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PUBLIC LIBRARY

KIDS' PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

Library Closures

Please note, there will not be story times on May 28th or 30th due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

Toddler Time!

Age appropriate activities: story board, puppets, creative play, art & music.

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11am
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11am
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11am
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11am

National Scrapbooking Day!

Monday, May 2, 2016 - Story Time at 11am & 6 pm

Book: “Orlando's Little-While Friends: A Scrapbook Story"

This inspiring story is about a small boy learns to conquer shyness and make friends. Children will create scrapbooks.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6pm

Story: “Marco’s Cinco de Mayo”

Children will make Maracas

Celebrating Mom with a Royal Tea Time!

Saturday, May 7 at 11am

Children may dress up as a Prince or a Princess. Please bring a favorite “Royal Lady” to celebrate tea with. There will be activities and light refreshments. Story: “Fancy Nancy's Marvelous Mother's Day Brunch”.

National Train Day!

Monday, May 9, 2016 - Story Time at 11 am and 6:00 pm

Story: “The Little Train That Could”

This classic tale will encourage and delight children of all ages. Let’s make a train.

Hooray, Hooray, its National Frog Jumping Day!

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Story Time at 11am

“Frog Trouble”

Frog Songs by Local Musician Scott Gray.

Celebrating International Pickle Week Movie Night

Monday, May 16, 2016

“Bob the Builder - Pets in a Pickle” at 11am

A very special Story Time and Book signing Event at 6pm: “Manneranimals” by Virginia Monaghan.

World Turtle Day

Monday, May 23, 2016 - Story Time at 11 am and 6:00 pm

Book: “Yertle the Turtle”

Play Yertle the Turtle Game.

New Children’s Coordinator

Come meet the new Children’s Coordinator, Marsha Adams! She is planning many great ideas and future activities!

Have You Visited the Children’s Room Lately?

Are you looking for somewhere to bring them for an afternoon or evening of fun and education? If you have not visited the Children’s Room since the Library was remodeled, you are in for a great surprise. The room is filled with activities, such as play stations, books, toys, crafts, movies, and FUN!

Graphic Novel Collection

The library has greatly expanded the GRAPHIC NOVEL collection! A GRAPHIC NOVEL is a work of fiction or nonfiction that tells a story using comic strips and that is published as a book. Graphic Novels can be enjoyed by all ages!!! Stop by the library and browse the collection.

Great Websites for Kids

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, maintains the following website called “Great Websites for Kids” (greatsites.ala.org).

It is an online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children. 

Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Newly evaluated and accepted sites are added to the database three times a year. The committee also reviews all sites within the database twice a year to guarantee sites are still relevant, appropriate and accessible.