Children’s Programs

Children's Programs

Branch Programs

Knitting and Fiber Crafts

Kids Can Knit

Learn to knit fun projects with Zippy Looms and Knitting Boards. | Children and Teens


Wee Ones Storytime at Central

An interactive storytime for babies and toddlers birth to five. | Children


Learn Origami with Valley Folds

Explore the ancient Japanese art of paper folding: origami! | All Ages

Taste Test Tuesday

Monday Munchies at Brightwood

Drop in to taste test interesting flavors of popular snacks from around the world. | Teens.

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STEM for Kids! at Sixteen Acres

Join us weekly to learn about STEM – play games, complete challenges, and make friends. | Children

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Wednesday Crafternoons

Stop by and make a fun craft! | Children

American Girl Club at East Springfield

For fans of the American Girl books – make a craft and enjoy a snack. | Children

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Family Craft Night at East Springfield

Monthly program for families to craft together – stop by and join in! | Families


Family Time – Imagine, Explore, Create!

Stories, songs, activities, and crafts | All Ages

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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts

Learn about and listen to podcasts while you craft! | Children

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Toddler Art Club

Join us for simple crafts to engage creativity. | Children

Bilingual Storytimes

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. | niños

Children's Books

Read to Cadence the Dog at Sixteen Acres

Children are invited to read to Cadence, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, in a small group setting.


Infant/Toddler Storytimes

Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. | Children


Family Storytimes

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. | Children

Bilingual Storytimes

Lunch Bunch at Forest Park

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging activity and a free light lunch. | Children

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LEGO Clubs

LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children

Minecraft Clubs

Build, play, and create – and battle zombies, of course! | Children

Neighborhood Playgroups

Come join us for fun and learning. | Children

Chess for All Ages! Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres

Improve your skills or just enjoy a game. | All Ages

American Girl Club at East Springfield

Build connections and expand your imagination with our American Girl Club. | Children

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Every Day at Sixteen Acres – Art and Recyclables Makerspace

Drop in during open hours to learn and explore at our makerspace! | Children