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Programs

Kid Zone Connection

The Summer Storytime Block ends July 29th. No storytimes will be held in August–we’re hard at work getting ready for Fall! We will resume on September 7th (the Tuesday after Labor Day). Enjoy your back-to-school season, and see you soon!

All Together Storytime: Please note that the summer block of All Together Storytime ends on July 29th. For ages 0–5. Join us at the stage at the City Center Park (next to the All Together Playground) for songs & rhymes, stories, and activities for early childhood that introduce our young patrons to the world of words and storytelling.

Bilingual Storytime: Please note that the summer block of Bilingual Storytime ends on July 29th. ¡Todas las edades son bienvenidas! Join us every other Wednesday starting June 16th at the stage at the City Center Park (next to the All Together Playground) for stories and songs in Spanish and English.

Little Learners Storytime Podcast: For ages 3–6 and their caregivers. Miss Amy’s monthly auditory storytime includes all your favorite elements: songs, a story, and even early literacy ideas for caregivers at the end. New episodes post to the website on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Tween Scene: Lilo & Stitch

Looking to be whisked away to a fantasy world after a long winter? Grab your wand and use the magic of reading to explore fairy tales with us this summer. Besides in-person events, there will be take-home activities each month; an escape room in the new Library Hall; and books, coupons, and other prizes.

Music & Movement

Classes held on Zoom. Music and Movement is a class designed for toddlers and their caregivers. Books, instruments, songs, fingerplays, and dances encourage the development of skills such as imitation, vocalizing, self and peer awareness, and much more. For children ages 18 months to 3 and their caregivers.

Check It Out! Book Club

Check It Out! Book Club

Join us for the monthly Check It Out! Children’s Book Club where fellow 4th–6th graders and their caregivers will engage in discussions and participate in activities. Registration is required and is limited to 15 students and their caregivers. Register online or at any Children’s Desk. Then pick up a reserved copy of the book at the main floor Children’s Desk.

  • June 16: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
  • July 14: El Deafo by Cece Bell
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Children's Literacy

Shared Reading

We don’t just do summer reading programs here. Our Shared Reading program is designed to help your child keep up the good reading all year-round.

The simple program encourages you and your child to become reading partners, as together you set reading goals and talk about what you read. You can create your own reward system for meeting your goals, but the library, through generous donations from local businesses, also provides several prizes for your child to choose from once a month. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk. Suspended until further notice.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

In-library prizes currently suspended, but you may still download reading logs and continue tracking your progress at home.

Click HERE to register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The concept is simple and the rewards are priceless. Read any book to your child–infant, toddler, or preschooler–until you have read 1,000 books together. After registering, come to the Children’s main floor reference desk to receive your first 100 books record log. Record each book you and your child read together by simply marking the icon on the record sheet. You may read the same book multiple times. You can also count books heard at storytime, daycare and preschool.

After each set of 100 books is read and recorded, take your log to Children’s desk to receive the log for your next 100 books. Small rewards are earned with completion of 100 books and 500 books. After reading the 1000th book, your child will receive a certificate of completion, a free book, and will be eligible to attend the 1000 Books before Kindergarten Celebration.

Get your reading logs HERE.

STEM Programs

CoderDojo

Suspended until further notice. Wednesdays, 4–6 p.m., Storytelling Wing. Are you a coding ninja? Would you like to become one? Join us Wednesday afternoons to meet other computer coders and mentors, learn new languages, and work on your own projects such as games and mods. Kids 8 and up are invited, as well as teens and parents. All levels and abilities are welcome. Bring your own computer if possible.

LEGO Lab

Suspended until further notice. Free play & building challenges. LEGO & DUPLO blocks. Caregiver must accompany ages 7 and under. No registration. Every Thursday of the month at 4:30.

Family Library Services