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Library Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm Friday: 9am-5pm Saturday: 9am-4pm Sunday: Closed

Children's Reading Programs

Children’s Programs

Drop In Storytime

Drop in Storytime occurs every Friday at 10:30 AM in the Youth Services Department, often by our Friends of the Library!

Read with PAWS

Once a month on Saturday, PAWS brings their therapy dogs to the library. Children can come to the library, select a book and read to a furry friend. All therapy dogs and handlers have been certified by an accredited organization. This program was designed originally because children feel less pressure to read to a dog than an adult; so it was meant to be a way to help struggling readers or even just encourage reading. It is open to all levels of readers and non-readers. Please register for your 15 minute time slot at the Youth Services desk or by phone. Space is limited.

Book Clubs

We have three book clubs available: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, and Harry Potter Book Club

For Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-5: These are two session book club. Your child will receive a copy of the chapter book to check out on your library card during the first session. They will have two weeks to read the entire book for discussion at the next session. Please register by calling the Youth Services desk or registering online through our calendar. 

For Harry Potter Book Club: Join Mackenzie each month for a magical discussion on each book in the series. This book club starts in October and will end with a Harry Potter Party after the completion of the final book. This club is open to everyone under the age 18, with appropriate reading ability.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters
make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge—all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.

Visit the Children’s Resources page for more information.

Summer and Winter Reading Programs

We offer a seasonal reading program or challenge to engage our patrons throughout the year. Registration for summer reading begins on June 1, and Winter reading starts January 1. Registration is offered in person, or online through Wandoo Reader. Click the button below to register online!

Previous Reading Programs include Summer 2020 Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover; Winter 2020 Be the Change; and Summer 2021 Reading Colors Your World!

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