Children’s Programs & Events Calendars
Picture Book Walk: September 22 – October 20
Families walk an outdoor trail and read pages from "Daniel Finds a Poem," by Micha Archer, on signposts along the way. It's a fun way to bring nature and literacy together! Our Fall 2018 Picture Book Walk is a partnership of the Fayette County Public Library and the Southern Conservation Trust, with support from Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. The walk will be available at the Ridge Nature Area during its operating hours from September 22 through October 20. Programs will also be held at the library during this four-week time period. See the Picture Book Walk flyer for details.
Download the Daniel Finds a Poem Family Activity Sheet
Download the Community Poem Challenge Form
Baby Time: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Baby-friendly play time followed by songs, rhymes, puppets, stories and interactive fun for children ages 0-2.
Time for Twos: Tuesdays at 10 and 11 a.m.
Time for Twos flyer
Songs, rhymes, puppets, stories and interactive fun for children ages 2-3 followed by a time for play and socialization with art, games and other toddler-friendly play.
Treasure Time: Wednesdays 11 a.m
Treasure Time flyer
Children ages 3-1st grade explore the treasures we find in books mixed with songs, poetry, puppets, science and social learning. Our program is followed by a time for play and socialization with art, games, literacy and learning kits, STEM explorations, and more.
* Curiosity Club: Second Thursday at 4 p.m.
Curiosity Club flyer
Children ages 7-10 years will explore longer fiction and nonfiction picture books followed by discussion and hands-on activities.
* B3: Books, Bagels and Building: One Saturday per month 10 a.m. – noon.
B3 Books, Bagels and Building flyer
Youth ages 10-13 are invited to a book discussion followed by free time to explore creative and building materials. Books are available for checkout the month prior to the program.
Guidelines for Age-Specific Programs
The goal for our age-specific programs is to provide a developmentally-appropriate space for children. We understand that this can be challenging with children of multiple ages in the family so we have intentionally created multi-age programs and as flexible as possible guidelines to help meet your family’s needs and our program goals.
- Younger and older siblings can attend most of our programs as long as they are not disruptive.
- Most of our programs require an adult to attend with the child. Programs with an asterisk * are geared for children to attend independently. Younger siblings cannot attend these programs. Parents should remain in the library during the program.
Sing and Play with Stories: Mondays at 9:30 and 11 a.m. for ages 0-5
Sing and Play flyer
This is a lively program that builds early literacy skills through music, rhymes and interactive fun. Program is followed by a time of play with activities for all ages 0-5.
Friday STEAM – One Friday each month at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All ages welcome but geared to ages 3-7 years.
Friday STEAM flyer
This program will feature a time of book-sharing with the librarian to explore a topic or idea related to science, technology, engineering, arts or math. After the time of sharing, there will be an hour for caregiver/child exploration of stations related to the topic.
Family Book Club: Fourth Thursday: 7-8 p.m.
Family Book Club flyer
Check out this month’s family read and come to our book club to enjoy art, games or other activities related to the book. Geared to families with at least one child who is age 4-11 years.
Pajama Story Time: First Thursday: 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Pajama Story Time flyer
Wear your favorite PJ’s and come enjoy stories and more with your librarian. All ages welcome.
Story Builders: Mondays 3:30 p.m. and one Saturday per month at 10 a.m. Ages 4-11 years
Story Builders flyer
We will start each week by reading a book together and sharing some conversation. After the story we will have independent time to explore stations for hands-on fun that inspires curiosity and builds creative problem-solving.
CAREing Paws: Practice your reading skills by signing up to read with MOOSE or OREO. See calendar for dates and times. (Ages 6+)
Baby Dayzz: Parents of babies 0-12 months are invited to join Piedmont Hospital for an informative program. Second Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m.