There is always something fun happening in the Children's Room! We offer a variety of ongoing programs throughout the calendar as well as special events such as book parties and performances. Check out the information below for more details and visit our events calendar for current information about all of our upcoming events in the Children's Room. If you have any questions or would like more information about a program or event call the Children's Info Desk at 967-3670.
special parties and performances offered as one-time events throughout the year
**See our events calendar for details about current events**
Baby Stay & Play Story Times
Cool Salsa Spanish/English Bilingual Programs
Family Story Times
Preschool Flings - themed events just for preschoolers & caregivers
Performers - including musicians, magicians, storytellers and author visits
ongoing, reading incentive programs that run for extended periods of time through out the year
for kids & families to do at their own pace
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
A reading program for infants & children up to kindergarten age that runs continuously; families receive a binder with pages that let them keep track of titles of books they read together. After finishing each group of 100 books, families bring the binder into the library for a sticker to put in their binder as well as a special incentive prize. A graduation ceremony is held every April for everyone who has finished reading their 1000 Books in the last year. Stop in at the Children's Info Desk any time to sign up!
1000 More Books Before Kindergarten
Already finished our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program? If you'd like to continue to record your reading, print off this PDF for your own reading records!
An early literacy program for babies birth - age 5 that runs throughout the school year; grab a folder from the Children's Room and complete 1 activity for each early literacy skill listed inside the folder. Families can bring the completed folder to the Children's Info Desk for a special prize.
Happy Birthday Baby
Program for babies birth - age 3 that runs continuously; sign up at the Children's Info Desk for a free baby goody bag and recieve a coupon every year on baby's birthday that can be redeemed at the library for a free board book.
A self-guided reading program for 3rd-5th graders that runs during the school year; kids sign up at the Children's Info Desk and receive a folder & a genre bookmark. Kids choose 10 books to read in a specific genre (we provide a list of genres to choose from) and write down the book titles on their bookmark and give each title a star rating. When kids turn in a completed bookmark, they earn a pin whose design matches the genre of books they chose. To become a Ravenous Reader, visit the Children's Info Desk.
Summer Reading Program
A themed reading encouragement program for kids ages 3-11 that runs June - August
Fall Reading Program
A themed reading encouragement program for kids ages 3-11 that runs September - October
Winter Reading Program
A themed reading encouragement program for kids ages 3-11 that runs January - February