Activities for families
Discovery Kids: Preschool Art and Science
Children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups are invited to share a story and art or science fun in this monthly program that runs from October through March. No sign-ups are necessary.
Read to a Pet
1-2:30 p.m. | Second and Last Saturday of the month | 3rd Floor Children’s Area
This program offers a relaxing, non-threatening way for young readers to improve their reading skills. Visiting dogs and cats have been trained and certified as therapy animals by Paws for Love and are mellow and friendly. This is a drop-in program, and sign-ups are not necessary.
Youth Services offers periodic free high quality professional performances for families during the school year.
Monthly Lego Parties
2-3:30 p.m., 3rd Saturday of the Month | Story Rooms Floor 3
The Legos are provided, so families only need to bring their imagination for this unstructured creative exercise for ages 4 and up.
Summer Reading Club
The Summer Reading Club is an incentive-based program designed to encourage kids, teens, and adults to continue reading throughout the summer. We also offer a listening club for pre-readers and their grown-ups to encourage the continued development of early literacy skills that babies, toddlers and preschoolers need in order to become readers. Registration opens online and at the library June 2018.