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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Thu, Feb 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 22, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, Feb 22, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
New venue James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.

Fri, Feb 23, 10:15am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Build motor, language and social skills with your baby through songs, games, simple baby yoga and more. Just for babies ages 0-12 months and parents/caregivers--no older siblings please.

Fri, Feb 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Stories and activities for preschoolers getting ready for kindergarten.

Fri, Feb 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Celebrate the close of Black History month with creating your own art piece inspired by Alma Thomas. All materials will be provided. Ages 6-12 & Teens

Fri, Feb 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5.

Sat, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Mon, Feb 26, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bundle up for Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Feb 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, music and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Feb 26, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bundle up for Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Make and take craft activities for ages 6+

Mon, Feb 26, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Challenge yourself and build cool lego structures using our regular lego sets and even learn to code our LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. Ages 5-18.

Mon, Feb 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
The Library is for the dogs! Does your 1st-6th grader want to practice reading with a dog? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. Come read with us! Please call to register. Ages 6-12

Tue, Feb 27, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Feb 27, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Storytime with songs, parachute and bubbles. Ages 1 & 2 with an adult.

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Tue, Feb 27, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Feb 27, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Feb 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a play hour to build, create, and explore! Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Meet entrepreneurs and groundbreakers from Black History like George Washington Carver, Madame CJ Walker, Thurgood Marshall and more in this interactive theater performance. Grades K-5.

Wed, Feb 28, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Feb 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Thu, Feb 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, Feb 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.


 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR FEBRUARY

 

The Beginnings: 1939

What is Black Lives Matter?

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Black Is a Rainbow Color

Little Leaders


 

DIGITAL FUN

 







 

 

PARENTS' CORNER

Looking for books on toilet training, bullying or getting your baby to sleep through the night?
The library's got a book for you! 

 


Grief


Adoption


Potty Training


Feelings


Divorce

 

 

READING LISTS

Here's a sampling of great books from our collection. Don't limit yourself to these -- we have many more that you're sure to love!

Any staff member at the children's desk is happy to make recommendations!

Babies & Toddlers

Preschoolers

K-3rd Grades

4th-6th Grades

6th-8th Grades

 

Last updated: January 2024