Next Story Hour: Monday, Aug. 21 at 10:30am
Come to the Children's Room for our second Spanish storytime with guest instructor Edda Cardenas. This time, we'll be reading stories about animals and the sounds they make. Join us as we read "Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido?" ("Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear?") and other books. Craft to follow storytime.
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party For Kids:
Monday, August 21 from 1:30 - 2:30pm in the Milne Room
Come to the library to learn about the solar eclipse with a selection of books and hands-on activities, culminating in the partial solar eclipse viewing at 2:30pm (weather providing). As it's dangerous to look directly at the sun, learn how to build your own eclipse viewer from provided materials. The Children's Room has also reserved several pairs of eclipse viewing glasses to be shared by kids during this program. Snacks provided. Suggested ages 5 and up.
NOTE: Looking at the sun without proper equipment will cause blindness. If you have purchased eclipse viewing glasses, make sure they are safe and ISO compliant. See link below:
Ongoing children's programs
Story hour at Main branch: Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30am, for infants and toddlers. Stop by for songs, stories, crafts, and lots of fun! A volunteer or staff member will meet you at the parking entrance door. If no one is at the door, please ring the doorbell.
Story hour at York branch: Tuesdays at 10:00am.
Lego club: Wednesdays at 4:00pm. Ages 5 and up.
Full STEAM Ahead: This annual program runs February through May and is for 4th and 5th graders. Explore science, technology, art, and more with hands on experiments and take-home goodies! 6th graders are welcome to register if there are open seats one week prior to each program. View the schedule here.
Summer Reading Program: Every June through August we host a variety of activities and events. View the schedule here.
Resources For Parents
Books can be useful resources for parents, and stories are great tools for helping children cope with difficult issues. Click on a link below to view available resources in our library on a subject or issue.
Anger & Stress Management
Bullying & Conflict Resolution
Families & Adoption
LGBTQ for Youth
Loss and Grief
Preventing Child Abuse
Self-esteem and Confidence