Programs for All Ages
This program is especially designed for parents and caregivers to introduce their young infants to books, songs, music, bounces and rhymes. We'll start with a 15 minute adult-child interaction portion, followed by 15 minutes of social time for babies to play and adults to chat. Due to the interactive nature of the programs, we recommend one adult per child and that only children of the appropriate developmental age attend. All sessions are drop-in and no pre-registration is required.
Once your baby is walking, join our more active baby program. We'll be sharing books, rhymes, music and more in a 15 minute adult-child interaction portion followed by 15 minutes of social time for babies to play and adults to chat. Due to the interactive nature of the programs we recommend one adult per child, and that only children of the appropriate developmental age attend. All sessions are drop-in and no pre-registration is required.
Move and Groove
Come shake your sillies out! You and your child can dance and sing along with action songs.
You and your child are active participants in this 30 minute circle time. We'll share the simplest of books and stories - just right for 2 and 3-year olds - and include lots of fun finger plays, puppets, songs, and get-up-and-move activities. Due to the interactive nature of the programs we recommend one adult per child, and that only children of the appropriate developmental age attend. All sessions are drop-in an no pre-registration is required.
Family Story Time
A story time for the whole family! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun activities designed for families with young children.
Stories & More...
Preschoolers have fun with engaging stories and conclude with a simple craft for children and their caregivers to complete together.
Join us in the Library Lounge for stories, crafts, snacks and more!
Monday, December 9 at 6:30 - 7:15 PM
Tuesday, December 10 at 4:15 - 5 PM
Brown Bag Book Club
Each month this book discussion group talks about a different book. What to bring? Your thoughts about the monthly read and your dinner - in a brown bag, of course. We'll provide dessert and a drink. Check at the Youth Services Desk for book discussion titles.
We show full-length feature films free of charge in the Library Auditorium during school vacation days.
Halloween, Christmas, and Children's Book Week are celebrated with special programs.
This is a special reading program for students in Grades 4 and 5 who participate in reading teams. The teams read from a list of 20 books during the period of November to March. After preliminary written rounds, 16 teams compete in a series of oral battles for the championship.
We offer a ten-week summer reading/listening program for pre-readers and independent readers as well as separate reading programs for teens and adults. Participants receive awards for reading or listening. Many programs and special performances are scheduled for the summer.
Teen events vary. Please check our Teen Spot or ask a Youth Services librarian about current programs.
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library