Stillwater Public Library provides a variety of monthly programs for children

(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Jan. 2015) –– Stillwater Public Library offers a program for all ages with storytimes for the smallest babies to Minecraft for big kids.  Storytimes are held weekly while afterschool programs are held monthly.

“The library has evolved into a destination for reading, learning and exploring,” said Elizabeth Murray, children’s librarian. “The community is invited interact with information and literacy in a multitude of ways and for the children we create this environment by offering a variety group programs and experiences.”

The newest addition to children’s lineup is “Minecraft Mondays” which is open to kids ages 8 and up.  Registration is required as there are a limited number of computers.

“Kids have been begging for Minecraft for months so we are excited to finally get the game installed on our computers,” said Murray.  “Even those who have Minecraft at home come to the library to game so they can play in the same world as their friends and learn new tricks from the other players.”

“Picking up STEAM,” a learning laboratory for children in grades K-3 will continue with a second semester of programs.  The spring programs are based on theme “Growing Things” and will include interactive activities plus guest presenters. The program will be January through April on the second Wednesday of the month from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  

The ever popular “Lego Club,” also continues with twice monthly sessions.  Lego Club encourages children in grades K-5 to use their imagination to build creations with the library’s supply of blocks.  The club is held on the first and third Thursday of every month from 3:30- 4:30 p.m.  Check out what we have been creating on the library’s Facebook page!

Registration is required in advance for all after school programs of “Minecraft Mondays,” “Picking Up STEAM,” and “Lego Club.”

Registration is not need to attend the weekly storytimes.  Storytimes are split into various age groups to best serve the variety of developmental stages, but families may attend together.

Storytimes include

  • “Babytime,” is a specially designed storytime for children up to 15 months old, held weekly on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
  • “Toddler Time” is a highly active storytime for children 1-3 years old. It meets weekly on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • "Preschool Storyime” includes stories, songs, a filmstrip, and a craft. Sessions are on Mondays and Fridays at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • “Family Time” is similar to Preschool Storytime but held in the evening for the whole family to attend together. The weekly Monday evening session has been moved to 6:30 p.m. to better accommodate bedtimes.   

For more information about children’s programs or to register, please call 405-372-3633 ext. 8108 or email childrensreference@stillwater.org.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).