Learn more about child Internet Safety: NetSmartz Workshop
The Children’s Department is thoroughly enjoying its wonderful facilities in our beautiful 5-year-old library. Come visit us! You may reach us by phone at our direct number: (307) 527-1884 or via email. You can also follow us on Twitter! Please like us on Facebook, too! We are “codykidsread”.
Here’s our complete April and May calendars!
Please join us as often as you can!
- *Monday mornings from 10:00-10:20 is Toddler Time for 12-36 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, music, movement & fingerplays, all to develop a comfort in the library and a love for books…plus, it’s a great networking time for adults! Final session of the year will be May 19.
- *Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00-10:45 is Story Time for ages 3-6. Stories are based on a theme each week, accompanied by songs and crafts, all to promote early literacy skills & a love for the library. Final sessions of the year will be May 20 + 21. (Summer schedule is different – stay tuned!)
- *Sleepy Time Stories will be Monday evening, May 5th from 6:30-7:30. A fun story time for the whole family. Come in pajamas if you’d like, and stay for milk & cookies.
CHILDREN’S RESOURCE CENTER PLAYGROUPS are absolutely amazing! Especially for ages 12-36 months, these talented folks bring a BOATLOAD of fun play + learning opportunities to the library every other Friday morning from 9:30-10:30. Two sessions left this year: April 25 and May 9…don’t miss out! Sign-up appreciated.
SUMMER READING! Yes, believe it or not, it’s almost that most wonderful time of the year! This year’s program has a science theme: “Fizz, Boom, READ!”, which we are *very* excited about. We will begin June 2nd, to ensure no reading “down time” at the end of the school year. More details will come out soon – stay tuned!
For now, if you are interested in donating a prize, we would love to talk to you very soon – thank you!
SCREEN-FREE WEDNESDAYS! The kids’ library becomes a screen-free haven every Wednesday from 3:00-8:00. Research is becoming more pointed about the HARM too much time in front of screens can do to kids, and we want to help. Board games, craft projects, and, well, BOOKS will be available instead. Please tell us what you think!
HOMESCHOOL HOUR is held Thursday afternoons from 2:30-3:30. Format is a classic read-aloud followed by related activities for grades K-5. A similar program is offered simultaneously in the Teen Room for grades 6-12. Final session of the year will be May 22.
READ TO A DOG! Our favorite certified therapy dogs are here in the library on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45-4:45. Not only is it proven to help with reading, it’s just plain fun. Call, email, or stop by to reserve your 15-minute spot. Final session of the year will be May 20. (But never fear, they will return for Summer Reading!)
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
-Award-winning author Emilie Buchwald
Feel free to e-mail the children’s librarian with questions or comments.
Toddler Time for children 12-36 months is Mondays at 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. This special time for tots includes stories, fingerplays, and movement. A dynamic way to introduce your little one to the library!
Story Time for pre-school children is every Tuesday & Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. This fun time includes stories and an activity to promote a love of reading and the library.
Read to a Greyhound is on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Triten loves to listen, but will never correct you! Please sign up in advance for a 15 minute time slot.
The Family Movie Matinee is usually the third Saturday of the month. All ages welcome! Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Come with your family to enjoy the movie and popcorn.
Spend at least ten wildly happy minutes every single day reading aloud. – Mem Fox, author
Preschool story time is held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
We also have internet access, books, movies, and CDs for children and young adults.
Contact the library at (307) 868-2248 or email the children’s librarian for more details or to volunteer as a story time reader!
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
- Kids Search
- Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia
- Bookflix connect at the library | connect from home Stories for kids!