Please note: Library policy states that children under 12 years of age may not be left unattended at the library. This includes programs. We strive to provide a safe and fun enviroment for all our patrons and appreciate the support of the community in helping sustain this.

Register for the Summer Reading Program & submit reading logs here!

Build a Better World, Children's Summer Reading Program Events

All Events at the Main Branch in LaGrange, unless noted

June 5th: SRP Kick-Off at Mahan 4-6pm
Face painting, fire trucks, petting zoo, crafts & more!

June 10th SRP Celebration at the Main Library 11-2pm
featuring the Honey Hill petting zoo, the Kentucky Science Center, sno-cones, & more (weather permitting)

June 14th: Silly Safaris 11am; 1pm; 6pm
Three chances to see! Join us for a live animal show. Everyone gets to pet animals. Space is limited.

June 21st: Wonder Wheels 11 AM & 2 PM
Bring a chair or towel to sit on to this outdoor presentation from Wonder Wheels of Indianapolis featuring stunt BMX biking.

June 28th: Frazier History Museum “Tall Tales Pecos Bill”, 11am & 1pm
The tall tale of cowboy hero Pecos Bill comes to life with puppetry and audience interaction. 

July 5th: Madcap Puppets 1 PM Monkey See Monkey Do!

July 12th Bright Star Children’s Theater 11am; 1pm; 6pm
Three different shows: Building Stories; American Giants of Science, and Aesop’s Fables (first come, first serve)

July 17th: Newport Aquarium presents the Shark Cart 1pm; 3pm; 6pm
Come learn about and meet sharks from the Newport Aquarium. (first come, first serve)

Countdown to Kindergarten Readiness Day
July 19th, Main Library, 4-6pm
Drop in to have some fun with other future kindergarten friends! Stations featuring kindergarten skill activities will be available.

End of Summer Swim Parties
July 24th, 26th & 31st from 7:30-9:30 PM 
Sponsored by the Friends of the OCPL, the parties are for those who have completed the reading program and have earned a swim pass!  Your night is determined based on the school your child attends! Please bring your pass to the pool for admission!               
July 24: Pool passes required. For Schools: Lagrange, Locust Grove, Centerfield, Trimble County, Henry County, OCMS, & OCHS        
July 26: Pool passes required. For schools: Camden Station, Crestwood, Kenwood, St. Aloysius, Shelby County, EOMS, SOMS, & SOHS  
July 31: Pool passes required. For Schools: Buckner, Harmony, Goshen, Jefferson County, Homeschool students, St. Francis, NOMS, & NOHS 

Story Time & Toddler Time

Story Time & Toddler Time

  Mahan Main South
Little Builder's Storytime


11am Tuesdays & Fridays  
Toddler Time   10am Tuesdays & Fridays  
Family Story Time 11am Thursdays   10:10 Tuesdays
Drop-in Family Fun     11-noon Tuesdays

Story Time is for children ages 3 & up. Each week is a different theme featuring books, music, art, science, and play! Siblings are welcome.

Toddlertime is for infants through two years old. Parents and children sing songs, do fingerplays and are introduced to picture books. It is a time to sit and interact with your child and become familiar with the library. Questions about Story Times? Contact the Children's Librarian, Shannon Kruer.


crazy 8s

Crazy 8s

For ages 6-11 Thursdays at 2 PM, Main Library
Join our summer math enrichment club! We’ll use hands-on activities and games to help maintain and build skills while school is out. Teen tutors will work with students. Click here to register.


globe trekkers

Build a Better world with this fun weekly program for kids aged 6-12 including crafts and hands-on activities!
Globe Trekkers Level 1: Ages 6-9, 11am at Main
Level 2: Ages 9-12, 1pm at Main

Sign up online one week prior to each class
June 12th  – Build a Better Snack: Create your own quick and delicious summer snacks.
June 19th – Reuse & Recycle: Make Your Own Library Tote
June 26th – Build a Better House: Design and Decorate a Backyard Birdhouse.
July 10th – Build a Better City: Plan and map a city of the future.
July 17th – Breakout!  Crack codes, solve problems, and beat the clock.

Click here to register for the current session of Globe Trekkers Level 1.

Click here to register for the current session of Globe Trekkers Level 2.


Book Besties

Book Besties

This program pairs early elementary aged children with teen volunteers for one-on-one reading assistance combined with additional literary activities.  Book Besties lasts for 45 minutes and meets in the activity room of the Children's Library. Registration is required.
Tuesdays at the Main Library, 2-2:45pm.
Click here to register!


Open Maker Lab

Open Maker Lab

Drop in for Maker challenges and open space for creativity! Mondays at the Main Library, 3-6pm, starting June 12th. No registration required.


lego robotics

Star Legacy Lego FUN

This program is presented by Bricks 4 Kidz at the Main Library. Registration is required for these events, Space is limited.
July 6th, 6-7pm: Ages 6 & 7. Click here to register.
July 13th, 6-7pm: Ages 8 & up. Click here to register.

Paws to Read

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 for schedule and registration AT MAIN.

Paws to Read, NOW AT MAHAN! Click here for schedule and registration.