There is always something going on at the library!

Please note: our programming may occasionally be interrupted or rescheduled due to holidays,  school vacations, weather, illness or other circumstances beyond our control. Please view our children’s programming here for the most up to date information.

Weekly Programs: 

Toys & Noise
Mondays @ 10 AM
Connect with other caregivers, while little ones enjoy unstructured developmental playtime and practice social interaction skills with their peers (ages birth-5, with a caregiver).

“Mother Goose on the Loose” Baby Lapsit Storytime
Tuesdays @ 10 AM
Join Miss Jennie for an interactive lapsit for babies and young toddlers, birth through age 2.  Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and movement. Older siblings may also come. From 10:25 to 11 am we invite you to stay and socialize with other parents, caregivers and children.

Early Explorers
Thursdays @ 10 AM
Explore elements of art, science, music, community awareness & more with Ms. Debby! Recommended for ages 3 – 6.

Portuguese Storytime with Ms. Larissa
Thursdays @ 11 AM
Join Ms. Larissa for a storytime and craft in Portuguese. Ages 3 and up. No registration necessary. This program starts on January 10th.

Toddler Time
Fridays @ 10 AM
Read & sing along with Ms.Tricia (ages 2-3, with a caregiver). This program starts on January 11th.

Monthly Programs:

Dance Me a Story 
Friday, January 4th & 18th @ 11 AM
This program introduces children to literature through movement, music, and imagination. During each session, children will embark on a musical adventure centered around a popular fairy tale (ages 2-6, with a caregiver).

PJ Storytime
Tuesday, January 8th @ 6:30 PM
Children are welcome to wear their pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed buddy and snuggle in! Each storytime will feature a new theme with books read by Ms. Kerry. This month’s theme is “Good Night, Sleep Tight.” PJ Storytime is recommended for children ages 3 to 7 and their parents or caregivers, and runs approximately 30-45 minutes. Registration is not required, so feel free to drop by!

Krafty Kids
Wednesday, January 9th & 23rd @ 10 AM
Enjoy a fun drop-in craft with Ms. Tricia! (ages 3+, with a caregiver).

Preschool Yoga with Mandy
Wednesday, January 9th @ 11 AM
Develop strength, balance and confidence while having fun learning yoga with Ms. Mandy. (ages 2-5, with a caregiver)

Craft Corner
Wednesday, January 9th @ 11 AM
Join us for a fun afterschool craft! This month we are making “I Spy” pages. (grades 3-5) Please register.

Art Club
Thursday, January 10th @ 4 PM
Explore your artistic ability with Ms. Debby. (ages 7-11) Please pre-register.

LEGO Playtime
Saturday, January 12th @ 2 PM
Come and build something awesome! (ages 4-11, with a caregiver)

Let’s Play
Wednesday, January 16th @ 4 PM
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Interested in board games and want to know how to play? Stop by and join us for Let’s Play! If you don’t like this month’s pick, check back next month as each month we will have a different game to discover and play together. This month’s pick is Sushi Go! Please pre-register.

Mad Science
Thursday, January 17th @ 4 PM
Scientific discoveries abound! (ages 7-11) Please pre-register.

Read to a Dog
Saturday, January 19th @ 11 AM
Are you looking for a reading buddy? Come meet Carrigain! She’s our newest reading dog. Choose a book that you’d like to read and sit in our special reading tent with her. She’s an attentive listener!

Special Events: 

Kiddie Time Song and Dance with Joe & Stephanie
Thursday, January 3rd @ 10 AM
Join Joe & Stephanie from Monument Square Music School on the first Thursday of every month for some musical fun! This program is perfect for toddlers & preschoolers, but younger siblings are welcome as well! No registration required.

TD Bank Wow! Zone
Wednesday, January 16, 23rd and the 30th @ 4 PM
Join us for this exciting 3-week financial literacy series for kids!  Instructors from TD Bank will teach children about the following topics: the value of money, the difference between saving and spending, balancing a checkbook, and planning a budget. (for kids in grades 2-3)
Please register.

Book Clubs:

“Panels & Pages” Book Club for Advanced Readers
Saturday, January 26th @ 11 AM
Join our book club for advanced readers! Each month we will choose to read a novel and/or graphic novel, then meet to chat and enjoy snacks!. This month we will be reading Knights vs. Dinosuars by Matt Phelan. (Best for grades 4+. Please register.)

With the realm at peace and few dragons about, the Knights of the Round Table are bored, so Merlin sends them to face the most terrible lizards of all–dinosaurs.

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Pick up your copy at the Children’s Desk.

“Hooked on Books” Book Club
Tuesday, January 29th @ 4:30 PM
Are you an intermediate reader who is ready to explore chapter books? Do you like to have fun? Are you “hooked on books?” Then our monthly after-school book club is for you! Each month we will explore a different genre or format.  This month, read Patricia Hermes’s My America: Our Strange New Land, Elizabeth’s Diary, then join Ms. Kerry for a book talk, a snack and fun activity.  (Recommended for intermediate readers)

Copies of this month’s selection are available at the Children’s circulation desk.

This month’s genre/format: Historical Fiction

In 1609, Elizabeth Barker’s family sails from Plymouth, England, to Jamestown, Virginia, establishing America’s first permanent English colony. She and her family face many hardships — scarce food, illness, even death — but they are determined to make a home in their new land.

Registration is required, and will open in late December.