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Kid Zone

October Storytimes in the Ashton Auditorium

Toddler Tales

For ages 0–3. Join us Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00am in the Ashton Auditorium (through October & November) for songs, rhymes, and simple stories to introduce our youngest patrons to the world of words.

Preschool Storytime

For ages 3-5. Join us Tuesday & Thursday at 11:00am in the Ashton Auditorium (through October & November) for songs, stories, rhymes, dances, and fun as children develop a love for reading and storytelling.

Bilingual Storytime

Join us Wednesdays at 10:00am in the Ashton Auditorium (through October & November) for songs and stories in Spanish and English.

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Music & Movement

Held in the Ashton Auditorium in October & November. 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

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.

  • October 13: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • November 10: The Wishmakers by Tyler Whitesides

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.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register at the main floor Children’s desk. 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 and a free book.

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