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. Homework help will be on break from December 22 and return on January 5, 2015.
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!
Seasonal Puppet Stories and Craft- The Rabbit and the Carrot: (Ages 3-8) Saturday, January 3, 10:30 am. The Suncoast Waldorf School proudly presents, The Rabbit and the Carrot, with master puppeteer, Connie Manson. Join us for a delightful seasonal nature story, where farm and woodland animal friends share with one another, even in the winter time when food is scarce.
Zumbini: (Ages 3 & under) Tuesday, January 13, 10:00 am. Join Zumbini Instructor, Mary Brown, as you and your little one dance, move, sit & sing, play instruments and most of all bond!
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!
Frozen Sing-a-Long Party & Movie: (Ages 3-10) Saturday, February 7, 11:00 am. Calling all Elsa and Anna fans! Join us for songs, crafts, snacks and the movie. Registration required.
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, January 20, 3:30 pm
. Join us for a winter themed story and craft! Registration is required.
Wee Sing will resume on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:00 am.
Sign-up for February programs begins on Wednesday, January 14 at 9:30 am.
Story Yoga: (Ages 3-10) Wednesday, January 7, 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, December 19 & January 16, 4:00 pm.
Parents, grandparents, care-givers and children are invited to stretch, move, breathe, and make music together. 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, December 18 & January 15, 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, December 17 & January 21, 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 Movie: Wednesday, January 14 , 3:30 pm. Ahoy maties! We're showing a pirate themed movie in honor of local Gasparilla festivities. Watch The Pirates: Band of Misfits at the library.
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, December 18 & January 15, 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, December 19 & January 16, 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)