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Children's Programs

Starting September 29 - Register Now Online!

Fun Hours

Children 6 and younger with an adult are invited to drop in for these unstructured play dates in a learning-rich pre-literacy environment. Board books, foam blocks, sensory play and more! No registration required.
Mondays & Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m.-12 p.m.

Pajama Time

Come in pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to enjoy a research-based curriculum developed by The World of Eric Carle. Bedtime stories and fun songs are a friendly way to end the day! Siblings in Middle & HS can attend Teen Tuesday! Registration recommended
Mondays: 6:30-7 p.m., starting September 30th

Mother Goose Time

Babies 0-24 months and their grownups join Family Literacy Coordinator Jennifer King for this bouncy, bubbly, book time. Registration recommended
Wednesdays: 10:30-11 a.m., October 1st - November 26th

Very Ready Readers

Enjoy a half hour Volunteer-led storytime, followed by a half hour of sensory play, special toys and creative activities. The Very Ready Reader program includes care-giver tips to extend literacy 24/7! Registration recommended
Wednesdays: 3:30-4:30 p.m., starting October 1st

Toddler Time

Nursery rhymes and interactive stories encourage emergent literacy for 24 - 48 month olds and their grownups. Registration recommended
Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m., October 3rd - November 21st

Preschool Storytime

Four year olds and up are Very Ready Readers as Youth Services Librarian Jan E.V.W. Hanson shares stories, songs and silliness. Registration recommended
Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m., October 2nd - November 20th


The Auditorium is The MakerPlace on Thursdays

All Students Welcome!

October: make Robots
November: build Games
December: make Gifts

Drop in: 3-5 p.m. Thursdays, October 2-December 18

Salsa Saturdays

Salsa Saturdays are 1st Saturdays!
Oct. 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
¿Ha visitado México? ¡Compartir cuentos y fotos!
Did you visit Mexico? Share stories & photos! ¡los "sábados de Salsa" son el 1er sábado del mes!
Geek Dad
Have fun with Geek Dad James McBride!

Paint with glowsticks, supersoaker target practice, power squishy circuits or get creative with duct tape and cardboard; you never know what kind of crazy fun this guy has in store for you and your family!

Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
October 11
October 18
November 22
December 13
December 20


3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 8
Honoring our Native American Veterans
Learn more about the warrior tradition, from the Revolutionary War to Navajo Code Talkers to military service in Iraq. Hear stories, meet a Native veteran, and make a card for our WA state Native American veterans. The National Native American Veterans Association Moccasin Project will be shared.

Tuesday Movie Night

Next up: Godzilla on October 7th and X-men: Days of future past on November 4th. No tickets necessary, but space is limited. First come, first served. Click for details!