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Kids & Families

Celebrate National Library Week

Unlimited Possiblilities National Library Week April 12-18 - Draw a picture and win!

National Library Week is April 12-18, and once again we are joining Culver’s Restaurants, in celebrating for a whole month!  During April, children ages 4-11 are invited to pick up a coloring sheet from the library and draw a picture about their favorite book.  When the drawing is returned to the library, the child will receive a certificate for a free single scoop of Culver’s frozen custard and be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Culver's Kids Meal.  All coloring sheets must be turned in by April 30th and will be displayed in the library.  Sheets are available at the service desk.

Other events during National Library Week include our regularly scheduled storytimes, on Thursday the Tween/Teen Book Club will have a special program after reading the book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, and on Friday a "School's Out Movie" special screening. For more information about these programs, see below.

School's Out Movie

Friday, April 17th: 1 - 3

Get ready for the summer program theme: Every Hero Has a Story with the 2015 Kid’s Choice favorite animated film!

Big Hero 6 characters as viewed from below.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends who he transforms into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”- Written by Walt Disney Animation Studios

Free Popcorn will be served. Rated PG, runtime 102 minutes.

To register, please call 798-3881, stop by the Service Desk in the library, or send an email to Catherine.

Read to a Dog

Come meet our friend Diesel, the soft and cuddly Great White Pyranees. He loves to be read to. This is a great opportunity for all children, but especially encouraging for reluctant readers. Please call ahead to schedule a 15 minute session with Diesel on one or more of the following Mondays, when he and his partner, Beth Viney, will be here from 3:30 - 5 PM:

April 27 and May 18

Children snuggling with big white dog while a girl reads.


Storytime News

Join us this spring for All the Colors of the Rainbow

Crayons drawing a rainbow.

March 31 - May 20

Wigglers and Gigglers

Tuesdays @ 10

Wigglers and Gigglers is for babies and toddlers. We learn fingerplays, sing songs, read simple books and socialize. Librarians are always on hand to help you find good books.

Big Kids Booktime (ages 3-5)

Wednesdays @ 10 AND Tuesdays @ 1:00

**Every 5th week we have a "coffee break". Come and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on us as your kids play and socialize in our child-centered storytime room.

see complete schedule here


Tween/Teen Book Club

For ages 8-18

Thursday, April 16: 4:15 - 6:30 PM

The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Book cover with old Plymouth and snapshots of the Watson family.

Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There’s Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who’s thirteen and an “official juvenile delinquent.” When Momma and Dad decide it’s time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. They’re heading South to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history.

Sign up and get a copy of the book at the library service desk.

Join us for pizza and conversation about the book. We will watch the movie after discussing the book. Questions? Call Catherine at 798-3881


Library Kids Who Care

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Parent Zone

Are you about to embark on a new adventure like potty training your child? There is help waiting for you in the Parent Zone of our children's department. Take a look at the variety of resources this special collection has to offer.