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. Winter Reading Challenge - January 1—February 14

    Spend this winter expanding your reading horizons! Pick up a book bingo sheet at the library or online. When you complete the goal on the sheet, return it for a great prize. Open to all ages!

  • 2. Make-It/Take-it - Saturday, January 19, 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 January, we will make a snowman craft.  
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  • 3. Home School Book Club - Monday, January 28, 2 p.m.

    January: Dogman by Dav Pilkey
    Each month we examine a favorite book, have a snack, and do fun activities. Best for kids 2—6 grade.
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  • 4. Construction Club - Tuesday, January 29, 3:30—5 p.m.

    Attention architects! Third through sixth grade students can join their friends at the library for a building challenge and free design time. Materials will be provided. Registration is not required; come by and join the fun.
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  • 5. Make a Valentine Card - February 4—14

    Drop in and design a Valentine for someone you love! Supplies will be provided.

  • 6. T-Rex Tea Party - February 16

    Oh-la-la….RAWR! You’ve never been to a party like this! Join us for dinosaur stories, songs, play, and of course...tea!  Add to my

Winter Storytimes

Snowman with a book

    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 ages 9-24 months are invited to the library for songs, books, and group play.
    Wednesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 am
    January 23, 30
    February 6, 13, 20, 27

    Toddlertime: Storytime for 2-year olds with an adult.
    Tuesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
    January 22, 29
    February 5, 12, 19, 26

    Bookworms: Storytime for ages 3 to 6
    Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
    January 22, 29
    February 5, 12, 19, 26

    Wednesdays, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
    January 23, 30
    February 6, 13, 20, 27

    Thursday Tales: Storytime for 2 or 3-year olds with an adult.
    Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    January 24, 31
    February 7, 14, 21, 28

    Stories on the Steps: Storytime for ages 3 to 8.
    Thursday evenings, 6:30—7 p.m.
    January 24
    February 7, 14, 21, 28