As a COVID-19 precaution, the library is currently NOT hosting our weekly youth events. You can visit the library for take home activities.
Check back frequently for the latest updates on youth events!
AGES: Birth - 2 years
Every Thursday at 8:00am
Sing songs, read a book, play/social time, early literacy, learning tips, and more!
AGES: 3 - 5 years
Neosho: Every Wednesday at 10:00am
Seneca: Every Thursday at 11:30am
Read stories, sing songs, play games, and make crafts! EDUCATIONAL AND FUN! Meet in CBT Community Room. Please ask Miss Pam or Miss Nanette for details if anyone has a food allergy.
AGES: 5 and up
Every Thursday from 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Children must be with a caregiver. We will furnish the legos. Meet in CBT Community Room.
AGES: 9 - 14 years
Mondays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Games, Tech, Makerspace, Snacks, and more! Special events require a release form signed by a parent or guardian.
Select Fridays at 10:00am
Spring 2020 - Learn languages, skills, and more!
Studies show that children who are read to on a regular basis have increased attention spans, more developed listening and language skills and a much larger vocabulary when they enter school. Sharing stories is a great way to develop important pre-reading skills and it helps children to learn about the world around them. Sharing stories and books with your child teaches them a love of reading from a very young age because they associate reading with affection and encouragement not to mention the wonderful opportunity for bonding. Plus, reading stories together is just fun!
1,000 books can sound overwhelming so here is a chart to help you set goals and see that it is very possible to reach your goals.
CHILD'S AGE AT START OF PROGRAM / NUMBER OF BOOKS PER WEEK
1 Year Old..............5
2 Years Old.............7
3 Years Old...........10
4 Years Old...........20
Any child from birth until he/she enters kindergarten can participate in the program. The program is self-paced and will depend on how often you read together. Any book read to the child counts and if they have a favorite that you read over and over you count it each time it is read. Each 100 books will be rewarded by the library. Just bring in your child’s reading log and it will be documented. Once they have completed 1,000 books they will be invited to attend a party celebrating their wonderful accomplishment!