Children's Programs

Children's Learning and Activities

Children’s events are in the Children’s Activity Room and no registration is required unless otherwise indicated.  Programs are free.

SUMMER CELEBRATION June 7, 9:00 am - 11:30 am West Parking Lot Join us for fun, food, & festivities, and register for the summer reading program! SUMMER READING PROGRAM May 24 - August 4 A Universe of Stories!

Readers and parents of pre-readers are encouraged to register anytime for our fun summer reading program.  Children who finish the program by reading 10 books, or reading for 10 hours or any combination of both will receive a reward.  Register at the Children’s Services Desk, record books or listening time on the chart you receive, and return your completed chart to pick up your reward. SUMMER PROGRAMS
Babytime Mondays, 10:45 am June 10 through July 22 Recommended age 24 months and younger Summer Storytimes  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 am June 11 through July 25 Recommended age 2-8 years old
Family Fun Times Mondays, 6:30 pm June 10 through July 22 Come and Go Crafts Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 11:45 am July 3, July 10, July 17, & July 24

Thursday, July 25th—7:00pm
Public Services- Below Mezzanine
Kelsey and Jeremy Philo will perform their jaw-dropping glow show with lasers, hula hoops, juggling, acrobatics and unicycle. This glowing, anti-gravity show is free and open to all ages! FREE LUNCHES Free lunch from USD 308 for children and teens ages 1-18.   No registration or identification is required.

Seemore Astronaut


LEGOS® @ the Library
First Saturday of every month
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children can learn several skills when working with LEGO blocks, including planning, creativity, problem solving and having fun!  Plan on the first Saturday of every month where we dump thousands of LEGO blocks on the floor and let the kids build and play.

Read to Rover
Second Thursday of Every Month
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Studies show that children gain confidence when reading to dogs.  Whether your child is a pre-reader, just learning to read, or is a proficient reader, they will enjoy this fun program.  When readers get three punches on their punch card, they get a free book!  

NEW! Star Wars® Club June 15th, July 20th, & August 17th 1:30 – 3:30pm Blast your summer into hyperdrive with the Star Wars Club! Play intergalactic games, learn with Luke and Leia, enjoy Maz Kanata Crafts, and Rey’s power snacks.

NEW! Chess Club Every Saturday in the summer starting June 8th 10:00am-12:00pm Have you ever wondered how to play chess? Or have you been active in your chess club at school? Join us with the HCC Chess Club

Early Literacy Center 
Located in the Children’s area, the Early Learning Center has toys, games, board books and parenting books to help parents and caregivers teach early literacy through play!