Children's Programs

Programs for All Ages

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

1000 Books is a national program developed to encourage early literacy development by reading to young children. The program is simple. Pick up a reading record for the first 100 books at the Youth Services Desk or print online by clicking this link (PDF). Read 100 books together, then bring the completed log to the library to pick up your child’s recognition and the next reading record. The program lasts until you have read 1,000 books with your child or they start kindergarten.1,000 books may sound like a lot, but by reading just one book a night, you could read over 1,000 books together in just three years.

CRAFTY THURSDAYS (All Ages)

No registration is required.
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9
9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for drop-in crafts. Put your creative skills to the test and make a craft each week.

BLOCK PARTY @ the LIBRARY (All Ages)

No registration is required.
July 7, August 4
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Come and build, use blocks to play. Make something fun on a Saturday! Explore, design, and build a one-of-a-kind structure with our huge assortment of building blocks. Adult supervision is required for kids under 12 years old.

STORY TIMES:

BABY TIME (Babies not yet walking)
No registration is required.
Tuesdays
July 10, 17, 24
1:00 p.m.
Introduce your baby to books, music, and rhymes!

TODDLER TIME (Walking babies up to 24 months)
No registration is required.
Tuesdays
July 10, 17, 24
9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Explore books, songs and rhymes with your toddler!

YOGA STORY TIME WITH WELL-BEAN (Ages 3 - 6)

Registration is required.
Wednesdays
July 11, 18, 25
9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Join us as we share a thoughtful selection of books, and incorporate mindfulness, breathing, relaxation, and more into our story time adventure! Yoga mats provided.

STARLAB PLANETARIUM

Registration is required.
July 19, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m.  Seasons (Grades K-2)
12:30 p.m.  Planets (Ages 4-7)
1:30 p.m.    Men, Myths, & Monsters (Grades 4-8)
2:15 p.m.    Skylook 101 (Ages 4-7)
3:00 p.m.    Skylook 101 (Ages 4-7)
3:45 p.m.    Moon's in Great Shape (Grades 3-6)
Explore the wonders of the night skies from inside an inflatable planetarium.

TOUCH-A-TRUCK (All ages)

Thursday, July 26
July 26, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Rain Date: Friday, July 27, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Your little truck lovers will get the chance to climb aboard the City's heavy-duty work vehicles, the big red fire truck, and several sleek police vehicles. How exciting to get up close!

SLOAN MUSEUM (Ages 4 - 12)

Registration is required.
Thursday, August 2

Noisemakers (Ages 4-8)
9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Different materials make different sounds! Choose materials to build your own musical instruments toatake homewhile learning how vibrations cause sound. 

Science of Sound (Ages 8-12)
1:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
What makes sound? Find out as you investigate vibrations, pitch, and volume while making obnoxious noise-making instruments to take home.

LEGO WeDo ROBOTICS (Ages 7 - 10)

Registration is required.
Tuesday, August 14
10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Build a Lego model that includes a motor and motion sensors, and then use drag-and-drop icons to program the model to move and respond. 

FREE SUMMER MOVIES

Preschool and Elementary Rated G unless otherwise noted
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
August 1, Super Buddies (81 minutes)
August 8, Wings (84 minutes)

Upper Elementary Rated PG
Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
July 6, Hotel Transylvania 2 (89 minutes)
July 20, Wonder (113 minutes)
July, 27, Ferdinand (108 minutes)
August 3,Peter Rabbit (95 minutes)

BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN MOVIES

Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
July 13, NeverEnding Story
August 10, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Introduce your kids to these retro classics. All Back to the Big Screen features are free and rated PG. Adult supervision is required for kids under 12.