Youth Services Department- Call 724-1525 x 4118 for more information on programs!
End of Summer Reading Party: Saturday, August 1, 2:00 pm. Celebrate all your reading accomplishments with a carnival style party, complete with games, balloon artists and face painting!
Balinese Shadow Puppet Show & Craft: (Ages 12 and Under) Thursday, August 13, 1:00 pm. Join us for an adventurous tale full of heroism and friendship followed by a puppet making workshop.
Glowing Back to School Story Time Party: (Grades K-5) Saturday, August 15, 11:00 am. Celebrate the upcoming school year with stories, music and a glow-in-the-dark party!
Be an Animal Hero: (Grades K-5) Wednesday, August 19 at 11:00 am. Join Ms. Lucy from the Humane Society to learn how to be a hero to animals and make a toy for the shelter animals. Registration required.
Music with Mar: Thursday, August 20, 11:15 am. An interactive class where parent/caregiver and child participate together in musical activities. Adult attendance and participation is required.
Coderdojo- Teaching Kids to Code: (Ages 7-17) Five week course beginning Mondays, July 27, August 3, 10, 17, and 24, 4:30-5:30 pm. Learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment led by local software professional. Sign up at www.evenbrite.com/o/coderdojo-tampa-bay-area-3802215495.
Homework Help: (Grades 1-8) Mondays & Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm starting September 1. Bright Futures Scholarship students will be at the library to tutor and assist students with their homework. Tutoring is provided first come, first served. Check in at the Children's Reference Desk.
Wee Discoveries: (Ages 2-5) Thursday, September 17, 11:00 am. Play with age appropriate discovery stations designed to encourage creativity in learing with STEM goals in mind. Adult participation required.
Puppets & PJ's: (Ages 8 and under) Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 pm. Come in your pajamas and snuggle down with your favorite blanket or stuffed animal for 30 minutes of stories and a fun puppet show.
***** All Story Time Programs will be on break until Monday, August 31st. *****
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 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!
September Crafternoon: Air Dry Clay! (Ages 4-10), Wednesday, September 15, 3:30 pm.
Each child can make a unique clay creation with Miss Sue. Choose from animals, cartoon characters, fake sweets and more. All supplies are included! Registration is required.
Wee Sing: (Ages 1-5) Tuesdays at 10:00 am.
This program incorporates foreign and sign languages, music instruments, songs and more! Sign-up for September programs begins on Wednesday, August 26 at 9:30 am.
Story Yoga: (Ages 3-9) Tuesday, September 1, 4:00 pm. Kids can enjoy fun animal and nature poses, partner games, songs, interactive stories, music and movement! Please bring a mat or towel and wear stretchy clothes.
Kids' Yoga Dance: (Ages 10 & under) Thursday, August 27 & September 24, 4:00 pm. Yoga meets dance in this fun, new program with instructor, Miss Mei. Parents and caregivers are welcome to partipate, but not required. Parents with babies in baby slings are welcomed too!
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 4-10) Wednesday, September 23, 4:00 pm.
Boys and Girls are invited to Shake, Wiggle, and Giggle during this crazy cool dance fitness program. 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!
Game On! @ the Library: (Ages 5-12) Wednesday, August 19 & September 16, 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: (Ages 12 & under) Wednesday, August 12,
3:30pm. Continue to celebrate superheroes at the library by watching Big Hero 6 with your friends and family!
Wednesday, September 9, 3:30 pm. Watch a tale of Strage Magic.
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, August 20 & September 17, 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, August 21 & September 18, 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!
Read to Tucker: Sunday, August 30, 2:00 pm.
Meet our newest Pawsome Reader dog, Tucker the Goldendoodle from Project Pup! He's a dog-gone good listener! Ruff!
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.