Friday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for our first ever celebration of the ancient festival of lights! The Youth Services department will put their own spin on the celebration of Diwali with colorful crafts, activities, and more. This program is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend.
Friday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 30, at 10:00 a.m.
AGES: 3 to 7 years old
Children 3 to 7 years old are invited to bring their stuffed animal to the Library for our Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Drop them off on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and we’ll share our favorite bedtime stories before you say goodbye. We’ll keep your stuffed friend overnight at the Library where they will have lots of fun. Your buddy will be ready for you to pick up at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, and we’ll show you then how your friend spent the night.
AGES: 6th through 8th Grade
Are you a fan of manga and graphic novels? Join Parish for the Library’s new Manga Book Club. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion. Manga Book Club meets at 3:00 p.m. on the following dates:
September 25 – Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess by Akira Himekawa
October 23 – Seraph of the End by Yamato Yamomoto
November 27 – Dragon Ball Super by Akira Toriyama
January 22 – Barrage by Kouhei Horikoshi
February 26 – My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi
AGES: 3rd through 5th Grade
Join Miss Penny and discuss some of her favorite chapter books! Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion. Chapters Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:
September 18 – Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins
October 16 – The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
November 13 – Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
December 18 – Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
January 22 – Wonder by R.J. Palacio
February 26 – Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
AGES: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
Calling all you curious kids for some fun reading and learning! We will explore some books from our non-fiction collection and see how fun true stories can be too! Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion. Budding Bookworms Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:
September 11 – The Hole Story of the Doughnut by Pat Miller
October 9 – Finding Winnie by Lindsey Mattick
November 13 – Balloons over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
December 11 – Gingerbread for Liberty! by Mara Rockliff
February 12 – Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman
AGES: 3 to 5 years old
Join Miss Kyrie’s monthly book club just for pre-readers that will focus on early literacy skills and fostering a love of reading. Already read the book? Repetition strengthens connections in the brain and builds confidence in your little one. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion. Pre-K Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:
October 2 – Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin & James Dean
November 6 – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
December 4 – Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
February 5 – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 15 – July 27
AGES: 6 to 10 years old
Join the Youth Department’s Parish every Thursday for fun and easy craft making projects. Each week the featured project will use simple items like buttons, strings, paper and more. No registration is required to attend, but space is limited.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 14 – July 26
AGES: 4 to 8 years old
Get outside in the Library’s garden with Miss Penny and Miss Diane to enjoy and learn about flowers, bugs, and other cool things in nature! We will learn some new facts, do some hands-on projects and even share some stories. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Stop by the Youth Desk the day of the program for more information.
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
June 12 – July 24
AGES: 6 to 12 years old
Kids 6 years old and up are invited to join us every Monday morning for Art Club. Each week we will provide a different project for you to complete as well as a variety of supplies for you to create your own masterpiece. We will use washable supplies, but there is always a chance for a little mess when creating art. You may want to wear something that is okay to get slightly messy. No registration is required to attend, but space is limited.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 8 – July 27
AGES: 1 to 2 years old
Children between the ages of 1 and 2 years old can join us on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for Miss Kyrie’s Dance Party, our summer music and movement class. Join us for a morning filled with laughter, song, dance, and music. Registration is not required to attend this class, but space is limited. Stop by the Youth Desk the day of the class to reserve your spot. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.