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!
- Chess Club
Saturdays, February 29, March 14, April 25, 11 a.m.
For children and tweens in grades 1-6. Learn about this strategic board game and play against other club members.
- Butter Slime
Thursday, March 5, 5 p.m.
For grades 1-3. Create a slime that spreads just like butter.
Wednesday, March 11, 3;45 p.m.
For tweens in grades 4-6. What do you get when you mix coding, robotics, and art? EvoBots! After briefly learning how these tiny ‘bots work, we’ll use markers to program their movement and lights.
- Musical Folk Demo
Tuesday, March 17, 10:30 a.m.
For children up to 5 years old. Little ones and caregivers will play with shaker eggs, use movement scarves, and learn simple songs from around the world with Christina Montanari of Musical Folk!
- Irish Dance
Tuesday, March 17, 3:45 p.m.
For all ages. Celebrate St. Patricks' Day with performers from Riverdance! Discover the history of Irish step dancing and watch a live performance.
- Citizen Scientists: Safe Drinking Water
Thursday, April 16, 5 p.m.
For children and tweens in grades 2-6. Water is all arond us, but is it all safe to drink? Why or why not? Can a straw really make it safe to drink from any water source? Find out the answers to all these questions and more!
- 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.