Youth Services

Youth Services seeks to encourage a lifelong love of reading in our younger patrons, from infants to teenagers. The library serves all patrons regardless of age, and hosts programs geared towards different age groups all year round. In addition to special programs that can be found on our web calendar, regularly meeting activities are listed below.

Babies & Preschool

Toddlers at play-group yoga

Toddlers at playgroup yoga

Preschool Story TimeTuesdays, 10:30-11:15 AM
For babies and young children, each week we will have a read aloud story and a fun craft kids can make and take home.
Year-round

PlaygroupWednesdays, 10:30 AM-noon
Playgroup for babies and toddlers, meets in the Howard Room.  This is a great opportunity for parents and toddlers to connect with each other. Plenty of toys and light snacks are provided.

Weather permitting, the playgroup will meet at the town park during the months of July and August.

 

School Age Kids

Kids at the library

Kids dissect owl pellets at a library program

Chess ClubThursdays, during the school year, 3:00-4:00 PM
Kids of all ages are invited to the weekly Kids’ Chess Club. Participants of all experience levels are welcome.

Lego Club2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to create anything within their imagination, and an optional special challenge will be provided. The Legos will be provided by the library and creations will be on display in the Larchwood Room for one week.

 

Teens & Young Adults

Hanging out after school

CrafternoonsLast Saturday of each month, 1:00-3:00 PM
The library will host a different craft project each month, no experience is necessary and materials will be provided by the library. All ages are welcome.

Graphic Novel Book ClubThird  Friday of each month, 3:30-5:00 PM
Each month, club members will read a different graphic novel to discuss thoughts on the story, art and work as a whole. Copies of the book are available in advance.

The library is a bustling after-school hangout space for teens and young adults, and hosts programs and events for teens on an ongoing basis.