McKinley Memorial Library offers a variety of programs that are FREE for children ages birth-11 years of age.
We offer several literacy programs for specific age groups and for families with kids of all ages, as well as recurring monthly programs. We also offer special programs on Saturday mornings throughout the year.

Check the LIBRARY CALENDAR to see the programs being offered this month at the library.

Some Children’s Programs require pre-registration to attend.
To register for Children’s Programs online, please click on the links below.


Storytime Programs:


Special Programs:


Children's Room & Programming Policies



 Storytime Programs


reader totters


This storytime program for children ages 2 and 3 years old meets every Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Auditorium with sessions running from September-December and January-April.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and simple crafts designed especially for toddlers.

No registration is required.

Winter/Spring 2015 sessions will run from January 12th-April 27th



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pozys pals

Pozy's Pals Preschool Storytime

This story time program for preschoolers, ages 4 and 5 years old, meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium with sessions running from September-December and January-April.

Join us for stories, songs, games, activities, and crafts designed for preschoolers.

No registration is required.

Winter/Spring 2015 sessions will run from January 13th-April 28th



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Special Programs:

lego club

Lego Club

Children of all ages are invited to join library staff in the auditorium one Saturday morning each month to build something together out of Legos. Sessions run September—December and January—April.

Registration is required for this program. Winter/Spring 2015 Sessions: Click on the date below to register


Saturday, March 7th @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 4th @11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 2nd @11:00 a.m.


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music and move

Music and Movement

Children ages 2—5 years can join library staff in the auditorium for 30 minutes of music and moving one Friday morning each month. Sessions run September—December and January—April. 

Registration is required and limited to 15 children per session.

Winter/Spring 2015 Sessions: Click dates below to register

Friday, March, 13th @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday, April 10th @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday,  May 8th @ 10:00 a. m.



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Life Size Candyland Game

Come spend Valentine's Day surrounded by CANDY! Stop in anytime between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to play the life size version of the popular board game and watch

it come to life before you eyes!

No registration is required to attend this program




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Bunny Visits the Library

Come see the Easter Bunny at the Birthplace Home from 10 a.m. to noon.  Children can stop by anytime between those hours to visit the bunny and make a craft.

No registration is required.




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Sock Monkey Hop

Children ages 4 to 8 years can come enjoy a special storytime at 11:00 a.m. featuring all things sock monkeys! 

There will be books, games, crafts and more. Not to mention lots of Monkeying around!!

Registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.




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Bee-Boppin' Baby Time

Parents with babies ages birth to 24 months are invited to join Miss Kim for this special 4-part series of lapsit music & movement for babies! This program will be buzzing with books, bubbles, and beats to enjoy with your baby. 

The program will meet over four half-hour sessions that will take place at 10>00 a.m. on March 12th, March 26th, April 9th, and April 23th. To register, CLICK HERE

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Bird Feeder Program

Children ages 3 to 11 years can join us to hear a story and make a bird feeder! To register, CLICK HERE.

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Let's Go Fly a Kite

Children ages 5 to 11 can come hear a story and make a kite at 11:00 a.m. If the weather permits, we will go outside on the lawn and try to fly our kites through the wind.



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Parachute Play

Children ages 2 to 8 years can come have fun with parachute activities and games.  This program will meet at 11:00 a.m. and will be held outdoors (will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather).


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Summer Reading Programs:

The library offers special Reading Incentive Programs, storytimes, and activities for kids in all age groups, from birth - 18 years, each year during the months of June-August. 


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Children's Room & Programming Policies:

McKinley Memorial Library welcomes our even our youngest  patrons to use our facilities and services. That’s why we have created special spaces uniquely designed for children!

When visiting and attending library programs, it is important to be courteous and respectful of other library users.
Library staff encourages children and teens to  have fun exploring, but ask that you be mindful and follow library guidelines and policies. 

      • Children ages birth-5 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult who is over 18 years of age at ALL times. If the child is in the Children's Room, then the adult MUST BE IN THE ROOM WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES.
      • Children ages 6-12 years of age may work independently in the library, but an adult who is over 18 years of age MUST  BE PRESENT IN THE BUILDING.
        Therefor, the child may work in the Children's Room given the adult is somewhere in the library.
      • Children and teens ages 13 years of age and older may be in the building without an adult and work independently. However, it is important that the child/teen adheres to all McKinley Memorial Library Policies.

When attending library programs:

      1. Children ages birth-5 years must have a parent/guardian over age 18 present with them at the program.
      2. Children ages 6-12 years may attend the program independently, but a parent/guardian over age 18 MUST remain on library grounds.
      3. Children ages 13 & Up may attend library programs independently.

When in the Children's Room:

      1. Please, parents, no shhhhsh-ing! We encourage the kids to talk and explore!
      2. Please be kind and courteous of other library patrons.
      3. Please clean up after yourself and/or your child (i.e., put puzzles and crayons away and place books on the return book cart when you are finished).
      4. Most importantly, explore, learn, discover and have fun using the library!

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Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 16:05
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