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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

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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Brainfuse Is Here!

We are excited to have Brainfuse, an on-demand, anytime, anywhere, eLearning proram, as the latest addition to our online learning services. Brainfuse offers BCLS cardholders of all ages and levels free access to live, online tutoring, career help, and other skill-building resources.  L...

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early literacy calendar sample page

2021 Early Literacy Calendar Now Available

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 ...

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Upcoming Events

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

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Join us for a Choose Your Own Adventure! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This month, we'll be reading Space and Beyond! (I mean, check out that cover - rockets AND dino...

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: Arts & Crafts, Other
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 32
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. March's theme will be the Elephant and Piggi...

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

"I Survived" Family Trivia

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Event Details:
Do you love the "I Survived" series, or do you just know your history?  Join us on Zoom for a virtual family trivia night!  Answer questions and compete for a prize.   Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. &nb...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

This session will be held live over Zoom. Zoom information will be emailed to you after registering. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

STEAM Explorers: Codes & Ciphers

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
From pig Latin, to letter substitutions like the Caesar cipher, to 20th century examples like the Enigma machine and Navajo code talkers, codes and ciphers have been used in all sorts of ways. Whether you're a kid sending secret messages to friends, ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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

Baby Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:

Stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a chance for play! Ages birth-23 months + participating caregiver.

This session will be held live over Zoom. Zoom information will be emailed to you after registering. ...

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 "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: 5
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 ...

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Please register each person individually, including adults.

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

New Kids' Books