Children’s Department at the Main Library

Creating a Community of Readers, One Child at a Time

A Busy Hive of Fun & Activity - MC-NPL Youth Services

Children’s Calendar of Story Times/Activities/Special Events

Services for Children and Parents

Summer Reading 2013


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Special Events in the Children’s Department

August Calendar of Children's Events (printable)

Library Card Sign Up Month at the Main Library

September 1 through September 30 - all day For kids ages 0-12 Sign up for a library card and you will receive a free book and bookmark, plus be entered in a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card! New registrations only. For kids ages 0-12.

Stay and Play at the Main Library

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:00 am from September 11 through December 13 For ages 0-5 with a caregiver Open play time in our Children's Learning Center following story times. Your child can play with our fun educational toys, and you can meet other caregivers. Ages 0-5 with a caregiver. Drop in.

Toddler Tickle Tales–Thursdays at the Main Library

Thursdays at 10:30 am from September 13 through December 13 for ages 2-3 with a caregiver

Stories, songs, rhymes, and fun activities for young preschoolers, followed by playgroup time. Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Drop in.

Pre-K Adventures at the Main Library

Tuesdays, September 11 through December 11 at 10:30 am For children ages 3-1/2 - 5 with a caregiver.   Activities are aimed at developing skills for Kindergarten, with stories, crafts, fun movement songs, and hands-on activities. Drop in.    

Baby Lap Rap at the Main Library

Wednesdays, September 12 through December 12 at 10:30 pm For ages 0-24 months Simple stories, new and traditional songs, rhymes, shaker eggs and rhythm sticks for your baby and you! Ages 0-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in.

Twilight Tales at the Main Library

Thursdays, September 13 through December 13 at 7:00 pm For kids ages 0-7 Family storytime! Our activities will be a mixture of fun and learning with stories, songs and an occasional craft and parachute play. For ages 0-7 with a caregiver. Drop in.

LEGO + at the Main Library

The second Saturday of the month:  September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8 at 10:30 am Come build with us! Imagine and create with LEGOs, Straws and Connectors, K’nex, and more! For kids ages 5-12. Drop in. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.