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.
- Babytime is a program designed for babies, birth to 12 months old. Babies will discover books, songs and rhymes. This storytime begins in September and will be held each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. through the school year. Resumes on Sept 6, 2016.
- Toddler Time will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each Thursday. It allows children age 1-3 to interact with stories, songs and movement activities. Toddler Time also begins in September and runs through the school year. Resumes on Sept 1, 2016.
- Preschool Storytime is suggested for children age 2-5. It is held year round every Monday and Friday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. This traditional storytime features stories, songs, rhymes, film and take home crafts.
- Family 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.
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 attend a scheduled storytime once a month from September through May.
Schools or organization may request a library tour or visit.
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 Dewey Decimal section will be explored. It is a two-part program each month, with the first session introducing the Dewey Decimal area and the second session providing time to share a special project.
R.E.A.D. is currently full.
Writing program hosted by the OSU Writing Center!!! Geared towards 8-12 years old. Each session will start with a variety of writing exercises and allow for ample writing time. Held on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 PM (may end early depending on writing styles).
Nov 10th will be the last session in 2016. We will resume on Jan 26, 2017 at a new time of 6pm.
Sign up here to get reminder emails. Drop ins and parents are more than welcome!
Starting January 2017 we have Builders Club every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children K-5th grade may attend and free build. We will alternate between using LEGO blocks and K'NEX each week.
Builders Club @ Night is held on every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. Night sessions will have the same format as the after school Builders Club.
Picking Up STEAM: a Library Laboratory for K-3
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics. Our drop-in program encourages young elementary students (K-3) & their parents to wonder, experiment, and create with a variety of weekly projects. The weekly bonus activities will focus on one aspect of STEAM and introduce a different concept or project each week. Make Tuesdays at the library part of your weekly routine, activities can take as long or as short as your child prefers.
STEAM is held every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.
Library Minecraft computers will be set up for the children to build and play in the same world. Some experience with Minecraft is preferred. Sessions are held every Thursday from 3:30-4:15, please only register for 1-2 session per month so everyone has a chance to play. Must be 8 years or older.
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. 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. 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."