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Youth and Family Events

September 19 - December 7

Birth - 5

Baby Story Time

Mondays, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for simple stories, lap bounces, songs, and tickle rhymes. Recommended for pre-walkers, birth and up, and their grownups.

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Come to the Library for stories, activities, and an easy craft all designed for busy toddlers and their grownups.

Preschool Story Time

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft. Recommended for preschoolers aged 3 years and up, along with their grownups.

PreK Packets

New packets every other Monday

Like a story time to go! Watch the video for book recommendations, songs an early literacy tip, and craft instructions. Pick up a packet at the library with craft supplies inside!

  1. Sunflowers
  2. Spiders
  3. Pumpkins
  4. Cauldron
  5. Self Portrait

Family Stories Reading Challenge

Time to gather 'round! November is Family Stories Month, when we celebrate our histories and stories passed down from generations. Tales of laughter, adventure, and love can carry us through the years. Record your own origin story, listen to stories from loved ones, and read books about families of all shapes and sizes. Log your reading and activities in Beanstack to earn badges throughout the challenge. Pre-register today!

Go for a StoryWalk

Now you can visit Archie Anderson Park and go for a StoryWalk! A StoryWalk is a picture book deconstructed and placed along a path so families can walk, read the story, and connect with each other and their neighbors. There will be a new picture book in the StoryWalk twice a month!

This StoryWalk is a joint project between the Longview Public Library and Longview Parks & Recreation and is funded through the Washington State Library, IMLS, and the American Rescue Plan Act.

Saturday All Ages Events

All events start at 2 pm unless otherwise noted.


Learn how to make a fun craft to take home. All supplies are provided, and all ages are welcome! Can't make the in-person Crafternoon? Pick up a Crafternoon Packet, watch our YouTube video, and make the craft at home

Game Time

October 8, November 12, December 10

Drop in to the library and choose from a variety of card games, board games, and tabletop games to play.

3-D Printing Demo

October 15, November 19, December 17

Curious about 3-D printing? Drop in to a demo with tech expert Eric Voskanian to observe the process, ask questions, and find out how to learn more.

Other All Ages Events

Zine Workshop with Sara Mirk

Monday, December 5, and Tuesday, February 7, 6 pm

In this fun, hands-on workshop, Sarah "Shay" Mirk will show you a bunch of zines for inspiration, and then show you how to fold and create a zine from a single sheet of paper and a fun prompt. No skills or experience necessary for this all ages project.

Snow Ball

Tuesday, December 13, 6 pm

By Royal Command, all children and their families are invited to attend Snow Ball, held at the Longview Public Library from 5:30 - 7 PM on Tuesday, December 13.

Guests are encouraged to wear royalty-themed costumes as they listen to stories by the fire, play with snow dough, make fun crafts, including paper snowflakes and royal scepters, and enjoy hot cocoa and treats.

Snow Ball is open to all families and free of charge thanks to the support of the Friends of the Longview Library.

Find Grogu

Kids, search for Grogu (Baby Yoda) in the kids' area during the month of November, then come to the checkout desk to tell us where he's hiding for a small prize.

Elementary Kids

Kids Book Club

Meet monthly with other kids and library staff to discuss a book together. Books are available free to kids participating in the book club thanks to the Friends of the Longview Library. Sign up and get your book at the Lower Floor Desk. Kids Book Club is recommended for readers in Grades 3-5.

November 30
Ancestor Approved by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Kids' Book Club

Little Kids Book Club

Meet monthly with other kids and library staff to discuss books together and do a related activity. Books are available frree to kids participating in the book club, thanks to the Friends of the Longview Public Library. Sign up and get your book at the Lower Floor Desk. Little Kids Book Club is recommended for readers in grades K-2.

December 14
Mo Jackson by David A. Adler

January 11
Zoey and Sassafras by Asia Citro

Other Resources

If you have questions about youth resources at LPL, feel free to get in touch by email or call 360.442.5323.

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