Programs for Children
Calendar of Events - check all of the events, dates and times at the library.
Survey about Children Programming 2015.
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.
- 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.
- 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, films and take home crafts.
- Family Storytime will be held each Monday at 6:30 p.m. year round. Family Storytime includes a story, songs, films 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.
R.E.A.D!= Reading, Explorations, and Discovery! Our new program is for 1st-5th grades to help explore the wide world of literature. Each month a different literary genre will be explored. It is a two-part program each month, with the first session introducing the theme and the second session providing time to share a special project. The Monday sessions will be held at the afterschool time and the Thursday sessions will be in the afternoon for homeschooling families.
- Biographies: Thursday, November 5 + 19 @ 1:30 PM or Monday, November 9 + 23 @ 3:30 PM
- Fables: Thursday, December 3 + 17 @ 1:30 PM or Monday, December 7 + 21 @ 3:30 PM
LEGO blocks are provided for use and each session has a different building theme. See our Facebook photo album with previous projects.
The LEGO Club is open to elementary school children (K-5th) and meets on the following days of the month:
- First Wednesday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
- Third Thursday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Register for afterschool LEGO Club with this link. Please only sign up for sessions you will be able to attend as we have limited space.
LEGO Club @ Night is held on the First Wednesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. Night sessions will have the same format as the afterschool Lego Club.
Picking Up STEAM: a Library Laboratory for K-3
STEAM= Science, Technology Engineering, Arts & Mathematics. Our program encourages young elementary students (K-3) & their parents to wonder, experiment, and create at our monthly workshops. These session are designed to be hands on and an adult is required to assist children with the exploration stations. STEAM will resume in September on the third Monday of the month.
- Sept 21st 3:30 p.m.
- Oct 19th 3:30 p.m.
- Nov 16th 3:30 p.m.
- Dec 14th 3:30 p.m.
Open Play, library Minecraft computers will be set up for the children to build and play in the same world. Some experience with Minecraft is preferred. One Tuesday per month from 4-5 p.m. Must be 8 years or older.
Structures, build based on a monthly theme. Some experience with Minecraft is preferred. One Thursday per month from 4-5 p.m. Must be 8 years or older.
NANOWRIMO WRITING CLASS (Thursday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.)
The OSU Writing Center is hosting a workshop for kids, 8-12 years, with a variety of writing activites. Register here.
NANOWRIMO WRITING CONTEST
The Stillwater Public Library is holding a writing contest find more details here.
Summer Reading Program
The library's summer reading program is one of the largest in the state. It includes a reading club, 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's winter reading program runs from mid-Dec through mid-Feb. The focus of the WRP is to encourage daily reading as a habit. Children record the numbers of days they read for 15 minutes (or more) and bring reading calendars back to the library for small prizes. Visit Winter Reading Program for more details.