Children's Programs

Big Truck Big Read

Annual Events

April is El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros, Day of the Child/Day of the Book celebrates family reading and diversity.  This is a multilingual event with a performance and storytime for the whole family.

May is Big Truck Big Read celebrating children’s book week. Touch a truck and photo opportunity with city and emergency vehicles plus a storytime with a firefighter, police officer along with a craft.

June-August is our Summer Read Club spectacular with magicians, storytellers, musicians and jugglers along with weekly games, crafts, and storytimes. Our goal is to assist families to encourage their children to maintain their reading skills to prevent summer learning loss.

September is Library Card Sign-Up month as we welcome new cardholders to participate in our resources and activities for lifelong learning.  We have specialized programming for all ages to highlight your community library and appreciate your support and comments to increase your usage.

November is Early Literacy month for pre-readers and their families.  Early literacy is everything children know about reading before they actually read.  Come and listen to our community leaders as our guest readers to highlight the importance of early learning.

Preschool


Little Bilingual Readers: Tuesdays 3x/month, 11:00am-12:00pm
This program is a community partnership with First 5. and staff along with Mrs. T. provide preschoolers and caregivers with interactive play time, bilingual stories and songs in Spanish & English, crafts, and movement with music.

Family Storytime: Wednesday morning, 10:30-11:15am
Mrs. T. and Booker, the library puppet mascot, present participatory songs, stories, crafts and play as families come together to learn and socialize together.


Preschool Learning Time: I
s the last Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - 11:15 am, with iPads to explore online stories and educational apps. Preschool learning games and crafts will be set out for children and parents or caregivers to play and learn together. 


Little Bilingual Readers

Elementary

Reading Buddies: Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00pm October - May
This program may help young readers improve their reading skills. Adult volunteers will read, or listen to their buddies read aloud, and then play a game together.

LegoTime: monthly-check calendar
Four areas of the library have appropriate Lego sizes for free play for 1.5  hours. Children and parents may build and bond over inventive play time.

Crafts: monthly-check calendar
Themed arts & crafts based on the seasons for all ages.

GameTime: monthly-check calendar
Enjoy family style board and card games plus Wii gaming in small groups for children of all ages.