Children’s Programs

Children's Programs

Branch Programs


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What a Mess! Messy Outdoor Art Projects

Become a messy artist with our fun outdoor art projects.

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Birds of Prey – August 12

Come meet and learn about live birds of prey. | All Ages

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Summer Reading Club Ice Cream Social – August 7

Summer reading club participants are invited to join us for an Ice Cream social. | Ages 6-14

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Edible Science! at Forest Park Branch

Make edible science experiments every Tuesday in August! | Ages 5-11

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Nebula In a Jar – August 7

Join us for this cosmic craft and bring home a nebula in a jar | Children ages 9-12

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Jubilant Jewelry Making – August 6

Make earrings or a bracelet at Sixteen Acres Branch. | Ages 9-19

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Make an Alien Egg! – August 5

Come grow a strange alien egg at Sixteen Acres Branch Library! | Ages 9-12

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The Softer Side of Celtic – August 17

Musician Jeff Snow combines magical sounds from instruments with vocals and his love and knowledge of Celtic history. | All Ages

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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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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.

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Family Storytimes

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

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Farmer’s Market Cooking Challenge at East Forest Park Branch

Enter to win with your recipe for tasty, nutritious dishes baked or cooked with local ingredients. | All Ages

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Cursive Writing for Beginners at East Springfield Branch – August

Learn the basics of cursive writing with this 3-session course for beginners! | Ages 8-18

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Design an Alien Contest – August 2

Show us your design of an alien and its homeworld! | Ages 11-18

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Discover Geocaching

Geocaching is a real life treasure hunt to find a cache hidden at a secret location. | Children

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Crafts, Snacks, and Podcasts

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

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ART-Ventures for Toddlers & Pre-schoolers at Forest Park

Join ART-Ventures for Kids for art-based literacy activities and art. | Children

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Discover Body Tracing Art – July 31

Create a full size portrait using a variety of art supplies. | Children

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Mr. Sharkie Craft – July 22

Bite into Shark week with a Mr. Sharkie craft. | Children

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It’s Shark Time! – July 23

Celebrate sharks with singing, dancing, and crafts | Children

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