Children’s Programs

FALL for a Good Book
Wrapped books are back!  Are you looking to add variety to your reading selection? Books from all genres will be wrapped in adult, young adult and children departments, with a winner chosen from each department.  Come in and check out books!  All entry forms need to be returned to the library by October 29.   

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.
October 3: Craft Stick Pumpkin Magnet
November 1: Turkey Cupcake

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.
October: Book Character Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt
Puzzle It Out Questions of the Week

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 full, but a waiting list is currently available.

Mommy & Me Yoga
Saturday, October 15, 11:00 a.m.
Malory Sukosd, YT of Yara Yoga will present simple, kid friendly yoga with a simple story. Children of all ages and their adult come enjoy a relaxing morning of yoga. Baby wearing and other family members are also welcome. Please bring your own towel or yoga mat to the program. Registration is required.

Harry Potter Program
Monday, October 24, 4:00 p.m.
Wizards in grades 2-4 join us for a party celebrating Harry, his classmates and Hogwarts.  We will enjoy crafts, games and other fun activities. Registration is required.

Celebrate Children’s Book Week!
November 7-12
Kids visit the Youth Services Department during the week for fun contests, activities and chances to win prizes during Children’s Book Week.

Pokemon Academy
Tuesday, November 15, 4:00 p.m.
Kids in grades 2-4 learn to be a Pokemon Trainer.  Come enjoy games, crafts and activities as you train at the Pokemon Academy. 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 full.

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. 

Cookies & Books Book Discussion
Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
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.
October 5:  Mystery
November 2:  Historical Fiction

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 "jessie's secret language"book cover for "weird but true: world 2023"book cover for "i'm a unicorn"book cover for "i'm the fire engine"book cover for "the pigeon will ride the roller coaster"
book cover for "the last kids on earth and the forbidden forest"book cover for "cupcake diaries"book cover for "train"book cover for "as cool as it gets"book cover for "hey bruce"