Kids

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our summer programs!

  • Our Chalk Art Extravaganza has been rescheduled due to the rain. Join us on Wednesday, August 15th from 6-8pm to make great pictures on the library sidewalk! No registration is required.
  • It’s time to turn in your completed summer reading logs! Kids & teens can return their forms now through Friday, August 24th. We’ll see you soon!

 

Welcome to the Youth Services Department!

New Picture Books

New Chapter Books

New Nonfiction for Kids

Check out all that we have to offer!
  • Our children’s room contains a very large collection of books for readers and listeners of all ages. We also offer an extensive collection of audiobooks, DVDs, and more.
  • Computers are available with early literacy games; there are others for internet use by children.
  • Families can enjoy playing in our toy area or creating together at our coloring table.
  • We offer a variety of programs including story times for children birth through preschool, monthly book clubs for elementary students throughout the school year, special events for children and families, and a wide variety of summer programs for all ages.
  • Find some great online activities on our Fun & Games page or look through pictures of past library events in our Photo Gallery.
  • Any one of our department’s four mastered librarians would be happy to answer your questions. Please come visit us!

Looking for more info? Email us at en.youthservices@4cls.org.

 

Upcoming Programs & Events

  • Fall Story Times
    Our story times include age appropriate early literacy and preschool readiness activities. Registration is required for these programs and requires a valid Four County Library card number. Story time registration will begin on Tuesday, September 4th at 9:00am. You can register by clicking the program in the calendar below or by calling the library.

    • Mother Goose Story Time – children from birth to age 2
      Thursdays at 9:30 or 10:30am from 9/20 through 11/8
    • Toddler Story Time – children ages 2 to 3.5
      Wednesdays at 9:30 or 10:30am from 9/19 through 11/7
    • Preschool Story Time – children ages 3.5 to 5
      Tuesdays at 10:00am from 9/18 through 11/6
  • GFJ Readers & Jr. Readers Book Clubs
    Each month throughout the school year, the parent and child will read a book and then come to the library for activities, discussion, crafts, and snacks. Registration is required and begins on Monday, August 27 at 9:00am.

    • GFJ Jr. Readers is for children in grades 1-3. Meetings are on the 1st Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm beginning on Monday, October 1st.
    • GFJ Readers is for children in grades 4-6. Meetings are on the 4th Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm beginning on Monday, September 24.

    Click here to view the book club flyer for more information.

  • Read with the Therapy Dogs
    Join us on the following Saturdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm to read to these great therapy dogs!

    • October 6
    • October 13
    • October 27
    • November 10

    The mission of this program is to enhance children’s love of reading through the use of therapy dogs. It is hoped this interaction will lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and a higher quality of life. No registration is required.

We hope to see you soon!

 

Click on a program to register or for more information!

Calendar Key

Youth Services Program

Teen Program

Tour

General Library Event

Need help? Click here to view registration instructions.