Children’s Programs

The Bad Guys Movie and More – After-Hours Program
Friday, March 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Kids in grades 2-4 come to the library for fun activities based on The Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey and watch the movie. Part of the program will take place after the library is closed. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Registration is required.

Study Sharp Tutoring & Learning is now available at the library.  Free homework help and tutoring is available for K-12 students Monday-Thursday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.  Register for an appointment on the website or call the library.

Tiny Art Show                                                                                                                          
Want to show off your artistic talents in our tiny art show this spring? Stop by the library to receive your tiny art kit! Once you’ve painted your mini canvas, return it to the library to become a piece in the community exhibit. Kits will be available for pick up beginning April 1. Please return your completed art piece to the library by April 15 to be put on display. Open to all ages, while supplies last.

Family Bingo Night
Monday, April 17, 6:00 p.m.                                                                                                                   Families with children ages 4 – 10 join us for a fun night of Bingo. We will play Bingo, enjoy snacks and win fun prizes. Registration is requested.

National Library Week   “There’s More to the Story”                                                        
April 23 – 29 
Starting April 1, stop by the circulation desk and pick up a paper to write your version of a story or to create an original story of your own. Return your story by April 24 to be posted during National Library Week. Also, we invite you to join the library staff in dressing in a different theme each day of the week. If you participate, you could win a prize! Movie Monday: favorite movie character; Tiki Tuesday: Hawaiian; Wild About Books Wednesday: animal print or book character; Super Thursday: superhero; Fan Day Friday: favorite sports team.

Draw Your Favorite Character with Mr. Don                 
Wednesday, April 26, 4:00 p.m.
Love to draw? Kids in grades 1-4 come learn to draw your favorite characters with Mr. Don. Class will last approximately 45 minutes. Registration is required and group size is limited.

Children’s Book Week
May 1-6
Kids in PreSchool – 4th Grade can fill out an entry slip to win a fun prize every time you READ a book during Children’s Book Week. Entries will be available in the Youth Services Dept. and are accepted thru May 13. 

Storywalk at the Library 
Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a walk and a story. Visit the library beginning May 1 as we kick off our 2023 Storywalk which will be set up along the sidewalk leading up to the library front entrance. The story will change monthly from May – October and include interactive elements to keep kids moving as they have fun reading a story.

Cookies and Crafts with Mom
Saturday, May 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy the afternoon together decorating a cookie and making a craft. Open to kids Grades K-4 with their special adult.  Registration is required.

March 23 – May 11
Thursdays at 10:00 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.

March 22 – May 11
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. 

Craft Take and Make Kits                         
Kids in Preschool through 4th grade pick up a fun craft kit on the first Monday of each month.  Kits will be available while supplies last.
April 3:  Handprint Bunny Tail
May 1: Painted Pot for Mom

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.
April: What’s Your Vote? (Vote for your favorite each week. Match-ups change weekly)
May:  What Would You See? Doodle With Me! (Draw What You Will See. Themes change weekly)

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.
March 1: Award Winner

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 2023 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
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"