For Children

We Offer Great Services for Kids!

Come visit and take advantage of all the great services we have to offer: StoryTimes for all ages, crafts, special events, suggested reads, puzzles and games, links to resources and of course all of our great books, CDs, videos, and recorded books.
The photo at the right illustrates one of our Learn to Paint workshops!

Meals4Kids starts July 6.
Kids and teens up to 18 can come to the Garden Room for a free lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30-12:30.
Art in the Garden Room



in the Youth Library



August 1--6:30-7:30 p.m.  Creature Teachers.  Meet and learn about exotic animals. All ages.
Aug. 8, 9, & 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Improv Workshop with Sally Cragin of the Riverfront Children's Theater.  Performance on August 10 at 6:30 p.m.  Register, please.
Aug. 10--6:00-7:00 p.m.  Painting Workshop with Angelika.  Follow the steps to make a starry night painting.  Ages 8 and up.  Registration required.
Aug. 12--11:00 a.m-12 noon.  Bird a Wooden Birdhouse.  Ages 8 and up.
Aug. 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Big Box Day.  What can you make with a big box?  Ages 6+.
Aug. 16--1:00-2:00 p.m.  Make Miniature Polymer Clay Animals.  Use colorful polymer clay to create small animals.  Ages 8 and up.
Aug. 17--6:00-7:00 p.m.  Minecraft Madness. Venture to the magical world of Minecraft with activities like a Zombie Chase, and the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza.
Aug. 19--11:00-12 Noon.  Meet a NEADS Dog in training with Cinda Capone.
Aug. 21--1:30-3:30 p.m.  Solar Eclipse Party.  Watch the eclipse with special glasses, or bring the box you made last month.  Crafts and refreshments; all ages.
Aug. 22--2:00-3:00 p.m.  Kosmic Kelly.  Learn about different sources of energy and how clean energy is better.  Ages 5 and up.
Aug. 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Rome Wasn't Built in a Day.  Different activities to learn about ancient Rome.  Ages 5 and up.
August 24--4:30-6:00 p.m.  SUMMER WRAP UP PARTY!

Weekly  Programs in the Youth Library


  • 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.- Read! Build! Play! Storytime  Join us to read, build and play with Duplos to help your child develop their early literacy skills. Drop-in program for ages 0-5.
  • 4 - 5 p.m.  Maker Mondays, Create art and/or learn about circuits and coding. Ages 6 and up; children under 10 need to be supervised by an adult.
  • 6- 7  p.m.  Pokemon Game Night.  Just drop in and play.  All ages.


  • 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Storytime with Ms. Jane. Shake your sillies out!
  • 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.- Nutrition Games
  • 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.  - Lunch at the Library.
  • 4:00 -5:00  p.m. - Afternoon crafts with Ms. June.  Ages 5 and up


  • 6 - 6:30 p.m.  Yoga Storytime with Miss Nikki  For ages 2-7.


  • 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.    Lunch at the Library
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Literary Lunch
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Lego Club.  All ages--just drop in!


  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Steam Garden Play Group, sponsored by MOC.  Learn about science, engineering and math concepts with play. Ages 0-5.
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  LUNCH AND GARDEN 
    • Bring your lunch and join us for as we tend the Library garden.  
    • No registration required; younger siblings can play in the library. 
  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Game Day at the Library. Play board games, Xbox or Wii with your friends at the library. Permission slip and a library cards required for video games. For ages 5 and up.

homework center--Monday through Thursday

  • 3 - 5 p.m. - Homework Center. Do your homework at the library! The homework center provides students ages 6 and up with a safe and supportive environment for their studies. Computers, reference materials and extra school supplies are available for students.
Family Storytime
Family storytime is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday, Miss Jane will delight your preschooler with stories, songs, and movement. Come and "shake your sillies out!"

On the first Tuesday of every month, Mister Wally joins us with his guitar for more fun!

Tuesday Crafts with Miss June
Time to get creative! Join our resident artist, Miss June, to create fun things every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Youth Library. For ages 6-12, no registration required.