Children’s Programs

Craft Take & Make Kits
Kids in Preschool – 4th grade pick up a fun craft kit at the beginning of each month. Kits will be available beginning the first Monday of each month while supplies last.
August 1: S’more Paper Bag Book & Fixings
September 6: Graham Cracker Owls

Children’s Activities
Each month visit the Youth Services Department to create, make guesses and spend time together.  Challenges will change weekly so be sure to visit often.
August: Cookie Countdown to the Best Cookie
I Spy Weekly Challenge

Family Fun Night
Monday, August 8, 6:00 p.m.
Families with children ages 4-10 join us in August for a family fun night at the library. We will complete a guided painting project with our in-house artist, Christal Bonsall. Group size is limited and registration is required. 

POP Party
Thursday, August 18, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kids ages 8 – 11 can pop on over to the library for a POP party! Celebrate the end of summer with contests, games, crafts and goodies that will POP! The party will take place outside unless there is a pop up shower. Registration is required.

September 15 – November 17
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft. Sessions run every Thursday morning from 10-10:30 a.m.  Registration is required.

September 14 – November 17
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. OR Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft. Sessions are held Wednesday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m OR Thursday mornings from 11-11:45 a.m.Registration is required. 

Digging Up Dinosaurs
Tuesday, September 20, 4:00 p.m.
Kids in grades 1-4 come enjoy stories, activities and games related to dinosaurs and fossils. All participants will take home activities provided by COSI science museum. Registration is required.

Crazy 8’s Math Club
Thursdays, September 29 – November 17, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Grades 1-3
Kids in grades 1-3 join the Crazy 8s Math Club where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess and more. We will meet every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. for 8 weeks. It’s a totally new kind of Math Club! It’s Math gone wild! Registration is required & space is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot!

Cookies & Books Book Discussion
Grades 3-4
Read a good book, eat sweet treats and do fun activities.  Each month we will read books from a different genre.  Sessions are the first Wednesday of every month for students in grades 3-4.
Registration is required.
Monday, September 7, 4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Fantasy

Storywalk at the Library
Visit our Storywalk on the sidewalk leading up to the library. Check it out on your way into the library today. 

August:  Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter
September:  Something Stinks by Jonathan Fenske

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before they enter Kindergarten. The program begins September 1st and is for kids from birth to the beginning of Kindergarten. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills to encourage learning success. Earn fun incentives while preparing your child to succeed in school.
Stop by the Youth Services Department to register and for more information.

500 Books Before Middle School
The concept of the program is simple: read a book, any book, and have fun! The goal is to read 500 books (on individual reading levels) before your child starts middle school (and yes, you can repeat books). This free program encourages kids in Kindergarten – 4th grade to reinforce the reading skills they are learning in school. Earn a free book and a sweet treat when you complete 500 books. Stop by the Youth Services Department to register and for more information beginning September 1. And don’t forget to ask about the 1000 Books before Kindergarten program for children from birth – Preschool.

Our Touch Table is Here!
Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Library, there is now a Play Touch Table located in the Children’s Department. The table is an innovative, family-friendly game table where players can choose from a wide variety of games designed for multiple players from ages 2 to 92. The games loaded on the table are versatile and entertaining with a range of difficulty. Come check out the table and see what all the excitement is about!

Birthday Greeting from the Library
Does your child love getting mail? Sign up your child aged 1-10 to receive a birthday greeting from the library in 2022 beginning December 1. Around your child’s birthday they will receive a card with birthday wishes from the library. Click here to sign up or stop by the Youth Services Desk to register your child today. Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Guessing Game
The guessing game is back in the Youth Services Department! Guess how many items are in the jar when you visit the library each month for a chance to win fun prizes. Game changes monthly.

OH WOW! Passes
The OH WOW! Passes are available for check out. Call the library for more information.

STEAM Kits Available
We have STEAM Kits available to check out with a valid library card. The kits include a book and activity based on one or more Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics themes. The kits will circulate for 2 weeks and are located being the Youth Services Reference Desk. Ask a librarian for more information.

New Titles in the Children’s Department:

book cover for "That's Betty!"book cover for "Pretty Perfect Kittycorn"book cover for "The Library Fish"book cover for "no nibbling"book cover for "this book will get you to sleep"book cover for "gardens are for growing"
book cover for "Wings of Fire: The Flames of Hope"book cover for "Doggo and Pupper Save the World"book cover for "Cat Kit Comic Club on Purpose"book cover for "jack knight's brave flight"book cover for "Baby-Sitter's Club: Good-bye Stacey, Goodbye"book cover for "oona and the shark"