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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Grammy nominated performer Culture Queen for an interactive musical storytelling show and learn the meaning of the Juneteenth holiday. (All ages)

Fri, Jun 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Can your team beat the heat? Attendees will be put on a team and given a prompt with 1 hour to complete their build! Our esteemed judges will evaluate and choose a winning team. Ages 6- 12

Fri, Jun 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Sat, Jun 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Mr. Josstin for a Pop Up, Pop In Story Time at 10:15am. This will be a singular spectacular story time on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Ages 0-5

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Interactive West African percussion performance and workshop. (All ages)

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Hey Board Game fans! Looking for a new challenge? Come to our Board Game Swap and trade in your old games for new ones.

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Prepare for an experience filled with imagination and ventriloquism, and puppet performance as Ty-Rone shows us that with a little bit of magic, anything is possible. Suitable for all age groups.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Come play Dungeons & Dragons. No experience necessary. Open to ages 8-13.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Check out the Library’s selection of tabletop games. (Ages 5-18)

Mon, Jun 17, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Celebrate your favorite June holiday with this simple paper folding craft. Ages 6+

Mon, Jun 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Bring your American Girl (or any other) doll -- or borrow one of ours -- for a fancy tea party. Snacks, crafts, and activities provided. (Ages 3-13)

Tue, Jun 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Jun 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Tue, Jun 18, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jun 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for a play hour to build, create, and explore! Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Take a bite out of summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Join our friends Willie Bob and Boogie Bennie, also known as Rocknoceros! Favorite classic kids songs and Rocknoceros's own catchy tunes. Ages 2+.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Take a bite out of summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Dance along with us as Rhythmaya shares Indian culture through music, art, and movement. (All ages)

Fri, Jun 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for an evening of celebration and connection as we honor the artistry and diversity of West African music and dance! Ages: 6-12 and Teens.

Fri, Jun 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*


 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR JUNE

 

Build a House

A Flag for Juneteenth

This Is Our Rainbow

Cuando Amamos Cantamos

The Pronoun Book


 

DIGITAL FUN

 






Room to Read
Comics Plus teens
Comics Plus children

 

 

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! 

 


Grief


Adoption


Potty Training


Feelings


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

 

Last updated: May 2024