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Toddler Friends 1,2,3

Registration Required

Click here to register online.


Once a month on Mondays at 10:15

Sep. 30th
Oct. 28th
Nov. TBA
Dec.No Program
Jan. 27th
Feb. 24th
Mar. 31st
Apr. 28th
May 19th

Meets in the Secret Garden.

For children ages 18 months-3 years and their parent, granndparent, or caregiver.

An adult must attend the session with the child.

At Toddler Friends, children, parents, and caregivers come together to participate in center based learning.

Centers/stations are developed to help toddlers develop skills they need in preparation for future success in school.

After cleaning up as a group we will come together for a story, music and finger plays.

Families receive age appropriate materials at every session and a parent page full of ideas to take home.

For more information click here.


Registration Required

Coming Soon

During the School Year

Meets in the Secret Garden

beginINbooks was created by a group of children's librarians in northeast Indiana. Their goal was to help facilitate children's early literacy development by modeling to caregivers the six literacy skills developed by Every Child Ready to Read.

At beginINbooks, children, parents and caregivers come together for a time of stories, music and finger plays. As children take part in the activities they will be having fun while developing skills for future success in school.

Parents and caregivers will learn how to make stories come alive with activities and materials at home. They will also get ideas on ways to use literacy tools to encourage the development of language, reading and writing skills with their children.

The program is open to parents/caregivers with children who will be entering kindergarden.

Parents/cargivers must attend the entire session with their child(ren).


At The Library After School

No Registration Required

This fall we are introducing A.T.L.A.S. (At The Library After School), our newly restructured afterschool program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. As in the past, when it had been known as After School Special, the program will be held on Thursdays.

For more information about this redesigned program click here.


Every Thursday

During The School Year

Fun, Educational Programs For Grades K-5

3-3:45 pm.

Close Community Room on the 2nd Floor

Book Clubs will be held in the Secret Garden

If schools are delayed for 3 hours there will still be an after school special. The program will start at 3:30 instead of 3:00.

Click here to read our procedures and expectations for after school special behavior.

Click here for our December schedule of programs.