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Weekly Programs

  • Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm through December 14. Come for an evening wind-up and wind-down with stories, songs, and play!
  • Books & Babies: Fridays at 10:00 am through November 5. Are you a new parent? Come learn tips and tricks to build literacy skills with your young one! Free books and literacy kits for attendees.
  • YoNo @ WPL: Saturdays at 11:00 am through October 30. We'll host a different Yoga on North program each week. Check below for each week's experience and age group. Bring a towel or a mat with you!

Upcoming Programs

  • YoNo @ WPL: Saturday, September 18 at 11:00 am for ages 6-9, in the Community Room. Yoga with Anna: Storytime Yoga. Children will connect, move, breathe, focus and relax. This playful class encourages self-expression as well as building social skills through a variety of activities. Bring a towel or mat.
  • Watercolor Art: Monday, September 20 at 4:00 pm, in front of the library. Create your own colorful art using watercolors and animal shadows.
  • Chess Night: Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 pm, in the Adult Department. Join us to play chess together.
  • YoNo @ WPL: Saturday, September 25 at 11:00 am for ages 6-9, in the Community Room. Yoga with Shelley: Hello Fall! Fall is a time for change. In this class we will learn about the many changes that take place in nature and within ourselves as this new season begins. Bring a towel or mat.
  • Toothpick Structures: Monday, September 27 at 4:00 pm, in front of the library. Create your own structures using toothpicks and marshmallows.
  • Family Movie Night: Thursday, September 30 at 6:00 pm. Movie and location to be announced.
  • Children's Book Fair: Saturday, October 2 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Memorial Park. Authors, illustrators, and books galore, plus food trucks, music, activities and more! Book Fair Flyer
  • YoNo @ WPL: Saturday, October 2 at 11:00 am for ages 6-9, in the Community Room. Yoga with Erin: Breathe & Balance. In this class we will learn a combination of breathing techniques to calm our minds, as well as balancing postures to strengthen our bodies. Get ready to get nice and relaxed! Bring a towel or mat.
  • Erupting Fruit Volcanoes: Monday, October 4 at 4:00 pm, in front of the library. Guess which fruit will make the best eruption, then use chemistry to make erupting volcanoes to see if your hypothesis was correct!
  • Pajama Storytime: Thursday, October 7 at 6:30 pm, in the Youth Department. Start your long weekend off from school by wearing your pajamas to the library! We’ll read bedtime stories and do a craft.
  • YoNo @ WPL: Saturday, October 9 at 11:00 am for ages 10-13, in the Community Room. Yoga with Carli: Young Nature Yogi Workshop. This class is great for young yogis that love to be outside and are curious about trees and animals. Since yoga often mirrors nature they'll practice yoga while learning about nature topics. There will also be a small nature-inspired DIY craft for the young yogis to take home. Bring a towel or mat.
  • YoNo @ WPL: Saturday, October 16 at 11:00 am for ages 10-13, in the Community Room. Yoga with Carli: Yoga with Rhythm. Find your rhythm through yoga set to fun and upbeat music. This class is meant to inspire laughter and movement by connecting yoga poses with music that matches the pace of the class. Perfect for young yogis that love to move and be silly. Bring a towel or mat.
  • Fall Seasonal Craft: Monday, October 18 at 4:00 pm, in front of the library. Make a fall seasonal craft to take home.
  • YoNo @ WPL: Saturday, October 23 at 11:00 am for ages 10-13, in the Community Room. Yoga with Anna: Pre-Teen Yoga. Calm your body and mind in this meditative yoga class. We will begin with simple yoga postures to warm up and move our bodies. Then students will have the opportunity to discover their spirit animal through a guided meditation. Bring a towel or mat.
  • Halloween Craft: Monday, October 25 at 4:00 pm, in front of the library. Make a Halloween craft just in time for the holiday!
  • YoNo @ WPL: Saturday, October 30 at 11:00 am for ages 10-13, in the Community Room. Yoga with Erin: Poses & Positivity. In this fun yoga workshop, expect to get silly and have fun while trying new yoga poses! We will explore the power of positivity by creating our own affirmation card deck! Bring a towel or mat.

Backpacks & Picture Book Bundles


We have 18 puppet, musical instrument, and sensory toy backpacks available for checkout, along with our Sprout educational backpacks. Several of the backpacks are bilingual English/Spanish. Try one today by stopping by the library or calling/emailing for lobby pickup. List of backpacks

In a rush? Avoiding public spaces? Looking for something specific? Try one of our picture book bundles! You pick the topic, we pick the titles. Just fill out this form and we'll let you know when your bundle is ready to be picked up (lobby pickup available).

Online Resources for Kids


Tumblebooks
OverDrive
hoopla

Miss Humblebee's Academy

World Almanac for Kids

AtoZ World Culture

Coping with Coronavirus & COVID-19: Resources for Children and Families (English)

Coping with Coronavirus & COVID-19: Resources for Children and Families (Spanish)


Find a list of even more resources for children on our All Online Resources page.



New Books for Kids

 

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