Storytime is an early literacy program for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years old. It meets on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. It emphasizes pre-literacy, social, and motor skills through songs, movement, a story, and a take-home craft. Please contact Youth Services staff to find out more about our monthly theme.
Pajama Storytime is similar to morning Storytime (for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years), but with a more relaxed, bedtime vibe. Wind down from the day with lullabies, gentle movement, and a bedtime story
Toddler Time is a program for babies and toddlers from birth to 2 ½ years old. It meets on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15. It builds language, motor, and social skills through songs, lap bounce rhymes, and parallel playtime.
Lego Club is a space for kids and teens age 5 to 14 to construct Lego projects and socialize. It meets on Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00, and no sign-up is required. Please build with our Legos-we wouldn’t want yours to get lost.
Anime and Manga Club is a club for fans 10 to 14. Join us one Saturday a month at 2:00 for a new fandom-inspired activity. Please contact Youth Services staff for this month’s project.
Word Warriors Writing Workshop encourages young writers 10-14 with a monthly discussion of the fundamentals, followed by a writing prompt. It meets one Wednesday a month at 2:00. Please contact Youth Services staff for this month’s theme.
Move it @ the Library is a new free family fitness program for ages 8 and up. Fitness classes in a variety of formats from Tai Chi to Zumba will be held on Saturday mornings at 10:00. Please contact Youth Services staff for class formats and instructors. Note: A parent or legal guardian must attend with and sign a waiver for their child to participate.
Play Dungeons & Dragons at the Library on Saturdays from 3:30 to 5:30. Volunteers are available to help new players create their characters.
Try your hand at building, crafting, sewing, and much more at Family Makerspace on Saturday afternoons at 4:00. Please contact Youth Services staff to learn more about specific projects.
Please see the Library’s events calendar or Youth Services staff for more information about any of our great programs. Contact Youth Services Librarian Rae McFadden by phone at (406) 453-0349 ext. 215 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a library program or tour to meet your group’s needs.
Kids under the age of 8 must be supervised by a parent or caregiver over 12 while using the Library.
The Youth Services Department has launched a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program to help Cascade County babies and kids 5 and under build early literacy skills and get ready for Kindergarten. Pick up a reading log in Kids’ Place. Kids will earn reward stickers for every 100 books they read, and repeat readings count!
All Youth Services programs are free and open to the public.