Youth Services

Battle Preparation Has Begun!

Battle of the BooksThe 2018 5th Grade Battle of the Books will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Waldon Middle School. For those who don’t know, Battle of the Books is a reading competition for teams of local 5th graders. Each team consists of three to five students. Teams read 14 books chosen by Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format.

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Preschool and Child Care Fair 2018

All licensed area preschools and child care providers are invited to participate in our annual Preschool and Child Care Fair on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 4:00 PM t0 7:00 PM. Meet and greet parents and promote your program! There is no charge to participate in the Fair or be included in our Preschool and […]

out of my mind

The 2017 Dragon Award Winner is…

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper! Big thanks to all of the kids who voted for the Dragon Award this year-we had 160 votes. Runners-up were The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tullane by Kate DiCamillo, Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeff Brown, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer, and Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. Look for the coveted golden Orion […]

This Week's Featured Programs

Mother and baby reading board books

Baby Time

Tuesday, January 23 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Babies

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition.

Toddler looking at a book with mother and father

Toddler Time

Tuesday, January 23 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Doggone Readers with Bear 6:30

Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30 PM to 6:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Doggone Readers with Bear 6:45

Tuesday, January 23 from 6:46 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:00

Tuesday, January 23 from 7:01 PM to 7:15 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:15

Tuesday, January 23 from 7:16 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:30

Tuesday, January 23 from 7:31 PM to 7:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:45

Tuesday, January 23 from 7:46 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Toddler looking at a book with mother and father

Toddler Time

Thursday, January 25 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Young girl and mother reading

Preschool Pals

Thursday, January 25 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Preschool

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Full STEAM Ahead-Math

Friday, January 26 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Grades K-5, Drop-in, limit 25

This is a new series geared for school age students that focuses on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. At this session we will be focusing on mathematics. Join us as we explore math through games, activities, and crafts. 

Toddler looking at a book with mother and father

Toddler Time

Monday, January 29 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Young girl and mother reading

Preschool Pals

Monday, January 29 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Preschool

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Mother and baby reading board books

Baby Time

Tuesday, January 30 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Babies

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition.

Toddler Time

Tuesday, January 30 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Doggone Readers with Bear 6:30

Tuesday, January 30 from 6:30 PM to 6:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Doggone Readers with Bear 6:45

Tuesday, January 30 from 6:46 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:00

Tuesday, January 30 from 7:01 PM to 7:15 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:15

Tuesday, January 30 from 7:16 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:30

Tuesday, January 30 from 7:31 PM to 7:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:45

Tuesday, January 30 from 7:46 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.