Welcome to the Children’s Department, a place for stories, imagination, play, and learning. In a fun and open environment, we offer a large selection of books, audiobooks, music, and movies for children from birth through sixth grade. It is our goal to provide resources which we hope will develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Come and explore!
- Elephant Toothpaste Experiment (STEM)
Wednesday, July 11, 2-3 p.m.
Children, ages 7-9, will become chemists for the day and learn about the chemical reaction that creates this foamy explosion called Elephant Toothpaste.
- 3D Doodler (STEAM)
Thursday, July 12, 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m.
Create, design, plan and build your own 3D project with our award-winning 3DoodlerStart pens! For children ages 8-12.
- Science of Sound (STEAM)
Thursday, July 19, 3 p.m.
Experiment with echolocation, amplification, and voice waves as we become experts on the science of sound. Activities are designed for children ages 3 and older. Families and older siblings are welcome!
- Kindness Rocks
Wednesday, July 25, 3-4 p.m.
The library is getting a little creative with the Summer Reading theme this year, Libraries Rock. We will be running our own version of the Kindness Rocks Project. Children grades 2-6 can join us and paint beautiful pictures and words on rocks.
- Musicians of the Sun Drama Workshop
Thursday, July 26, 5:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. When the Lord of the Night sees that his world is sad and colorless because his four special musicians have been locked away by Sun, he sends Wind to free them to play their special music.
- OzoBots (STEM)
Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 2, 4 p.m.
What do you get when you mix coding, robotics, and art? OzoBot Mania! After briefly learning how these tiny ‘bots work, we’ll use markers to program their movement and lights, plus add in some experiments along the way.
- Sound Explorers
Monday, July 30 at 2 p.m.
Get a new spin on the science of sound with Matthew Cantello! We’ll make instruments from recycled materials, engage in unique sound science experiments, try out group movement, create “sound stories”, and play listening games.
- Glow-in-the-Dark-bouncy balls (STEM)
Wednesday, August 1, 2 p.m.
Children, ages 7-9, will learn about polymers and monomers through bouncy balls. With this knowledge, they will be guided through a step by step process on how to make their own glow in the dark bouncy balls.
- Dancing Milk / Oobleck (STEM)
Wednesday, August 8, 3:45 p.m.
For children entering grades 2-5. Can something as oozy as oobleck help us see sound – and even make some amazing art in the process? Find out as we engage in some messy science fun!
- LED Paper Flowers
Thursday, August 9, 3-4 p.m.
Tweens will use music sheets and LED lights to create their own glowing flowers. We will provide all of the supplies. Grades 4-6.
- The Science of Baseball (STEM)
Tuesday, August 14, 2-3 p.m.
Tweens will be able to hone their baseball skills and learn about the sweet spot in a baseball bat, why a curve ball curves, what’s a baseball actually made of and more.
- Summer Reading Finale: Bryson Lang's The Cure for the Common Show
Saturday, August 18, 11 a.m.
For children of all ages. Celebrate your summer reading success with a one-of-a-kind performance!
- Throughout the year, we offer three different age-related storytime sessions which are designed to enrich your child’s reading experience and set him or her on the path to lifelong learning. Click for more information.