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.  Please Note:

    Our Youth Services Department will be Closed August 7 - August 26 while our new carpet is being installed.

    2. Construction Club - Tuesday, August 27, 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

    3. Wizards Unite Players Meet Up - Thursday, September 12, 7—8 p.m.

    Have you been battling the confoundables playing the new Harry Potter themed app? (If so, you might know the library is both an inn and a greenhouse!) Come join other players to share game tips, strategies, and to enjoy snacks. Add to my

    4. 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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    5. 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

  • 6. 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

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.
    Thursdays, 10—10:30 a.m.
    September 12, 19, 26
    October 3, 10, 17

    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