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!
- Preschool STEM Story Time: Make a Splash With Water Science
Thursday, September 27, 3:30 p.m.
For children ages 3-5 (older siblings are welcome, too). Can a fairytale or picture book really be used to teach science? See how with Ms. Michelle!
- Flying Ghost Rockets
Thursday, October 4, 5:30 p.m.
For children ages 7-9. Kids are invited to learn about Newton's Laws of Motion, NASA, and more as they make their Ghost Rockets soar into the air. Use our recipe to get started, then experiment to give your creation maximum lift-off!
- Interactive Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Saturday, October 6, 1 p.m.
With a bag full of snacks, prompts, and props, tweens will be able to experience the movie like they never have before.
- Owl Pellet Dissection
Wednesday, October 10, 3:30 p.m.
Did you know that owls can't chew their food? Children will learn about owls and how they eat and digest their food, and with this knowledge, they will dissect an owl pellet to see what animal bones they can find.
- OzoBot Bowling Challenge
Thursday, October 11, 6 p.m.
For children ages 6-10. Bowl with tiny robots at this one-of-a-kind STEAM event! Program your way to victory, move by move. Will your strategy sink the competition? Reserve your space and find out!
- I Spy Fun!
Thursday, October 18, 5:30 p.m.
For children ages 6-8. "I spy with my little eye..." Hone your observation skills as you complete "I Spy"-themed challenges! Conquer a scavenger hunt with a twist and make a fun craft to take home.
- Day of the Dead Skull Painting
Monday, October 29, 3:30 p.m.
Children will learn about el Día de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, and the tradition behind the sugar skulls. They will be able to decorate their own plastic skulls to take home.
- 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.