Library Programs

Library Programs for Children


 McKinley Memorial Library offers a variety of programs that are FREE for children ages birth-11 years of age throughout the year. We offer several literacy programs for specific age groups and for families with kids of all ages, as well as recurring monthly programs during the Fall, Winter and Spring months. We also offer exciting Summer Reading Programs that keep kids engaged and excited about reading over the summer months.

*Children ages birth to 11 years must have a responsible person over the age of 18 present with them at all times during library programs and events.

Click here to download printable versions of the Fall 2016 monthly children's calendars.


Click on the image to the left to learn more about all of the Youth Services Programs that will be offered for children & teens in the Fall of 2016!












The library provides several different storytime and early literacy based programs for babies, toddlers & preschoolers by age group during the fall, winter and spring months.* These programs are designed to introduce early literacy concepts and skills to the children and adults who attend. These programs are walk-in and do not require pre-registration. The following is a list of the storytime and early literacy based programs that are offered:

*Please click here for a calendar of specific meeting dates. 


  • Baby & Toddler Storytime for ages birth to 36 months & caregiver will meet weekly on Monday mornings @ 10:00 a.m. 
    • This lap-sit program will introduce short stories, rhymes, songs and puppets for our youngest readers. Sessions will last approximately 20-30 minutes with built-in play time at the end of each session.


  • Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 5 years & caregiver will be offered weekly on two different days/times: Monday mornings @ 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday mornings @ 10:00 a.m. 
    • This popular storytime program will be offered on two different days/times each week to better accommodate today's busy families--so, you can choose to attend on Monday mornings at 11:00 OR Tuesday mornings at 10:00 to fit your schedule! Each session will feature books, fingerplays, music, interactive games and activities, and a themed craft. Sessions will last approximately 45-60 minutes.


  •  Pages in Pajamas Family Storytime for all ages will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings @ 6:30 p.m. 
    • This program will feature stories, fingerplays, music & movement, and a themed craft. Sessions will last approximately 30-45 minutes.



  • Music & Movement Class for ages 18 months (and walking independently) to 5 years will meet on the third Friday morning of each month @ 10:00 a.m.
    • Children will move and groove along with library staff. There will be instruments, musical scarves, parachute and more! Sessions will last approximately 30 minutes.




We’ve taken back Mondays and turned them into a day to go bananas for! Kids of all ages can drop into the children’s room in the library on Mondays after school between 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. during the fall, winter & spring months!* These programs are walk-in and do not require pre-registration. Here's what will be offered in the Fall of 2016 (Monday Mania programs will begin on September 19, 2016):

*Please click here for a calendar of specific meeting dates. 

  • First Monday of the Month: Lego Mania
    • Children will be provided with legos to build something cool!


  • Second Monday of the Month: Pinterest Projects
    • Children will be provided with materials needed to create a project that library staff discovered on Pinterest!


  • Third Monday of the Month: Apps-olutely
    • Children can use the library's iPads to try out and play with the featured App of the month!


  • Fourth Monday of the Month: Simple Science
    • Children can come in and do a simple science project with library staff!


  • Fifth Monday of the Month: Mystery Box Craft
    • Children will be provided with materials to make a surprise craft project!




Children ages 5 and up are invited to join library staff one Saturday morning  at 11:00 a.m. IN THE CHILDREN'S ROOM ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE LIBRARY each month in the fall, winter and spring months to build something together out of Legos.  Lego Club is a walk-in program and does not require pre-registration. 2016-2017 session dates are:

October 22nd

November 5th

December 17th

January 14th

February 25th

March 25th

April 8th

May 6th 




 The library offers a variety of fun programs JUST FOR KIDS to enjoy throughout the fall, winter and spring months. Registration is required for all of the following programs. To register online, click on the the program titles below:

Kids Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th @ 11:00 a.m.e

Turkey Strut on Saturday, November 12th @ 11:00 a.m.

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown Party on Saturday, December 3rd

Noon Year's Eve Party on Thursday, December 29th @ 11:00 a.m. 

Cocoa & Canvases Kids' Paint & Sip on Saturday, January 21st @ 11:00 a.m.

Alice's Unbirthday Party on Saturday, February 18th @ 11:00 a.m.


 *Please call the library for program locations for all "Just For Kids" programs closer to program meeting dates.


McKinley Memorial Library Children's Services 330-652-1704 ext.214