Children’s Events

The library has reopened, but the events we are offering are designed to accommodate social distancing.

Programs and Events for Children

Story Times

Virtual Preschool Story Time

Every Tuesday morning around 10 AM in October and November – Facebook & YouTube

Perfect for kids between ages 3 – 5.

Follow along as Ms. Megan reads longtime childhood favorites and introduce you to new books in our collection!

Virtual Baby Story Time

Every Thursday morning around 10 AM in October and November – Facebook & YouTube

Perfect for babies 0 – 2 years.

Follow along as Ms. Elaine reads longtime childhood favorites and introduce you to new books in our collection!

Story Times

Virtual Preschool Story Time

Every Tuesday morning around 10 AM in October and November – Facebook & YouTube

Perfect for kids between ages 3 – 5.

Follow along as Ms. Megan reads longtime childhood favorites and introduce you to new books in our collection!

Virtual Baby Story Time

Every Thursday morning around 10 AM in October and November – Facebook & YouTube

Perfect for babies 0 – 2 years.

Follow along as Ms. Elaine reads longtime childhood favorites and introduce you to new books in our collection!

Special Events

Ongoing: Take and Make Crafts

Pick up anytime during regular hours in the Youth Services Department

The Youth Services staff have created craft kits for children to take and make at home! Stop by the Youth Services Department to look at the selection to choose from! Every month, we will introduce a new variety of crafts. The crafts are available while supplies last in the Youth Services Department during regular hours.

Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest

October 1-26 – Submit photos online

Carving pumpkins is always on our to-do lists in October, and we want to see what you can create! Submit a photo of your carved or painted pumpkin online! (Note that you must sign in with Google to submit a photo.) The submission window is open from October 1–26, and on October 28, we will post all of the photos we received on Facebook. Also, we will randomly draw 3 names of those who submit a photo to win a $15 gift card to McDonald’s!

Grab-and-Go Kits

Pick up in the Youth Services department while supplies last during regular library hours on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 22: Halloween Surprise
  • Thursday, November 19: DIY Bird Feeder
  • Thursday, December 17: Make Your Own Ornament

Swing by the library and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab and Go kits will include most of the supplies you will need plus instructions on how to do the activity.

Halloween Storybook Walk

October 26-31 – Front Lawn of the Library

Need to get out of the house with the family and get some fresh air and exercise? Visit the front lawn of the library and walk around as you read the story, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything together to get in the Halloween spirit! To make it a bit more fun, kids can earn a prize just for reading and exercising! Ask the Children’s circulation desk for more information.

Christmas at the Library

Saturday, December 12 from 10 to 11:30 AM – Drive-thru the Carnegie Library Center Parking Lot

Even though it will look a little differently this year, we are having Christmas at the Library! We are utilizing a drive-thru model for this year’s program to accommodate social distancing and capacity requirements. You will enter the Carnegie Library Center parking lot from the entrance nearest 7th Street and remain in your vehicle the entire time.

There will be several familiar holiday characters at stations in the parking lot, including Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and of course, Santa Claus! Each station and character will have a take-home goody, craft, or snack.

We know that this year’s program will look and feel different than in years past, and we appreciate your understanding. We will not provide a photo with Santa this year, and we ask that any posed photos be taken by parents/guardians. Registration is not required, but feel free to RSVP on the Facebook event and share with your friends and family!

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