Cupcake Wars

Our first attempt at a Children’s-to-Teens bridge program went AMAZINGLY well! Kids ages 10-14 each decorated three cupcakes along a theme. After 45 minutes of planning, piping, spreading, and rolling all participants took part in voting for their favorite designs. It was great to see so much creativity bubbling in one room. What a tasty […]

The Nest

If you’re looking for a story to make your hair stand on end, look no further than Kenneth Oppel’s 2015 book The Nest. Fans of Neil Gaiman will likely find similarities in style and subject; the book is sufficiently fantastical and eerie (it definitely creeped this librarian out!). Nuanced and well-written, the story follows Steven, an anxious boy with some […]

Noon Year’s Eve Comin’ Your Way

If your kids are too young to stay up ’til midnight, let them know they don’t have to miss out on any fun! Join us for an energizing morning of dancing, singing, bubble-wrap-popping, and ginger ale toasting. Wear a fun hat, bring a friend, and get yourself ready to ring in 2016 in style! There is no […]

Elfin magic, with photos of Elf Training!

The library was abuzz with the magic of Christmas yesterday, as 130 children clocked in for their respective shifts at our annual Elf Training event! This was the first year we had three shifts (1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 6:00 pm). All of our elves-in-training made beautiful ornaments, festive hats, and decorated tasty cookies with […]

Something for every child!

Here in the Children’s Room, we are always delighted when a new patron finds out about all the great programming we offer. From storytimes for babies to afterschool clubs for 4th graders, our goal is to have activities for every child, every family, and every stage of development. Our events are always 100% free and […]

Get involved with our new afterschool clubs!

This fall we rolled out our new Afterschool Clubs, and so far they have been a HIT! We love the enthusiastic response from kids and parents alike–we’re so happy to be providing these experiences for our 8-11 year-old patrons! Here are some photos of our recent Messy Art Club: As you can see, the first […]