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Discover Our Programs for Children

Daily activities for children from birth through Grade 6

Mondays

10:00am - 10:30am | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Mother Goose Time

For ages 1–2 ½, with a grownup.

Mother Goose rhymes and songs with lots of participation & music.

January: 7, 14, 28
February: 4, 11, 25
March: 4, 11, 18

11:00am - 1:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

New Moms & Infants Support Group

Come when you can & leave when you need to. Companionship, community, advice, & support for new moms & pregnant women. Dads & siblings welcome. Group will be run by Katherine Whiteside CPD (CBI), Certified Postpartum Doula. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the OPL.

January: 7, 14, 28
February: 4, 11, 25
March: 4, 11, 18, 25

3:30pm - 5:30pm | CHILDREN'S ROOM

Homework Help

This is a HOMEWORK HELP PROGRAM and children must have homework to participate.  All children must be picked no later than 5:30 pm. Please make sure that your child has a phone number to call when they are ready to be picked up.

Children under the age of 10 years old may not be left in the library at any time without an adult.

January: 7, 14, 28
February: 4, 11, 25
March: 4, 11, 18, 25

4:15pm - 5:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Use Your Brain

For ages 8 and up.

What will this week’s challenge be? An engineering task? A game show? A treasure hunt? A performance? Exercise you mind in a program that is never the same twice!

January: 7, 14, 28
February: 4, 11, 25
March: 4, 11, 18

Tuesdays

2:00pm - 2:45pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

For ages 2 and up, with a grown up.

Stories, songs, and free play with our collection of cars, trucks, and trains.

January: 8, 15, 22, 29
February: 5, 12, 26
March: 5, 12, 19

 

3:30pm - 5:30pm | CHILDREN'S ROOM

Homework Help

This is a HOMEWORK HELP PROGRAM and children must have homework to participate.  All children must be picked no later than 5:30 pm. Please make sure that your child has a phone number to call when they are ready to be picked up.

Children under the age of 10 years old may not be left in the library at any time without an adult.

January: 8, 15, 22, 29
February: 5, 12, 26
March:  5, 12, 19, 26

4:15pm - 5:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Trivia Tuesdays

For grades 3-6.

Compete as a team answering rapid-fire trivia questions and win sweet prizes!

January: 8, 15, 22, 29
February: 5, 12, 26
March: 5, 12, 19

Wednesdays

4:15pm - 5:45pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

I ♥ Art

For ages 5 & up. Children 6 & under must be with an adult.

Let’s get creative as we explore artists and illustrators.

January: 9, 16, 23, 30
February: 6, 13, 20, 27
March: 6, 13, 20

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Homework Help

This is a HOMEWORK HELP PROGRAM and children must have homework to participate.  All children must be picked no later than 5:30 pm. Please make sure that your child has a phone number to call when they are ready to be picked up.

Children under the age of 10 years old may not be left in the library at any time without an adult.

January: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February: 6, 13, 20, 27
March: 6, 13, 20, 27

Thursdays

10:00am - 10:30am | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Time for 2s

For 2 year old children, with a grownup.

Short stories, fingerplays, and activities.

January: 10, 17, 24
February: 7, 14, 21
March: 7, 14, 21

3:30pm - 5:30pm | CHILDREN'S ROOM

Homework Help

This is a HOMEWORK HELP PROGRAM and children must have homework to participate.  All children must be picked no later than 5:30 pm. Please make sure that your child has a phone number to call when they are ready to be picked up.

Children under the age of 10 years old may not be left in the library at any time without an adult.

January: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February: 7, 14, 21, 28
March: 7, 14, 21, 28

4:00pm - 5:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Thursday Afternoon Games

For all ages.  Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

Classic games, and games you’ve never played before.  Kevin will teach you how to play!

January: 10, 17, 24, 31
February: 7, 14, 21, 28
March: 7, 14, 21

Fridays

11:00am - 12:30pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Baby Play Time

For babies younger than one year.

Rhymes, songs, stories, bubbles, and sensory play for babies and their caregivers.  Come for the program, stay to socialize.

January: 11, 18, 25
February: 8, 15, 22
March: 8, 15, 22

1:30pm - 2:15pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

First Steps in the Library

For preschoolers, with a grown-up.

Bilingual program of stories, rhymes, and songs.

DATES TO BE DETERMINED

4:15pm - 5:30pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM Jan 11

OPLbery Award Day

For OPLbery Club members only

Members of the OPLbery Club will award the coveted OPLbery Medal to the most distinguished children’s book published in 2018.

Friday, January 11, 2019

4:15pm - 5:15pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Literary Legos®

For ages 5 & up. Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

Calling all Lego® lovers! Listen to a fun story & build a Lego® creation based on the story.

January: 25
February: 22
March: 22

Saturdays

11:30am - 12:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Family Storytime

For all ages. Children 6 & under must be with a grownup.

fun for the whole family!

January: 19, 26
February: 2, 16, 23
March: 2, 16, 23

11:30am - 1:30pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Parent Connections

For parents and their children up to age 4.

Engage in an activity with your children, participate in a learning opportunity for parents (babysitting available for children ages 4 months-4 years), and socialize with other parents.

This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum& Library Services, grant #RE-95-17-0068-17 (A Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Award)

January: 12
February: 9
March: 9

Click here for program flier in English and Spanish

2:00pm - 2:45pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Spanish for Kids!

Beginner Group: for grades K–2

Mayte García, an experienced teacher and Spanish-language Speech Pathologist, will lead Spanish classes for children.

Beginners will focus on building Spanish-language skills with vocabulary through storytelling, songs, and play.

February: 23
March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

3:00pm - 3:45pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Spanish for Kids!

Elementary Group: for grades 3–5.

Mayte García, an experienced teacher and Spanish-language Speech Pathologist, will lead Spanish classes for children.

Elementary will build on students’ Spanish skills following school-based curriculum for grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension.

February: 23
March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Sundays

2:30pm - 3:30pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Reading to Lexie

For all readers 12 and younger.

Stop by the Children’s Room and read to Lexie, a hypoallergenic certified therapy dog.

January: 6
February: 3
March: 3

Special Programs

11:00am | BUDARZ THEATER Dec 31

Noon Year's Eve Party!

Dance in the new year a little bit early in the Budarz Theater.  Count down to noon with us and toast 2019!

For all ages. Children 6 and under must be with an adult.

4:15pm - 5:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM Jan 18

OPL Fantasy Stock Market Opening Bell

For ages 8 and up

Manage a portfolio of a million fantasy dollars! At the Opening Bell, you will learn what financial markets are and how they create wealth .  Then, for 12 weeks, you will pick real stocks and funds, follow the news, and see if you can make the most fantasy money. The winner will receive a real prize and become this year’s OPL Fantasy Stock Market Champion.