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 & Me: (Ages birth- 5 years) Wednesday, February 25, 11:00 am. A fun early childhood music & movement class for young children and grown ups.
Dr. Seuss Story Time Party: (Ages 2-5) Wednesday, March 4, 10:30 am. Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with stories, games, prizes, snacks and crafts! Feel free to come dressed as your favorite character!
Magical Kids' Yoga!: (Ages 2-9) Wednesday, March 25, 4:00 pm. Children will go on a magical yoga adventure with Lucinda, as they pretend to "be" the animals and characters they meet in the story! All they need is a little imagination and yoga to discover their connection to themselves, their bodies and the world around them. A 30 minute book reading with interactive yoga, music, breathing and relaxation is followed by a meet and greet book signing by author/yoga instructor, Betty Larrea.
Seasonal Puppet Stories and Craft- Mr. & Mrs. Bird Build Their Nest: (Ages 3-8) Tuesday, March 31, 10:30 am. The Suncoast Waldorf School proudly presents, Mr. & Mrs. Bird Build Their Nest, with master puppeteer, Connie Manson. Join us for a delightful spring nature story that takes children on a journey into how a nest is built, where in nature the materials are found, and how the contributions of nature's community create a sense of cooperation and support.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Story Time Party: (Ages 2-5) Wednesday, April 1, 10:30 am. Join us for this special story time and puppet show celebrating all the Laura Numeroff books. We'll also enjoy themed crafts, games, prizes, and snacks!
(Ages 19 months - 3 years) Mondays, 10:30 - 11:15am.
Toddler Story Time:
Young ones will be introduced to language and literature as they listen to nursery rhymes and stories, sing songs, and do finger-plays. 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 finger-plays, knee bouncers, bubble time and end with a play session!
NEW! Spanish Story Time: (Ages 18 months - 6 years) Saturday, February 28, 10:30 am.
Join us for free, fun and interactive stories with a native-speaking teacher. Music, songs, games and a craft will part of our 45 minute program.
Tuesday Crafternoon: (Ages 4-10) March 17, 3:30 pm.
Listen to a St. Patrick's Day story and make a craft. Registration is required.
Spring Break- Spring Craft:
(Ages 4-10) March 17, 3:30 pm.
Make a fun spring themed craft at the library!
Wee Sing: (Ages 1-5) Tuesdays at 10:00 am.
This program incorporates foreign and sign languages, music instruments, songs and more! (No class on March 31)
Sign-up for March programs begins on Wednesday, February 25 at 9:30 am.
(If you have trouble accessing the link below then visit
and search for the Wee Sing program under
Story Yoga: (Ages 3-9) Wednesday, March 4, 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.
Kids' Yoga Dance: (Ages 3-9) Thursday, February 26 & March 26, 4:00 pm.
Yoga meets dance in this creative program that offers kids a safe place to have fun, let go and move their bodies. Parents/caregivers are welcome to participate but not required.
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. Try our building challenge of the week for a chance to win a prize!
Zumba Kids: (Ages 4-12) Thursday, March 19 & April 2, 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.
Game On! @ the Library: (Ages 5-12) Wednesday, March 18, 3:30-4:45
Come for an afternoon of Wii Games and board games. Enjoy some of the following games Wii Games:
Just Dance, Mario Cart, Wii Resort Sports, and many more
or bring your own rated E for Everyone game. Play board games like
Apples to Apples, Pictionary, Candyland, Uno
, and many others. Bring a friend and have some fun!
Children's Movie: Wednesday, March 11, 3:30 pm. Calling all Baymax and robotics fans! Join us at the library for Big Hero 6!
Children's Spring Break "Drive-In" Movie: (Ages 12 and under) Tuesday, March 31, 3:30 pm. Make your own boat and set sail as you watch ! Dolphin Tale 2
Free popcorn and lemonade 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, March 19, 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, March 20, 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.
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. Infant/Toddler Sign Language Course: (ages 0-3) Classes will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 am.