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#1 of 39 Old 11-12-2009, 07:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am one step closer to talking Buder into letting us use their spare room on the children's floor for playdates. The woman who runs the children's floor said Saturdays work best for them. I was wondering if there is any interest here in having a monthly scheduled Saturday playdate at Buder?

If so, please let me know and I will pursue this further.

I have a feeling this could go either way but it is worth trying for so we can have a regular indoor play space where no one has to spend money to participate.

I requested a weekday or Sundays but weekdays are full and Sunday the third floor is run by other employees so they would rather not have meetings there on that day. If a certain Saturday in November and december works best please let me know ASAP. I am supposed to call her back Saturday at the latest to see if there is enough interest and if they are going to let us use the room.

Also what time of day on a saturday is best?

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I am in if you can get it all organized, please let me know! I have my 9 year old son who loves all kids and he is so sweet, he would play with any age child.
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I think it would be nice to have a regular monthly playdate. We try to do things before or after naptime. Mornings are usually best on Saturdays. Maybe 10 or 10:30. Or after 2?

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I will call them back and see if we can do something between 10 and lunch time. I wish we could do it there during the week but they are all booked up. The best thing about the library is it is free! I hope they say yes.

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The earlier the better for us. So, we're in for 10am. Thanks so much for organizing this, alacrity!!

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maybe if I bake some cupcakes and take them up there they will be more inclined to say yes.

The woman who runs the children's floor was all for it but I know she needed to ask her superiors.

Is there an upcoming date anyone is free for? I will be helpful if I have a date. Like third saturday of every month or something. Or first saturday of the month and have the first one in December.

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My preference is 2nd Saturdays because of my work schedule.

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Unfortunately, weekends just are usually not good for us. We will try to drop in sometimes though.

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I spoke with the woman who runs the children area today and she told me to expect final word some time this week.

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where is this library?

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In south city a couple blocks away from the intersection of Hampton and Chippewa.

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This sounds like fun. When would the first one be, or does that depend on what you hear this week?

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I was hoping for the second Saturday in December but if they do not call me back soon it doesn't look like they are going to let us use their room. I really hope they do because winter can be so boring!

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what an awesome idea! thanks for doing the footwork to try and get a space.

(that said, the second saturday wouldn't work for us, as that's LLL in south county, which I try to get to, and also the weekend I might be likely to go up to Peoria to visit the AP group there at their monthly meetings.)
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We definitely should not schedule it on a day there is an LLL meeting if that will interfere. With holidays coming up it is hard to find a weekend it will work. Third week in december?

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Although we cannot use the children's area we can use a large meeting space elsewhere in the library any day of the week we would like. I was told that Mondays and Thursday are best. She said there are no toys there but we are free to bring anything we'd like for the kids to play with.

I can schedule us once a month for a play date and the room fits up to 60 people.

I know a lot of people expressed that a weekday would be best. Is anyone up for the first Thursday in December? If another date would work better please let me know ASAP. I would love to pick the day of the week/month that works best for most families.

I am supposed to call on friday to schedule our first play date.


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thursdays is the same day as the breastfeeding group at kangaroo kids, so i could not make that day.

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I have a midwife appointment the first Thursday in December, but we'll be free in the afternoon anytime after 12:30 or so, since P has a half-day at school.
Regular weekdays when she's in school, were not available before 3:45ish.

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Okay Thursday is a no for several people. How about the first Monday of each month from 10 am to 1:30 pm? I could go up there at 10 and everyone else can file in as you get there and we could start cleaning up around 1 or a little after.

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Okay Thursday is a no for several people. How about the first Monday of each month from 10 am to 1:30 pm? I could go up there at 10 and everyone else can file in as you get there and we could start cleaning up around 1 or a little after.
that works for us, (As long as I can get my van up and running)

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First Mondays would be good for us!

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I was told we can have a room Monday, December 7th from 10 am to 1:00 PM. Unfortunately we cannot have snacks inside the room because they have had problems with that in the past. I usually step outside with the kids for a snack if necessary (breastfeeding and bottlefeeding are the only exception to the food rules). Not ideal but at least the library is free and the weather is always good!

The room fits up to 60 people so if you know of any other moms who might be interested in a monthly AP playgroup, please invite them so we can get our mingle on.

You are welcome to bring toys and things for the children to share.

I need to walk on up to the library to get a list of the full rules. Hopefully they aren't anything too serious. I hope this works out it will give us all a free kid-friendly activity to look forward to each month!

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We could do first Mondays too. Sounds like a good plan!
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Mondays work great for us! (Up in Peoria I had a nursing group or a nursing group playdate on Mondays... it was great having something to kickstart the week.)
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Aww, bummer. I guess we'll have to wait until Summer to join in. I'll have 2 kiddos to bring along then.

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I can't make it the first Monday due to a Dr. appt, however any subsequent Mondays would work great for me! Will it be just this one afternoon, or every month?
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I scheduled the room for the first Monday in December, January, and February so we could see how it goes. If people enjoy it and want to keep doing it monthly I will continue to schedule them.

I am glad more people can do Mondays than weekends. Sometimes Dagny and I hang out in bed all day on Saturday and just play and snuggle.

Sorry we can't find a day for everyone.

So if we all have fun we should definitely keep meeting up. I know Dagny loves seeing the same kids over and over again. She is really attached to the kids I babysit already but she could use some new pals who she sees regularly.

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Looks like I'm out on this one altogether since I work full time. Have fun, mamas!

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I just wanted to remind everyone about Monday morning at Buder. If anyone needs directions, please let me know. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

Also remember the room will not have anything for the kids to do so if you want to bring something (indestructible) for the kids to play with , please do!

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Mondays are usually our do nothing day...however, Buder is close so we can stop by towards the end

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