Kids Events & Activities

Story Times

Preschool Story Time
Children up to age 5  |  Bring  your little ones to a story time perfect for children and their families. Parents and caregivers must remain in the children’s area.

Pajama Story Time
Children and families  |  This fun interactive story time is filled with stories, songs and activities. PJs welcome!

**Tiny Tots 
Birth to age 2 |  Simple stories, songs and rhymes for tots accompanied by a parent or caregiver

**Raising Readers 
Ages 2 – 4  |  Longer stories, finger plays and songs for children accompanied by a parent or caregiver

**Pre-registration is not required, however tickets to the program will be available first come, first served at the Youth Services desk the morning ofo the program. Quantities are limited.

STEAM for Tweens

Ages 9-12
Back by popular demand, STEAM for Tweens uses fun experiments and activities to explore STEAM principles. New topic each month. Register online to reserve a bag of supplies to pick up at your library.  The program is posted for on-demand viewing. Only one bag per child and no more than two bags per family.

Pixel Pictures
Register here beginning Monday, October 2 at 10 a.m.
Virtual  |  On-Demand beginning October 2
Learn how to use graph paper to make pixel pictures.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

It’s never too early to help your child learn to love reading! Join our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and track the books you and your child read before they start school. Check in regularly at the library to log your progress and receive rewards along the way. Read 1,000 books and make it to onto our Wall of Fame!  Reading together from infancy helps to boost your child’s early literacy skills and better prepares them for school. Register online or at your local library branch and then read, read, read!

Paws to Read

Want to share your favorite book with a furry friend? Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Therapy dogs are great listeners and can’t wait to help you practice your reading skills while telling them a great tale. Open to children ages 5 – 10. Children must be accompanied by parent or caregiver; signed permission slip required.

Visit our calendar of events for the complete list of program for children.

Find a Good Book

Watch Something

  • Just for Kids – Educational videos children want to watch – Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Reading Rainbow, the Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more – plus songs, games, story times and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young children.
  • Kanopy Kids – Stream a selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls. Kanopy Kids categories include TV Series, Learning Languages, Animated Storybooks, Anime Favorites, Classic Films and Movies for the Whole Family. Stream Kanopy on your computer or download the app on your phone, tablet or Roku device.

Get Help With Homework

  • Brainfuse HelpNow – Get live, certified educator assistance (7 days a week, 2-11 pm ET) for homework, research, and writing in all subjects for grades K-college
  • Britannica Library – Children – Encyclopedia articles, multimedia content, and a world atlas
  • Gale In Context | Elementary – For kindergarten through Grade 5; articles and reference books for school research and general learning
  • Explora Public Libraries – Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topics inspire research ideas
  • KidSpeak (Transparent Language) – Young learners (ages 6 and up) explore a new language through fun and engaging activities with their cartoon “friend” and his or her pet. Sign in to/register for Transparent Language Online, go to More Languages and select the desired KidSpeak language (Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish)
  • Mailbox – Build important grade-level skills, with more than 52,000 teaching ideas and engaging activities and worksheets for grades pre-kindergarten to 6; topics covered include math, science, social studies, arts and crafts, phonics, language arts and literacy
  • World Book Online For Kids – Encyclopedia articles, maps and more designed especially for young students

Play Games

  • – Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills
  • FunBrain Moms and Kids Playground – Games to help children practice mouse skills, part of the Family Education Network
  • Nick, Jr. – Aimed at preschoolers, games star popular characters from the Nickelodeon network
  • PBS Kids – Games, activities and printables from favorite PBS Kids television shows
  • – Writing games, quizzes and polls, puzzle and arcade games from the children’s book publisher
  • Sesame Street Games – Browse by theme or character; perfect for the younger child
  • – Educational site offering games that encourage reading, primarily designed for pre-K–2nd grade children