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Upcoming Events

Special thank you to Niagara Water for the donation of two pallets of water to help our community hydrate and stay cool during outdoor Summer Reading events.

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Early Childhood Take Home Kit : Bird Feeders

All Day7/26 - 8/9
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Take Home Kit
Event Description:
This program is designed for parents and children ages 2-5 to do together. Use different materials to create a bird feeder. While supplies last via curbside service. ...

Comic Book Day

8/2 @ 9:00am
to
8/13 @ 4:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Outdoors (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages, Birth-PreK, Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94
Event Description:
Free Comic book day is a National holiday celebrated every year. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of this National holiday. Stop by the Southern Oaks Library on August 14th to help celebrate with us. We will have crafts and goodies to hand out. A...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

This event is scheduled to take place outside weather permitting.  Customers are encouraged to wear sunscreen and their masks.  Customers may also bring a blanket or lawn chair.  Please watch your email for updates to change of avenue or cancelation. 

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

I'm Off to School! Take-Home Kit for New Pre-K and Kindergarteners

8/3 @ 9:00am
to
8/9 @ 8:00pm
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Edmond)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Enjoy crafts, activities, and stories with your little one at your own pace with this special take-home kit just for those who are headed off to their first ever day of school (Pre-K or Kindergarten)! You will find suggested stories to read from the ...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

Take Home Kit: Shape Silhouettes

8/3 @ 9:00am
to
8/17 @ 9:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Child Development & Parenting, Family Programs, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
A silhouette is a dark outline of something that's visible against a light background. Participants will develop their fine motor skills by gluing silhouettes of shapes to large pieces of white construction paper. They will then add a pop of colo...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration.

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Music with Ginger Online Program

August 5, 2021
10:00am - 10:15am
The Village Library
Registration
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Online (The Village)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 39
Event Description:
Have you missed Music with Ginger? Miss Ginger will be providing our “normal” Musictime via private link! To participate and receive information about the program, you MUST register by Thursday August 5 at 8:00am! On Thursday August 5 at 10:00am ...

Virtual Music Time

August 5, 2021
10:00am - 10:45am
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online (Downtown)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Child Development & Parenting, Family Programs, Live Performances & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Description:
Music Time with Miss Ginger is back! To participate, please register before 9AM on August 5th. We will email you a prerecorded link on August 5th that will be available for one week. Sign up and come sing, move, and create music with us! ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Jones Storytime

August 5, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
Jones Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Outdoors (Jones)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

We will meet outside as long as weather is permitting. We will provide mats for sitting on the ground, but feel free to bring blankets if you'd like! ...

Outdoor Blanket Storytime

August 6, 2021
10:30am - 11:15am
Warr Acres Library
Registration
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Outdoors (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
To ensure social distancing registration is limited to 15 families. Please submit 1 registration for the whole family. Bring your blanket and join us in front of the library. Caregivers and children will enjoy books, puppets, music, rhymes, and r...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is scheduled to take place outside weather permitting.  Customers are encouraged to wear sunscreen and their masks.  Customers may also bring a blanket or lawn chair.  Please watch your email for updates to change of avenue or cancelation. 

Fairy Tale Castle Hanging Picture

8/9 @ 9:00am
to
8/16 @ 4:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading
Event Description:
You can still enjoy the Summer-Reading theme of "Tails and Tales" by making a castle picture to hang on your wall! You'll also get a dragon bookmark, some activity sheets, a Three Little Pigs story, and a reading list to for more fun and learning. P...

Disclaimer(s)

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Outdoor Storytime

August 9, 2021
9:30am - 10:15am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Outdoors (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

This event will take place on our children's outdoor patio. Please register each child individually. On the day of the event, please watch your email in case of inclement weather cancellation. Please only register for one storytime per week. Th...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Virtual Preschool Storytime

August 9, 2021
10:00am - 10:30am
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Zoom (Edmond)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Description:
Join us for a virtual storytime with your local neighborhood librarians! Connect virtually with other children and caregivers as we enjoy songs, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and more! This storytime is intended for ages 3-5, but any children are we...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

