Programs for Children

Calendar of Events - check all of the events, dates and times at the library.


Public storytimes are presented for parents and caregivers/babysitters accompanying their own children.

storytime chairs

Outdoor Storytime
Outdoor Storytime @ Southern Woods Park starts June 1
  • Summer Outdoor Storytime will be held at Southern Woods Park (west side of Hester St)
  • Storytimes will be on Wednesdays at 9:30am
  • Registration is not required but you can receive weekly email reminders and weather updates by using this form
Storytime is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Oklahoma Dept of Libraries (ODL).
Mini Classes
Dive deeper into our summer reading theme of ocean and water science! Register for a mini class hosted by OSU Boone Pickens School of Geology. More class dates coming soon- check back often. 
5th-6th graders
   June 3 @ 1 pm (Ocean Floor)
   June 6 @ 1 pm (Microfossils)
3rd-4th graders
    June 2nd @ 10 am (Microfossils)
    June 3rd @ 10am (Ocean Floor)
    June 6th @ 10 am (Microfossils)
Grab & Go craft bags
Simple crafts are available for all on top of the Children's New Bookshelf. New crafts are set out about once a week depending on demand. Most crafts are geared towards preschool and lower elementary age with adult guidance.    

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (aka 1KB4K) is a year-round program designed to encourage families to have read at least a thousand books to their children before they enter kindergarten. Visit 1KB4K for more details.

Summer Reading Program

The library's summer reading program is one of the largest in the state and runs from the end of May through July.  It includes a reading program, incentives for achieving reading goals, performances by fun entertainers, family films and chances to win end of summer grand prize.  For more information about the summer reading program, visit "Summer @ the Library."

Winter Reading Program

The library annually holds a winter reading program for all ages and starts in December (start and end dates vary).  For more information about the winter reading program, visit "Winter Reading Program."