Special Events

Please note: Children's programs will be on hiatus from Dec. 16th- Jan. 2nd.

Handprint Calendar Programs:
December 2nd, 4-7pm, Main Library
December 11th, 4-7pm, Mahan Library
Sign up to make a 2020 calendar featuring handprints of your child! Once registered, drop into program anytime from 4-7pm. Registration is required, click date to sign up for location.

Family Board Game Day: December 19th, 3-5pm, Mahan Library
Drop in at Mahan for family friendly board game fun!

Nerf Night: Friday, January 3rd, Main Library

Nerf Night returns to the Main Library in 2020! Join us for one of two after-hour events. Register for the 6-7:30pm family session where people of all ages can participate in themed games, or join us for the 8-9pm adults only free-for-all. Equipment is provided by the library. Personal nerf blasters are prohibited. Registration is required. Choose your session below:
6-7:30pm Family Session
8-9pm Adult Only Session

Looking for branch specific programs? Check here!

Main Library

(LaGrange)

South Oldham Library

(Crestwood)

Mahan Library

(Goshen)

Program Index

Art Club Baby Time Jr. STEAM Club Kindness Club
LEGO Club Open Play Cafe PAWS to Read Pokemon Club
Scamper Squad Slime Club SPARK Club STEAM Club
Story Time Toddler Time Weekly Clubs (Mahan) Weekly Clubs (South)

Early Childhood Programs

Early childhood programs are special, weekly events designed for our youngest patrons. These programs are designed to foster early literacy skills, family bonding, and school readiness. Find a program (or several) that best fit your needs and schedule! Siblings are always welcome ath early childhood programs.

 

NO STORYTIMES THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING (Nov. 25-30)

  Main Library South Oldham Library Mahan Library

Baby Time
A lapsit program deigned for babies & caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 months and younger.

Wednesdays, 10:30am    
Toddler Time
Recommended for ages 12 months through 36 months.
Tuesdays, 10am;

Fridays, 10am

Tuesdays, 10:30am Wednesdays, 11am
Toddler Art & Play
Toddler Time with a twist! Features special STEAM or sensory play activities. Recommended for ages 12 months through 36 months.
Thursdays, 10am    
Storytime
Recommended for ages 3-6.
Tuesdays, 11am

Fridays, 11am

NEW! Scamper Squad, Wednesdays, 6pm

Wednesdays, 10:30am Fridays, 11am

Mahan

Afterschool Fun:

Afterschool Fun events start September 19th! Each Thursday between 4-5pm, drop in at the Mahan Library for a special themed activity for children in grades K-5th.
Pokemon Jr: December 5th, 4-5pm Click here to register
Mahan LEGO Club: December 12th, 4-5pm Click here to register

PAWS to Read: Sign up for a slot to read to a therapy dog!

Mahan Toddler Time: Wednesdays, 11am (ages 2 and under)

Mahan Storytime: Fridays, 11am (ages 3-6)

South Programs

Weekly Kids Clubs:

Each Monday at the South Oldham Library features a different themed club for children in grades K-5. Sign up for the weeks and times you are interested in by clicking below!
Sprouts Kids Club: December 2nd, 1pm OR 4pm
Book Worms : December 9th, 1pm OR 4pm
Elevensies: Family crafting, Fridays at 11am, starting November 8th

SPARK Club

SPARK Club is a science based enrichment club for children in grades K-5th. It meets weekly from 4-5pm on Wednesdays. Click here to sign up.

Toddler Tuesdays: Tuesdays, 10:30am (ages 2 and under)

South Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30am (ages 3-6)

Art Club

Art Club meets monthly at the Main Library between 4-5pm. It is for ages 5 and up. Registration is requried. Click here for dates and sign ups.

Kindness Club

"Choose kind" at this service club for elementary age children that meets monthly at the Main Library. Kids will work on a different project each month to spread kindness throughout the community! Registration required. Meets monthly from 4-5pm. Click here to sign up.

LEGO club

Join our monthly Block Party! LEGO club is for elementary school kids (grades K-5) who love to build with LEGOs. We will have challenges as well as free build time and creations will be displayed in the library after the program. This program meets monthly from 4-5pm. Registration is requried.

Open Play Cafe

Enjoy coffee with other caregivers & drop-in creative preschool play for your little one! This event happens weekly on Mondays from 10-11:30am. No registration required.

paws to read

The Paws to Read program is designed to allow kids the chance to read to a non-judgmental listener. Often times they could be struggling or reluctant readers. Each session is 15 minutes of one on one time with a therapy dog. Click here to register, or visit the calendar.

Pokemon Club

Catch 'em all at our Pokemon club for kids grades 3-5! Sign up online.

Scamper Squad

Scamper Squad is a new evening storytime for families that features stories, singing, dancing and learning about a new animal each week! No registration is required for this program. Join us each Wednesday at the Main Library from 6-7pm.

Slime Club

Slime Club is for elementary school kids (grades K-5) who love science, books, and slime. We will read a book and make a different slime recipe each session. This club meets monthly from 4-5pm. Registration is required.

STEAM Club

STEAM Club is a monthly program featuring hands-on activities and special engineering challenges for kids grades 3-5. They are held monthy on a Tuesday at the Main Library from 4-5pm. Registration is required. Sign-up here to join the fun!

JR. STEAM Club: Jr. STEAM Club is a monthly maker themed program for children grades K-2. Each program features special hands-on activities. They are held on monthly at the Main Library at 4pm. Registration is required.

Please note: Library policy states that children under 10 years of age may not be left unattended at the library. This includes programs. We strive to provide a safe and fun environment for all our patrons and appreciate the support of the community in helping sustain this.