Join Celena, our Children's Librarian, for stories, songs, and fun as we support early literacy and a love of reading! Storytimes are designed for children 5 and under but all ages are welcome! This program is free - no reservations or sign-ups required. Just show up, find a comfy spot on the carpet, and enjoy!
Children are invited to hang out in the activity room for this self-led S.T.E.A.M. based open-play program. We have a featured activity each week that kids can choose to do as well as board games, STEM kits, Legos, a maker cart, and a show playing from our youth DVD collection. Adults and older siblings are welcome and encouraged as space allows, but for safety - no one under 6 should be in the room.
(S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math)
Challenges available for all ages - year round!
Online at wfpl.beanstack.org
1000 Books Before Kindergarten - This year round challenge is for children ages 0-5 and the goal is to build those pre-literacy skills!
Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books and yes you can repeat books!
Ten to Try - This year round challenge is for children ages 6-11 and the goal is to flex those reading muscles and explore a variety of genres.
For this challenge you'll read 10 books each from 10 different genres.
Youth Summer Reading Challenge - This challenge runs from June 1 to July 31 each year and is open to children ages 0-11.
Summer Storytimes are designed for all ages! The whole family is invited to join us in the back of the youth department for stories and songs. And don't forget - everyone attending storytime can count these minutes toward their summer reading challenge totals!
This program is free - no reservations or sign-ups required. Just show up, find a comfy spot on the carpet, and enjoy!