Come to the Library for Storytimes and More!

Come to the Library for Storytimes and More!

by Ben Schrag

From Christian Robinson’s “You Matter”:


“The small stuff too small to see. Those who swim with the tide and those who don’t. The first to go and the last. You matter.”


While the phrase “back to normal” may not feel entirely correct, this fall the Youth Services department returns to a full schedule of in-person offerings for our youth and families. And we are excited to share them with you!

Baby Time takes place Tuesdays at 1:30pm, Wednesdays at 11:00am, and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm.
Baby Times are gentle, intimate, and beneficial for both infant and caregiver. 

Toddler Storytime takes place Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30am. 
Families with toddlers are invited for a storytime featuring guitar music, stories, and fingerplays! 

Family Storytime takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am
Children of all ages are invited to come build literacy skills through music, movement, fingerplays, flannel boards. Stay for Kid’s Create where children can enjoy a process-focused craft or activity.

Storybook Science takes place Fridays at 10:30am
Families are invited a storytime where you will read a picture book together and then experiment with a related STEM activity.

Saturday Storytime
Family Storytime is repeated Saturdays at 10:30am – sometimes we might have special Saturday storytime planned!


And for older kids?

After School Adventures takes place on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:15pm.
Activities could include art, science, games, and a small snack. This program is for K-5th grade.

Tuesday afternoons at 4pm we have alternating programs. 

The 2nd and 4th Tuesday we have Checkmate Chess Club for grades 4-6 and for all skill levels. Come learn, play, and socialize! No prior chess experience needed!

1st and 3rd Tuesdays we have LEGO® Builders for grades 3-5.
Come use library LEGO® toys for innovation and fun! Building challenges will be presented to spark creativity. 

Our Teen Space has returned to its full regular hours. Teenagers from 6th to 12th grade can also attend special teen programs like our monthly Teen Maker Challenge, our special Thursday night Teen Video Games, and more!


Returning to a fuller schedule of programming is exciting! If we are doing our jobs right, our programming should invite our whole community into this wonderful shared public space; even if you are too small to see, whether you swim with the tides or don’t, no matter if you’re the first to go or the last. You matter.