Category Archives for Children Posts


Movie Matinee

On Saturday, December 3 at 3:00 pm, enjoy the movie “Lightyear” (PG) on the library’s big screen! We’ll provide the popcorn! 

Live Penguin Encounter

On Saturday, December 10th at 2:00 pm, the Newport Aquarium will bring one of their penguin ambassadors where you will enjoy an up close and personal encounter with a penguin! During this presentation, participants will learn about these incredible animals, including their natural history, geography, diet, predators, and WAVE Foundation’s research and conservation initiatives, all […]

Holiday Fun

On Monday, December 5th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, there will be holiday crafts for all ages to make, a Christmas Around the World concert with the band Lafferty Pike, refreshments provided by The Friends of the Library, and a reading of “Corduroy’s Christmas.” Plus Corduroy the bear will be at the library to give […]

Paws for Reading

Register your child for a 10 minute time slot in which they will read a story to certified therapy dog, Emma. Emma is a nonjudgmental listener who will encourage children to read and help struggling readers find confidence.  Emma will be available on Wednesdays: October 19, November 16, and December 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 […]

Break-In Bags

Use your critical thinking skills to find the number code to unlock your loot!   Request Easy, Medium, or Hard levels. Easy: Kindergarten – 2nd gradesMedium: 3rd – 5th gradesHard: 6th – 12th grades   Prizes inside are for keeps. The bag, lock, and binder clip must be returned to the library after one week. […]

Story Times

Beginning September 13th, join us for Story Time on Tuesday mornings.  Toddlers (0-3 years) and their caregivers meet Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:30 am.  Preschoolers (3-6 years) and their caregivers meet Tuesdays from 11:00 – 11:45 am. Each week focuses on a different theme using books, songs, and finger plays to reinforce the topic and boost early literacy. We incorporate lots of music and […]

Cold Blooded Critters

On Wednesday, December 28 at 11:00 am, a naturalist from Franklin County Metro Parks will help us discover the differences between warm blooded and cold blooded animals. Live critters such as turtles, toads, frogs, snakes, and salamanders will be present. All ages welcome.

Day Care Kits

Each kit includes several books, a DVD, CD, and a toy or manipulative that follow a theme. Some kits are geared to ages 0 – 2 years. Others are geared to ages 3 – 5 years.  Available themes are: Alphabet, Animals, Colors, Construction, Counting, Dinosaurs, Senses, Shapes, Transportation, and Weather.  Checkout is one per family […]

Crayon Tower Challenge

Try our new Crayon Tower Challenge!   Check out a tub of crayons from the library and build a tower as high as you can!   Rules • Do not color with the crayons. • Do not break the crayons. • Only build with crayons. No outside forces, such as tape or glue, are allowed. […]

What Doesn’t Belong?

While you’re at the library looking for a book, also look for a random object that has no business being in a library. It will be sitting in plain sight, but doesn’t belong. Leave the object where it is and tell a staff member what the random object is and you win a piece of […]