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Programs for Kids (calendar)

Sunday - The Therapy Dog

For kids of any age that would like to read with a real, live dog! Read More

Summer SPLASH

Designed to encourage reading and learning throughout the summer, SPLASH is filled with literacy activities, reading, drama, games, special guests, crafts, and FUN! It’s the perfect place to keep those reading skills strong. Read More

National Library Week

National Library Week is a time to celebrate contributions to our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Read More

Summer Reading Program

Every summer the library offers a summer reading program for people of all ages to encourage them to read, explore new authors and genres, and find out about the many different types of materials the library offers. The summer reading program is also a great way to encourage kids to keep reading during the summer when they aren't going to school. We offer incentives and fun activities and programs to keep them engaged in reading. Read More

2nd-4th Grade Book Club

Book club for boys and girls ages 2nd grade - 4th grade. This club will meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month for a book discussion, craft and games. Registration is required. Read More

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

“Experts tell us that children need to hear 1,000 stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read for themselves." (Mem Fox) If you read only 1 bedtime story every night for 3 years, you will have read 1,095 books! If you read 10 books each week for 2 years, you will have read 1,040 books! Double that rate to complete 1,000 books in 1 year! Click on read more to find out about the program and see our 1000 Books Hall of Fame! Read More

LEGO Jr: Read, Build, Play

An enhanced storytime, combining books and creative building. This program encourages early literacy skills along creativity, imagination and dexterity. Children who are 4 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Each session will begin with a book followed by a time of building following the book's theme. The activity will end with a time of free creative building. Designed for 4 year olds through 1st graders. Read More

Children's Day/Book Day (Día)

Join us each year as we celebrate children, reading, and culture. "El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures." (ALSC) Read More

Make it, Take it LAB (3rd-5th)

Join us at the Library to make crafts that work because of science! Make it here and take it home with you when you are done! Kids 3rd through 5th grade will learn a science principle or topic, then use that principle to create crafts or projects that they can take home with them Read More

Babygarten

This interactive story & song time is designed for babies that are 0-24 months old. We learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, listen to stories and make an easy craft. No registration is required. Read More

Crazy 8s Math Club

Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities! We’re nothing like your usual math club. With Crazy 8s kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics. Read More

Wiggles & Words

Wiggles and Words, formerly known as Toddler Time, includes action songs, activities and an age appropriate picture book. Centers compliment the theme for the day. This program is great for children who have difficulty sitting still. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Developed for ages 18 months to 3 years, but younger and older siblings are welcome to join in on the activities. Read More

Book Nibblers

Book Nibblers, a book club for children 3-5 years, includes actions songs, rhymes and 2-3 age appropriate picture books. The morning will end with activity centers. Our purpose is both literacy and school readiness. Siblings are welcome to join in the activities along with an adult caregiver. Read More

Stories & Songs

Families, join us for songs and stories each week at our evening story hour. We'll learn and play together, share some rhymes, and do some literacy-based activities. Some books and activities will incorporate Spanish/English language learning. Fun for both English and Spanish-speaking families. Other activities others will explore interactive technology. No registration is required. Read More

Book Munchers

The Book Munchers is a book club for kids in TK through 1st Grade. Join us once a month to read a book, make a craft and play games. Registration is required. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call the library at 712-722-2138. Ages: TK - 1st Grade Read More

LEGO Club

Come to the library to create, build & explore with Legos! Kids in 2nd - 6th grade can work individually or in a team to complete design challenges. Registration is required. Ages: 2nd - 8th graders Read More

Pop Up Play Day

Pop in and play at the library! Infants through preschool-aged children are welcome to pop in and play. We have interactive toys, books and games for children to play with. A parent or caregiver does need to be in attendance with the child. No registration required. Read More

Owl's Nest

The Owl's Nest program is a mentoring program designed to encourage children to read, offering a supportive environment to develop strong literacy skills, and more importantly, to make reading fun! Fill out an application today to have your child start reading 1:1 with a volunteer. (Or volunteer yourself to make a difference in the life of a child!) Read More

Lab in the Library

Lab in the Library is a science program that is geared toward home schooled children, but open to anyone school-aged that would like to attend. Each month, instructor Sunday Ford, teaches an interactive science lesson. Read More

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Children under age 5 should be accompanied by an adult.