Children’s Programs

Tiny Art Show
Want to show off your artistic talents in our tiny art show this spring? Stop by the library to sign up and receive your tiny art kit. Once you’ve painted your mini canvas, return it to the library to become pieces in the community exhibit. Kits will be available for pick up through April 16, while supplies last. Please return your completed art piece to the library by April 30 to be put on display. Open to all ages.


Leap Into Science: Light and Shadow Workshops
Friday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. (Open to ages 3-5)

We are proud to announce that through a partnership with Leap Into Science we will offer high quality science activities about Light and Shadow to area children. This fun program invites children to experiment with light and explore ways that light interacts with objects to create shadows, reflections and more. Group size is limited and registration is required.


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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.
April 4: Dragonfly Clothespin Magnet
May 2: Puzzle Frame for Mom


STEM Take & Make Kit
Kids in Grades 1-4 pick up your STEM take and make kit each month. Kits are available beginning on the following dates, while supplies last.
April 18: Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder
May 16: String Telephone


Storywalk at the Library
Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a walk and a story. Visit the library beginning May 2nd as we kick off our first 2022 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 the story.


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Children’s Book Week
May 2-7
Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a walk and a story. Visit the library beginning May 2nd as we kick off our first 2022 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 the story.


Mother-Daughter Tea Party
Saturday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.
Girls ages 7-10 and their mothers are cordially invited to the Columbiana Public Library for a Tea Party. Kids come enjoy fun activities, make a craft, play games, and enjoy refreshments with mom. Group size is limited and registration is required beginning April 4


Interactive Displays in the Youth Services Department
Each month families can visit the Youth Services Department to create, make guesses and spend time together. Add some color to your world in April with our Community Coloring Table display. In May, see if you can identify pictures of a mystery item that is magnified a thousand percent. Items will change weekly.


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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.


Toddlertime
Starting February 3rd10:00-10:30 a.m.
Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft. Winter session runs for 12-weeks every Thursday morning from 10-10:30 a.m. beginning February 3rd.
Registration is required.


Storytime
Beginning February 2nd10:00-10:45 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft. This preschool program will run 12-weeks beginning February 2nd. Sessions are held Wednesday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m. Registration is required.


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.


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.


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"