Children's Services

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Online Children's Services

Print out these bright and colorful activity-packed calendars for your family. Based on the Every Child Ready to Read® practices of reading, writing, singing, talking, playing, and counting, each month contains learning activities, book lists, nursery rhymes, and more.

Select a month below or get all 12 months in one PDF here:

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

The calendar was created by the Public Library Association. For more information on Early Childhood Literacy, visit www.everychildreadytoread.org

New Beanstack Challenges with Beanstack Logo in Corner

Monthly Challenges on Beanstack

Hey readers. Are you looking for some inspiration for your next read? We have been changing a few things up here, including our Beanstack challenges. We retired our Read Woke Challenge, and are now bringing you new monthly themes to stretch your reading muscles. In the month of September, we a...

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Children's Books

Recently we surveyed our staff members across branches and departments to hear about their favorite children’s and teen books. Whether we read them in our own childhoods, or love to share them with today’s children, please enjoy some favorites from the BCLS staff! 
Picture Books...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spooky Bingo

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Hear a spooky story and enjoy a game of Halloween-themed Bingo! Supplies will be available at each branch for families to pick up no more than 2 weeks before the program. Please allow 2 business days for supplies to reach your branch after yo...

Disclaimer(s)

Please register each person individually, including adults.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

This session will be held live over Zoom. Zoom information will be emailed to you after registering. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

You Choose Book Club

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join us for an adventure where you choose how the story ends! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This week we're continuing our soccer adventure and will be making a ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

Stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a chance for play! Ages birth-23 months + participating caregiver.

This session will be held live over Zoom. Zoom information will be emailed to you after registering. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Join some of our Children's Librarians on Zoom to craft with us! We will be doing craft projects live on Zoom for children ages 5-12.  All supplies will be provided to registered children. Please indicate which branch you prefer to ...

Disclaimer(s)

Please register each person individually, including adults.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

This session will be held live over Zoom. Zoom information will be emailed to you after registering. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

LENA Start Virtual Meetings

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
For parents and caregivers of children ages 0-36 months. This 10-week virtual program uses LENA technology to increase interactive talk, which leads to healthy brain development in children. Each participant will receive a bag of supplies, includi...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

New Kids' Books