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Story Times and Other Activities for Kids

All children's programs are free, and do not require a library card to participate!


Winter Story Times

Mother Goose Time
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
January 15 - March 25

Mother Goose Time is a first story time experience for our littlest library patrons and their grown-ups. Join us for simple stories, lap bounces, songs and tickle rhymes. Recommended for pre-walkers, birth and up. Siblings are always welcome! No sign-up or library card required.

Preschool Story Time
Thursdays, 10:30 AM
January 16 - March 26

Come Thursday mornings for stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. Preschool Story Time is recommended for preschoolers aged 3 and up, with accompanying grownup. Siblings are welcome! No library card or registration is required.

Toddler Time
Fridays, 10:30 AM
January 17 - March 27

Join us on Friday mornings for stories, activities and an easy craft all designed for busy toddlers and their grownups. Siblings are welcome! No library card or sign-up is required.

Fun Hours
Open on most weekdays without storytimes, 10 a.m. to noon

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.

Kids' Book Club
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Fourth Wednesday of the Month

For kids in grades 3-5! Pick up a copy of the book at the downstairs checkout desk, while supplies last. Books are available for FREE thanks to the support of the Friends of the Longview Library. Read the book and then come talk about it, make a fun project, and enjoy some snacks!

January 22
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

February 26
Sanity and Tallulah by Molly Brooks

March 25
The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

Winter Events for Elementary Kids

Stop by after school on select Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 PM for crafts, games, and other activities.

January 15: Snow Globe Craft

January 29: Video Games & Board Games

February 5: Pirate Crafts

February 19: Custom Stickers

March 4: Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncy Balls

March 18: LEGO Free Build

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The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge encourages you to read 1,000 books to your infant, toddler, or preschooler before their first day of kindergarten. 1000 books? That's too much! We hear you! You can do it! Start with one book - any book! Favorite books can be repeated. Books read to your child by other family members and friends, at daycare or playtime, and at library storytime all count.

To help keep up the momentum and stay motivated along the way, Longview Library will provide tips, targeted book recommendations, fun incentives, plus a free book and book bag, stickers, recognition on the Reading Tree, and after you reach 1000 books, a backpack with supplies for your little one's first day of school. Use the Beanstack link to sign up and start logging books anytime

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