Kids Programs

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Please see the Library’s Event Calendar for special programs or temporary changes to the schedule of youth programs.

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Lapsit Storytime (Ages 0-15 months)
9:45 am; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
3:30 pm; Sundays
15 minutes of interactive songs and stories for babies and their caregivers followed by 15 minutes of baby social time.

Toddler Storytime (Ages 15-36 months)
10:30 am; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

About 20 minutes of three short stories and songs with actions or fingerplays.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
11:00 am; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

About 30 minutes of three stories, some a little longer in length, and songs or fingerplays. Ends with a short, movie or a simple craft.

Lil Crawlers & Walkers (Ages 15-24 months)
4:15 pm; Sundays

Miss Marisa leads the group in songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and reads two stories for the first 20 minutes.  The last 10 minutes is social time, where little ones can play and interact with each other. 

Terrific Twos and Threes (Ages 24-36 months)
5:00 pm; Sundays

Miss Marisa leads the group in songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and reads three stories for 20 minutes. 

Explorer’s Club (Grades K-3)
3:30 pm; Thursdays (except June and July)
Approximately 30 to 40 minutes exploring rotating monthly program subjects:

  • First Thursday: Crafty Kids
  • Second Thursday: Super Science
  • Third Thursday: Exciting Explorations
  • Fourth Thursday: Lego Lab
  • If there are five Thursdays, another program will be added.

Family Storytime (All ages)
10:00 am; Saturdays

Ms. Jeni reads about three stories, sings familiar songs and fingerplays, shows a short film, and offers a craft for older kids and bubble time for babies. Family Storytime lasts about 30 minutes.

Sensory Storytime (Ages 8 and under)
3:30 pm; Second and Fourth Monday of the month

Geared for children who are on the autism spectrum, are sensitive to sensory overload, or have sensory integration issues. Features stories, songs and movement activities along with sensory playtime to enhance cognitive and social development. Registration is required. Call the Children's Desk at 512-401-5600 ext. 3 for more information.

Tweens Hooked on Books (Ages 9-12)
4:30 pm; Third Wednesday of the month

Read a different chapter book each month, then meet to discuss the book and do some fun activities.

Homeschool Gaming Group (Ages 7 and over)
1:30—3:00 pm; First Monday of the month

Play Minecraft, Roblox, World of Warcraft, and more. The Library will provide an Xbox, Wii U, and some laptops, but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, tablets, and devices as well.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple: read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten. The goals of this program include- promoting reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers, and encouraging parent and child bonding through reading. Stop by the Kids Desk to sign up and to pick up your starter kit, which includes a free reusable bag, information about the program, and a free book.

Kids Open Play Chess (All ages)
1:30—3:00 pm; Sundays

Learn the basics of how to play chess or just meet up with other chess fans to play a few games. All skill levels welcome.

Child Care Centers or Family Home Child Care Storytimes
Held at the Library by appointment and scheduled at the beginning of each year. Please contact Jane Young, Program Assistant, at 401-5632 to see if there's a vacancy for your group!

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