Kid’s Program & Events
Preschool and elementary school age children must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.
Recurring Children’s Programs
Preschool Story Time
Mondays at 10:30am – Marion Branch Library
Tuesdays at 10:30am – Old Fort Branch Library
Books, songs, felt board stories, action rhymes and fun for pre-school aged children.
Crafts for Little Hands
Second Monday at 11:00am – Marion Branch Library
Second Tuesday at 11:00am – Old Fort Branch Library
Once a month after Story Time, preschool-aged children are invited to craft at the library. Dress for a mess because we will be using glue, scissors, paints, paper, markers, crayons and much more! Targeted age group 3- to 5-year olds, but all are welcome.
Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. – Old Fort Branch Library
Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. – Marion Branch Library
This is an activity for children ages 5 and up. LEGO Challenges, board games, crafts, and outdoor fun!
PAWS for Reading
School Age – Registration Required
Every Thursday at 4:30pm – Marion Branch Library
Kids ages 5-10 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute reading session with one of our therapy dogs. A fun way to build literacy skills and confidence! Free and open to the public. Registration required. Spaces are limited.
Sensory Story Time
All Ages – Registration Required
First Saturday at 12:00 – Marion Branch Library
Sensory Story Time is an all-ages program created for the families of children with special needs. Our goal each story time is to engage the senses through interactive books, songs encouraging movement, and other exciting sensory activities. Registration required.
The Lab: Spooky Science
Wednesday, November 7 at 4:00 – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, November 14 at 3:30 – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: Build candy corn catapults to get rid of that leftover Halloween candy! For school-age children, ages 5+.
The Studio: Watercolor Glue Resist Pumpkins
Wednesday, November 28 at a 3:30 – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio. This month: We will be making watercolor and glue resist pumpkins.For school-age children, ages 5+.
Paint a Rock for #MarionRocksOut
Saturday, November 17 from 12:00-2:00 – Marion Branch Library,
Stop by to paint a rock for Marion Rocks Out & then go hide it downtown!
To register your child for a program, please stop by your library or call us. Marion Branch – (828) 652-3858; Old Fort Branch – (828) 668-7111.