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KIDS

Storytime and More

Programs inside the library branches have been curtailed to help minimize the impact of the coronavirus. So we're bringing programs to you—virtually—through some live events and pre-recorded presentations.

Check out this summer's upcoming programs on the Kids Programs page.

"Wish I was a Mole in the Ground" with Mr. Joe

Sing along with the Library Center's Mr. Joe as he performs the folk song "Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground," author unknown. Then make up your own lyrics to the song!

"Bunny's Garden Adventure Scissor Story" with Miss Chris

The Library Center's Miss Chris has a scissor story to share with you. Get a piece of paper, some scissors and help from an older sibling or adult so you can follow along!

"A Ram Sam Sam" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" with Miss Charity

Sing along to two classic kids songs with Miss Charity from the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library!

Songs and Spoons: "ABCs" and "Peas Porridge Hot" with Miss Jeannine

Grab your spoons and sing and tap along to two classic kids songs with Miss Jeannine from the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library!

"Humpty Dumpty" and "Hickory Dickory Dock" with Miss Charity

Miss Charity from the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library has two classic nursery rhymes to share with you!

"Fruit Salad" with Miss Amanda

Serve up some fruit salad fun with Miss Amanda from the Republic Branch Library.

"Zoom, Zoom, Zoom" with Miss Gwynne

Get ready to blast off as we "Zoom, Zoom, Zoom" to the moon with Miss Gwynne from the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library.

Welcome Back to the Library!

We're excited to welcome you back to the Library! Families: Share this video with your kids to help them understand that their library will look a little different when they return. We can't wait to see you.

About Nasty Germs with Miss Chris

Miss Chris from the Library Center uses finger and flannel board play to tell our youngest fans how germs can make us sick and ways to avoid them.

"Five Green & Speckled Frogs" and "Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean" with Miss Jen

Have fun making animal sounds and counting as you sing along with Miss Jennifer from the Strafford Branch Library.

Book Talk with Miss Sarah: The Stanley Series by William Bee

Miss Sarah recommends William Bee's picture book series about a hard-working hamster named Stanley to parents of toddlers and preschoolers.

Rhyming Breathing Activity with Miss Stephanie

A sweet, calming breathing activity that the whole family can enjoy together.

Book Talk with Miss Sarah: "Guts" by Raina Telgemeier

Graphic novels are engaging for both avid and reluctant readers ages 7-12. Miss Sarah at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library shares her love of graphic novels with this review.

Calming Rhyme with Miss Sarah

Whether you need comfort or just want a calm way to start your day, Miss Sarah's calming rhyme will have you feeling better in no time.

Imagine Your Song: Song Writing Challenge Introduction

Mr. Joe from the Library Center shares tips to inspire your songwriting! Learn simple techniques to help you create your own lyrics and music.

Imagine Your Song: Prompt One

Mr. Joe from the Library Center challenges you to look everywhere to find words for your songs.

Imagine Your Song: Prompt Two

Mr. Joe from the Library Center challenges you to explore feelings - yours or a character from a story, using song.

Imagine Your Song: Prompt Three

Mr. Joe from the Library Center teaches you to use silly words to create sillier songs and incorporate rhythm.