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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 upcoming programs on the Kids Programs page.

Beyond the Book: Butterflies

Inspired by The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman.

Beyond the Book: Maps

Inspired by My Heart is a Compass by Deborah Marcero

Beyond the Book: Seeds

Inspired by Little Dandelion Seeds the World by Julia Richardson

"The Milkshake Song" with Phyllis

Follow along with Library Station youth services staffer Phyllis as you learn to sing "The Milkshake Song!"

"We Bounce" Lap Rhyme with Phyllis

Lap rhymes are a fun, multi-sensory way to engage your baby in language development. "We Bounce" will engage little eyes and ears as you bounce along together with Library Station youth services staffer Phyllis.

Booktalk with Charity: Fun Picture Book Read Alouds

Looking for something new to read with your young readers? Schweitzer Brentwood Branch youth services staffer Charity has a few picture book recommendations that will have the whole family laughing and reading together.

"Sally Go Round the Sun" Circle Game with Joe

Spin your way around the sun with Library Center youth services staffer Joe.

From Seed to Tree Scissor Story with Chris

Get a piece of paper, some scissors and help from an older sibling or adult so you can follow along!

"All Around the Kitchen" Circle Game

Dance your way around the kitchen with Library Center youth services staffer Joe.

Bubbles with Gwyneth

Have some buble and counting fun with Library Center youth services staffer Gwyneth.

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.

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.

Rhyming Breathing Activity with Miss Stephanie

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

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.

"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.

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.

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.

"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.

"Fruit Salad" with Miss Amanda

Serve up some fruit salad fun with Miss Amanda from the Republic 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!

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!

"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!

"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!

"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!