Children’s Events

Programs and Events for Children

Community PopUPS

SCPL Community PopUPS

August 14 & 28, September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23

The SCPL Youth Service Department and Bookmobile have partnered with the Shelbyville UPS Store to bring books to elementary-aged children throughout Shelby County! In December of 2020, the Shelbyville UPS Store collected donations in support of the Marines’ Toys for Tots Literacy Program. Hundreds of books were purchased by the Shelbyville UPS Store using the collected donations from Toys for Tots Literacy Program, with the goal of providing children direct access to books to enhance their ability to read and bring the joy of reading!

The tentative schedule of PopUPS is listed below. Exact location addresses will be shared closer to the event date.

August 14: Martinsville, Indian Ridge Apartments, and Midland Estates area

August 28: Osprey Cove, Ken Acres, and Aqua Shores

September 11: Hi-Point Apartments, Hi-Point Village Neighborhood, and Benson Trace

September 25: Town & Country, North Country, and Saddlebred Park Apartments

October 9: Marnel C. Moorman School, Downtown Simpsonville, and the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass

October 23: Bagdad, Waddy, and Heritage Elementary School

Grab & Go Kit (Ages 0-12)

Grab & Go Kits for Kids

Third Monday of the month in September, October, November, and December

The family favorite Grab & Go Kits are continuing throughout the rest of the year! The Grab & Go Kits are first-come, first-serve in September, October, November, and December.

Grab & Go Kits are available on:

  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 22
  • December 20

Story Time & Family Matinee

Story Time (Preschool)

June 15, 22, 29 & July 13, 20, and 27 at 10 AM on the Front Lawn

Join us at 10 AM on Tuesdays on the front lawn of the library for story time with Ms. Megan! For every story time you attend, you can earn additional prize entries for Summer Reading.

This event is outside. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair or blanket and bug spray and/or sunscreen.

Story Time (Baby & Toddler)

June 17, 24 & July 1, 15, 22, and 29 at 10 AM on the Front Lawn

Join us at 10 AM on Thursdays on the front lawn of the library for story time with Ms. Elaine! For every story time you attend, you can earn additional prize entries for Summer Reading.

This event is outside. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair or blanket and bug spray and/or sunscreen.

Story time will pause in August and resume in September.

Family Story Time

Thursdays in September at 10 AM in the Carnegie Library Center

Join Mrs. Megan and Mrs. Elaine for a family story time for all children — ages zero to five years old — in the Carnegie Library Center! Registration is not required.

Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, September 4 at 10 AM in the Carnegie Library Center

Join us for a family movie in the Carnegie Library Center on the first Saturday of every month! Feel free to bring a blanket and pillow to lay on during the film. We will be watching the Disney movie, Luca. (Rated PG.) Registration is not required.

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