Special Events

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.

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The Children’s MME events are featured entertainment held Wednesdays at the Main Library in LaGrange. All of these events have limited space, and are first come, first served. No registration is required. Tickets to the events will be given out in person 30 minutes before the start. Most of these events are offered twice in one day to meet demand. Both sessions are the same program. All ages are welcome to these events, but for safety concerns, strollers will need to be left outside of the performance space.

June 8th: Madcap Puppets 1pm, 6pm
Two performances of Monsters of Baseball featuring giant puppets!
June 15th: Silly Safaris 11am, 1pm  
Join us for a live animal show with Coyote Chris! All participants will have the opportunity to pet animals.
June 22nd: The Water Show 11 11am, 1pm
Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel for a one-of-a-kind outdoor show where we all get wet! Presented by Family Time Entertainment. (In the case of inclement weather, we will have an alternative indoor show).
June 25th: Countdown to Kindergarten Event Laura Doherty in Concert 11am
One performance only by this nationally touring recording artist and winner of Parent’s Choice awards for her music CDs.  Music and fun for the whole family.
June 29th: Wonder Wheels 11am, 2pm
Bring a towel or chair to sit on to this outdoor presentation from Wonder Wheels of Indianapolis featuring stunt BMX Biking.


July 6th: Sam Bartlett Stuntologist 11am, 1pm
 A stuntology presentation is a dazzling array of physical impossibilities and absurdities that can be wrought with everyday objects. Sam coaxes horrible sounds out of straws, makes forks float, napkins balance, and paper expand. Sam demonstrates, and then it’s your turn!
July 13th : Animal Tales 11am, 1pm
Nature’s Olympians will feature exotic animals from all around the world that utilize very unique abilities to compete and survive in the wild! Be Prepared to get up-close and personal learning about these very competitive creatures.
July 20th: Kentucky Shakespeare presents Romeo and Juliet! 11am, 1pm
Shakespeare’s famous characters are brought to life in this dramatic two-person performance. Students will be engaged through the opportunity to participate alongside the actors in a performance that focuses on conflict resolution, leadership and tolerance.
July 23rd: COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN EVENT, Mr. Magic Show, 11am
One performance only by this family friendly magician! Join us for the fun! Countdown to Kindergarten kids, wear your t-shirts for a special prize!


Three free swim parties will be offered this year for children who complete the Summer Reading Program and their families. The parties are dependent on weather, and are divided by geographic area and school (preschool, and out of county students not listed in the choices below will attend the party of the school closest to their home). Once you have completed the 5 hours of required reading for the Summer Reading Program and submitted your reading log, a certificate is emailed to you. Present this certificate for your prize pack and ticket to the swim party! You must have your ticket for admission.

July 25th, 7:30-9:30pm, Oldham County Aquatic Center: Pool Party for LaGrange Elementary, Locust Grove Elementary, Centerfield Elementary, Trimble County, and Henry County

July 27th, 7:30-9:30pm, Oldham County Aquatic Center: Pool Party for Camden Station Elementary, Crestwood Elementary, Kenwood Station Elementary, Shelby County, and St. Aloysius

August 1st, 7:30-9:30pm, Oldham County Aquatic Center: Pool Party for Buckner Elementary, Harmony Elementary, Goshen Elementary, Jefferson County, St. Francis, and Homeschool students

Fun with LEGO!

Presented by Bricks 4 Kidz at the Main Library, registration required. Sign up starting June 27th. For ages 8 and up.
July 7th, 6pm: Minecraft Lego Sign up here
July 14th, 6pm: Pokemon Lego Sign up here

Story Time & Toddler Time

Story Time & Toddler Time

  Mahan Main South
Little Bots Story Time  

Tuesdays, 11am
Fridays, 11am

Toddler Time   Tuesdays, 10am
Fridays, 10am
Stary Time   Tuesdays, 6:30pm  
Family Story Times Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm   Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm
Drop in Programs   Thursdays, 2-3:30pm  

Little Bots Story Time is for children ages 3-6. Children hear books read to them, sing songs, play games and make a small craft they can take home. Each storytime has a theme.

Toddler Time 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.

Starry Time is a special evening story time for families with young children. Each Starry Time features stories, crafts, music and activities. These will feature the same weekly themes as the Little Bots Story Times.

Drop in Programs are weekly, no registration required, family events. The alternate beween craft programs, LEGO challenges, and game activities. See calendar for details.

Questions about Story Times? Contact the Children's Librarian, Shannon Kruer.

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 each Thursday in the meeting room of the Main Library. Registration is required, and opens the week before each session. Click here to sign up for programs at the Main Library.

Book Besties

Adventure Bots

Adventure Bots is a weekly program featuring hands-on activites and special programs for specific age groups. They are held Mondays at the Main Library. Weekly registration is required; each session opens the week before. See calendar for themes.

Adventure Bots Level One is for children ages 6-9 years old. Click here to register!

Adventure Bots Level Two is for children ages 9-12 years old. 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.