Children’s Programs

The Children’s Department guides early literacy, creativity, and lifelong learning with programs and resources for all ages, birth to teen.

Click HERE to go to our calendar page for specific dates and to sign up online for events.

EARLY LITERACY
Build your child’s early literacy skills by attending storytime and other educational programs at the library! Storytime helps parents and caregivers foster a lifelong love of books and reading in their children. Parents and caregivers can help children get ready to read through five simple activities: read, write, sing, talk, and play.

  • Musical Me (birth-5 years old)
    • Sing, dance, and play! A high-energy music and movement program for young children with their caregivers.
  • Lil’ Bookworms (birth-5 years old)
    • An interactive storytime featuring books, songs, crafts and finger plays with lots of time for play afterwards. This program takes place on the first three Wednesdays of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Peck Room.
  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
    • Click HERE to learn more about how to enroll your child in this program.

PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL AGE KIDS

    • Drop In, Hang Out
      Drop in when you can. Hang out as long as you like. Each week you’ll find hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities to engage you and your child. Available all week in the Children’s Department (Monday-Saturday) during open hours. No registration is required.
    • Read to a Therapy Dog
      Therapy dogs from Healers with Halos are specially trained to sit and listen patiently to children as they practice their reading skills. Check our calendar for upcoming dates.
    • Afterschool Programs
      Join us after school for engaging programs for school-age kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Check out our monthly calendar or stop by the Children’s Department to pick up a calendar!

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