Children’s Programs

Can You Find the Elf on the Library Shelf?
December 1st – 22nd

Dewey is back! From December 1 – 22, keep an eye out for Dewey, the library elf! Visit us in person or on our social media pages to see what crazy antics Dewey is up to. Remember, don’t touch Dewey or he will lose his magic!

Letters to Santa
December 1st – 17th

Kids can drop off their letter with their Christmas wishes for Santa in the Children’s Department. Please make sure you include the child’s name and a return address to receive a response letter. Letters will be accepted December 1-17 to ensure a response before Christmas.

Countdown to Christmas Box for Kids!
Available beginning Monday, December 5th
Preschool – 4th Grade

This cool box for kids includes a fun activity to help kids countdown the 12 days before Christmas! Boxes are available beginning Monday, December 5, while supplies last. Kits are limited to one per family and include activities to share.

Pictures with Santa
Saturday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Santa will be at the library December 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Kids come get your picture taken with Santa and drop off your letter with your Christmas wishes.

Craft Take & Make Kits: Popsicle Stick Snowman
Available beginning January 3rd

Kids in Preschool – 4th grade pick up a fun craft kit at the beginning of each month. Kits will be available while supplies last.

Winter Reading Challenge
January 3 – February 28

Grades Preschool – 4th Grade
Join our winter reading challenge. Read for 600 minutes during the challenge and be entered to win a gift card. Stop by the Youth Services desk beginning January 3 to register and receive your reading log. Call the Youth Services Department with any questions.

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.
December: Candy Cane Hunt (will change weekly)
Indoor Obstacle Course

January 5 – February 23
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.

January 4 – February 23
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.
December 7:  Holiday
January 4:  Graphic Novel

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"