YOUTH SERVICES

Boy Reading

As part of our mission to support and encourage a lifelong love of literature, we strive to provide easy access to a variety of materials, in a variety of formats, to meet every reader’s needs. The youth services department of Alpha Park Library is a fun, playful and engaging space for young readers to comfortably connect with books and more.

Please visit us and explore the youth areas, meet your librarians and join in the fun programs we offer. Fun and learning at Alpha Park Library is for all ages!

upcoming events

  • 1. Make It/Take It - Saturday, September 21, 10—2 p.m.

    Children ages 4 through 4th grade, along with their parent or caregiver, are invited to make a craft in the Youth Services Department anytime between 10:00 and 2:00 p.m. In September, we will weave an apple craft.
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  • 2. Youth Book Club - Monday, September 23, 2 or 4 p.m.

    Each month we invite you to join us as we examine a favorite book, have a snack, and do a fun activity to go with the book. Best for kids in 2-6 grade.
    Sept: The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

  • 3. Construction Club - Tuesday, September 24, 3:30—5 p.m.

    Attention architects! Builders can now join us each month for a building challenge and free design time. Materials will be provided. No registration required. Come by and join the fun! Add to my

  • 4. Wee Ones Halloween Party - Tuesday, October 29, 10—11 a.m.

    Children six and under and their caregivers are invited to join their friends at the library for a special Halloween-themed storyhour. We will share stories, snacks, and a craft. Kids, wear your costume for the costume parade! Add to my

Fall Storytimes

Little boy reading, September and October

    Storytimes are held in six-week sessions throughout the year. Sessions may include books, fingerplays, crafts, songs, and games. Children should be the appropriate ages at the first class of each session.

    Book Babies: Parents and caregivers with babies aged 12—24 months are invited to the library for songs, books, and group play.
    Wednesdays, 10—10:30 a.m.
    September 11, 18, 25
    October 2, 9, 16

    Toddlertime: Storytime for 2-year-olds with an adult.
    Tuesdays, 10—10:30 a.m.
    September 10, 17, 24
    October 1, 8, 15

    Bookworms: Storytime for ages 3 to 6 moving towards independence.
    Tuesdays, 10:30—11 a.m.
    September 10, 17, 24
    October 1, 8, 15

    Wednesdays, 1—1:30 p.m.
    September 11, 18, 25
    October 2, 9, 16

    Thursday Tales: Storytime for 2- or 3-year olds with an adult.
    ******Please Note: The Thursday Tales Storytimes will resume in November.********

    Stories on the Steps: Evening storytime for ages 3 to 8.
    Thursday evenings, 6:30—7 p.m.
    September 12, 19, 26
    October 3, 10, 17