Kids' Programs

  We treasure our young patrons and look forward to their visits. Scavenger hunts, crafts and puzzles are always on-going fun in our children’s area.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Start your child off for reading success while collecting prizes along the way! Sign up for this program at any time. See a youth services librarian at either location. Let’s get reading!

Take-Home Crafts | Ages 6-11

Pick up a craft kit to complete at home while supplies last. Available at the Youth Desk.

Sat, May 25

Flower Craft


Sat, June 29

Patriotic Emoji Magnets

Kids Subscription Book Bags | Ages 6-11

Subscription bags include two library books, a craft, a fun item and a treat.

Available Tuesday, May 28 | Salem & Twin Lakes Branches | Register

The Great Mouse Detective | Ages 6-11

Join us to watch a family adventure movie & eat popcorn.

Tuesday, June 4 | 4pm-5pm | Twin Lakes Branch Register 

Let’s Make Fried Banana Splits | Ages 8-12

Students will slice, chop and use a griddle to fry a banana to make a delicious treat with special toppings.

Friday, June 7 | 2pm-3pm | Twin Lakes Branch | Register

Chia Seed Pet | Ages 6-11

Create a cute pet and watch its “hair” grow! 

Tuesday, June 11 | 4pm-5pm | Salem Branch | Register

Beginning ASL for Kids | Ages 6-11


Learn the basics of American Sign Language.

Wednesday, June 12 | 6:30pm-7pm | Salem Branch | Register

Hula Hoop Dancing | All ages

This instructional program will begin with a performance from professional hula hooper Danielle Lee. Then it's time to get hooping!  Participants will learn beginner-friendly hoop moves through the 10-Trick Game. Danielle will lead hoop-based creative movement exploration exercises,  partner/group activities, and games.

Monday, June 17 | 1pm-1:45pm | Salem Branch | Register

Bee Kind to Bees | All ages

What animal is as small as a pea, can travel 12 miles daily, and makes one of the sweetest treats on the planet? The Honeybee! Who is responsible for pollinating many of our food crops? Native bees! Learn all the buzz about bees from staff from the Wehr Nature Center.

Tuesday, June 18 | 6:30pm-7:30pm | Salem Branch | Register

Coding with Ozobots Ages 9-14

Meet the Ozobots. The robots are half R2-D2, half golf ball and can read colors as coding. Teams will work together to create automation challenges. 

Thursday, June 20 | 6pm-7pm | Salem Branch | Register

LEGO Club | Ages 6-11

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the creativity. Each month, we’ll have a LEGO challenge where your creations will be on display in the library. Please do not bring LEGOs from home. 

Saturday, June 22 | 10:30am-11:30am | Salem Branch

CD Ladybug Craft | Ages 8-12

They’re cute, they’re fun and they’re recycled!

Tuesday, June 25 | 2pm-3pm | Salem Branch | Register

Hoo’s Woods Raptor Experience Ages 6 - Adult 

The Hoo's Woods Raptor Center will present an educational, meaningful and fun experience with three of their live raptors, including the great horned owl. For the safety of the large birds, the program is not geared for kids under 6 yrs old. 

Saturday, June 29 | 11am-11:45am | Twin Lakes Branch | Register