.

The “Make Your Own Forky & Watch ‘Toy Story 4’” event will be Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m., ending at 2 p.m.

The “‘Frozen’ Interactive Movie” event will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m., ending at 1 p.m.

All ages are welcome, although the events are geared toward children. Parents or guardians are encouraged to stick around and help their kids participate.

“Watching them enjoy these types of activities is amazing,” said Library Director Betsy Reichart. “They get such a kick out of it, and they enjoy it so much.”

On Jan. 25, kids will make their own “Forky” toy while watching Toy Story 4 (2019, rated G). “That’s a new character from the new Toy Story movie,” said Children’s Coordinator Rachel Jackson. “We’re just going to make our own Forky … a spork with googly eyes and pipe cleaners.

“He’s a new favorite character,” said Reichart.

Kids can relate to the movie, as young Bonnie creates Forky out of discarded items during craft time. She ultimately adores him.

“The whole time during the movie, he wants to go back in the trashcan because he’s trash. But in the end, he’s special,” Jackson said. “I think the theme where he keeps trying to go into the trashcan makes [kids] laugh.”

“We often make our crafts here and at other libraries out of things we would consider ‘trash,’” Reichart said. “That that deals with the whole recycling concept, too.”

On Feb. 8, kids will watch the movie “Frozen” (2013, rated PG), and act it out using a script and props.

“We are going to make little paper snowballs, and then when it starts to snow in the movie, we’ll throw our snowballs in the air. … When they’re ice skating, we’ll [pretend] skate around the room,” Jackson said.

“Frozen” has become such a cult classic for children that Florida librarian Nicole DaPonte designed the interactive program, almost like a much-tamer version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

“It’s like ‘Rocky Horror’ because when you participate, you’ve seen it a million times,” so kids can easily sing and pretend to join in the action, Reichart said.

“The kids have seen the original ‘Frozen’ many times, but this will be different,” Jackson said.

These are just two of the many programs coming to Frankford Public Library this winter.

Kids can also enjoy Kite-Making on Jan. 23 at 4 p.m.; Balloon Games on Feb. 4 at 5 p.m.; and Build a Snow Castle with sugar cubes and frosting on Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.

The Town Hall Tour will teach families about their hometown on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. with (special guests Ms. Cheryl and possibly Frankford Police Chief Larry Corrigan).

Teens and tweens can check out the School’s Out Super Bowl Party & Movie event on Friday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m., with free pizza, cookies and a showing of “The Game Plan” (2007, rated PG) starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. They can also earn volunteer hours on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. (call the library for details).

Adults also have the chance to participate in movie nights, craft nights, book clubs and various community services.

Northeast Seafood Kitchen will also support the library with a Dine & Donate event on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. That night, 10 percent of all restaurant receipts will be donated to the library.

The full 2020 events calendar for the library is online at http://frankford.lib.de.us. 

The Frankford Public Library is located at 8 Main Street, Frankford. For more information, call (302) 732-9351 or visit www.facebook.com/FrankfordPublicLibrary.

 

By Laura Walter
Staff Reporter