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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Sat, Feb 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Feb 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Saturday mornings with stories and songs.

Sun, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Come take a safari with Miss Stacy as we do yoga poses and hear stories inspired by animals! Ages 3-7

Mon, Feb 24, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months with caregiver.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Ms. Eli for a bilingual story time! It's all about books, songs and play in Spanish and English! You do not need to know Spanish. Ages 12 to 24 months with an adult.

Mon, Feb 24, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months with caregiver.

Mon, Feb 24, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required. 

Mon, Feb 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Do you like to sing and have fun with music? Join us as we share old favorite songs, experiment with new ones, and learn music basics. Ages 5 to 8 only.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, games & more. Just for children ages 12-23 months. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday!

Tue, Feb 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Two-year-olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement games & yoga for ages 2-5. Adult participation is expected. Younger siblings can come along and join in with their big brothers and sisters.

Tue, Feb 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
It’s time for reading books, singing, dancing, and playing together. A half-hour program followed by 20 minutes of free play. Ages 1-4 years w/adult.

Tue, Feb 25, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Feb 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice sitting and listening while we read fun stories and do an easy craft. For ages 3+ with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog. Grades 1-6.

Tue, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join Beatley Central's tween book club! No assigned book; pick one YOU want to read that relates to the genre and share your thoughts. 4th-9th grades.

Wed, Feb 26, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, games & more. Just for children ages 12-23 months. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday!

Wed, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Feb 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a gentle storytime just right for your littlest one. We'll sing, read and play together. Twenty-minute program plus 20 minutes of free play. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult.

Wed, Feb 26, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement games & yoga for ages 2-5. Adult participation is expected. Younger siblings can come along and join in with their big brothers and sisters.

Wed, Feb 26, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Babies and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Ages 0-11 months with adult.

Wed, Feb 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Women's History month. We're taking to the stars and talking about the achievements of women in engineering and space!

Wed, Feb 26, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join a Naturalist from Buddie Ford Nature Center as we explore the animal kingdom through books, activities & games. Each visit will include a live animal from the Nature Center. Ages 5-8 with adult.

Wed, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Enjoy bedtime stories and songs in Duncan's children area every Wednesday night. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears.

Wed, Feb 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Bring the whole family for an evening of creative play with Legos. Just bring your imaginations, we have loads of Legos and Duplos! All ages.

Thu, Feb 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Feb 27, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Feb 27, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Feb 27, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 3:55pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story.

Thu, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 4:55pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story.

Thu, Feb 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for a special playtime geared towards children with sensory processing disorders and intellectual and physical disabilities. Ages 2-12 with adult.

Thu, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Fri, Feb 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Join us every fourth Friday of the month for interactive yoga/music activities for babies ages 6 weeks to 11 months and their grownups.

Fri, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Dance along to Motown hits, just like our American Girl doll Melody Ellison!

Sat, Feb 29, 11:00am - 11:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Feb 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Come play with Legos with us on Saturday morning!

Sat, Feb 29, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages. Children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.


 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR FEBRUARY

 

Love from the crayons

Baby-sitters little sister. 1, Karen's witch

Diana, Princess of the Amazons

Race to the sun

The oldest student : how Mary Walker learned to read

Clean getaway

 

FUN & GAMES

 

 

 

PARENTS' CORNER

Looking for books on toilet training, bullying or getting your baby to sleep through the night?
The library's got a book for you! 

 


Being Afraid


Adoption


Potty Training


Social Skills


Divorce

 

 

READING LISTS

Here's a sampling of great books from our collection. Don't limit yourself to these -- we have many more that you're sure to love!

Any staff member at the children's desk is happy to make recommendations!

Babies & Toddlers

Preschoolers

K-3rd Grades

4th-6th Grades

6th-8th Grades