Programs for Children

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

Public Storytimes

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

storytime chairsMondays 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. (all year)

  • Preschool Storytime is suggested for children age 3-5. This traditional storytime features stories, songs, rhymes, film and take home crafts.
  • Family Evening Storytime will be held each Monday at 6:30 p.m. year round.  Family Storytime includes stories, songs, a film and take home crafts.  It is open to children and families of all ages but best for under 6 years old.

Wednesdays 9:30a.m. 

  • Babytime is a program designed for babies, birth to 18 months old.  Babies will discover books, songs and rhymes. There is a playtime held following the storytime.

Thursdays 9:30 & 10:30a.m. 

  • Toddler Storytime is geared for children age 1-3 to interact with stories, songs and movement activities. There is a social playtime held following the storytime.

Fridays 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. (all year)

  • Toddler Storytime is geared for children age 1-3 to interact with stories, songs and movement activities. There is a social playtime held following the storytime.

Supervising adults are requested to accompany their children and to take them outside if they become disinterested or disruptive.

 

Daycare and School Storytimes

Preschool storytimes are offered for day care institutions, public and private preschools and for individuals who provide in-home child care. Supervising adults are responsible for the behavior and safety of the children in their group. Times may be arranged by calling the children's services office: 405-372-3633 Ext. 8116.

Groups may schedule a storytime once a month from September through May.

Schools or organizations may request a library tour or visit.

Please use this form to schedule a storytime or visit.


Chess Club Starts back up on Jan 10th 

Chess Club will be taking a holiday break- stay tuned for when it resumes in January. Fridays from 4:30-5:30 pm.  Play games against other chess players to improve your game and perfect your strategies. Best for grades 4th and older, knowledge basic chess moves greatly preferred. Get a reminder email for Chess

Code Name: Scratch 

For 4th grade and up youth who are interested in learning how to code using Scratch. Learn how to make animations, computer games and more!  Saturday dates: 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7, 3/28, 4/25, 5/9. Spring semester sessions will build upon each other so please make sure your child can attend the majority of sessions. Register for Code Name: Scratch

Homeschool R.E.A.D!  Currently full 

R.E.A.D!= Reading, Explorations, and Discovery! Homeschooler program for 1st-5th graders to help explore the wide world of literature. Each month a different literary genre will be presented. It is a two-part program each month, with the first session introducing the new genre and the second session providing time to share a special project. Held on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at 2:30 pm (subject to change due to holidays) Register for R.E.A.D! 

Kid's Writing Club Last fall session is Nov 14. (resumes in January)

Writing program hosted by the OSU Writing Center!!! Geared towards 8-12 years old. Held on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (may end early depending on writing styles). Only held when OSU in session- last fall class will be Nov 14th. Writing Club incorporates literacy activities that may reflect the book the group is reading or other activities that give the group opportunities to practice writing. Previous activities have included short stories, letter writing, poetry, and more. Participants are welcome to suggest topics for activities. Participants do not need to have attended previous classes, all are welcome. Get reminder emails for Writing.

Tuesdays After School

  Kids in the Kitchen  Kids can discover their inner culinary skills with this food program using the library's mobile kitchen! The month-long series is held on January Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm (although some sessions may end a little earlier). This program is for kids ages 5-9 and registration is required. Please make sure to note any food allergies.   Register is full

 Science Matters Hands-on science experiments for kids ages 5-9 demonstrating the wonders of physics. Challenges and puzzles will sponsor independence and encourage creativity. Programs run Tuesdays in February from 3:30-5. Parent participation encouraged but not mandatory. Register Here

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING

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 child 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 mid-May through July.  It includes a reading program, incentives for achieving reading goals, weekly performances by fun entertainers, weekly family films and chances to win end of summer grand prizes.  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).  The children's winter reading program is focused on daily reading to help establish a reading habit.  Small prizes are offered throughout with a final prize of a book for completing 20 days of reading. For more information about the winter reading program, visit "Winter Reading Program."