GPL Kids Programs
Baby & Me Lapsit
Join Miss Tina for songs, rhymes and play that introduce little ones to new words, listening and motor skills, and socialization.
Every Friday at 10:30 am in the GPL auditorium.
Join Laura as we talk, read, write, sing, and play our way into learning. This program focuses on 2-4 year old learners.
Every Wednesday at 10:30 am in the GPL storyhour room.
Juega y aprende
¡Ven a Jugar y Aprender con Adriana! Invitamos a niños y a niñas de 0 a 5 años y a sus familias para participar en actividades que promueven la alfabetización temprana.
Todos los Miércoles a las 4:00 pm.
An open playtime for children age 2-5. Join us for free play with other kids. Enjoy playing with new toys that are not always available.
One Saturday a month from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, in the storyhour room.
Open to 3rd-6th graders, drop in to hangout and join us in an activity, craft, or games. Each week will have a different planned theme. No sign up is required.
Every Thursday at 4:00 pm.
An art program for 4th-6th graders, trying out new projects each meeting. Sign up required.
Second & Fourth Friday every month at 4:00 pm.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Book Club
Our book club for our pre-readers, or new readers to develop literacy skills. We’ll read stories and have a craft to follow.
Sign up for one three week session at a time. This club will happen every other month.
The Bookmark Bunch
2nd Grade Book Club
Focused on strengthening & building confidence in independent reading skills. We’ll tackle beginning chapter books together, with a craft or activity to follow.
Sign up for one session at a time. This club will happen every other month.
Club de lectura bilingüe para K-1º // Bilingual Book Club for K-1st
¡Leeremos cuentos tanto en inglés como en español, seguido de una manualidad o actividad y un refrigerio! // We’ll read stories in both English and Spanish, followed by a craft or activity, and a snack!
Regístrese para unirse a nosotros en un club de lectura bilingüe de kínder a primer grado. // Sign up to join us for a K-1st grade bilingual book club.
Services & Resources
Children’s Program Calendar
Catch all the Kid’s programming this month by checking out our calendar.
New calendar every month with all the regular and the special programs. Available in both English and Spanish.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Start reading today to develop early literacy skills!
Try out our self-paced program with reading tips and information on why reading is so important.
Need help with what to read next?
Check out these booklists, which offer suggested reads based on a variety of reading levels, subjects, & authors.
Grab Bag Book Packs
Request a Grab Bag, and let us pick for you!
Not sure where to start with picking out books? Don’t have time to browse? Request a Grab Bag from the Library and we will curate a selection of 10 books for you!
GPL Kids on Goodreads
Interested in what the Children’s Librarians are reading?
Check out our Goodreads page to see some of our favorites, and get an idea of what you should read next.
About the Children’s Department at GPL
The Children’s Services Department offers reference services, reader’s advisory, and special programs utilizing the children’s literature collection located on the lower level.
We offer a variety of weekly programs, including Baby & Me, Storytime, & Cuentos en Español. After-school and evening programs are offered periodically, as well as an annual Winter Reading Program, and the Summer Reading Program for all children through 6th grade. Additionally, we have book clubs for K-6th grade running throughout the year.
Tours featuring an introduction to the library, stories, and talks concerning book care are offered upon request, as well as outreach programs to area schools, daycares, and youth groups. Please call ahead of any visit by a large group, so library staff can more easily accommodate your needs.