Sketch of an octopus
Digital Programs
Zoom
Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 pm

Ages 3–15: Your young artist can dive into the depths of the ocean with artist and illustrator Corinne Roberts and learn how to draw underwater scenes. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

Sea monster underwater
Digital Programs
Zoom
Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00 am

Ages 3–15: Artist and illustrator Corinne Roberts returns to teach young artists how to draw their own fascinating sea creatures! No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

Young child with rainbow patch on shirt, outside on a sunny day
Community Locations
630 Wabash Avenue
Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 am

Ages 0–10: Introduce your children to how other families’ experiences and situations differ from their own lives. In LGBTQIA+ Rights, you and your child will listen to age-appropriate stories and discuss how families are both different and the same as your own. Each storytime will end with helpful tips and additional resources you can use to continue the conversation at home. Each storytime will end with helpful tips and additional resources you can use to continue the conversation at home. 

Sewn fish with felt and scissors
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Wednesday, June 1 at (All day)

Ages 5–11: Take your child on a deep dive under the sea! With the Sea Animals kit, your child will sew their own surprise sea creature, learn to draw marine life with How to Draw 101 Dolphins and Other Sea Animals by Dan Green, and discover some of the most misunderstood fish with Clownfish Aren’t So Funny by Matt Weiss.

Young girl in superhero costume, flexing her bicep and smiling at camera
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, June 30 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaugh will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves. 

Mother reading to infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills though listening to, reading and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half hour session of free-play for you and your child to socialize with others.

Young girl using paper towel roll as telescope
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, June 28 at 11:00 am

Ages 5-11: Raise the mizzenmast and set sail with the pirates of old. Travel the high seas with Jack and Annie in Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne before you and your child try your hands at building a pirate ship and more at each storytime. You’ll even receive your own copy of Pirates Past Noon so that your family can relive your adventure at home! Please plan to attend to all four programs.

Teddy bear with arm around another teddy bear, comforting gesture, blue sky and green grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, June 25 at 10:30 am

Ages 0–10: Emotions can be difficult—especially if your child doesn’t understand what they can do when someone else feels bad. In E is for Empathy, you and your child will explore the powers of kindness, understanding, and patience when dealing with another person through stories, songs, and group discussion. Each storytime will end with helpful tips and additional resources you can use to continue the conversation at home.

Young girl in superhero costume, flexing her bicep and smiling at camera
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, June 23 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaugh will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves. 

Mother reading to infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills though listening to, reading and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half hour session of free-play for you and your child to socialize with others.

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