Kids Zone!

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Looking for something to read? Search the catalog here, or explore our collection of ebooks, available free online. When you visit the library, you can check out all kinds of things, including:

Need help with homework? This page links to lots of great resources.

Looking for something to do? We’ve got a variety of programs all year long at the Gaylord. Past programs at the library include:

  • Slime lab
  • Live reptiles
  • Mythical creature crafts
  • Jewelry making
  • Sand and water table play
  • Galaxy in a jar
  • Live insects of the night

Click here to explore what we’re offering in November 2017!

Every month, we go on a STEAM adventure (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) in the kids room! We’ve built boats, made indoor water clouds, folded giant 3D paper shapes, sprouted seeds, and so much more! Join us for our next adventure on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. to make gingerbread structures!

Every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. is LEGO Club night at the library! Free build from our collection of Star Wars, Creator, City, Minifigure, Duplo, and more!

Every Friday morning is storytime! We sing, play games, do movement activities, and, of course, read books! Storytime is always followed by an art project. While this program is geared towards preschoolers, we welcome all ages. We love when older kids help us decode wordless picture books, or tell our own stories together using the felt board! Sometimes in the summer we have special storytimes outside. Every Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

There’s lots to do in the kids room!

  • Create something new at the art table
  • Put on a puppet show in the castle
  • Draw on our chalkboard paint rocket ship
  • Cozy up with a book in the beanbag chairs
  • Explore the sensory wall
  • Put together a puzzle
  • Play with our board game collection: Scrabble, Monopoly, Checkers, Candyland, I Spy Bingo, and more!
  • Build with LEGOs
  • Explore the science center: microscope, rocks and gems, seashells, insects, measuring tapes, binoculars, and geometry and pattern activities!
  • Help out in our garden (seasonal)
  • Join the summer reading program! Stay tuned for Summer Reading 2018, and click here to watch a video about Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World.
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