Programs for Children

Calendar of Events - check all of the events, dates and times at the library.

PUBLIC STORYTIMES

Public storytimes are presented for parents and caregivers/babysitters accompanying their own children.

storytime chairs

Storytimes are moving back indoors beginning in November 2022!
  • Wednesday & Thursday Storytimes are held at 9:30 a.m.
    • Registration is not required but you can receive weekly email reminders and weather updates by using this LINK 
  • 1st & 3rd Saturdays Storytimes are held at 9:30 a.m.
    • Registration is not required but you can receive weekly email reminders and weather updates by using this LINK
  • Storytimes are geared toward children under 5 years of age.
  • An adult must accompany the child during storytime. 
 
Write On! with OSU Writing Center
Explore your writing talents with the OSU Writing Center. There will be sessions every other week starting Sept 8 from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Reception Area. Space is limited and registration is required. 
 
Grab & Go Craft Bags
 
Simple crafts are available for all on top of the Children's New Bookshelf. New crafts are set out about once a week depending on demand. Most crafts are geared towards preschool and lower
elementary age with adult guidance.    
 
READING PROGRAMS

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (aka 1KB4K) is a year-round program designed to encourage families to read at least a thousand books to their children 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 the end of May through July. It includes a reading program, incentives for achieving reading goals, performances by fun entertainers, family films and chances to win the end-of-summer grand prize.  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 starts at the end of November or early December (start and end dates vary).  For more information about the winter reading program, visit our Winter Reading Program page.