Children’s Programs

After-School Tutoring
School Session (Runs through December 21): Monday-Thursday, 4 – 6 PM
Study Sharp free tutoring and homework help for all K-12 students. Whether your student is catching up or trying to get ahead, our professional tutors are here to help your child succeed.  Appointments are available by clicking the button below or can be scheduled by calling the library.

After-School STEM
Grades 3-7
Mondays through November 13, 4:00-5:00 PM
Kids in grades 3 – 7 can join us on Mondays for fun, hands-on STEM activities lead by a professional scientist and based on Ohio school curriculum. Registration is full. 

Lego Stamping & Build
Wednesday, September 27, 4:00-5:00 PM
Kids in grades 1 – 4 come make a unique artwork using Legos and stay to build a cool Lego design.

Stay & Play
Tuesday, October 10th and 24th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Tuesday, November 14th & 28th, 10:00-11:00 AM

Tuesday, December 12th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Children from birth – 36 months and their caregivers meet in our programming room where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. This is an unstructured free play time for both caregiver and child. Registration is requested.

Watercolor Circle Art
Thursday, October 12, 4:00-5:00 PM
Kids in grades 1 – 4 can come and make a unique picture using circles and watercolors. The project will take approximately 30-60 minutes. Bring your creativity and let your imagination soar. Registration is required.

Drawing with Mr. Don
Tuesday, October 17, 4:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 21, 4:00-5:00 PM
Kids in grades 1 – 4 can join Mr. Don for an informal drawing lesson on fun topics. Please sign up for each class you are interested in attending. October’s lesson will cover trading card sized art and November will cover Thanksgiving art.

Children’s Book Week
November 6th – 12th
Preschool – Grade 4
Every time you READ a book (or someone reads to you) during Children’s Book Week you can fill out an entry slip to win a fun prize. Entries will be available in the Youth Services Department and accepted through November 15th.

September 14 – November 16
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Children ages 18-36 months can come enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs & a simple craft. Sessions are every Thursday morning from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.Registration is required.

Preschool Storytime
September 13 – November 15
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 (who have not been to Kindergarten) come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs & a simple craft. Sessions are held Wednesday mornings from 10:00-10:45 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.
October 2: Clothespin Monsters
November 1: Oreo Turkey Cookies

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: Fall Scavenger Hunt
November:  Guess the Book Character

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.
Wednesday, October 4, 4:00-5:00 pm: Mystery
Wednesday, November 1, 4:00-5:00 pm: Historical Fiction

Storywalk at the Library 
Visit our Storywalk on the sidewalk leading up to the library.  Come enjoy a new story every month. Check it out on your way in the library today. 
August: Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
September:  I am a Tiger by Karl Newson

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.

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.