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What's Happening

Save the Date! Our 36th annual Tree Lighting and Santa's Visit is Sunday Dec. 1. Doors open at 5:30 pm; Santa arrives on the fire truck at 6 pm sharp!
Sorry! This event is now full. Karen Katin from Stitchery is coming back! Join us on Monday Dec. 9 at 5 pm. Open to kids in grades 2-5. Registration opens Nov. 25.
Wednesday Dec. 11 from 10:30 to 5 pm.
Join us for our 6-week session of story times, some with a decidedly Holiday-focused theme!


We strive to serve our families with care and kindness every day.  The Children's Room staff is here to connect you with our books, audiobooks, and movies, but also with our community and its many resources.  Never hestitate to ask us a question! 

To ensure the room is welcoming and enjoyable for all who use it, we have a few guidelines:

  • Children must be 12 years of age to use the room or elevator without an adult.
  • All visitors must use walking feet.
  • While enjoying our toys, games, and activities, we ask you to use calm voices.

Children interested in getting a card may do so at any time.  However, only parents and legal guardians may initiate a new registration. 

Story Times

Babies & Yearlings

Mondays, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

A fun, relaxed time for your baby or yearling to enjoy the library with others.

Toddler Time

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

A story time for 2 year olds with finger rhymes, interactive songs, and a craft just right for toddlers.

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

 A story time for children aged 3 to 5 years featuring stories, music, and a skill-building craft.

Upcoming Events

10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  ...
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sorry! This event is now full.  Karen Katin from Stitchery is back to lead you...
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers...
10:00am - 10:30am
This week, after story time is over, we will move straight into Ornament Day. Ms. Nicole and Ms....

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