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This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime To Go Bags

All Day
South Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:
Visit the South Side Library each week to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommended fo...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Steps Spot: Search and Find Letters

All Day 1/24 - 1/26
Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Visit the library and do an activity highlighting one of our 5 Simple Steps.  This week we are focusing on Talk and will have our Search-and-Find Letter Bags available to play I Spy.  Caregivers and their children can search for items in...

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Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Steps Spot: Snow Dough

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Each Tuesday we will spotlight an activity for toddlers & preschool age children to work on a one of our 5 Simple Steps.  Drop in anytime to work on it together, and check out lots of books to read together!  Today we will use our fine ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Indoor Snowball Games & Simple Step Activities!

9:00am - 8:00pm
Central Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming, Play & Learn, Take & Make
Event Details:
Drop in at the Central Library Youth Area for indoor snowball games and crafts. Use fun fake snowballs for great games like snowball bowling, learn how to make kinetic sand snow, and much more! Try all the games in the youth area and get a cool prize...

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Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Steps Spot: Stickers

All Day
South Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Drop in at South and play and learn with your toddler and preschooler with our Simple Steps Spot! Each week, we will spotlight an activity for toddlers & preschool age children to work on a one of our 5 Simple Steps.  Drop in anytime to work...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:
Visit the South Side Library each week to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommended fo...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Step Write/ Paso Sencillo Escribir

All Day
Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Each week starting February we will spotlight an activity for toddlers & preschool age children to work on a one of our 5 Simple Steps: Read, Write, Sing, Play and Talk.  Drop in anytime to work on it together and browse our many children’s ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

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.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Steps Spot: Shape Hunt

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Each Tuesday we will spotlight an activity for toddlers & preschool age children to work on a one of our 5 Simple Steps.  Drop in anytime to work on it together, and check out lots of books to read together!  Let's talk about shapes aro...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Search for Sesame Street characters in the children’s area. Find all of them and take home a prize! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Visit the Franklin Library and see if you can find pictures of Clifford and all of his friends hiding in the Children's Area. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:
Visit the South Side Library each week to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommended fo...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Groundhog Day Headband Kit!

02/02/2022 @ 9:00am - 02/05/2022 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Take & Make
Event Details:
Come to the Central Library to pick up a kit celebrating Groundhog Day which is on Wednesday February 2!   Make a groundhog headband to wear and then check if you can see your shadow and bring 6 more weeks of winter or not and have an early...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:
Visit the South Side Library each week to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommended fo...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

I Spy Author Challenge!

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Find all the photos of these awesome children's authors at the East Side Library!  Stop by the desk to claim your prize!  Grab a book and free kid's movie while you're here! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

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.

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Step Sing / Paso Sencillo Cantar

All Day
Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Each week starting February we will spotlight an activity for toddlers & preschool age children to work on a one of our 5 Simple Steps: Read, Write, Sing, Play and Talk.  Drop in anytime to work on it together and browse our many children’s ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

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.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Steps Spot: Color Walk

All Day
South Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Drop in at South and play/learn with your toddler or preschooler at the Simple Steps Spot!  Each week, we’ll spotlight an activity - from the 5 Simple Steps - for toddlers & preschool-age children to work on.  Drop in anytime to work...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:
Visit the South Side Library each week to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommended fo...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Kids! Celebrate Clifford the Big Red Dog's birthday by finding his friends with our Clifford Scavenger Hunt! Drop in at South, grab a sheet at the Information Desk to find all of Clifford's friends and win a prize.  All ages welcome!  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Steps Spot: Tape Walk!

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Each Tuesday we will spotlight an activity for toddlers & preschool age children to work on a one of our 5 Simple Steps.  Drop in anytime to work on it together, and check out lots of books to read together!  Follow the blue walk around...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:
Visit the South Side Library each week to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommended fo...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:
Visit the South Side Library each week to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommended fo...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Step Play / Paso Sencillo Jugar

All Day
Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Each week starting February we will spotlight an activity for toddlers & preschool age children to work on a one of our 5 Simple Steps: Read, Write, Sing, Play and Talk.  Drop in anytime to work on it together and browse our many children’s ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

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.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Drop in at South and play/learn with your toddler or preschooler at the Simple Steps Spot!  Each week, we’ll spotlight an activity - from the 5 Simple Steps - for toddlers & preschool-age children to work on.  Drop in anytime to work...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:
Visit the South Side Library each week to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommended fo...