Programs for Children
Calendar of Events - check all of the events, dates and times at the library.
Public storytimes are presented for parents and caregivers/babysitters accompanying their own children.
- Babytime is a program designed for babies, birth to 18 months old. Babies will discover books, songs and rhymes. This storytime begins in September and will be held each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. through the school year. Held Sept through April. On hiatus during Summer Reading Program time. *Extend through May 2018, final day is May 22*
- Toddler Time will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each Thursday. It allows children age 1-3 to interact with stories, songs and movement activities. Toddler Time also begins in September and runs through the school year. Held Sept through April. We have added Toddler Time to Fridays at 10am &11am in the summer.
- Watch for updated Storytime information in August!
- Preschool Storytime is suggested for children age 2-5. It is held year round every Monday and Friday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. This traditional storytime features stories, songs, rhymes, film and take home crafts. Preschool Storytime only on Mondays in the Summer. Toddlers are now on Fridays.
- Family Storytime will be held each Monday at 6:30 p.m. year round. Family Storytime includes stories, songs, a film and take home crafts. It is open to children and families of all ages.
Supervising adults are requested to accompany their children and to take them outside if they become disinterested or disruptive.
Daycare and School Storytimes
Preschool storytimes are offered for day care institutions, public and private preschools and for individuals who provide in-home child care. Supervising adults are responsible for the behavior and safety of the children in their group. Times may be arranged by calling the children's services office: 405-372-3633 Ext. 8116.
Groups may attend a scheduled storytime once a month from September through May.
Schools or organization may request a library tour or visit.
R.E.A.D!= Reading, Explorations, and Discovery! Homeschooler program for 1st-5th graders to help explore the wide world of literature. Each month a different genre of fictions will be presented. It is a two-part program each month, with the first session introducing the new genre and the second session providing time to share a special project. Held on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 2 p.m.
Writing program hosted by the OSU Writing Center!!! Geared towards 8-12 years old. Held on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (may end early depending on writing styles).
For this semester of Read Write RePete, we will continue reading Black Beauty by Anna Sewell as well as incorporating various literacy activities which may reflect the book the group is reading or other activities that give the group opportunities to practice writing. Previous literacy activities have included writing short stories, letter writing, poems, and practicing chain stories; participants are always more than welcome to suggest activities that they are interested in practicing/learning. Participants do not need to have attended previous Read Write RePete meetings as we always go over the previously read chapters as a way of practicing comprehension.
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Builders Club is every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. & 6-7 p.m. Children K-5th grade may attend and free build. We will also have K'NEX for additional building fun.
Try-It Tuesday is a variety of bonus activities to do for children k-5th when visiting the library on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30p.m. & 6-7 p.m. New activities each week, learn, and play at your own pace.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (aka 1KB4K) is a year-round program designed to encourage families to have read at least a thousand books to their child before they enter kindergarten. Visit 1KB4K for more details.
Summer Reading Program
The library's summer reading program is one of the largest in the state and runs from mid-May through July. It includes a reading program, incentives for achieving reading goals, weekly performances by fun entertainers, weekly family films and chances to win end of summer grand prizes. For more information about the summer reading program, visit "Summer @ the Library."
Winter Reading Program
The library annually holds a winter reading program for all ages and runs December through February (start and end dates vary). The children's winter reading program is focused on daily reading to help establish a reading habit. Small prizes are offered throughout with a final prize of a book for completing 20 days of reading. For more information about the winter reading program, visit "Winter Reading Program."