Story Times & Events

The following are ongoing programs we offer for children and their families.  Please keep an eye on our

upcoming events calendar for other special programs.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Children's Movie- Toy Story 4 

Altoona Public Schools has an early release day scheduled for Thursday, October 24th.

Come join us from 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. for a movie and popcorn. Toy Story 4 is rated G.

United Way "Read to Me" Book Month Literacy Event 

Join children's librarian, Ms. Regina, and United Way's Kari Stroede on Wednesday, November 13th 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

for a reading of Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

A craft project will follow story time. This event is open to the public and is geared to families with

preschool age children. No sign up required.

Be a Smart Cookie:  READ!" Cookie Club 

Kids ages 11 and under who check out books between Nov. 11, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020 will receive an official cookie club

that staff stamps once a week. The program wraps up with a special Saturday morning story time on

Jan. 4th, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Of course, a cookie club story time wouldn't be complete without some

homemade cookies and milk/lemonade for all participants.

Get the Wiggles Out Week 

Gross motor play for toddlers and preschoolers December 2-5

10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. No sign up required.

ONGOING PROGRAMS:

2019 Fall Story Time Registration 

September 3 - 14

Story time sessions start the week of September 16 - November 14

Click here for a schedule.

 

Toddler Tales

For caregivers with toddlers 18 months - 2 years
Mondays or Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
September - November
Sign-up required.

Preschool Story Time

For children ages 3 -5 who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session.
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays 10:30 a.m.
September - November
Sign-up required.

Saturday Morning Story Time

Recommended for families with children ages 2 -7.
Second Saturdays of the month 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
October 12, November 9, and December 14
No sign-up required. 

Chess Club

Open to chess players of all ages (including those eager to learn how to play the game).
Second Saturdays of the month 10:30 a.m. - Noon
October 12, November 9, and December 14
No sign-up required. 

LEGO Club 

For ages 4 - 12.
Second Mondays of the month from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Oct. - May
No sign-up required. 

"Mocha Joe and Me" Reading Program

Read with local therapy dog, Mocha Joe.
Parents/caregivers of readers ages 12 and under may sign up for 15 minute sessions at the library.
Mondays 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
October 14, November 11 and December 9

Reading with Willow

Read with local therapy dog, Willow.
Parents/caregivers of readers ages 12 and under may sign up for 15 minute sessions at the library.
Saturdays 10:30 - Noon
October 12, November 9 and December 14

PJ Story Night 

Children may come dressed in their PJs with a favorite stuffy.
Recommended for families with children ages 2-7. 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, Oct. - May. No sign up required.