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Youth Programs

Programs and Activities

Most programs are held in the Berry Room Storytelling Area. Some programs are held in the library auditorium. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE OF CHARGE!

Mother Moose:

a short rhyme, story, and activity time for babies and toddlers 23 months or younger, and a parent or caregiver, is offered three times a month, at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your child’s early literacy and socialization skills, and a wonderful networking opportunity to meet other parents in the community.

Parents and Twos:

a sweet little storytime for two-year-olds and a parent or caregiver. Two four-week sessions are offered most months. The storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes in a small group setting. Monthly registration is required.

Preschool Storytime:

a storytime for 3 to 5 year olds, offered during the fall, winter and spring on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Call the library for information on the summer schedule. Registration is not required.

Pajama Storytime:

an evening storytime for 3 to 10 year olds, offered once a month on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. (may be offered on a different day of the week in the summer). Pajamas, slippers, and your favorite stuffed animal are welcome. This is a great way for parents and children to end their day together. No registration is required.

School break activities:

The library offers a variety of activities for children during the winter and spring school breaks, including drop-in crafts, special programs, movies, puppet shows, and more.

Special programs:

Throughout the year, programs such as concerts, live performances, special presentations, and themed programs are offered for a variety of ages.

Teen and young adult programs:

The library offers special programs for middle and high schoolers during the summer reading program, including the ever popular Mystery Night, as well as some programs during the school year. In addition, the library celebrates Teen Read Week in October.

GROUP VISITS AND FIELD TRIPS

Group presentations:

The library welcomes visits by public school, private school, and homeschool groups, daycares and preschools, scouting and church groups, education classes, and other groups interested in children’s programs and literature. The Berry Room can provide tours, storytimes, book discussions, and more. Contact the Berry Room staff at (907) 459-1052 or email us to schedule a visit.