Here are the special children’s programs for January at the Rancho Santa Fe Library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias. All events start at 3:15 p.m. Call 858-756-2512:
• Love on a Leash, Tuesday, Jan. 6 — Read to therapy dogs! It’s a fun way to gain confidence and increase reading skills.
• The Buster Balloon Show! Thursday, Jan. 8 — A wild and wacky mix of side- splitting comedy, mind-boggling magic, and balloon-twisting expertise will have your kids rolling in the aisles with laughter!
• Knights’ Academy, Thursday, Jan. 15 — Practice your archery, jousting, and catapult- launching skills to become the ultimate medieval knight!
• Football Fun Day, Thursday, Jan. 22 — Playoff and Superbowl season is here! Root on your favorite team and join in some football fun relay races and games.
• Puzzlepalooza, Thursday, Jan. 29 — Celebrate National Puzzle Day with puzzles, games, and mystery solving fun!
• Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: ages 3-5, stories and a craft
• Book Babies Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays (note: new time): babies and pre-walkers, lap-sit storytime
• Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Fridays: walkers to age 3, stories, songs, fingerplays, and more
• Make and Take Craft, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays — all ages. Drop in for a fun craft.
• Teen Craft for a Cause, 10 a.m.-noon every first and third Saturday — ages 12-plus. Craft handmade items to donate to charity organizations and earn community service hours.