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!
- Unplugged Coding
Saturday, March 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
For children in grades K-3. Explore the foundational basics of coding using tech toys like Code the Mouse, Code-a-Pillar, and our Goldieblox sets. Registration is required and will open March 3.
- Minute to Win It Physics with Cool-ology
Thursday, April 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Can you ace our one-minute physics challenges? Find out at this interactive workshop as we explore inertia, motion, and acceleration! Registration is required.
- STEM Storytime
Saturday, April 7, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Can a fairytale or picture book really be used to teach science? See how with Ms. Michelle. This storytime is designed for children ages 3-5, but older siblings are welcome. Registration is required.
- Tween Event: LED Throwie Workshop
Thursday, April 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
For children in grades 4-6. "Throwies" are tiny lights constructed out of rare earth magnets, watch batteries, electric tape, and LED bulbs and are designed to stick to metal surfaces.
- No Bake Kids' Cooking Class with Courtney Huggins
Wednesday, April 18, Session I: 2-3 p.m., Session II: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Make tasty, healthy recipes! Registration is required.
- Scratch Coding Storytelling
Thursday, April 19, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
For children in grades 4-6 (grade 3 with a parent). Create your own unique story using Google CS First! Laptops and headphones will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required.
- "The Rainbow Fish" Drama Workshop with Ingrid Schaeffer
Saturday, April 21, 2-3 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Deep inside the ocean, a fish with sparkling rainbow scales captivates fellow sea creatures. But everything changes when the rainbow fish refuses to share his beauty.
- 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.