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 new program designed for babies, birth to 12 months old. Babies will discover books, songs and rhymes. This storytime will be held each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. through the school year and then go on hiatus for the summer.
- Toddler Time, another new program, will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each Thursday. It allows children 12-36 months to interact with stories, songs and movement activities. Toddler Time will also runthrough the school year, with a summer hiatus.
- 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 7 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. 116.
Groups may attend a scheduled storytime once a month from September through May.
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."
Each month, the Dewey Decimal Theater will show a film classified in a different section of non-fiction starting with the 000s, or General section, and ending with the 900s, or History and Geography section. Film night on the library's giant screen includes free popcorn and children are invited to wear PJs and bring blankets and pillows. Books about the film topic will be available for check out. 2013 films include:
- Aug. 13 - a rated G animated film about monsters who scare children to collect their screams.
- Sept. 10 - a rated PG live action film about a congressman who has been called upon to build an ark.
- Oct. 8 - a rated G animated film about a girl and her prince who have turned into frogs.
- Nov. 12 - a rated PG live action film about a girl who inspires her community by winning a spelling bee.
The LEGO Club is open to elementary school children and meets on the following days of the month:
- First Wednesday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
- Second Wednesday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
- Third Thursday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LEGO blocks are provided for use and each session has a different building theme. Registration is required.