Family Storytime

August 9, 2021
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Outdoors (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Family Programs, Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

Toddlers and children up to age five with their adult are welcome to this program. This program will be held outdoors on our children's patio with socially distanced spots for family and friends. Bring a blanket or comfy pillow to sit on. Please reg...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Summer Flower Garden Take and Make for Ages 2-5

All Day8/10 - 8/16
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Edmond)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Even the smallest of hands can make a beautiful flower garden with this simple tissue paper project! Kits will be available at the Edmond Library from Tuesday, August 10th through Monday, August 16th for each person registered. On August 17th, any ...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Early Childhood Take Home Kit : Pizza Craft

All Day8/10 - 8/22
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Take Home Kit
Event Description:
This program is designed for parents and children ages 2-5 to do together. Make this paper pizza craft together and then check out our delicious pizza picture books! While supplies last. ...

Storytime Kit!

August 10, 2021
9:00am - 9:15am
The Village Library
Registration
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Online + Curbside (The Village)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Enjoy a storytime at home with this take home kit! You will receive a kit with a list of books to read and songs to sing, as well as supplies for a craft related one of the books. Supplies are limited. Please register to reserve your kit, then pick...

Disclaimer(s)

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Outdoor Storytime

August 10, 2021
9:30am - 10:15am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Outdoors (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

This event will take place on our children's outdoor patio. Please register each child individually. On the day of the event, please watch your email in case of inclement weather cancellation. Please only register for one storytime per week. Th...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Storytime in the Gazebo/Park!

August 10, 2021
10:00am - 10:30am
Bethany Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Outdoors (Bethany)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

This storytime will take place in the gazebo at Cecil Mendenhall Library Park next to the library. In case of inclement weather, watch your email because we may have to cancel. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

This event is scheduled to take place outside weather permitting.  Customers are encouraged to wear sunscreen and their masks.  Customers may also bring a blanket or lawn chair.  Please watch your email for updates to change of avenue or cancelation. 

Storytime

August 10, 2021
10:00am - 10:45am
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Covered Patio (Choctaw)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

This storytime will take place on our outside patio with socially distanced chairs. Distanced activities will be provided after the stories. We will provide mats for sitting on the ground, but feel free to bring blankets if you'd like! First c...

Outdoor Storytime

August 10, 2021
10:30am - 11:15am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Outdoors (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

This event will take place on our children's outdoor patio. Please register each child individually. On the day of the event, please watch your email in case of inclement weather cancellation. Please only register for one storytime per week. Th...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Story & Song: Family!

August 10, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Zoom (Downtown)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Family Programs, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Join us online for Storytime with the Downtown Library! Our theme for the week is: Family! We will be reading books and singing songs that explore and celebrate the love can be found in our families, family members, and people we trust and care about...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

Cuéntame Un Cuento Virtual / Virtual Bilingual Storytime

August 11, 2021
10:30am - 11:15am
Almonte Library
Registration
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Zoom (Almonte)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Cultural Experiences, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Acompáñenos en una virtual de cuentos bilingües a las 10:30 por la mañana. Join us for a virtual bilingual story time at 10:30am. ...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

Jones Storytime

August 12, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
Jones Library
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Outdoors (Jones)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

We will meet outside as long as weather is permitting. We will provide mats for sitting on the ground, but feel free to bring blankets if you'd like! ...

Outdoor Blanket Storytime

August 13, 2021
10:30am - 11:15am
Warr Acres Library
Registration
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Outdoors (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
To ensure social distancing registration is limited to 15 families. Please submit 1 registration for the whole family. Bring your blanket and join us in front of the library. Caregivers and children will enjoy books, puppets, music, rhymes, and r...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is scheduled to take place outside weather permitting.  Customers are encouraged to wear sunscreen and their masks.  Customers may also bring a blanket or lawn chair.  Please watch your email for updates to change of avenue or cancelation. 

Outdoor Storytime

August 16, 2021
9:30am - 10:15am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Outdoors (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

This event will take place on our children's outdoor patio. Please register each child individually. On the day of the event, please watch your email in case of inclement weather cancellation. Please only register for one storytime per week. Th...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program.