Children’s Events

Programs and Events for Children

Story Time to Go Kits

Story Time to Go Kits

Storytime To Go Kit – Ten Fat Turkeys
November 9th during Library hours while supplies last!


It’s Thanksgiving month so what better animal to read a story about than turkeys – ten goofy turkeys to be exact! This kit features the silly rhyming story titled Ten Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston and will help to teach children how to count backwards. Kit includes craft, activity sheets, and a snack. One book per family. Kits are available while supplies last.

Grab & Go Kit (Ages 0-12)

Grab & Go Kits for Kids


Family Time Grab and Go – Turkey Leaf Luminaries
November 16th during Library hours while supplies last!


Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! Do your kids love fall and Thanksgiving? We have the perfect DIY project children, and the whole family can enjoy together during the holidays – making their own Turkey Leaf Luminary! Your children will be so happy to see their little turkey leaf luminary as the centerpiece on the Thanksgiving table or just as DIY Thanksgiving home decor. Kits are available while supplies last.


Holly Jolly Holiday Kits
December 14th during Library Hours while supplies last!


Ho! Ho! Ho! We are so excited that the holiday season is finally here because we have the perfect way to start the festivities! Kids and families are going to fa-la-la-la-la in love with this deluxe Holly Jolly Holiday Kit that has everything children need for a merry and bright celebration this side of the North Pole! This deluxe kit will feature a storybook, crafts, reindeer food, snacks, and more! Stop by the Library on December 14th during Library hours to put together your Holly Jolly Kit, and kids will even get to meet some famous holiday characters!

November & December Programs for Children


Skate into the Holidays
November 12th from 2:00-4:00 PM


Spin, twirl, and skate on over to the Library to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with an Iceless Skating Rink in the Carnegie Library Center parking lot on November 12th from 2-4 PM. Kids are welcome to come to test out their skills, get a holiday treat bag, meet a unique holiday character, and have a blast before walking around downtown Shelbyville for Celebration of Lights! ❄️

Ice skates are provided. ⛸️


Holiday Reading Countdown Challenge for Kids
Entire month of December


The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids, and nothing is better than counting down the days till they are here! So we have the perfect way to do that – with a Holiday Reading Countdown Challenge for Kids! This challenge provides families and children with fun holiday activities and reading challenges each day leading up to the holidays! Get your calendar before the month of December and turn in the completed calendar by January 7th. All participants will win a prize, and one lucky winner will win a grand prize.

*Be sure to get your Countdown Calendar before December 1st.

Operation Holiday Cards
December 1st – December 17th in the Reading Room


Spreading kindness is contagious! Make cards for local Shelby County Nursing Home residents to boost their holiday joy! Who doesn’t love receiving a card just because? Feel free to come and go as you please during Library hours to make cards in the Reading Room. All it takes is a few thoughtful minutes to create something meaningful for a stranger. Supplies will be provided. Or feel free to make cards at home and drop them off at the Library.

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