Children's Services

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Online Children's Services

Print out these bright and colorful activity-packed calendars for your family. Based on the Every Child Ready to Read® practices of reading, writing, singing, talking, playing, and counting, each month contains learning activities, book lists, nursery rhymes, and more.

Select a month below or get all 12 months in one PDF here:

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

The calendar was created by the Public Library Association. For more information on Early Childhood Literacy, visit www.everychildreadytoread.org

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We're expanding our children's board game collection!

We're expanding our board game collection at our branches to include more games for children and families. Some of these would be excellent choices for homeschooling families or to supplement your child's education.  Here is a list of what you may soon see on the shelves of your branch:...

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Spring Storytime is here!

One of the joys of being a children's librarian is hearing all of the wonderful stories that children and caregivers have about storytimes. I love it when children sing me their favorite storytime song, or recall a game that we played together, or recount a specific book that we'd read together. Sto...

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Early Reader bag contents: 2 crafts, activity, book, toys, and fruit snacks

Introducing Early Bird Reader Bags!

Enjoy a fun surprise for beginning readers (Grades K-2) every month beginning in March! Each Early Bird Reader Bag contains a book to keep, a parent letter with activity suggestions, and a craft. Every month will have a different kid-friendly theme. March's theme will be the Elephant and Piggie seri...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Virtual Game Night

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for classic family games like Pictionary, Scattergories, and Boggle - with a virtual twist!  You will need a pencil and paper or white board to participate.   Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  We ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join some of our Children's Librarians on Zoom to craft with us! We will be doing craft projects live on Zoom for children ages 5-12.  All supplies will be provided to registered children. Please indicate which branch you prefer to ...

Disclaimer(s)

Please register each person individually, including adults.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Pups & Pages

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Children read to a therapy dog or dog in training in a one-on-one Zoom session. You will be called to schedule your session the week of the program.   We request an adult supervise all children participating in the session in case t...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Early Bird Reader Bags

All Day
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 96
Event Details:
Enjoy a fun surprise for beginning readers! Each Early Bird Reader Bag contains a book to keep, a parent letter with activity suggestions, and a craft. Every month will have a different kid-friendly theme. June's theme will be the ocean!  To ...

Disclaimer(s)

Please alert staff to any food allergies.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Young Scientists: Kaleidoscope

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Create a kaleidoscope and learn about basic light reflection guided by a librarian via Zoom. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Dance Party

11:15am - 11:45am
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Put on your dancing shoes and hop onto Zoom for an active movement and dance program! Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  We request an adult supervise all children participating in case they require assistance with the t...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Join some of our Children's Librarians on Zoom to craft with us! We will be doing craft projects live on Zoom for children ages 5-12.  All supplies will be provided to registered children. Please indicate which branch you prefer to ...

Disclaimer(s)

Please register each person individually, including adults.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

New Kids' Books