Kids

Gingerbread Engineers

Gingerbread Engineers

Join us for a fun and tasty STEAM program where you will get to showcase your construction and design abilities. We will be building and decorating Gingerbread Houses with candy, frosting, and goodies that you will get to take home for the holidays. Space for the program and supplies are limited, so be sure to sign-up in advance for this one!

Santa at the Library

Santa

Wednesday, Dec. 21 | 6:00-8:00pm
Santa Claus is coming to town this season, but first he is stopping by the library to bring his holiday magic to Paw Paw! Come visit Santa and take pictures with him during his visit, and then stick around for some holiday-themed crafts and hot chocolate afterwards. If everyone has been good this year, Santa may even wow us with a magic trick and story during the visit. We can’t wait to see you there!

Pokemon Club for Kids

Pokemon Club

Tuesday, Dec. 27 | 3:00-5:00pm
Kids and teens can join us over Winter Break for an extended Pokemon Club! If you have a deck at home, you are invited to bring it but we will have a few available to use at the library. We will be playing the game, talking everything Pokemon, and having a ton of fun while you CATCH THEM ALL! Activities include: Pokemon TCG, Pokemon card trading and a variety of Pokemon related activities.

Programs


Curiosity Bag

Curiosity Bags for Preschoolers

Play! Create! Investigate! Designed for kids ages 3-5, each bag contains 3-4 math and literacy activities based on a monthly theme. November’s theme is zoo animals.

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

Mondays | 10:00am in the program room
Toddlers with an adult can join us for stories, songs, and dancing.

Playdough Playdates

Playdough Play Dates

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month | 10:00-11:00am
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month for our Playdough Playdates. We provide playdough, tools, stencils, playmats and a space for you and your toddlers to play and build in this early-learning STEAM activity. Network while your children have fun and learn together.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursdays | 10:00am in the program room
This lapsit storytime is for children from birth to preschool age and their adult caretaker. Nursery rhymes, stories, songs and bounces can be enjoyed in this early literacy program.

Parenting Circle

Preschool Parenting Circle

2nd and 4th Friday of each month | 10:00 – 11:00am
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month for our preschool Parenting Circle. We provide books, toys, music, and a welcome space for you and your toddlers to play and meet other parents in the community. Plan play dates, organize child care, discuss topics related to preschoolers and parenting techniques, and network while your children have fun and learn together.

Kids Vote

What Kids Think at the Library

Ever wish you could vote, or make your opinion count as a kid? Well, now you can! Each month at the library, you can vote on a variety of topics, and we will post the results on our website afterwards. Come by the library, and let us know what you think!
October’s favorite superhero was: BATMAN
This month, we will be voting on THE BEST FOOD.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Come join in on our monthly scavenger hunts! You will learn about using the library and library materials, and have a chance to get to know us better. Once you finish, you will get a prize from the children’s librarian. November’s theme: Harvest Plants – can you find all the apples in the children’s room?

Guess the Number

Guess the Number

Come join in our monthly Guess the Number guessing game! If you’re awesome at making guesses and estimation, or can count quickly on the fly, this one is for you! At the end of the month we will do a prize drawing for those that place an entry into the box. Each month, you’ll have a chance to win a cool prize. Will you get the number right?

Text TALK to 75547

TALK, text and learn for kindergarten

Make anytime learning time!
Talk sends 8-10 fun activity suggestions each month that parents and caregivers with children 5 and under can do any time to build school readiness skills.

Text TALK to 75547

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Start your child’s journey as a life-long reader. The goal is to read 1000 books (repeated titles are okay!) before starting Kindergarten. Earn a small reward for every 100 books read. Upon completion, they will have their photo taken and added to our Wall of Fame. Start reading today!

500 Books Before Middle School

500 Books Before Middle School

Read a book, any book, and have fun! The goal is to read 500 books before you start middle school. Earn rewards for reaching milestones along the way. Registration can begin at any time for any child in grades K-5. Best of all, you can complete the program at your own pace.

Featured Resources


beanstack

Beanstack

Track your reading and participate in library reading challenges and the summer reading program.

ebsco ebooks k=8 collections

eBook K-8 Collection

Ebooks that support K-8 students across all subject areas, full text accessible from a computer or downloadable to most popular portable devices.

explora elementary schools

Explora for Elementary Students

Easy-to-read entries about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.

novelist k-8 plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Reading recommendations, book reviews, and Lexile scores for children K-8.

pebble go

PebbleGo

For grades Pre K-3, tool that is packed with informational articles, interactive lessons, games, and ready-made activities to reinforce learning.

world book online

World Book Kids

For grades Pre K – 5. Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects, and experiments