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. Youth Book Club - Monday January 27 and February 24. 2 & 4 p.m.

    Come join our monthly youth book club. Each month 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. January Book: "Big Foot and Little Foot" by Ellen potter and Felicita Sala. February Book: "Captain Awesome to the Rescue!" by Stan Kirby.
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  • 2. You & Me Yoga - Fridays, January 24, February 7 & 21 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    Stretching, breathing, gentle movement, and a story for young children and their caregivers. This yoga is for any young child and caregiver. It can be a baby, but can be older as there will be a story for the basis of the movement. Most appropriate for 8 and younger- probably geared most toward 3-6 year olds. > Register online or by calling 697-3822.
  • 3. Make It/Take It - Make a Valentine Card Tuesday, February 4 and Friday, February 14.

    Drop in to Youth Services and design a Valentine card for someone you love. Various are supplies provided.
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    • 4. Make It/Take It - Saturday, February 8, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

      Craft time for ages 4 through 4th grade with adults assistance. We will make a Valentine's Day Creation.
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      • 5. Construction Club - Tuesday, January 28, and Tuesday, February 25, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

        Attention architects! Build your own creation or try one of our challenges. Registration is not required, so come by and join the fun.
        • 6. 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN @ APL

          We are happy to introduce our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Stop by the library to register your young child. You will get a tracking sheet and app tips for recording your reading together. Your reader will receive prizes along their journey and we will celebrate our graduates at a special event each year. You’ll be amazed at how quickly 1,000 books flies by—stop in and get started today!

        Winter Storytimes

        Snowman holding 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 aged 12—24 months are invited to the library for songs, books, and group play.
          Wednesdays, 10—10:30 a.m.
          January 22, 29
          February 5, 12, 19, 26

          Toddlertime: Storytime for 2-year-olds with an adult.
          Tuesdays, 10—10:30 a.m.
          January 21, 28
          February 4, 11, 18, 25

          Bookworms: Storytime for ages 3 to 6 moving towards independence.
          Tuesdays, 10:30—11 a.m.
          January 21, 28
          February 4, 11, 18, 25

          Wednesdays, 1—1:30 p.m.
          January 22, 29
          February 5, 12, 19, 26

          Twilight Tales: Evening storytime for ages 3 to 8.
          Thursday evenings, 6:30—7 p.m.
          January 23, 30
          February 6, 13, 20, 27