Youth Services Department- Call 724-1525 x 4118 for more information on programs!
Homework Help: (Grades 2-8) Mondays and Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Bright Futures Scholarship students will be at the library to tutor and assist students with their homework. Tutoring is provided first come, first served.
Music & Movement- Hip Hop Dance: (Ages 4-9) Tuesday, November 18, 4:00 pm. An introductory Hip-Hop class taught by a certified instructor from Body Altitudes. Registration required.
Book-a-Trip: Culture and Crafts for Kids: (Ages 4-10) Tuesday, November 25, 11:00 am. Explore the culture of Spain through crafts, games, music and delicious food. Registration required.
Wee Discoveries: (Ages 2-5) Tuesday, December 9, 10:00 am. Preschoolers can learn & play with age appropriate discovery stations designed to encourage creativity in learning with STEM goals in mind. Adult participation required.
Music & Movement- Ballet: (Ages 4-9) Friday, December 12, 4:00 pm. An introductory Ballet class taught by a certified instructor from Body Altitudes. Registration required.
Holiday Story Time Party with Spencer the Elf: (Ages 5 and under) Wednesday, December 17, 10:30 am. Join us for a festive holiday story time and craft with special guest, Spencer the Elf! Enjoy Christmas cookies & milk too!
Pirate & Princess Story Time Party: (Ages 5 and under) Wednesday, January 21, 10:30 am. Ahoy, me harties! Come dressed in your finest pirate or princess attire and enjoy themed stories, songs, crafts and snacks. Don't be late or ye will walk the plank!
Seasonal Puppet Stories and Craft- The Carrot: (Ages 3-8) Saturday, January 31, 10:30 am. The Suncoast Waldorf School proudly presents, The Carrot, with master puppeteer, Connie Manson. The Carrot, is a delightful seasonal nature story, where farm and woodland animal friends share with one another, even in the winter time when food is scarce.
Toddler Story Time: (Ages 19 months - 3 years) Mondays, 10:30 - 11:15am.
Young ones will be introduced to language and literature as they listen to nursery rhymes and stories, sing songs, and do fingerplays. A simple craft or coloring sheet is offered after story time.
Preschool Story Time: (Ages 2 -6 years) Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:15am.
Your preschooler will develop listening and early literacy skills while participating in an interactive story time with books, songs, and dance. A make-and-take craft is offered after story time.
Baby & Me Story Time: (Ages birth -18 months) Fridays, 10:00 - 10:30am
. Enjoy special bonding time with your baby, listen to a few simple stories, sing songs to your baby, do fingerplays, knee bouncers, bubble time and end with a play session!
(Story times will be on break from December 22, 2014 - January 2, 2015.)
Tuesday Crafternoon: (Ages 4-10) Tuesday, November 18, 3:30 pm
Join us for a Thanksgiving story, and then get crafty while making dreamcatchers and placemats! Registration is required.
Edible Craft- Gingerbread Houses: (Ages 10 and under) Tuesday, December 9, 4:00 pm.
Come make and decorate your own gingerbread house at the library! Registration is required.
Wee Sing: (Ages 1-5) Every Tuesday at 10:00 am.
Learn familiar songs with a twist! This program incorporates foreign and sign language, music sticks, and more for an interactive, musical learning experience.
Space is limited to 30 children. Please be prompt or your reservation will be given to others if you arrive more than 10 minutes late.
Sign-up for December begins on Wednesday, November 19 @ 9:30 am.
Holiday Story Yoga: (Ages 3-10) Wednesday, December 3, 4:00 pm. Kids can enjoy fun animal and nature poses, partner games, songs, interactive stories, music and movement! The benefits of yoga for children include: improved flexibility, concentration, patience, balance, and muscle strength. Don't forget to wear stretchy clothes and please bring a mat or beach towel. Please call to register.
Family Musical Yoga: (All ages) Friday, November 21 & December 19, 4:00 pm.
Parents, grandparents, care-givers and children are invited to stretch, move, breathe, and make music together. No prior yoga experience necessary! Please call to register.
Lego League: (Ages 3 years and up) Saturdays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm and 3:00 - 4:30 pm the fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring your friends and join us for creative building with Legos.
Zumba Kids: (Ages 4-12) Thursday, November 20 & December 18, 4:00 pm.
Boys and Girls are invited to Shake, Wiggle, and Giggle during this crazy cool dance fitness program, with Instructor Tiffany Palmer Godfrey. Kids will be introduced to World Rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip-hop and more. Parents love Zumba Kids because it increases their child’s focus, self-confidence, coordination, and metabolism, and kids love it because it’s FUN!
No registration required.
Wii Wednesday @ the Library: (Ages 5-12) Wednesday, November 19 & December 17, 3:30-4:30
Join your friends for fun Wii Games. Enjoy some of the following games Just Dance, Mario Cart, Wii Resort Sports
or bring your own rated E for Everyone game.
Children's Holiday "Drive-In" Movie: Wednesday, December 10, 3:30 pm. Children can use library boxes to create their own "sleighs" and then enjoy the "drive-in" movie, Polar Express! Take your sleigh home to continue the fun! Ages 10 and under.
Free popcorn and drink provided!
A Dog is a READER’S Best Friend! These dogs are specially trained to listen patiently while a child practices reading and gains more confidence. Each reader will earn a Pawsome Reader Certificate!
Read to Max: Thursday, November 20 & December 18, 5:00 pm.
Meet our newest therapy dog, Max, the poodle! He can't wait to meet all the kid's and helping them practice their reading skills! Bow-wow!
Read to Oliver!: Friday, November 21 & December 19, 3:00 pm.
Oliver, the super fuzzy Spitz, is a calm, experienced and adorable therapy dog trained by Therapy Dogs, International
. Oliver looks forward to meeting all the kid's and helping them practice their reading skills! Woof!
Children’s Sign Language Course: (Ages 4-12) Classes will be held on Mondays at 4:30 pm. ASL course that includes Sign Language vocabulary, stories and crafts or activities for children. Call the Deaf Services Office at 727-724-1525 extension 4120 to register.
Infant/Toddler Sign Language Course: (ages 0-3) Classes will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 am. These fun and interactive signing classes will teach you how to include signs naturally while interacting with your child through daily routines, playtime, story time and music. Call the Deaf Services Office at 727-724-1525 extension 4120 to register.
(Classes will be on break from December 16 - January 4)