Children’s Programs

Children's Programs

Branch Programs


Discover Your Summer: Events & Activities 2022

Discover Your Summer Events & Activities

Join us for Discover Your Summer: Summer Reading decorating events, kickoff parties, crafts, and more! | All Ages

June Crafts for Children & Families

June Crafts for Children, Teens, & Families

Crafts and activities at the library in June! | Children, Teens, and Families

Butterflies in the Library

Fluttering Butterflies – June 1-30

During the month of June, the East Springfield Branch Library will be growing and raising our very own Painted Lady Butterflies. Come and see them! | East Springfield | Children

Read To Reimi The Therapy Dog

Reading Along with Reimi, the Therapy Dog – June 1

Children are invited to read to Reimi, a hypoallergenic Goldendoodle who loves everyone! | East Forest Park | Children

Tie-Dye Your Pride!

Tie-Dye Your Pride! – June 10

Celebrate Pride Month and the pride you feel by tie-dying pillow cases a rainbow of colors! | Brightwood | Children & Teens

Writing Fun Fridays

Writing Fun Fridays

We’ll have a rotating selection of colorful materials for pre-writers and beginning writers including worksheets, stationery, writing prompts, easy mad libs and more! | Sixteen Acres | Children

Minecraft Clubs

Build, play, create – and battle zombies, of course! | Forest Park & Indian Orchard | Children & Teens

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

Spend an hour playing games and solving challenges all while learning computer coding! | Central Library | Children

Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In

Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In

There will be a variety of projects and experiments to get you and your family started exploring and creating! | East Forest Park | All Ages

Taste Test Tuesdays

Taste Test Tuesdays

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! | Forest Park | Children and Teens

Lunch Bunch Cooking Classes

Lunch Bunch Cooking Classes

Join us for cooking classes for tweens and for parents to learn to make easy healthy lunches! | Sixteen Acres | Children and Adults

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read just one book a day to build a foundation for lifelong success. Prizes awarded for every 100 books! | Children

Playgroup

Home City Families: Playgroups

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! | Children

Bilingual Storytime & Playgroup

Bilingual Storytime

Vengan y participen todos los miércoles del programa bilingue en Inglés y Español: Disfruten de cancioncitas, rimas, cuentos, y actividades manuales. | Brightwood | Children

Circle Time Fun

Circle Time Fun

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two at Circle Time Fun. | Sixteen Acres | Children

Wee Ones Storytime & Playgroup

Wee Ones Storytime & Playgroup at Central

Join us for storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers and caregivers. | Central | Children

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Join a scavenger hunt and search the Children’s Room for clues. When you finish, get a prize! | Central | Children

Creation Station

Creation Station Every Day at Central Library

Create art with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. | Central | Children