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: Build A Gingerbread House
Wednesday, December 5 at 4:00 – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, December 12 at 3:30 – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: Test your engineering skills by building a gingerbread house. For school-age children, ages 5+.
2nd Annual “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Party
Saturday, December 15 from 12:00-2:00 – Marion Branch Library,
Join us for a wonderfully terrible celebration of all things Grinch! We will be reading the classic tale, crafting, and sharing a variety of Grinch-themed snacks. Trust us – you won’t want to miss this party!
The Studio: Make An Ornament
Wednesday, December 19 at a 4:00 – Marion Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio. This month: Create your own unique ornaments. For school-age children, ages 5+.
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.